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Postby bob » 11/22/11, 8:04 pm

Internal USB 3.0 4 Port Hub [+29]
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Postby RedRage » 11/22/11, 8:11 pm

ooohhhhhh got ya. is it built into the case or does it go into a drive bay? I was halfassed looking for a drive bay one a little while back.

I duno, with so few usb3 devices might be a waste but does give you future expandability with out taking up extra desk space.

most newer cases have one or 2 usb3 ports on them (though you still have to use the cable through the case thing)
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Postby bob » 11/22/11, 8:17 pm

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Postby RedRage » 11/22/11, 8:36 pm

sweet i'm going to have to check it out, thank you
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Postby Gerry » 11/22/11, 9:45 pm

RedRage wrote:There are very few to no mother boards that support front usb3 ports.


The Gigabyte board that is $13 cheaper says:
2 x Etron EJ168 chips:
Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)


It says up to 4 ports and two of them are already on the back. I don't know what "internal USB header" means, but at a guess I'm thinking it means that they are available to be hooked up (eg. to the front of the case).

You would probably still need the ports on the front of the case though. Although I imagine you can just get a panel for this.

Then again, I know next to nothing about hardware so these are all guesses.
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Postby Gerry » 11/22/11, 9:46 pm

DOH! I forgot to look at the second page before posting!
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Postby Gerry » 11/22/11, 9:51 pm

RedRage wrote:I duno, with so few usb3 devices might be a waste but does give you future expandability with out taking up extra desk space.
I saw a few sweet external drives in the store the other day that use USB 3. Most devices perhaps don't need that speed, but for hard drives I imagine it would be fantastic.
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Postby RedRage » 11/22/11, 10:59 pm

hmm.. yeah usb3 would be a bonus for external drives though if you're taking it around you might not have 3.0 available (should still work at 2.0 though).

I really don't pay much attention to usb drives though as i use eSATA.

looks liek that board is 13 more though..? I wonder if they make cases with the internal headers yet. as of this summer i couldn't find one of them either.
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Postby bob » 11/23/11, 4:45 pm

Thanks for all your help guys. It'll be 10 days or so till thi thing arrives, but I'll report back on it
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