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SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 question


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#1 SmokeViper07

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:07 PM

I saw not long ago that, if I remember correctly, you cannot use both USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s at the same time on a computer. It may be Crossfire/SLI instead of one of those but what my real question was, is it true? Also I haven't researched much about usb 3.0 yet but can you use 3.0 for 2.0 devices and/or still put usb 2.0 flash disks into boards with 3.0? Thanks in advance

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 09:28 PM

Sata is forwards and backwards compatible, in theory you can plug a sata I hard drive into a sata III slot and it should work. As far as the USB thing, Ive never heard that. I havent played with it, but it seems to me the USB and SATA controllers are different, and if the board says it has USB 6 gb/s and SATA III then you should be able to use them both at the same time, and it doesnt matter if its a NVIDIA SLI or ATI crossfire setup. Just keep in mind You cant SLI NVIDIA cards on a crossfire motherboard and vice versa.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:10 AM

thanks that helps alot, I can now pick motherboards more wisely




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