Long story short my motherboard is a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H running an Ivy Bridge i5-3570k. It is five years old. It has been very stable except in the area of the USB 3.0 ports. I had it less than 10 months when they initially failed but being that I was under warranty and that after following Gigabyte's diagnostic steps they had me RMA the board. Until 6 months ago all was fine but then the top 3.0 on the back failed but the middle 2 still worked until 2 days ago. If you do a search a lot of people had this issue of USB 3.0 failure in 2011/2012 with the Gigabyte Ultra Durable boards.
The USB 2.0 are still functional. The question is is there anything I can do to try and fix this issue? I really can't afford the money to upgrade at this time as much as I would love to be able to do so.
Advice most welcomed. Thanks.