My motherboard has 6 SATA ports and 6 USB ports.
Of the 6 SATA ports, 2 are SATA 3, and 4 are SATA 2.
Of the USB ports, 2 are USB 3 and 4 are USB 2.
My 2 questions are:
Why not make all the ports the latest version?
Price wise, what would be the difference?
IMO a few (less than 10) dollars.
So, since all of these ports are backward compatible, what do the manufacturers gain by putting 2 sets of ports, at different speeds?
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just use 1 6-port chipset insteat of 2 different chipsets?