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#1 Ice_Blue

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 22:45

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?




#2 +Mindovermaster

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 22:50

Read this post: http://www.neowin.ne...ew-motherboard/

 

It explains everything. That explains the USB part, but SATA should fall in the same trend.



#3 OP Ice_Blue

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 23:13

Thanks. I searched, but came up with nothing.





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