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Old January 26, 2010, 04:21 AM
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The u3S6 has indeed been delayed, BUT if you want USB 3 only there are a dozen or more of em available at places like ncix. They all use the same chip about the only dif between em is the power connector ;)

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Actually, I'm looking for an external enclosure with USB 3.0 support. I heard they'll become available in Q1 2010. I haven't seen anything yet. I would love to get my hands on something like that.
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Old January 26, 2010, 07:03 AM
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usb 3.0 will be available to add-on cards very soon, no need to buy motherboards that cost so much for onboard usb 3.0
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Old January 26, 2010, 09:46 PM
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You CAN get these PCIe daughter boards right now, there's a few on NCIX for ~$40. However, most are just USB 3.0 ones.

Honestly, pick the mobo you like/gets more good reviews. You can always use an add-in card later.
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Old January 27, 2010, 11:25 AM
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You CAN get these PCIe daughter boards right now, there's a few on NCIX for ~$40. However, most are just USB 3.0 ones.

Honestly, pick the mobo you like/gets more good reviews. You can always use an add-in card later.
This is my train of thought as well. I was gonna pickup the UD4 or UD5 Gigabyte board but it didn't support DDR2 memory and I can't justify upgrading to DDR3 at this point. I'll just get an add-in card for USB3.0 when the time comes as I can barely maximize the use of SATA2.0 as it is. Gonna wait till SSD's get a little cheaper for that.
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USB3.0 will be a lot more usefull in the near future
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Don't go buying something you absolutely don't need. Unless you have a single product that uses USB 3.0 don't go rushing out to buy a mobo exclusively for USB 3.0.
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Old February 15, 2010, 11:27 AM
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I'd say, just pickup a cheap USB 3.0/SATA 3.0 add-on card for now if there's something you have that will benefit from it. By the time things really go that 3.0 way, you'll probably get a new system at which time it'll be standard.
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I haven't seen any sata3 6.0gbs add in cards yet? just wondering what they perform like
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Old February 15, 2010, 12:04 PM
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I haven't seen any sata3 6.0gbs add in cards yet? just wondering what they perform like
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49865&...nufacture=ASUS

Very good price on it. Too bad that most boards don't come w/ a x4 PCIe slot. So it would need to take up a x8/x16 slot.

From what I've seen the Marvel 6Gbps controlller isn't all that bad. I think it is the same one used on my Gigabyte board but I have never tried it.

IIRC they used the Micron controller in the 6Gbps tests of the Crucial RealSSD-C300 test found here.

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Old February 15, 2010, 01:04 PM
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Yeah, that's the one, but I think there were supposed to be a few others releasing these add-on cards.
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