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Hey Jim and CaseLabs
A quick inquiry - will you ever include USB 3 in the front I/O at extra cost?
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Yes when it becomes more native.
     
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Will the USB 3.0 on my GB mobo ever work? That's what I want to know lol.
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Will the USB 3.0 on my GB mobo ever work? That's what I want to know lol.
It wont work with the current front IO, as the pin count is different, If I remember right, USB3 has 8 pins while USB2 has 4.. also the voltage is slightly higher, high end gigabyte board USB3 can provide up to 2 amps whilst the 2 only 0.5 amp.

You can buy pci usb3 brackets for USB3 if you need though, as long as they follow the standard usb3 pin layout.
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Simple solution is to get the 3.5" flexbay mount for installing your own I/O device. Personally having a SHDC card reader up front is more important for me. If the device sports USB3 ports, it is a bonus



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Simple solution is to get the 3.5" flexbay mount for installing your own I/O device. Personally having a SHDC card reader up front is more important for me. If the device sports USB3 ports, it is a bonus



DF
That's the direction we're going in. We're going to replace the I/O panel with a 3.5" bay so people can put whatever they want there (and we won't have to support it ) Our volume simply doesn't allow us to get pricing that makes sense. The STH10 will be the 1st case to have that feature.
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It wont work with the current front IO, as the pin count is different, If I remember right, USB3 has 8 pins while USB2 has 4.. also the voltage is slightly higher, high end gigabyte board USB3 can provide up to 2 amps whilst the 2 only 0.5 amp.

You can buy pci usb3 brackets for USB3 if you need though, as long as they follow the standard usb3 pin layout.
Sorry, I meant the actual USB ports on my mobo. I need to call GB. I've done the driver uninstall/reinstall dance a few too many times.
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That's the direction we're going in. We're going to replace the I/O panel with a 3.5" bay so people can put whatever they want there (and we won't have to support it ) Our volume simply doesn't allow us to get pricing that makes sense. The STH10 will be the 1st case to have that feature.
Oh, well that makes more sense...
Slightly off-topic, how many 3.5" bays if any does the TH10 have? And what is the STH10?

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Originally Posted by Psykhotic View Post
Sorry, I meant the actual USB ports on my mobo. I need to call GB. I've done the driver uninstall/reinstall dance a few too many times.
Make a thread.
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You can follow the STH10 thread here. The TH10 has 13 5.25" bays. We have a 3.5" adapter available for smaller devices.

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Hey Jim and CaseLabs
A quick inquiry - will you ever include USB 3 in the front I/O at extra cost?
USB 3.0 is fron panel I/O on here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811352008

And it has a pin cable, not a USB cable that plugs int the rear of your mobo.
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