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What is the difference between the black and red usb 2.0 ports in this motherboard?
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The red USB 2.0 ports on the board provide additional power for devices that need extra juice.

    
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post

The red USB 2.0 ports on the board provide additional power for devices that need extra juice.

So essentially that "giving of extra power" is invisible to the user?
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If you have a device that says it needs a powered USB hub/port use the red ones. They still function as regular 2.0 ports though. At least the USB 3.0 ports are blue so there's no confusion there.
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Red one are for things that need extra power. Charger, USB hub without AC adapter, etc.
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can anyone point to documentation on this from ASUS or the manual or ...
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