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Bling's the thing this year.

Just as well you vowed not to use ASUS again after you had that minor shopping search fail eariler in the year. Yet here you are lol.
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Bling's the thing this year.

Just as well you vowed not to use ASUS again after you had that minor shopping search fail eariler in the year. Yet here you are lol.

Minor my Aunt Fanny Mae! I came close to filing a fraud complaint against NewEgg because of the nonsense I was getting from them. I've since managed to get two of the X99-E WS/USB 3.1 boards recently; figured it wouldn't hurt to have a spare.

Btw, I never vowed not to use ASUS again; I was merely considering it.
     
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If this thing allows quad SLI at full speed along with an M.2 and/or U.2 at full speed, then this is my ideal board. drool.gif

Running Shadowprotect after a dirty shutdown takes nearly 48 hours to check for changes on the next Continuous Incremental backup for 6TB of media. Shrinking that to 5 hours would be a godsend.
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While this is an amazing looking board, the inclusion of 10GBE is still useless for the majority of us unless they release some high end consumer switches that can handle 10GBE. Those rack mounted 10GBE switches are loud and expensive and are unreasonably expensive. You can add a 10GBE NIC on the old X99-E WS board easily in any of its 8 slots.

Asus, make a < $500 switch with 4 10GBE ports! thumb.gif
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"10G Intel NIC" wheee.gif
Still need a 10gbit switch, and then a 10gbit NAS/server that is running a sizeable SSD raid setup (10gbit reads/writes) to make it all worthwhile.

Basically going full 10gbit for any kind of home use (or even small office) is utterly silly tongue.gif
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Pretty much. this
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"10G Intel NIC" wheee.gif
Still need a 10gbit switch, and then a 10gbit NAS/server that is running a sizeable SSD raid setup (10gbit reads/writes) to make it all worthwhile.

Basically going full 10gbit for any kind of home use (or even small office) is utterly silly tongue.gif

Pretty much. If you really want speed, look into something like QNAP's Thunderbolt 2.0 direct connect NAS. You can 20Gbit goodness in an IP protocol over TB without the need of a 10GBE switch! smile.gif
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I doubt any of the ports on the rear are USB 2.0. The older board didn't have any back there, just the two USB 2.0 headers on the bottom, which the newer board also has. The blurb says the board has USB 3.1 but doesn't say if it is for all the rear I/O USB ports or just some of them. I'm guessing they combined bandwidth from the USB 3.0 ports on the older board to make more USB 3.1 ports on the newer board, which would account for the reduction in ports. I also suspect the e-SATA ports on the rear were sacrificed to gain the bandwidth for one of the U.2 ports.
The chipset provides 8 USB 2.0 ports and 6 USB 3.0 ports.. There are 2 headers of each type, leaving 4 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 ports for the rear panel. Since there are obviously more ports than that back there, the question becomes how many more of which ports were provided by additional controllers, hence how I speculated.
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I also suspect the e-SATA ports on the rear were sacrificed to gain the bandwidth for one of the U.2 ports.
In a way, perhaps. The eSATA ports would only have been there if fed by a 3rd party controller, which would itself take up 1 or 2 PCIe lanes. Removing the controller = more lanes free for the M.2/U.2 connections (only one can be used at a time in most cases). It's a workstation board, after all, you can't expect it to have much in the way 3rd party storage solutions (USB doesn't necessarily count, it isn't and wasn't designed for storage).
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Still need a 10gbit switch, and then a 10gbit NAS/server that is running a sizeable SSD raid setup (10gbit reads/writes) to make it all worthwhile.

Basically going full 10gbit for any kind of home use (or even small office) is utterly silly tongue.gif
you don't need a SSD RAID Setup for 10gbit read/write. it really depends on the application...
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You can add a 10GBE NIC on the old X99-E WS board easily in any of its 8 slots.

Asus, make a < $500 switch with 4 10GBE ports! thumb.gif

Not if you're running quad SLI. smile.gif
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Not if you're running quad SLI. smile.gif
+ its ugly
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