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How can I be sure that the USB3.0 front panel ports are actually USB3.0?

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April 8, 2014 8:17:07 AM

Hello, so recently I built a new Gaming PC, and the case is supposed to have 2 USB2.0 ports and 2 USB3.0 ports on the front panel.

As noted in the specifications here: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX39436

However yesterday when I plugged my phone into my computer while learning how to make android apps, although I plugged it into the USB3.0 slot, my computer gave me a little message saying "This Nexus 5 can transfer information faster if you connect it to a Super-Speed USB3.0 Port."

So I'm not really sure if that means that the port isn't a USB3.0 port or not? Is there such a thing as a "Super-Speed" USB3.0 port, as the message seems to imply? Or is the port simply not a USB3.0 port?

Oh and yes the plug for the front panel is plugged into the USB3.0 port on the motherboard.

EDIT: Here's a picture of the front panel.

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April 8, 2014 8:42:50 AM

blue port should be usb 3.0 and that's that. make sure ytou have the drivers for 3.0 installed for your proper motherboard.
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April 8, 2014 8:54:49 AM

You would need to have the right cable to hook up via USB 3.0 from your phone, and I don't even think the Nexus 5 supports USB 3.0 transfers.
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April 8, 2014 9:42:52 AM

After doing a bit of research it appears that the Nexus 5's firmware does support USB3.0 transfers, however the hardware doesn't. That would explain why it says it can run on USB3.0, even though it can't actually.
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