Solved SATA 3 and USB 3 conflict Tags: Motherboards Sata Usb3 Last response: September 20, 2010 1:42 AM in Motherboards Share PeterAL September 12, 2010 5:56:53 PM Hiya - long time reader, first time poster.. I'm putting together a new system and HAD chosen this MB. ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 However, according to some reviews there are limitations on the use of Sata3, and usb3. Here's a C&P of the review: === The big limiting factor is, if you decide you want to use USB 3.0 or Sata 6.0 you have to do the IO Power Up which limits the bandwidth on the PCIe x16 slot to x8. In addition, from the sounds of it, you can only use one of the special features. USB 3.0 or Sata 6, can't use both at the same time. Otherwise they will operate at Sata 3.0 or USB 2.0. ====== If this is correct, can you folks suggest a MB that does not have this limitation? I'm not a big gamer and I don't see myself needing crossfire, but Thanks More about : sata usb conflict | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution jaquith Motherboard Master September 12, 2010 7:18:34 PM Welcome Newcomer! True Yes, unlike the X58 MOBOs that have increased PCIe bandwidth. No, reading more you can use USB 3 and SATA3 simultaneously. First, are you okay with going from 1156 to 1366? If not then ASUS P7P55D-E is a good MOBO for CF. | Report abuse PeterAL September 20, 2010 1:42:31 AM Best answer selected by PeterAL. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>SATA 3 and USB 3 conflict> Related ressources: ForumGA-P55-UD 3 R USB Conflict ? Forum3 .5" SATA drive continually mounts/dismounts via USB 3 .0 ForumWould there be a PROBLEM/ CONFLICT with this setup? ForumIDE/ SATA conflict ? ForumCan i add a sata 3 gbs to a computer with a sata 6gbs installed as a second drive ForumUSB device conflict windows xp ForumCan't read old partitioned hd. Drive letter conflict ? ForumComputer freezing (IRQ conflict ) ForumWindows install problem/Possible hardware conflict ForumDVD Rom/Memory Card Reader conflict ForumAsrock 79 Extreme6 SATA conflict with RAID ForumOptimal USB 3 .0 config ForumUSB3 DVD Brief Data Flow ForumSpeed of 2.5" HD: External USB3 vs. Internal SATA ForumUSB Conflict ? ForumData transfer rate from SATA HDD in USB 2 docking station to USB 3 HDD ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumSata drive problem ForumSata to ide Forum1156 MB USB 3.0/SATA 3 bandwith question again More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !