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 Best solution jaquith a c 716 V Motherboard 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. Share PeterAL September 20, 2010 1:42:31 AM Best answer selected by PeterAL. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGA-P55-UD3R USB Conflict? Forum SolvedTIME SENSITIVE: Mobo has USB 3.0 non-internal but Case has USB 3.0 front panel & Mobo has Sata 3Gb/s but HDD is 6Gb/s Forum SolvedMSI 990FXA-GD80 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard VS GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s Forum SolvedUsb 3.0 on 7200 rpm drive vs sata 5400 rpm Forum SolvedUSB-to-SATA3 cable compatible with Samsung 840EVO SSD Forum SolvedHdd to Pc via Sata to usb 3.0 adapter/ kabel Forum SolvedPCI Express X1 to USB 3 and SATA 3 Forum SolvedI want a top quality reliablle 4 bay external hdd case which can handle 4 x 4tb hdd's and also offer e-sata as well as USB 3.0 Forum SolvedSDD HDD Not detected through SATA-USB 3.0 cable. Forum Solvedbest gaming processor for ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Forum SolvedHow to to make working 3.5"HDD cheap 2.0 USB Chinese SATA enclosure with 1 tb SATA HDD in it. Forum SolvedCheapest or very cheap FM2 & AM3+ MB with sata III & USB 3 Forum SolvedWhich is better for Recording Gameplay(which is faster)? SATA1 or USB 3? Forum SolvedIs the MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard compatible with the AMD FX 6300? Forum SolvedWill ASRock Z87 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard fit in Cooler Master HAF 932 Advance Forum SolvedSlow USB 3.0 speeds from SATA 3 HDD Forum Solved3 of my Sata USB's are not working on my motherboard, please Help Forum SolvedIs a MSI LGA1155/Intel B75/DDR3/SATA3 USB 3.0/A&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard B75MA-P45 compatible with a EVGA GeForce GTX760 Super Forum SolvedMSI Z87M-G43 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard Forum Solvedneed help with my MSI Z87M-G43 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !