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Are these SuperSpeed USB 3.0?

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I’ve been fixing (and toying around) with my Studio XPS 8100 over the last several days, and today noticed what appears to be two USB expansion connectors on the motherboard…  can anyone tell me if either of these are “SuperSpeed USB 3.0?" and how can I tell? I might install one if the answer is yes for an external HDD enclosure. This computer was bought and shipped to me early in March 2010. It came with 8 usb connection points already installed, but none of these are 3.0 to my knowledge.

Thanks!

 

 

xxcpmanxx

Studio XPS 8100

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No, the Studio XPS 8100 motherboard has no USB 3.0 support, if you want 3.0 ports, you will need to add a PCIe x 1 USB 3.0 card.  

Bev.

 


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No, the Studio XPS 8100 motherboard has no USB 3.0 support, if you want 3.0 ports, you will need to add a PCIe x 1 USB 3.0 card.  

Bev.

 


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Thank you, Bev. Maybe a project for another day.

Do you know if the two modules in the pic, "F_USB 4" and "F_USB 5," are in fact there for USB slot expansion? Also, do you happen to know why USB 5 has two additional black male pins?

 

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Thank you, Bev. Maybe a project for another day.

Do you know if the two modules in the pic, "F_USB 4" and "F_USB 5," are in fact there for USB slot expansion? Also, do you happen to know why USB 5 has two additional black male pins?

 
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You are welcome.
 
Sorry have know no idea, why there are two additional pins.
 

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Bev.
 

 


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Thanks for the link, it was very helpful.

 

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xxcpmanxx,

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Bev.

 


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