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Old 11-17-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default Asus Sabertooth Z77, rear USB 3.0 not working

I've read several threads about people's front USB 3.0 ports not working, however my problem is the exact opposite. Anything I plug in the front (using a Fractal Design Define XL) works great, however I can't get my Razer Naga, keyboard, gaming headset, anything to work in the rear USB 3.0's. I just got done downloading the latest Intel USB 3.0 drivers, I'm not sure where else to go from here.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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two of the rear are Intel 3.0 two are ASM 3.0
front two are Intel
4 Intel USB 3 on Z77 Southbridge
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Asus says that you can only use storage devices in the USB 3.0 slots on the back.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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Asus says that you can only use storage devices in the USB 3.0 slots on the back.
Pardon . . . but maybe I'm naive. What do all or most of those devices gain for use of USB 3.0 ports? Wouldn't USB 2.0 be perfectly sufficient? I have the Z68, and it has both port specs in about equal number.

For only a quick read of the Z77 specs many months ago, I wouldn't know if both types of ports are included. Or why wouldn't a USB 2 device work on the 3 port-spec?
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by icy1007 View Post
Asus says that you can only use storage devices in the USB 3.0 slots on the back.
UNIVERSAL serial bus. Apparently Asus didn't get the memo, if the above turns out to be true.
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Defective motherboard, RMA
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:01 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by nature1ders View Post
Defective motherboard, RMA
I agree. Time to do an RMA.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #8
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Have you installed the drivers for the Asmedia ports? Is device manager saying you have anything not installed? Is the Asmedia controller enabled in the BIOS? I believe it has a separate option from the Intel USB.
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