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GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0) AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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4 out of 5 eggs Mostly functional (2nd year update) 06/30/2016

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0) AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Recognized my SSD, 8core processor and DDR3 without issue
No issues in imaging and performed fairly solid

Cons: USB 3.0 ports failed little over a year in, used a PCI-E card to replace which was great until I upgraded video cards recently. Oddly enough the ports work, but not as 3.0 ports. Going to play with drivers etc since I don't want to downgrade my video card. I realize M-atx has limited space, but double sized video seems to be so common, why not put the PCI-E either a space above and a full space below the video card?!?

Other Thoughts: Previously had network issues, these were largely resolved via updates and a change in router (router went flaky after a lightning storm) I've raised my rating 1 egg as it's been solid and mostly reliable it's running one of the top AMD FX processors and a Radeon r7 with 32 gigs of RAM solidly...

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GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0) AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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Pros: well laid out, easy build, consistent boot

Cons: After 20 months of usage the USB 3 ports on Mobo back failed (Both) they are only functional as 2.0 ports.

Other Thoughts: Very odd issue, reminds me back in the days when Ethernet, PS2 etc would fail on a mobo. At first I though it was a failure of my USB 3.0 external drive, until I plugged it into a 2.0 port and it worked. Tested with USB 3.0 flash drive - same thing - 3.0 drives don't detect anymore, but will work on other 2.0 ports or from the 3.0 port run off the mobo header.

I'm going to use cards to add back 3.0 ports, but it's annoying how the 3.0 ports will work with 2.0 drives, but not 3.0 (and the 2.0 don't take advantage of the native USB 3.0 speeds.)

Does not speak well to brand reliability. I switched from ASUS because of price point and not using the OC abilities. Might have to switch back.

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Kingston FCR-HS3 USB 3.0 15-in-1 Media Reader
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5 out of 5 eggs Love it 06/19/2014

This review is from: Kingston FCR-HS3 USB 3.0 15-in-1 Media Reader

Pros: FAST, reads well, does not have the issue I've had with most externals where certain card slots give out and it has a TRANSFLASH slot!

Cons: the only con is that I had to go external to get this sort of reliability.

Other Thoughts: the transflash is a big thing for me, I use this to load GIGS of music and videos to my microSD cards (32 and 64 gig capacity) from my USB3 external media drive. MUCH faster than USB2 readers and WAY faster than using the USB connection to the phone.

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Display Name: James D.

Date Joined: 11/20/06

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 07/18/11
  • Last Review: 06/30/16
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