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ASUS Z87-DELUXE/DUAL LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs Great except USB 3.0 Problem Still Exists. 03/06/2014

This review is from: ASUS Z87-DELUXE/DUAL LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This is a fantastic board, easy to install (I love the ASUS Q-Connector), plenty of expansion capabilities and I you don't have to waste a PCI-e slot on wifi. If it weren't for the still present problem with USB 3.0 it would have 5 out of 5.

Cons: I have an external Raid solution which I used to run with e-SATA. My Raid 5 solution also has USB 3 which is obviously faster then the SATA 2 controller in my Raid box so now that I have a motherboard with USB 3.0 I want to make use of it. I had read that ASUS upgraded it's USB 3.0 chipset to fix this issue last year before buying this board but alas that is not the case.

I have avoided copying data to my raid array to mitigate data corruption but just copying my backed up data from the raid array to my machine will cause it to randomly disconnect which requires me to re-initialize the connection by unplugging the USB cable and plugging it back in. Some times the device comes back with a device not recognized error and I'll have to repeat the process.

I've updated all my drivers to the ones on the ASUS website as well as flashed the new ASMedia USB 3 firmware and the problem persists. I'm at a loss as to how to correct this issue and I'm not really keen on getting a replacement board, going through the installation process again just have the same problem. I'd hate to have to get a different board since I love everything else but USB 3 mass storage is very important to me so I may have to.

Other Thoughts: Great but if you want to use a USB 3.0 mass storage solution stay away.

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