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P4PE...usb2.0...???

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JohnnyTheRed

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Brockton MA
I think I've finally decided to go with the P4PE board.

Checked newegg last ngiht and found three different models of the board. There was no reference to USb 2.0 support...or any USB support at all....but when looking at the pics of the boards they showed usb ports and/or headers...

The models at Newegg were the :
P4PE/L
P4PE/R/L/F/SATA
P4PE/R/GBL/F/SATA

Someone mind shedding some light on what the 3 models have regarding USB support?

OR

USB is controlled by the southbridge chip....southbridge chip also controls PCI cards....would there be any difference between a USB2.0 PCI card, and having USB2.0 supported onboard?

Thanks much :)
 

Traveller

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Currently in Vienna
JohnnyTheRed said:
P4PE/L
P4PE/R/L/F/SATA
P4PE/R/GBL/F/SATA

P4PE/L = plain vanilla with LAN (10/100).

P4PE/R/L/F/SATA = Raid (Promise chip) / LAN (10/100) / Firewire / Serial ATA (Promise).

P4PE/R/GBL/F/SATA = RAID / Gigabit LAN (Broadcom) / Firewire / Serial ATA.


The board uses the intel ICH4 southbridge, providing native USB 2.0 support.
ALL variations therefore have USB 2.0 support. And yes, of course
USB 1.x is supported as well.

Difference between onboard & PCI? Good question no clue.

cu,