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kakachi
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eSATA, SATA 3 & USB 3.0 on HP Pavilion Elite HPE-578d Desktop PC (Cleveland H67 motherboard)?

Hi, I just placed an order for the 578d.

 

I noted from the specs that it doesn't come with a SATA 3 hard disk drive, USB 3.0, or eSATA ports on the PC out of the box.

 

I would like to purchase a SSD so hoping to make use of latest tech specs available and go with SATA 3. I understand H67 chipset should be SATA 3 ready and would like some confirmation of this.

 

For eSATA I could easily get an add-on card into one of the PCI-e slots.

 

Wondering if I could get a USB 3.0 card into one of the PCI-e slots too. Kinda disappointed that a new PC out of the box would not come ready with USB 3.0 ports :smileysad:

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Re: eSATA, SATA 3 & USB 3.0 on HP Pavilion Elite HPE-578d Desktop PC (Cleveland H67 motherboard)

here is the USB 3.0 PCI card...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-Technology-DriveStation-SuperSpeed-IFC-PCIE2U3/dp/B0030CHI14

 

you can install it in your PCI slot..

 

you have 3 of them.. :smileyhappy:

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Re: eSATA, SATA 3 & USB 3.0 on HP Pavilion Elite HPE-578d Desktop PC (Cleveland H67 motherboard)

Thanks Pankay, for space saving, would prefer something which can do eSATA, USB 3.0, and perhaps SATA 3.0 all on the same card!

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Re: eSATA, SATA 3 & USB 3.0 on HP Pavilion Elite HPE-578d Desktop PC (Cleveland H67 motherboard)

Yes you can get that typ of cards as well..

 

plz chk these links:

 

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/429954581/USB3_0_Esata_composite_express_card.html

 

http://www.ttnet.net/ttnet/gotoprd/IT220/080/0/94051303235393836333.htm

 

 

 

you can also get sata to esata cable....

 

i've one in my desktop..

 

it connects from sata port of MOBO and gives you esata output  and its similar to SATA cable....

 

 

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Re: eSATA, SATA 3 & USB 3.0 on HP Pavilion Elite HPE-578d Desktop PC (Cleveland H67 motherboard)

cool, i will do some shopping this weekend.

 

Can anyone help to let me know if the PC supports SATA 3 @ 6.0gb/s? I'm waiting to order my SSD  and wanting to make sure I order the SATA 3 version if it can support it. Thanks.

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Re: eSATA, SATA 3 & USB 3.0 on HP Pavilion Elite HPE-578d Desktop PC (Cleveland H67 motherboard)

Hi just to update all, I found that the motherboard has at least one SATA 3 6gb/s port as confirmed when I ran HDTune (SATA/600) on my newly installed SATA 3 SSD. I thought it would have two as I had connected my SATA 3 HDD to the other port and it only showed (SATA/300). Oh well.

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Re: eSATA, SATA 3 & USB 3.0 on HP Pavilion Elite HPE-578d Desktop PC (Cleveland H67 motherboard)

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Hey can you tell me which sata port is 6GBPS? I have put my OCZ Vertex 3 on SATA0 and it gives me 3Gbps.

You can see port names on this link under "Motherboard Layout" : http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02668523&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en...

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