ASRock Delivers Front USB 3.0 - USB 3.0 - Now Convenient

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ASRock Delivers Front USB 3.0
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USB 3.0 - Now Convenient

Final Thoughts:

ASRock is not often considered a leader in the PC motherboard market, but they have stepped things up a notch and provided a front panel that allows your favorite ASRock board (limited versions) to enable front USB 3.0.  This is a great move as there are a few affordable and very fast flash drives that are much easier to plug into the front rather than the rear of your computer.  The performance is almost identical to internal SATA speeds and this makes addition additional storage, or using an external drive for imaging your system to be fast and easy.

As this isn't a full review, we don't have a score or a full breakdown, but if you want to grab some front-USB 3.0 action, make sure you consider one of the ASRock Motherboards below.  We will be posting full reviews on several of these boards in the near future if you are a little gun-shy about an ASRock motherboard.  I assure you, they are solid.  Stay tuned and we'll have all the details.

890GX Extreme 4
890GX Extreme 4 Details

890FX Deluxe 4


890FX Deluxe 4 Details

P55 Extreme 4
P55 Extreme 4 Details
 X58 Extreme 6
X58 Extreme 6 Details


It's cool to see a "budget" company like ASRock pull ahead of the pack by offering a free panel that bring USB 3.0 speed conveniently to the front of your PC.  If you have any questions or comments regarding front USB 3.0, please post them in the forum by clicking on the "Comments" link below.