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Has anyone come across a MB that's able to boot with USB 3.0 speed?


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#1 MedEvil

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:52 PM

Has anyone yet come across a motherboard, that's able to boot with USB 3.0 speed?

Just curious.

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#2 cdob

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:38 PM

7 bootmgr loads a 190mb wim file in 3 sec to RAM at a Asrock A75M-HVS.
AMD A75 Hudson chipset USB3 controller used.
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#3 MedEvil

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

Thanks cdob! First confirmation of better than USB2 boot speed, though not that much.

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#4 cdob

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

Used USB 3 stick reads up to 70 mb/s. USB stick limits time too.

#5 MedEvil

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

Ahh, you already have a USB 3.0 USB-Stick, didn't think of that.

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#6 sambul61

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

Has anyone yet come across a motherboard, that's able to boot with USB 3.0 speed.

There are plenty. Its better to read through reviews on Tom's Hardware and similar sites. Some user reviews at Newegg are quite informative at final selection stages.

Interesting article: Tom's Hardware Visits Intel's Motherboard Team .

#7 bblaauw

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

There are plenty. Its better to read through reviews on Tom's Hardware and similar sites.


The newegg comments might have merits, but your assumption that any system that possesses USB3.0 connectivity is also able to boot from it, is flawed. And even if you can boot from it, there might be issues like initialising at low USB1.1 speeds.
Add to that that there aren't many reviews about USB3.0 practical transfer speeds, and if they're present then the controller and/or boot medium is flawed.
What's needed is a fast SSD connected to USB3.0 to verify transfer speeds. Ideally some kind of hardware RAMDISK though. USB sticks are often quite limited in sequential and random speeds.

Is there any review showing a full Windows 7 or Windows 8 booting from SSD/Thumbdrive connected to USB3.0? AMD A75 appears having bootable USB3.0, onboard Asmedia also seems bootable, next up is Intel's Z77 chipset :)

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

Your assumption that any system that possesses USB3.0... What's needed is a fast SSD connected to USB3.0 to verify transfer speeds.

Since I answered MedEvil's question, assumption of YOUR imaginary needs wasn't my 1st priority. You have a funny way of (mis)quoting others' posts. :lol:

#9 bblaauw

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:18 PM

You're right there. Luckily Cdob mentioned A75-boards (is that AMD Llano? Brazos?) as a specific series able to boot from USB3.0 at above-2.0 speeds. Wish you were 100% right though that any USB3.0-equipped board could boot from that port.

#10 paraglider

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:23 AM

Be nice to have a computer that boots at usb 2.0 speed without having to use plop.

#11 Rootman

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Genuine USB 3.0 ports are a crap shoot, some boot but many do not, these units typically come with USB 2.X ports as well that can be booted from.  All the dozens of new Dells that I have gotten with USB 3.1 ports will boot fine to any bootable USB device, they especially boot fast with a USB 3.1 pen drive. One caveat that is true for any USB boot, be sure USB booting is turned ON in the BIOS, and make sure secure boot is OFF and legacy boot turned ON.

 

My Sandisk Extreme Pro 3.1 boots and runs very quickly on everything new coming through the door nowadays. 



#12 Dietmar

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Posted 4 weeks ago

https://msfn.org/boa...comment-1156373

 

ASMedia ASM3142 USB 3.1 with 300 Mbyte/s works as bootdevice for XP :)

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