Can i connect USB 3.0 connectors to mobo's USB 3.1 (gen 1) headers?

yokubasu

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The case i'm planning to buy has only usb 3.0 connectors on the front panel. But the motherboard has only usb 2 and usb 3.1 gen1 headers. Will it work if i connect front panel to usb 3.1 headers?
 

siviprime

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The connectors and wiring is identical, and so they are backwards-compatible (USB 3 obviously!). However, you won't get the enhanced 10Gbit speeds of USB 3.1 and rather just normal USB 3.0 speeds.
 

siviprime

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The connectors and wiring is identical, and so they are backwards-compatible (USB 3 obviously!). However, you won't get the enhanced 10Gbit speeds of USB 3.1 and rather just normal USB 3.0 speeds.
 
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The case i'm planning to buy has only usb 3.0 connectors on the front panel. But the motherboard has only usb 2 and usb 3.1 gen1 headers. Will it work if i connect front panel to usb 3.1 headers?

YES you can. USB 3.0 was renamed as USB 3.1 Gen 1. You are fine.
 

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