Question USB 3.1 can only be used for data storage. What does this mean?

neo4evr

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Hi,
Today I was checking the manual of my Asus Strix x470 f gaming motherboard and saw that it is written that the USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 devices can only be used for data storage.
I am new to this so not sure what does this mean?
Will normal peripherals like printer, scanner, etc work on it?
Sorry for asking such a noob question
Thanks!!
 
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Zapthos

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If I'm right, you can use it like you normally would. It will only run on 3.1 speeds on storage devices, on other devices it will run on 3.0. You can also use a USB hub on the normal ports if it ends up that it would not work.
 

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