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Posted · Original PosterOP

My motherboard (asus z370-f)  has a usb-c connection, but what is the point of it? Because as far as I understand its not thunderbolt 3. So why even put it there? 


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There's plenty of peripherals you can get that use C, such as storage


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1 minute ago, Slottr said:

There's plenty of peripherals you can get that use C, such as storage

Is that faster than usb 3.0?


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In a few years every peripherals will use USB type C instead of type A, so maybe you're not using it right now but you will eventually. 

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4 minutes ago, T0MMEN said:

My motherboard (asus z370-f)  has a usb-c connection, but what is the point of it? Because as far as I understand its not thunderbolt 3. So why even put it there? 

You have 4 types of USB ports on the back of your motherboard.

USB 2.0 Type A (peasant speeds), black ports

USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A (also known as USB 3.0 / USB 5Gbit), blue ports

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A (10Gbit), the red port.

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C (10Gbit)

 

The point of those last two ports is modern fast peripherals which can use those higher speeds (like an external SSD). You get this speed in two different ports, the 'normal' Type A variety and the newer Type C variety.


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1 minute ago, minibois said:

You have 4 types of USB ports on the back of your motherboard.

USB 2.0 Type A (peasant speeds), black ports

USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A (also known as USB 3.0 / USB 5Gbit), blue ports

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A (10Gbit), the red port.

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C (10Gbit)

 

The point of those last two ports is modern fast peripherals which can use those higher speeds (like an external SSD). You get this speed in two different ports, the 'normal' Type A variety and the newer Type C variety.

D you happen to know of any good / not to expensive KVM swtiches? I originally wanted to ble able to just switch my dock from the laptop to my main rig, but as the usb-c is not thunderbolt. That is not possible. Sorry for my bad english xD


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1 minute ago, T0MMEN said:

D you happen to know of any good / not to expensive KVM swtiches? I originally wanted to ble able to just switch my dock from the laptop to my main rig, but as the usb-c is not thunderbolt. That is not possible.

Does your dock only support Thunderbolt devices? That's a shame..

I don't have much experience with KVM's, except for those really simple USB switching ones. Those seem to work pretty alright.. But I guess it depends on the screen(s) you want to connect, to determine what is the best option.

3 minutes ago, T0MMEN said:

Sorry for my bad english xD

No need to apologize, your English is excellent and very readable!


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2 minutes ago, minibois said:

Does your dock only support Thunderbolt devices? That's a shame..

I don't have much experience with KVM's, except for those really simple USB switching ones. Those seem to work pretty alright.. But I guess it depends on the screen(s) you want to connect, to determine what is the best option.

No need to apologize, your English is excellent and very readable!

My dock is this one: https://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=2UK38AA&opt=ABU&sel=ACC

I think it only supports thunderbolt devices because of the display (?)

I want to connect, 2 usb devices, 2 display devices, 1 DP port and 1 vga or dvi and a ethernet device.


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12 minutes ago, T0MMEN said:

My dock is this one: https://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=2UK38AA&opt=ABU&sel=ACC
I think it only supports thunderbolt devices because of the display (?)
I want to connect, 2 usb devices, 2 display devices, 1 DP port and 1 vga or dvi and a ethernet device.

Oh yeah, it says your devices needs Thunderbolt/USB type C DP Alt Mode. 

 

I've personally had good luck with docking stations from Kensington and Startech.

Seems like this one would fit your purpose: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-USB-Dock-Laptops-DisplayPort/dp/B01IBNK6V0/

But it's also 150 USD, so I wouldn't exactly consider that cheap. Seems like dual monitor + displayport makes this a much more expensive option.


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45 minutes ago, Viper9 said:

In a few years every peripherals will use USB type C instead of type A, so maybe you're not using it right now but you will eventually. 

Doubt it. We have had USB 3.0 for what 10 years and I still only have a VR headset that uses it not 2.0 speeds. 

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