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    USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C?

    Hi,

    I have the Z270E mobo. On the rear I/O I have 2 ports on the mobo labelled TYPE-C and SS10

    I checked the manual and these are listed as:

    USB 3.1 Type-A port EA1
    USB 3.1 Type-C port EC1

    Question: What are these used for? Or what kind of devices?

    More importantly, can the TYPE-A USB port be used as a standard 2.0 USB to plug in devices like mics, keyboards, speakers, USB extension devices, etc. The plastic bit inside this port is coloured red, whereas I understand 3.0 USB ports are blue and 2.0 are black.

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    Type C is limited to a few devices.
    Lots of 3.1 devices like external drives on the market
    Yes It’s backwards compatible. *

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    The are a few USB 3.1 Gen 2 (faster) flash drives available, and some monitors can be connected via Type-C: https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/MX27UC/specifications/

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    Graphics Card #1EVGA GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition
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    Thanks Guys, my main concern was having an additional USB port on the back as I don't want cables running to the front I/O panel. Thank God it's backwards compatible....thought I only had one spare remaining on the back, now i got 2! FUTURE-PROOFING at its best!

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