Is the USB 3.0 port still an issue for Q64 model A?
#1
Does anyone know if the comment in the development wiki is still accurate?

From https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Quartz64_Development :


Confirmed Broken
  • USB 3.0 (applies to Model A only) — only works with very short cables and depends on the device. This is due to a hardware design issue relating to the coupling capacitors needed for SATA, which shares the same lines as USB 3.0.
    • Hardware design changes have been suggested to engineers, it's in their hands now.



I got a Quartz64 model A about a month ago and am now wondering if some issues I've been seeing with my board may be related to the USB 3.0 port.


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#2
Only if your board is one with a SATA port. If the SATA port is unpopulated, it should no longer be an issue.

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#3
Thanks CounterPillow! I never enabled the SATA usage per the wiki. Do I actively need to do anything to ensure SATA is disabled?

I switched my drive to USB2 and since then the machine has been stable even for long time of data transfer.

This makes me think there is an issue with the USB3 port, or that the board has a different issue with high speed data transfer (e.g. getting overheated). But it's in an aluminium cooling case which should be OK according to the wiki. Temperature is stable around 66/67 degrees Celsius.
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#4
(12-10-2023, 08:55 PM)emmausa Wrote: According to the information I found, the USB 3.0 port problem on the Q64 A model has been resolved in the 1.0.2 firmware update. This update fixes an issue that caused USB 3.0 ports to be slow or not work. Suika game

Where can one find that firmware (update)?
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