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USB 3.0 hard drive in usb 3 port only recognized as usb 2

Today, I bought a Sabrent CP-4PTU USB 3.0 PCI Express Controller. I installed the latest software from the website, and after a reboot, I plugged in a USB 3.0 hard drive into the controller, and the ...
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Incorrect writing to a TrueCrypt partition on USB 3.0 HDD

Hardware: HDD: WD MyPassport 2TB (USB 3.0). Motherboard: ASUS-B85-PLUS. Software: OS: Windows 8.1. TrueCrypt 7.1a. There is an external HDD connected via USB 3.0 port. It contains a TrueCrypt ...
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2answers
79 views

Worth getting USB 3.0 enclosure for old HDD?

I have a WD 500GB MyPassport which is a couple of years old (2009-2010). Will I be able to see a noticeable speed difference if I remove the HDD and use it with a USB 3.0 caddy instead?
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0answers
119 views

WD (Western Digital) Mybook appears and disappears

Don't know but maybe it's an odd problem, Using windows 8, didn't have critical errors, sometime I got the blue screen on Win8, after restarting it didn't show my WD MyBook 2TB USB3 external drive, I ...
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1answer
537 views

USB 3.0 ports don't recognize USB 3.0 devices

I have recently bough a new PC. Now that everything is put together and installed I am facing only ONE problem. I own an Adata Nobility NH13 External HDD which is USB 3.0. When I plug it into any ...
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238 views

Only 30MB/s transfer between two USB3 4TB External Hard Drives

I have a GPA-890-UD3H AMD motherboard with two USB3 ports and two USB3 HDDs that I want to transfer files between. For some reason I only get around 30 MB/s between the two drives. Although, i can get ...
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0answers
267 views

“This device can perform faster.” Appears Even Though I Inserted External HDD to USB 3.0 Port

I have a 1TB WD My Passport external HDD. It supports USB 3.0 and has an USB 3.0 cable. Whenever I connect it to my laptop, the message "This device can perform faster. This USB mass storage device ...
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0answers
78 views

My External USB drive stops after reading some data

I had the external USB 3.0 western Digital My Book essential 3TB drive. I had loto of data on it. Suddenlt when i start copying data from it then after reading 20GB or so data then i get error that ...
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3answers
255 views

Using enclosed ssd as portable computer?

I have a laptop with USB 3.0 ports and I have a solid state drive I never got around to installing on my desktop or using at all. I was thinking about buying an enclosure for it and booting off it on ...
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1answer
185 views

Sharing external USB drive via Mac Mini with server.app randomly disconnecting

I've got a Mac mini running server and a few people connecting. This is working fine and no issues so far. I bought a sharkoon USB external 5 bay RAID box and connected to the server and setup shares. ...
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2answers
1k views

Why can I transfer only 35 MB/s to my USB 3.0 external hard disk?

I bought a Seagate Expansion portable disk (1 TB). I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R (5521) laptop which has 2 usb 3.0 ports. But when I transfer files to my above mentioned portable drive I do not get ...
2
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2answers
566 views

Is there any advantage to using a USB 3 hub with USB 2 storage devices?

I have a host of USB 2.0 external HDDs that I'd like to plug into a single hub. Usually I don't actually access more than one at once, but you never know. Basically, I'm not sure how USB hubs work ...
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4answers
2k views

Would USB 3 make a difference for a USB 2 5400 RPM drive?

I've got a USB 2 5400 RPM external HD. I'm thinking of getting a new computer with USB 3 ports. If I'm currently getting read/write speeds from the external HD on USB 2 of roughly 30 mb/s (both read ...
1
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0answers
80 views

Connecting a USB 3 hard drive to a Mac Mini

I've got a USB 3 external hard drive and a Mac Mini 2012 with USB 3 ports. If I want to get USB 3 speeds on the hard drive, I assume I need a special USB 3 cable with the blue inserts. They seem to be ...
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0answers
79 views

My external hardisk is fully utilized all the time?

I Have a 2TB WD external hardrive, with an USB3 interface. When copying a file to it, the transfer speed is very low (800KB/s ~ 1MB/s) In the taskmanager (under the Performance tab) in windows 8 the ...
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0answers
17 views

Booting Linux from USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [duplicate]

When I boot my computer, in the boot manager, I have the option to click "Windows 7" (my default OS). When my External Hard Drive is plugged in to USB 2.0, it boots Linux (when I click on "Windows ...
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1answer
3k views

Complete USB 3.0 potential not being realized

I have a ASUS K55VM laptop which has 2 USB 3.0 ports. I'm running on Windows 8 x64. When I use plug in a USB 3.0 external hard drive from any 1 of the USB ports I get write/read speeds of only ...
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0answers
127 views

Cannot access USB 3.0 external hard drive

I have a Seagate 1 TB USB 3.0 external hard drive. When I try to access it in my laptop, I get the following error: ~$WKMURSX.NFC The specified module cannot be found .. How do I solve ...
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1answer
238 views

How do I get an existing installation of Windows 7 working from a USB 3 external drive?

I'm attempting to copy my existing installation of Windows 7 from my work laptop to an SSD of my own, and boot from it from an external enclosure via USB 3.0. I've used the laptop's internal SATA ...
4
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4answers
2k views

Is USB 3 backward compatiable?

If USB 3 is backwards compatible, why do they place USB 2 ports with USB 3 ports on motherboards? Also, do USB3 External drives not work with USB2 ports?
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0answers
173 views

Arch Linux on an external HDD GPT-Partitioned

I have an Alienware M14x-R1 and had an Arch Linux System installed on its 750Gb HDD, everything working fine, GPT-partitions (on BIOS, not EFI) and GRUB bootloader. Then I bought a new Corsair SSD, ...
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1answer
479 views

copying from one external hard drive to another transfer rate 4MB/s

I've got two external hard drives and I'm copying the contents from one to the other. Both are USB 3.0 interface. The transfer rate is around 4MB/s and I have achieved much higher transfer rates ...
2
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0answers
568 views

Seagate External USB 3.0 HDD doesn't register when connected?

I've got a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Hard Drive that I use for backups. I previously had issues with USB ports not supplying sufficient power to the drive, but that was ...
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1answer
171 views

Dual boot drive via USB3, is it a good idea?

I would like to have a dual-boot laptop, but there is not enough space on my internal hard drive. In terms of performance, is it possible and a good idea to have an external system installed on an ...
0
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2answers
982 views

What would happen if only one of the Y-Cable usb connectors is connected?

I own an external HDD and it is shipped with a USB 3 Y-Cable, (pictured below). I know that the auxiliary branch is to provide sufficient power for the device to work properly. My question is what ...
2
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2answers
3k views

External SSD drive vs Flash drive (USB 3.0)

I was wondering about the reasoning behind introducing external SSD USB3.0 drives on the market. To me a USB3.0 128GB SSD drive is the larger sibling of a USB Flash key with same interface and size. ...
0
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1answer
770 views

My Portable Hard Drive with USB3 didn't work when connected to My Laptop, but it working with USB2 properly

I have Western Digital My Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive with USB3 and Model:WDBACY5000ABK-EESN. Until about two or three months ago when I connected that to My Laptop USB3 port, that worked ...
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2answers
3k views

What is the difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0? [closed]

I want to buy a Pen Drive and a HDD. For both case I get two categories. USB2.0 and USB 3.0. I wish to ask my T.V. is compatible with USB 2.0 pen drive. I wish to buy USB 3.0 pen drive. But that is ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Slow Transfer Speed Between USB 3.0 Devices

I have an SSD installed, and when I'm transferring to or from an external HDD via USB 3.0 I get speeds of upwards 100mb/s. However if I'm transferring between 2 external HDDs both on 3.0 I get a ...
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2answers
225 views

USB3.0 external drive, large wait on read after an idle period

Just wondered is the 5sec+ delay on reading my 1TiB external WD USB3.0 drive after a period of idleness? Is this unique to SuperSpeed type USB or does all external USB drives have this delay before ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Why when I connect an external harddisk via an USB 3.0 PCI controller I receive the “your device can perform faster” notification?

I have an external HD with usb 3.0 support and have installed a PCI card to add two usb 3.0 ports to my pc. I am running windows 7. When I connect the hard disk I receive a notification about usb ...
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2answers
2k views

Bad VM performance on external hard disk

I am running 4 virtual machines on my external hard disk (USB 2.0, 5400 rpm, Western Digital). Yesterday I wondered with they are running to slow but i am not sure from which fact makes it slow: USB ...
0
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1answer
555 views

Looking for external portable hard disk drive with both Superspeed USB3.0 AND eSATA? [closed]

All I can find is: eSATA and USB2.0 not USB3.0 eSATA only USB3.0 only Enclosure/caddy with USB3.0 and eSATA for housing bare hard drive: ...
4
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5answers
8k views

Internal drives vs USB-3 with external SSD or eSata with External SSD

I have a need to carry VMWare Virtual Machines with me for work. These are very large files (each VM is 20GB or more) and I carry around about 40 to 50 VM's to simulate different software ...
3
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3answers
744 views

What devices will take advantage of USB 3.0? [closed]

All I see are USB 3.0 external hard drives. Are there other devices that will greatly benefit from this higher throughput? Are external hard drives the primary device that's pushing USB 3.0? If so, ...