USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) is a USB specification that can transmit data at up to 5 Gbit/s.

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Strange Errors with Headset

My new headset (a logitech h340) is failing to work in an extremely bizarre way. My old one (a logitech h540) broke. I'm assuming faulty wiring, as it connects and disconnects when I move it certain ...
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Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 speeds not working in Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 LTS (Recognizes as a USB 2.0 device)

I'm finding that a Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth (USB 3.0 capable drive in Windows 7 with 200 MB/s Read speed) only connects at USB 2.0 speed in Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). Watching the ...
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What will happen powerwise if you plug a USB-C device to another USB-C device?

If you have a USB-C phone or tablet and you plug it into a laptop with USB-C, which device gets charged? Or no charging will occur? People charge their phones through their laptops all the time, how ...
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Why is a keyboard with a USB extension cable—which is connected to a hub—not working?

I use an expensive wired USB ergonomic keyboard at work. The keyboard connects to my laptop via a USB hub. Everyday, I have to plug the keyboard in the morning and unplug in the evening. It’s USB ...
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Test USB 3.0 Device Speed

I've looked up hdparm, but all examples are for testing disks. Not sure if it can be used to test external usb devices (specifically usb flash stick). I'm using the following code right now: dd ...
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SSDs become unreliable when connected to usb3 ports

I have 2 different ssds and 2 different computers running 2 different versions of windows and MacOS X. Edit: The drives are a LaCie Rugged SSD 120Gb and the original drive from the macbook put ...
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Why is there a speed increase when using a USB 2.0 device with a USB 3.0 port?

I know this question, or similar questions, have been asked before, but still I am curious… My laptop has two USB 3.0 ports and—on occasion—I will plug in a Western Digital external hard drive which ...
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Replace Front USB Ports in a 2003 Alienware Case [closed]

I have this old Alienware case from around 2003 in which I have replaced parts for years: I have never replaced the front USB ports, and I would like to get USB 3. Here are pictures of the USB ...
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USB 3.0 HDD is working in High-Speed mode instead of SuperSpeed

I've got Asus R500V with one USB 3.0 port. I've installed a proper driver from Acer site. I've got WD My Passport [USB 3.0 version] and I connected it to the 3.0 port. Treeview says it's working in ...
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What exactly does acpi_backlight=vendor do

I have an issue when booting Linux with a device plugged to USB 3.0. If there is anything plugged (USB stick, keyboard, …), the system hangs on start with blank screen and does not react even on ...
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USB 3.0 hard drive in usb 3 port only recognized as usb 2 and detected only when connected to usb2

I have a WD MY Passport ultra 4TB usb 3.0 external hard drive. It does not function when I connect it to an usb 3.0 port, only usb 2.0 recognises the device. How do I resolve this issue?
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Is it safe to power a 140mA laptop cooler pad off a USB 3.0 port?

I have acquired a laptop cooler pad that connects to a USB port for power. The problem is it draws 140mA. That's more than a dumb device is allowed to draw off USB 2.0 (max is 100mA unless the device ...
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What connectors do USB 3.0 devices use?

This USB 3.0 HDD case has something that looks like a USB A receptacle requiring an A-A cable, something quite unusual. The only alternative that Amazon.de is offering, has the 10-pin USB 3.0 ...
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How do I enable UHCI USB support in Windows 7?

I've got a USB Fight Stick controller (Madcatz SFIV TE) that only supports the UHCI USB standard. I've done some research online that led me to find out that USB 3 ports support this standard, but in ...
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USB3 HDD does not spin down after selecting “Eject drive”

my external WD drive connected to USB3 on home PC spin down after selecting "Eject drive" but it does not spin down on work PC (on USB3 as well). Tried to find answers in Google but I could not. I ...
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USB 3 issue with asus t200 transformer (windows 8.1)

I hope someone can help. I have a new asus t200, which has one usb 2 and one usb 3 port. I have tried three different usb 3 external drives - and the computer doesn't recognise them - though they ...
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not getting USB 3.0 speeds with multiple USB 3.0 sticks on my laptop

My Core i5 laptop is behaving strangely on windows 8.1 - I think on windows 8 it didn't have this problem.. but I have 8.1 now. My USB3.0 flash drives are all copying at 10 to 13MB/s a second , it ...
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USB Flash Drive became read-only during use

I was using IntelliJ when my USB flash drive suddenly wasn’t being recognised and IntelliJ became unresponsive. I tried safely removing it but it wasn’t showing up there, so I force closed IntelliJ, ...
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Windows 7 guest on Mac 10.10 host VMwareFusion USB Drivers not installing

I have a MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 model running OSX 10.10 yosemite which has two USB 3.0 ports on it. I have VMwareFusion installed, and have windows 7 as a guest operating system. The driver for the ...
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USB 2.0 not recognized by USB 3.0

My old HP Laserjet 1005 USB 2.0 Printer is not recognized by my new DELL USB 3.0 socket. Printer is too good to replace.
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What defines maximum numbers of USBs connected?

By default maximum possible USB devices connected is 128. Different motherboards support different numbers. Most of them do not go that high. But how is that number defined? I mean for example x86 ...
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Why are transfer speeds so slow from USB3 SD card to PC?

I guess I'm trying to pinpoint what chokes the transfer speeds in general: Situation is - Brand new Dell E7240 with USB3.0 ports. Copying from a USB3.0 capable card reader (Lexar). Lots of ...
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Will a 10 slot USB3 hub provide full bandwidth for 10 USB2 flash drives, and if not, where is the bottleneck?

I am wondering if a USB3 hub connected to a USB3 motherboard could sustain 10 USB2 flash drives being used simultaneously to transfer data at full bandwidth. Theoretically USB 2 speed is 60 MB/sec ...
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Daisy chaining capacity for USB 3.0

I am trying to figure out how many USB 3.0 devices I can daisy chain together and provide an adequate (5V) power supply to. For instance Device #1 (D1), plugs into my laptop and my laptop keeps it ...
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Can I boot / install windows 8.1 from usb 3.0 with usb 3.0 media?

As far as I know it wasn't possible to install win 7 from usb 3.0 hub. It faild every time, I guess due to some boot or driver problem. If it could be possible for win 8/8.1 I would buy usb 3.0. Can ...
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Slow performance running VM Player image (virtual machine) on USB3.0 external drive

I have a virtual image I'm trying to run over USB3.0 on an external drive using VM Player. The performance is very slow and I cant seem to find the culprit. I've ran some benchmarking tools and my UP ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive has slow performance after reformatting

I bought a USB 3 flash drive, and after a few weeks of using it (happily), I needed a bootable linux and that was the only thing handy. So I reformatted it and worked through all that jazz. But I'm ...
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How to get ExpressCard 34 USB3 working on Yosemite Apple Mac OS X 10.10 (via 1 or more of: kexts,signing or choosing compatible models/chipsets)?

(Rewrote question title about overall problem and given my own answer below). (note I want to try this manual approach first before using MultiBeast (failed to do the driver install (failure message ...
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Windows 8 / 8.1 USB file transfer consistently freezes whole system

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit) on a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H (rev 1.0) motherboard with a Samsung 830 SSD and 8GB of RAM. All is normally well in general day to day use. However, when I plug in a ...
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USB 3.0 to USB 3.0

I have an external HD with USB 3.0 and a laptop with a USB 3.0 port. Can I connect the two safely to transfer data and watch films stored on the HD for instance? If so where can I buy such a cable to ...
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Using USB 2.0 devices on a USB 3.0 hub

I currently have a 7-way USB 2.0 hub. However, when any other device on my hub communicates with the PC (especially my external hard drive which is USB3 compatible), the external sound card stutters. ...
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Best Way to Connect 3 Computers to Peripherals

I'm trying to find my best, low-latency option for connecting three computers. Generally, this wouldn't be an issue, but I see no way to do what I'm looking to do without having to plug/unplug cords ...
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Force a single USB 3.0 port to work as USB 2.0

I have several Dell XPS 13 machines that exhibit intermittent failures of the left USB 3.0 port, as described in this thread. I have lost data to silent corruption/disconnections on several external ...
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LaCie Rugged Triple USB 3 drive not mounting properly on Windows 8.1

I have a 2011 LaCie Rugged Triple USB 3 drive that I use with two computers: my Windows 8.1 PC and my MacBook Air. What is working / other facts: Drive has two partitions: one NTFS, one HFS+ USB ...
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Do I need a special microUSB cable to take advantage of my USB 3.0 port?

I often transfer files from my computer to my phone using a micro-USB cable. However, my computer has USB 3.0 ports and I don't know if I'm taking full advantage of it using a regular micro-USB cable. ...
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Usb ports connecting and disconnecting

I know this is not the place to ask about hardware problems and solutions, but I can't search on google anymore... I've been for over 24hours searching on google about my problem and trying to get a ...
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GPT Protective Partition

I’ve moved my 3TB hard drive to another USB enclosure, and it no longer works. Disk manager says “2794.52 GB Healthy (GPT Protective Partition)”. How to fix that? I don’t want to reformat, I need ...
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USB Thumb Drive partioned oddly

Somehow my 32gb Lexar thumb drive got partioned very strangely, here is the output of lsblk: sdb 8:16 1 29.8G 0 disk ├─sdb1 8:17 1 44M 0 part /media/removable/LEXAR ...
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How do I connect two computers using USB 3.0?

I know this question exists, but it's about USB in General. Mine is about USB 3.0 and newer specifically. USB 3.0 specification introduces the feature known as direct host-to-host connection with ...
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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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How can I be sure that I've plugged a device into a USB 3 port?

I have a number of USB ports on my computer, some USB 2 and some USB 3. I want to plug a device into a USB 3 port. Unfortunately, they're all black so I can't use the usual "USB 3.0 ports are blue" ...
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will any usb extension cord work with usb3? [duplicate]

I know that with 1gbit ethernet 100mbit ethernet cables won't work. You have to use cables designed for 1gbit. What about with USB3? If I have a ten year old USB extension cable (ie. one that was ...
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SSD connected through usb3 / sata

Is there performance difference for ssd drive connected through usb3 or sata? Im need to use ssd as external drive (usb3) and like to know if there is some performance overhead using adapter... ...
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Why is copying from a network share over gigabit to a USB3 device slower than doing it in two steps?

I have a file on a network share that's about 500 MB. When I copy it to my local drive, the copy reports about a 106 MB/sec which is reasonable for a gigabit network. When I then copy the local file ...
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Should I enabled or disable xHCI hand-off in BIOS setup, when running Windows 7?

I have a Jetway NF9E-Q77 motherboard which supports USB 3.0. An Intel driver is available to enabled USB 3.0 support in Windows 7. Assuming the driver is installed, should xHCI hand-off be enabled ...
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Why doesn't my wireless keyboard work with my USB port replicator?

I have a Lenovo x240 with Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock (port replicator) and Lenovo Ultraslim Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. The keyboard and mouse work fine when plugged in to the laptop directly, but not when ...
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Front USB 3.0 does not work with USB 3.0 devices

I've recently build a new PC with a Thermaltake Versa H23 case and a Gigabyte B85M-HD3 Motherboard. The rear USB ports seem to work well when connected to a USB 3.0 external hdd (about 120MB/s ...
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After making boot disk using rufus in usb 3.0 port, it doesn't work in another ports

After making boot disk using Rufus in USB 3.0 port, it doesn't work in 2.0 ports. I've already formatted in cmd and others while using USB 3.0 port, but there is no change. I couldn't find it while ...
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can I use a USB 2 charger with a USB 3 cable?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone that has a mini-USB3 socket. It came with a USB2 charger and cable. I can buy a new USB3 cable, bud did not find a charger. Can I use any USB2 AC adaptor to plug my ...
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Power capabilities of USB 3.0 vs 2.0?

I'm currently buying some new USB micro cables for my Samsung Galaxy S5. It supports both USB 2.0 micro and USB 3.0 micro connectors. Will I see better charging times when using the USB 3.0 cable ...