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

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External Graphics card on a dual USB 3.0 Laptop

I have a question about adding a external graphics card to my laptop. It runs most games great on low settings but I would like to bump it up a bit. I have heard that USB-3.1 has display port and ...
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USB 3 hub can also host USB 2 devices

I understand that when I use a USB 2 devices on USB 3 ports, that I'm really just using a USB 2 controller somewehere upstream. What I really need is a true USB 3.0 client that can act as a USB 2.0 ...
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USB3.0 PCIe Card not being recognized

I bought this card Orico PCIe Card that has many USB3 ports. You can find it in Amazon.ca (5 external + 1 20-pin) (I can't post the url here because I don't have enough reputation) My mobo is a ...
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How do I get my usb devices working in Windows 7 on Asus H110M-K D3

I installed Windows 7 from an image using Clonezilla. I added drivers, including Intel USB3 Windows 7 driver downloaded from the support page for this motherboard, by copying the files to the C ...
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USB 3.0 port transfer speed on HP Laptop not exceeding 40 MBPS

I tested the internal HDD with CrystalDiskMark and was able to get 109 MBPS both on sequential read and write tests. Then, when I tested my 1 TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 External HDD with ...
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Can I boot Debian live USB from PCI Express controller?

Since my motherboard(Gigabyte EP43-DS3L) doesn't have USB 3.0 ports, I decided to buy a USB 3.0 controller connected via PCI-E(i-tec PCI Express card 4×USB 3.0). I installed it along with drivers ...
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Upgrading driver of a usb 3.0 ss to usb 3.1

This may seem odd but I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the driver for a usb 3.0 SS controller to a usb 3.1. As far as I can tell there isn't much of a difference between the ports for ...
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When upgrading to USB C, can there be one USB cable to rule them all?

I carry a single USB-A to USB-micro cable to connect/charge all of my devices. USB-C and USB 3 is becoming the new standard, so I will need to carry multiple cables or a single cable and an adapter ...
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USB wireless headphones disappear from devices list

I recently bought a pair of wireless headphones (NOX KROM KUPRA). After plugging in the headphones, the headphones and microphone both appear under playback devices and recording devices, and both ...
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Get warning if USB 3.0 device plugged into USB 2.0 port?

Back in the days of Windows XP, when I plugged a USB 2.0 device into an non-USB 2.0 port I used to get a warning like: This device can perform faster if you connect it to a usb 2.0 port Now, I ...
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External monitors not detected through docking station after Windows 10 update

I have a Dell Inspiron 7520 and a Dell D3000 docking station connected through the USB 3.0 port. Before updating to Windows 10 (I was using Windows 7), everything worked fine. Two monitors were ...
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Do USB power supplies send signals indicating energy level being delivered?

Do USB power supplies send signals to tell the connected device (tablet/phone/camera) how much power is being supplied? Or, is measuring it the only way for the device to know how much energy is ...
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USB 3 Flash doesn't work with USB3 port anymore

It was working for first day but suddenly it stopped working with usb3 port and now it only works with usb2 port! I've even formated it and tested on two different laptops but it still doesn't work ...
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Unable to activate USB 3.0 on HP ProBook 4530s Windows 7 Ultimate

Whenever I attach my USB 3.0 Flash Drive, it shows a message stating that my device can perform better if I connect it to Super Speed USB 3.0 port. I have installed the proper drivers (see the ...
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Getting “The semaphore timeout period has expired” error on front USB 3 ports

I've recently assembled a new PC on my own! ( This is not the first time ) The config is as below. Processor : Intel i5 6500 Motherboard : ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming RAM : 16GB DDR4 All my ...
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How many ports can a 20 pin usb3 header support?

If I have a 20/19 pin header on a motherboard or pci-e expansion card, how many actual usb ports does this support? I've seen most recommend 2 ports per header. However, a product like this would ...
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Does Thunderbolt 3 require a special cable?

There are laptops that ship with Thunderbolt 3 which uses a USB-C connection. Is a special cable required for Thunderbolt 3 or will any USB-C cable work?
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Windows 10 USB Drive Not Sleep Stays On, i.e the Red Data Light and Stays Spooled Up

I have a Masscool brand USB drive, affectionately called the 8-track, that I swap 4TB HDDs periodically for overnight daily backups. Power options are set to power off HDDs after 10 minutes. The task ...
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new hard drive makes noise and hangs for a while

I have a new seagate "backup plus fast 4 tb". The problem is : once in a while (like one time an hour), I hear a little noise, and the disk stops working for some time (like 2 minutes)... then starts ...
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Virtualbox/VMWare on USB3 SSD?

I'm investigating whether we (at work) should move our virtual windows machines from our local harddrives to one external USB3 SSD. Background: The "problem" many of us have Macbooks and PCs with ...
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Plugging my hard drives into a USB hub

This may sound like a silly question, but I'm currently running Linux and have 4 USB drives plugged into the back of my computer. I was thinking of just getting one USB 3.0 hub and plugging all my ...
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Windows 10 Slow USB 3.0 Disk Transfer (~30.0 MB/s)

-Question- What is causing Windows 10 to write data to a USB 3.0 drive at only ~30.0 MB/s? -Details- When copying files from an internal desktop SATA3 disk to an external USB 3.0 drive, the write ...
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Possible to get firewire on a new laptop that only has usb3 and thunderbolt?

I was wondering if it's possible to somehow get Firewire on my Asus rog g751jy? It's fairly new and really powerful computer, but doesn't have a built-in firewire port. It does however have USB3.0 ...
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USB drive is not found in devices and in disk utility [duplicate]

I have a transcend USB drive. I copied data and unmounted USB. But after removing it, it was not found again in my Mac as well as in windows. In windows, it shows "No Media". Any idea how to repair ...
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USB 3.0 randomly disconnecting and reconnecting, not power config

So I have a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10, and an external USB 3 HDD. If I plug in the HDD, a process will begin. First the drive will appear with the drive letter only, and be unreadable, but in ...
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Why are some of my USB 3.0 connectors green and not the usual blue color?

I just got a new computer from a local shop in town. On the back it has two 2.0 Black connectors. Two 3.0 Blue connectors, and two 3.0 Green connectors? Does anyone know why 2 of them are green? Or ...
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What is a USB Type-C “Charge Cable”

When looking to purchase a USB Type-C cable, I'm noticing a bunch of differences that I don't understand. Some USB Type-C cables purport to be a "Charge Cable." Some of those cables also claim to only ...
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USB3 not working after Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7

I have Asus Zenbook Model UX31E-DH53. I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and USB3 stopped working. Any suggestions?
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Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - Exceeded Number of Supported Devices?

This problem was already matched up in serverfault ( http://serverfault.com/questions/683404/intel-usb-3-0-extensible-host-controller-exceeded-number-of-supported-devices ) but i found some ...
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USB 3.0 to 1Gbit adapter is limited to 100Mbit

I am using “Cable Matters® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter” plugged into USB 3.0 port of Lenovo U410 laptop (Windows 8.0) When speed tested on speedtest.net, it only shows ...
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Is there a way to feed any modern monitor without powering it?

I am thinking of a MiniPC with a wire to a monitor, without plugging the power as well again for the monitor, but I am reading HDMI, USB3.0, DisplayPort, DisplayLink specs, and they all say it's ...
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Kubuntu boots slowly when using USB 3.0 hub

When booting my Dell XPS 13 (2013, L322X) with kubuntu 15.04 with Plasma 5 and nothing attached i get a start up time of ca 9 seconds. When i attach my USB 3.0 hub I get ca 30 seconds. That is even ...
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USB 3.0 Controller ports on motherboard not responding

After installing Windows 10 I noticed that my 4 USB 3.0 ports on my ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA motherboard have stopped working. After looking in the Device Manager i seen a USB Controller with an ...
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USB 3.0 very slow on laptop P150HM (Clevo/sager)

I bought a used laptop from my friend recently, a Clevo/Sager P150HMx. It has 2 USB 3.0 ports and I was looking forward to using this over eSATAp II. However, when I plugged in my USB 3.0 controller ...
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Force MacBook Pro USB 3.0 to work as USB 2.0

I have installed Windows 8.1 through bootcamp. I have to plug in a device that implements the USB 2.0 interface, however, my MBP does not have any USB 2.0 ports, only 3.0. I know that theoretically ...
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Fritz!Box 7490 (Fritz!OS 6.30): Which USB ext. HDD actually work in USB3 mode?

I have an external USB3.0 Transcend StoreJet (model TS1TSJ25M3) 1TB HDD connected to my Fritz!Box 7490 (tested both with official Fritz!OS 6.30 and "laboratory beta" 113.06.36-31504 BETA). When ...
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Does a USB-C male to Micro-B female cable/adapter exist?

I'm looking for a USB-C male (3.1) to Micro-B (3) female cable or adapter. The use case would be to allow last-option charging of a USB-C laptop (e.g. Pixel 2) from a standard phone/tablet charger ...
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Using a USB 3.0 hub to connect to two cameras

I want to connect two USB camers to my laptop. I have in my laptop USB 2.0 adapter so only one camera can work; so I want to know if I connect a USB 3.0 hub to my laptop USB 2.0 adapter will that ...
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How can I tell what PCIe USB 3.0 cards are compatible with NAS4Free / FreeBSD?

I have NAS4Free running on an HP ProLiant Microserver G7 N40L/N54L. The Microserver only has USB 2.0 ports, so I’m thinking of purchasing a PCIe card so I can use a USB 3.0 hard drive at full speed. ...
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How to install USB 3.0 root hub on a Toshiba Satelite L50-B-1LN Windows 10

I have recently upgraded to a SSD, and put a brand new version of windows 10 on my Toshiba Satellite Laptop. Because of this I have had to install the drivers for the built in AMD Radeon graphics card ...
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Mouse and Keyboard arent working

I have a Medion PC and over the last few weeks my mouse has stopped working completely. When I changed it to another usb-port it was working again. Today it suddenly stopped working at all. The mouse ...
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USB 3.0 ports don't work with Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 on my computer (no upgrade) and my USB 3.0 ports don't work. The USB 2.0 ports instead work properly. On another hard drive (same computer) I'm running Windows 7. There they ...
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Sustainable read speed for SSD possible?

I have a project where I need to allow a user to connect an SSD (UASP) to a device (which has an embedded Mini ITX PC) and stream data (uncompressed video) at 370 MByte/second read speed. I need to ...
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Why UASP isn't being used

According to How can I check whether USB3.0 UASP mode is enabled in Linux?, UASP is not in use on my new HDD enclosure that says it supports UASP. Also, my motherboard's (ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0) ...
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“Disk Not Ejected Properly” Alert after computer goes to sleep USB3 only

Ok so this is a relatively new one for me, I recently upgraded my computer, both to Yosemite and installing a USB3 Card from Sonnet. I have downloaded the drivers for the Sonnet card, and everything ...
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How Can I Make Two (Or More) Usb Ports Act LIke One? [closed]

From what I understand, usb 3.0 storage devices have a higher data transfer rate (though it also depends on other factors), and that they're backwards-compatible with usb 2.0. However, when used in a ...
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How to boot USB 3.0 in VMWare?

How would I go about booting a USB 3.0 drive (connected to a USB 3.0 port) in VMware 11.1.2 (build 2780323)? It's an Arch Linux installation. I have enabled USB 3.0 support in the USB Controller ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive doesn't work on USB 3.0 hub?

I purchased a Transcend 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive last month. It does not work on the two USB 3.0 ports on my computer, which has an ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard. The device doesn't even light ...
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How to get Grub 2.0 to see usb device on (USB 3) expresscard

Im runing ubuntu off of a usb flash drive. My laptop does not support booting from my expresscard (nor has any usb3 ports other than what i have added via my expresscard). I'm using Grub 2.0x that ...
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Do all USB 3.0 micro cables use that weird double connector on the small end?

Example image: There's really not much else to say but SU requires a minimum of characters.