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

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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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Will USB-C be viable to become the standard INTERNAL storage connector? [on hold]

Will USB-C be viable to become the standard INTERNAL storage connector? Currently, a big special SATA Express connector is used to connect internal HDs to motherboards, and USB is used to connect ...
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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 can I manually install and sign a USB 3.0 driver kext file for use on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

(note I want to try this manual approach first before using MultiBeast (failed to do the driver install (failure message on screen) when I last tried last week) or any other automated tool.) I want ...
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how to know is usb 3.0 is working properly

I am currently running windows 8.1 industry embedded pro My usb 3.0 is 30 to 40 mbps speed on usb 3.0 when i use it with my hard disk drive(seagate backup plus slim). when it should give 70 to 100 ...
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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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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 can I troubleshoot a failing USB 3.0 port without booting a live CD?

I have a corporate-supplied Lenovo ThinkPad T430 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 using kernel 2.6.32-431.30.1.el6.x86_64, equipped with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports. When I plug an USB 3.0 ...
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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 ...
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Laptop with Renesas USB controller

What is the easiest method of finding out the USB controller for modern laptops? I have tried asking support of various brands, but they do not seem to understand what I mean by Renesas for instance. ...
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How fast does USB 3.0 perform?

How fast does USB 3.0 actually perform? I remember from quite a bit of experience that USB 2.0, while fast on paper, never in any practical situation hit those speeds in reality (the "slower" FireWire ...
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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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How can I add 4TB SATA disk to motherboard without formatting ?

I had a 4TB seagate USB3.0 hard drive with data. I took the case out and got the internal SATA drive from that case. Then I joined it to my Intel D975XBX2 motherboard with SATA cables, but the ...
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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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Will a mobile phone charge faster if plugged into a USB 3.0 port

Will a phone(or any device for that matter) charge faster if it is plugged into a USB 3.0 port compared to a USB 2.0 port? I know to assist charging you can turn features off(with flight mode) or ...
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Windows 8: How to change from USB 3.0 to USB 2.0

Is there a way to disable USB 3.0 and enable legacy USB 2.0 support on Windows 8? I have an old microphone (Blue Snowflake) that only works when plugged into a USB 2.0 port. Is there any way to ...
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Windows 8.1 wont copy or move files to external HDD

I don't know what happened because it used to work perfectly but now I can't copy or move files TO the drive (can still copy them from it to windows) the drive is not corrupt or anything and can be ...
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USB 3.0 not working at full speed on Windows 8

I have an Acer p243-m which came with Windows 7. The USB 3.0 port worked fine after installing the driver. But after I clean installed Windows 8, the speed dropped from say 100MBps to 28MBps. How ...
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What's the advantages of usb 3.0 compliant thumbdrive that doesn't have USB 3.0 speed performance?

I just learned that there are USB 3.0 compliant thumbdrives in the market that only support up to the maximum speed of USB 2.0 (nothing to do with using USB 3.0 device on USB 2.0 port here) and they ...
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What stats should I look out for when buying a fast USB drive? [closed]

What facts and figures should I look for speediest copying of single large ISO or multimedia files (700Mb to 4.5Gb)? Also, if a flash drive is the fastest USB-3 compatible device, can I assume it ...
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Edimax ac1200 with Windows 8.1

I'm at a loss with this card, I've recently updated from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro. The website said to uninstall the Edimax Driver, which I've done. I changed the power settings so that it ...
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Vmware Workstation messed up USB 3.0

I installed VMware workstation 9 on my Windows 7 Home premium machine. For making USB ports work in guest OS (Ubuntu), I installed VMware tools. Since then my USB 3.0 stopped working in both host ...
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mouse won't connect properly

This is maybe a question from a lower than average level, but I figured this place was the best chance of getting an solution to my little problem... I've bought a Sharkoon Fireglider mouse with 7 ...
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USB drive malfunction

My Seagate free agent goflex 1TB is not getting recognized in my windows 7 laptop.. It was working till yesterday. It is not showing up in device manager. Is there any way I can reinstall the driver? ...
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Why does a crucial m4 SATA SSD connected to an Inateck USB 3.0 dock achieve substantially less than the expected ~410MB/s?

I have an HP Elitebook 8470w connected to an Inateck USB 3.0 to SATA Docking Station with a Crucial 64gb M4 SSD plugged into it. So why am I seeing un-cached sequential read speeds of only ~30MB/s? ...
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laCie 1TB USB3.0 not detected in windows 7 64bit

I have a problem with my laCie rugged USB3.0 1TB. When I connect it via USB2.0 it works correctly according to USB2.0 specifications. Recently, I have bought a USB3.0 adapter and when I connect the ...
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32GB Flash Voyager doesn't work on new PC with USB 3.0

I have recently built a new PC and my pendrive is not working correctly. When I plug it into the USB port (I have only USB 3.0 ports), Windows recognizes it and lists it in Explorer, as usual. I ...
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Migrate RAID 5 from USB

My file server is dead, I think it's the motherboard. I have a RAID 1 and a RAID 5 setup (Windows 8 software RAID) which I would like to migrate to a new Synology DS414. I have an Intel NUC, is it ...
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USB 3.0 hub seems to freeze startup

When my USB 3.0 hub is connected, my Ultrabook has start-up problems. The Windows logo appears momentarily then the screen goes black and freezes completely. If I disconnect the USB 3.0 hub and force ...
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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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How do I stop USB 3.0 hub(s) from stalling during file transfers?

I have a reasonably powerful PC (Core 2 Quad Q6600, 8gb DDR2) but it does not have motherboard level USB 3.0. I therefore run 2 x PCI-E USB 3.0 interface cards (Tecknet ones) and connected to those is ...