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

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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 ...
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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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How to tell if USB 3.0 UASP mode is enabled?

In Windows 7 (64-bit Pro) is there a way to tell if a connected USB 3.0 drive is running with UASP enabled?
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USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On the ...
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Is it possible to use USB 3.0 Pendrive into my Laptop's USB 2.0 Port? [duplicate]

Currently I am having USB 2.0 port Laptop. I am in the plan to buy USB 3.0 Pendrive/External Hard Disk. Whether USB 3.0 pendrive/ext HDD will support USB 2.0 Laptop's port? Or it will have problem to ...
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USB doesn't work but drivers and device manager seems ok

I have Asus laptop N76V series with Windows 8.1. When it was given to me at work, it had 3 devices with yellow bangs in Device Manager (Error code 32): USB Controller, Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive won't work in SuperSpeed mode under Windows 8

I recently purchased a 16GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive that boasts 80 MB/s read speeds but when I connect it to my Lenovo G500s notebook (USB 3.0 enabled) running Windows 8 Core, it only ...
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Will upgrading my USB-to-ethernet adapter to USB 3.0 make any difference?

My super-slim ultrabook has one USB 2.0, one USB 3.0 port, and zero ethernet ports. It came with a USB 2.0-to-ethernet adapter and it works just fine in either port. I have noticed that USB 3.0 ...
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USB 3.0 port no longer recognizing USB 2.0 devices, seems to still work with USB 3.0 devices

MY laptop (2013 Razer Blade) has three USB 3.0 ports, no USB 2.0 ports. I have a variety of USB 2.0 devices, all of them have worked up until last night. For whatever reason one of the ports no longer ...
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USB 3.0 MicroB cable possibly causing failures

I have a Seagate 1TB Backup Plus drive that came with a 5in USB MicroB cable and have had it for less than a month. I purchased a longer cable, 6ft, and then tried to encrypt the drive with TrueCrypt. ...
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Wifi dropping out (limited connectivity) randomly and during high traffic

I built my own PC and everything has been great for over a year until recently when I had to use a wifi adapter. I've tried 2 different brand wifi adapters with the same problem. Basically what ...
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I'm having trouble installing USB 3 drivers on Windows 7

I recently acquired a toshiba laptop which came with Windows 8. I downgraded to Windows 7 and installed the necessary drivers which I obtained here: ...
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“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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is this necessary to have USB 3.0 port to use USB 3.0 devices?

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 1440. And it has only usb 2.0 ports. I want to use USB 3.0 device. Is it necessary to have USB 3.0 port installed in it. If possible, then how? In my laptop there is ...
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“Extra” pins on WD MyPassport hard drive controller board

I know that these pins are not "extra" but I'd like to know what they do... Are they jumpers like the old IDE hard drives had? The drive doesn't want to spin up anymore and I'd like to learn as ...
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ASUS P5K-E motherboard upgrade to USB3.0 port

Can I add a USB3.0 card via the PCI slot on my ASUS P5K-E motherboard and take advantage of the "SuperSpeed" of USB3.0? The card I'm looking to buy: ...
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logitech wireless devices not recognized on Debian

I have a unifying receiver for mouse and keyboard. I am using Debian Wheezy on Asus UX31A. The devices are recognized and working during boot and also in grub menu. Once I get the Debian log in ...
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How can I troubleshoot SSD disconnection problems on Windows 7?

I have a small SSD (Transcend StoreJet TS256GESD200K) which I am using on several computers. The drive is formatted with NTFS and recently I started noticing disconnects. Normally one probably ...
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Optimal file format for USB3 memory [duplicate]

Which is the best choice and why for formatting a USB3 memory stick? FAT32 was the out of the box, but the file size limit is a to small. FAT32 NTFS exFAT Size, speed and stability are good ...
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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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Windows 8 To Go drive BSOD'd in the middle of writing something to disk. Computer won't recognize drive

Here's the setup: Dell Precision M4700 laptop Windows 8 To Go installed on a week-old Patriot Tab 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive Laptop natively runs Windows 7 Professional From Windows 7, flash drive was ...
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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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How to tell if my MacBook Air supports USB 3.0

How do I tell if my MacBook Air supports USB 3.0. I found About This Mac → More Info... → System Report... → Hardware → USB But nothing there clearly states version 2.0 or 3.0. How can I know for ...
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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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Find out if my macbook pro has USB3?

How can I find out if my macbook pro has USB3? Im considering getting a USB3 to video convertor so I cant connect a 2nd monitor to my mac. Ive read that USB3 is better than USB2 but I cant figure ...
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USB 3.0 not recognising USB stick?

I built myself a PC using the Asus P8H61-MX USB3 motherboard. It has 2x USB 3.0 ports on it. I plugged my USB sticks in and nothing happened. I plugged them into normal USB ports on the same ...
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Would a high quality USB 3 SSD beat the speeds of a SATA II internal 7200rpm for gaming? [closed]

I have a gaming laptop and a desktop that I switch between pretty regularly due to not being home often. Rather than purchasing two SSDs, I was considering whether I could get away with getting a ...
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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 ...
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How would I exactly duplicate a USB drive?

I have a standard USB flash drive that I have partitioned and formatted and organized and done quite a lot of things to. I was hoping to create another copy of that drive, with partitions and ...
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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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Unplugged my USB 3 without safely removing hardware and now my other machine won't read it

The title says it all, really! I unplugged my usb 3 drive to take it to my lounge and plug into the media centre and hey presto, it can see the drive, but it shows as an empty folder. Funnily enough ...
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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 ...
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Want simple RAID capable direct attached storage device that abstracts the RAID config

I am looking for a device for my mother for redundant storage of her photos. Local (non-cloud) based is a requirement. I would prepare the device for her in a RAID 1+0 (at least 4 drives, striped no ...
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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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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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Do Express Card to USB3.0 adapters work?

I have "Express Card USB 3.0 adapter" like this (it's in polish so I add to it Google translation, forgive that) ...
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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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USB 2.0 device in USB 3.0 Port

If I plug in an USB 2.0 device (e.g. mouse, keyboard) into a USB 3.0 port, will the controller still use polling to acquire input data (e.g. keypresses/movements) from the device?
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Can't install USB 3 drivers on Windows 7 (Pro)

I have recently downgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 7 on my Laptop. I know it has 2 USB 3.0 ports (the blue sockets). I'm currently using the "Intel 7 Series C216" chipset . The problem is, I tried ...
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Can USB 3.0 device initiate communication with USB 2.0 computer?

I want to copy files from a computer with USB 2.0 support to an external drive with USB 3.0 support, but do not trust that the external drive is free of malware. Can a USB 3.0 device initiate ...
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USB 2.0 device on USB 3.0 Power and Data Bandwidth

Traveling questioneer from StackOverflow, asking about bandwidth usage on USB 3.0 controller. I'm hoping this is a decent place to ask as I didn't see a specific "computer hardware" stack in the list. ...