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

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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. ...
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USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 motherboard headers compatibility

I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard which comes with 2 USB 2.0 internal headers (2*5-1 pins) and 3 USB 3.0 internal headers (2*10-1 pins). The two USB 2.0 headers are occupied, as are 2 of the ...
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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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Windows 8 - USB 3.0 is in poor write speed

My notebook is Asus U46E has one USB3 port. I tested the write speed of USB3 in Ubuntu, it's fast as my expectation without doing anything. But when I go to Win8, the data was written in ...
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Using an SSD as a portable external drive?

Is it possible to use an SSD as a larger-capacity flash drive? I know that some computer cases include external SATA ports, so would it be reasonable to assume that one could interface with the SSD ...
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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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USB 2.0 ports stop working, USB 3.0 port OK

I have a Windows 8 laptop (Acer V3-551-8489) that features 1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports. For some reason, the USB 2.0 ports stop working from time to time. Is there a way to restart those ...
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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 ...
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Windows to go usb 3.0 booting problems

why Windows to go don't boot from USB 3.0 in some PC? It start booting, but after few minutes shows blue screen with error: "Inaccessible Boot Device". On USB 2.0 works good. P.S. I use Kingston ...
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USB Flash drive or USB SSD Drive to use Linux from USB? [closed]

I'm looking for an USB drive which I will use to store my Linux o.s. and run it from there. I have both laptop and PC with a lot of RAM (8/12 GB), so because I don't want to keep those 2 systems ...
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How to measure actual USB3 port speed?

Not all USB3 ports are created equal. I have a friend who develops embedded hardware that interfaces with USB chipsets. He told me that most USB chipsets that are slightly faster than USB2 (480 ...
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Adding eSATA and USB 3.0 to my laptop - How much will this increase my laptop speed?

If I add USB 3.0 and eSATA to my laptop with an ExpressCard and connect an SSD to eSATA and another external hard to the USB 3.0 port will this speed up my laptop if now I am using an internal HDD and ...
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Will connecting a SSD drive using USB 3.0 to SATA connector achieve the same speed if it is connected to internal SATA port?

I have old CORSAIR F40 SSD that has theoretical speed of 280 MB/s for both read and write. I bought this USB to SATA connector - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005OMXBN2 as USB 3.0 interface has ...
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What USB 3.0 functionality does Intel's iusb3mon monitor?

Along with Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller drivers, a utility called "iusb3mon.exe" (Intel USB 3.0 Monitor) was installed at startup. Its apparent goal is to "monitor" some USB 3.0 functions. My ...
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Windows 8 x64 and the Renesas USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller

Laptop Lenovo W520 with 2 USB 3.0 ports. I have issues with the "Renesas USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller" which got installed automatically with Windows 8. When the device is marked as working in ...
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What is iusb3mon.exe used for? [closed]

Along with Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller drivers, a utility called "iusb3mon.exe" (Intel USB 3.0 Monitor) was installed at startup. What is its role in the system? What purpose does it serve? What ...
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Is USB 3 backward compatiable? [duplicate]

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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USB 3.0 portable HD Compatibility and Backup

I have noticed on specifications that some list what os they are compatible with. If the OS is not listed does that mean the usb HD will not work for example MAC. If it does not say its MAC compatible ...
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Can I add USB 3.0 support to the front of my old PC?

I have a Dell XPS 720. I want to add USB 3.0 support to it, ideally on the front of the PC. Is this possible? The built in media card reader is the 4th bay. Can I replace it with one of these? would ...
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How to reset my Windows 7 USB driver after mouse/keyboard no longer working?

I've gotten myself into a bit of a quandary. I have a Windows 7 x64 computer with USB 3.0 ports. I installed some specialized camera driver software (Point Grey's FlyCapture 2) for use with a high-end ...
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VirtualBox USB 3.0 Storage Settings

I'm taking a college course where we are using VMs to safely work with the Linux kernel, and as such, we've been told that it would be useful to have our VM stored on a flash drive (if we want to work ...
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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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My usb ports are burning my flash drives. Why?

So I just assembled a new computer and I have a ASUS Rampage IV Extreme with a Intel i7-3820 CPU. I have Corsair 650W power supply and I connected it to the motherboard using the 24-pin connecter and ...
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How to test power capabilities on USB 3.0 hub?

Salvete! I recently purchased a USB 3.0 hub and, since it didn't come with a power adapter, I acquired one separately. I am attaching it to a computer with a low-output power supply, so it is ...
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Plug Computer Case USB 2 socket into mobo USB 3

I've got an Antec Fusion Remote Black Media PC case at home. The case needs two internal 9 pin USB headers to be fully functional - one for the USB ports on the front, and one for the LCD display. ...
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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 ...
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Is there any USB 3.0 to Firewire 800 1394b adapter?

I need to work with 1394b equipment on a notebook, but 90% of the new notebook does not have 1394b port enough neither an Express Card 34 slot. That is why I need a USB 3.0 to 1394b device. I was ...
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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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USB 3 stick in USB 2 port

If I plug a USB 3 stick (with 20/60MBps write/read speed) into a USB 2 port is it possible to get this speed (because USB 2 should be able to get 480Mbps = 60MBps)? I would assume that this speed ...
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USB 2.0-3.0, how do you tell the difference?

I know obviously speeds would be a key factor, but is there any spot on way to tell if a device is USB 2.0 or 3.0 such as a flash drive.
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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 ...