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

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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?

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 ...
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What would happen if only one of the Y-Cable USB connectors is connected?

I own an external HDD and it is shipped with a USB 3 Y-Cable pictured below. I know that the auxiliary branch is to provide sufficient power for the device to work properly. My question is what ...
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USB 3.0 Device not detected in Windows 8

About my setup: Windows 8 64-bit. X79-UD3 Motherboard. Latest Windows 8 USB 3.0 Drivers from motherboard manufacturer website. Latest BIOS revision. (F12p) All right so device manager detects my ...
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Can this USB3 behaviour be anything else than a hardware failure?

While my motherboard is half a year old now (ASUS M5A99X EVO), I only recently made use of the USB3 boards (after purchase of USB3 external harddrive). However, I am encountering issues. I am running ...
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Can I safely connect a USB 2.0/1.1 internal pin block to a USB3.0 motherboard header?

I've been working on my new PC build with the GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI motherboard. This board comes with a wifi/bluetooth card that goes into a PCIe x1 slot... but the card also wants to be connected to ...
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Intel SSD with USB 3

I have an Intel 520 SSD that I had wanted to use to speed a few things up. I'm using it on a gateway all in one with Windows 7 and there doesn't seem to be room for another drive inside. There are 2 ...
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Is it possible to connect an internal USB 3 card reader in a computer with only USB 2?

I would like to buy an internal flash card reader. There are now loads of USB 3 reader, however I still have an USB 2 system. Would it be possible to connect the new reader to the old USB port on the ...
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Is there an adapter (or other possibility) converting a SD card slot into an USB3.0 port?

Let's assume I would like to attach a USB3.0 external storage device to my Raspberry Pi by utilizing the SD card slot. Would that be feasible? (As far as I know the Ethernet is just a USB2.0 port in ...
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External Hard Drive Recognized on One System But not Another

I have an NTFS filesystem on an external hard drive in an enclosure (SSD). I use this for web development on two Windows systems (A, laptop and B, desktop). I assigned the drive letter as G: because ...
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Huawei data card not supporting New Macbook Pro OSX (Mountain Lion)

I purchased Huawei data card and trying to connect with my new MacBook Pro (OSX- Mountain Lion) USB port 3.0 but unfortunately it does not support. When I plugged in my macbook the power is flowing in ...
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External SSD drive vs Flash drive (USB 3.0)

I was wondering about the reasoning behind introducing external SSD USB3.0 drives on the market. To me a USB3.0 128GB SSD drive is the larger sibling of a USB Flash key with same interface and size. ...
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What downsides are there to running an OS off of a flash drive instead of a hard drive (USB 3.0 and 2.0) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does a hard drive compare to Flash memory working as a hard drive in terms of speed? I recently purchased a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive, and I'm considering using it as ...
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USB 3.0 ports backwards compatibility problems with 2.0 devices?

I see some info on the net that suggest that I should be able to get my USB 2.0 devices to work in 3.0 ports. I only have two 2.0 ports on my new computer, and six 3.0 ports. I have installed ...
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Enabling super speed on USB 3 ports

I finally bought a USB 3 handy drive, hoping to take advantage of the speed of the USB 3 ports of my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5520). The USB port is USB3 (blue inside). The Handy drive is a ...
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My Portable Hard Drive with USB3 didn't work when connected to My Laptop, but it working with USB2 properly

I have Western Digital My Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive with USB3 and Model:WDBACY5000ABK-EESN. Until about two or three months ago when I connected that to My Laptop USB3 port, that worked ...
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What does the BIOS setting XHCI Pre-Boot Mode do?

I have a BIOS setting called XHCI Pre-Boot Mode. If I have this enabled USB devices which aren't plugged in at boot are never recognised, if I set it to Disabled then USB devices work normally. The ...
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Virtual Machine with support for hardware access: USB 3 (and PCI)

I am in the process of selecting a VM-software. I have a requirement of accessing a custom USB3 device in a VM (Windows 8 64bit guest, host is Windows 7 64 bit). From what I read, VMware would be the ...
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Free program to clone 3TB hard drive to another one with USB3 support in Windows 7?

All I'm trying to do is clone one WD 3TB GPT drive to another identical drive. One is internal, one is attached with a USB 3.0 dock. I'm copying from internal to external drive. Macrium Reflect ...
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Verifying USB connection speed (USB 3 or USB 2?)

I've purchased several new USB 3 capable drives to use with my new (USB 3 capable) laptop. They connect ok but I suspect they're silently falling back to USB 2. The sustained transfer rates I'm seeing ...
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Does a USB 2.0 device connected to a USB 3.0 hub slow down the hub to 2.0 speeds?

At work, I want to plug all my USB devices into a single USB hub so I only need to plug one USB cable, external display, and the power cable into my laptop. I have some USB 3.0 devices and some ...
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Internal drive bottleneck for usb to usb transfer?

Say, I want to copy the contents of a USB 3 hard drive to another USB 3 hard drive. My computer has USB 3 ports, so that's ok. Would the internal drive be a possible bottleneck? I.e: While ...
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USB 3.0 hard disk not detected on a particular host controller?

I have a USB 3.0 hard disk which has always been working on my desktop with an XHCI. Now I just bought a notebook with an XHCI (something with Intel's Ivy Bridge setup). The first time I plug the ...
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What is the difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0? [closed]

I want to buy a Pen Drive and a HDD. For both case I get two categories. USB2.0 and USB 3.0. I wish to ask my T.V. is compatible with USB 2.0 pen drive. I wish to buy USB 3.0 pen drive. But that is ...