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

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TrueCrypt hinders performance?

I have AMD Quad-Core Phenom II 955 @ 3.2GHz (It can go up to 3.8 if needed). I may get high performance SSD (500 MB/s write/read) and if I encrypt the whole volume how much of a performance hit would ...
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USB3 with 2x SSD enclosure (RAID0/1)?

Soon I plan on getting SSDs. However I would want a SSD enclosure with two slots and raid0/1 support. I cannot find one like this so do they exist? I would use raid1 in case one of the SSD fails I ...
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USB 3 to Gigabit Ethernet adapters: where are they?

I'm looking for an adapter that will let me use a USB 3 port as a Gigabit Ethernet port. This is proving surprisingly hard to find! Is there some reason why this product is either unavailable or very ...
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How to find out which USB port is USB 3.0?

In my laptop (a Lenovo y470 ) there are three USB ports. One of those is USB 3.0 others are USB 2.0 . I do not know which one is what. When I copy data from my External HDD it transfers at 38MB/s from ...
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USB 3.0…I have a USB 3.0 port on my new laptop, does that mean it will make all USB connections “fast”?

I just bought a new laptop which has a USB 3.0 port. Does this mean that if I connect to my External Hard Drive via USB, and the external hard drive is older and doesn't have USB 3.0, that I'll still ...
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Which computer configuration is better? With e-Sata or with USB 3.0? [closed]

Recently, when buying my new laptop computer, the shop seller told me that was no difference between a computer with e-sata or with USB 3.0 port. However, I didn't trust him and bought the one with ...
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Slow USB3 under Linux

I have a problem with the speed of USB 3.0 under Linux. I'm testing with the following parts: "NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller" (pcie) "Pretec 240" USB 3.0 Card-Reader Sandisk ...
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Intermittent USB 3.0 access - How do I troubleshoot?

I've got a WD Passport hard disk with "superspeed" USB 3.0 support. When I use my USB 3.0 flash drive (this is a Lenovo X220 laptop), USB 3.0 consistently works. But when I use the passport drive, ...
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Driver required for USB-3 hub support on Windows 7?

I just purchased a Koutech HU-430 4-port USB SuperSpeed hub. When plugged into a USB-3 port using the included USB3 A/B cable, Windows detects it as a "Renesas Electronics USB 2.0 hub". Does this ...
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Few things about USB 3.0 AND USB 2.0 speed?

I have question about USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. 1) For example, a motherboard we have has 4 USB ports on the back. Does that mean every USB port has 480 Mbits bandwidth, or are they connected onboard ...
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Can a case with front USB ports be connected and used as a USB 3.0 port

I found this when I typed in my question. It sort of answers my question but I want to double check. Will cases with front USB port support USB 3.0? I have a Rosewill Challenger case purchased in ...
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Looking for MacBook Pro compatible true USB 3 ExpressCard 34 cards at USB 3.0 speed (or at least a few Gb/s) on any brand USB 3 drive in Mac OS X [closed]

I'm considering buying an ExpressCard 34 USB 3 adapter for my 2010 MacBook Pro 17" so that I can benefit from USB 3.0 speeds when used with my Samsung S2 1 TB USB 3.0 superspeed drive. However, ...
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How to determine whether I have USB3 ports in my laptop?

Is there any way, besides reading the product manual, to determine which type/class of USB ports are present in my computer casing? Can this obtained by visual confirmation, reading the device ...
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Why when I connect an external harddisk via an USB 3.0 PCI controller I receive the “your device can perform faster” notification?

I have an external HD with usb 3.0 support and have installed a PCI card to add two usb 3.0 ports to my pc. I am running windows 7. When I connect the hard disk I receive a notification about usb ...
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Bad VM performance on external hard disk

I am running 4 virtual machines on my external hard disk (USB 2.0, 5400 rpm, Western Digital). Yesterday I wondered with they are running to slow but i am not sure from which fact makes it slow: USB ...
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Is there a way to upgrade laptop's USB2.0 to USB 3.0?

Is there a way to upgrade laptop's USB 2.0 ports to USB 3.0? If so, will the changes be a driver update alone or will it require changes in the internal hardware?
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PCI Express on old Dell - Good Enough For USB 3.0 Card?

Just got a USB 3.0 1TB hard drive today, and plan on starting to digitize a lot of stuff to push out to my PS3 and Wii. Throughput is fine from a USB 2.0 standpoint, but I want to see if I can upgrade ...
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Converting Firewire to USB 3 - is it theoretically possible?

I am in the process of buying a new laptop for video capture / editing, and it's proving difficult to find one at a decent price / spec that includes Expresscard for Firewire connectivity (which I ...
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System Rescue CD on multiboot usb not working

I have a multiboot usb with System Rescue CD and GRUB2 on it. When I try to boot it, it tries to find systemrescuecd/sysrcd.dat, attempts to mount /dev/sr0 and all the partitions on /dev/sda before ...
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Windows 7 can't recognize CompactFlash cards on USB3.0

I have four CompactFlash readers (USB 3.0) connected by a 4-way hub to a USB 3.0 card in a PC running Windows 7 64-bit. When I insert all four CF cards, sometimes some of them are not recognized (I ...
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How does one install Windows 7 using USB 3?

I want to install Windows 7 onto an SSD from a USB 3 drive, however it won't let me boot using USB 3, however it does work using USB 2. I guess that's because Windows PE doesn't have the needed USB 3 ...
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Using USB 3.0 to speed up transfer between USB 2.0 devices?

I've noticed that transfers between USB 2.0 drives are usually very slow. From what I understand, this is because all USB 2.0 devices connected to the same USB 2.0-host share the same 480Mb/s of ...
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How many MB/sec can I expect copying to USB 3.0 enclosure with SATA drive?

I have a new laptop with USB 3.0 ports, and a new SATA 5200 rpm hard drive I just put into a new USB 3.0 enclosure. I am copying my backups from the local hard drive to the new USB 3.0 hard ...
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Do I need USB3 sticks to get USB3 speed?

I am thinking of getting a PCI-E usb3.0 card for my computer. Do I need special USB3 sticks and cables to harness the speed of USB3? Will my USB(2?) stick work at USB3 speed?
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Transmission of arbitrary data through an HDMI port

There seems to be something of a trend these days to fail to equip cheap consumer laptops with decent expansion capabilities: no ExpressCard slot, USB 2 (not 3), no eSATA port. However, HDMI ports ...
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How to add USB 3.0 port to your laptop

What are the options to add one or more USB 3.0 port to a laptop? The only way I seen so far are USB 3 expresscard adapters but all of these adapters stick out quite a lot from the laptop and have ...
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Looking for external portable hard disk drive with both Superspeed USB3.0 AND eSATA? [closed]

All I can find is: eSATA and USB2.0 not USB3.0 eSATA only USB3.0 only Enclosure/caddy with USB3.0 and eSATA for housing bare hard drive: ...
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Does the device that supports USB 3.0 work via computer that supports USB 2.0

I am planning to buy external hard drive that supports USB 3.0. Will it work with my old notebook that has USB 2.0?
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Are USB 3.0 ports yellow?

My laptop has a yellow USB port. Is it USB 3.0?
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USB 3 vs Firewire 800

We want to get some external hard-drives >= 1TB for copying large videos (10-500gb) and image sequences (1-150k files) in-house ala sneaker-net between Macs and PCs. Does anyone have real-world ...
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Internal drives vs USB-3 with external SSD or eSata with External SSD

I have a need to carry VMWare Virtual Machines with me for work. These are very large files (each VM is 20GB or more) and I carry around about 40 to 50 VM's to simulate different software ...
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Buying MoBo, should I get SATA III and USB3 or plan on using an expansion card if I ever need them?

I am working on building a midgrade computer. (Looking to net around 1K including OS Win7Pro.) My questions is this: Should I invest in a more expensive MoBo that has USB 3 and SATA III support ...
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How seriously does cable length affect USB 3.0 transfer speeds?

Recently I've been thinking of upgrading my computer with some USB 3.0 ports. However, the problem is my computer is some ways away from my desk so that would mean I would need a long cable, ...
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What devices will take advantage of USB 3.0? [closed]

All I see are USB 3.0 external hard drives. Are there other devices that will greatly benefit from this higher throughput? Are external hard drives the primary device that's pushing USB 3.0? If so, ...
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Speed comparison between USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and SATA and Firewire

Which is fast, faster, fastest? I would appreciate a slowest to fastest list including USB 2.0, USB 3.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and eSata.
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USB 3 adapter for a dell 2850 with PCI (or PCIX) ports?

Does anyone know if there is a plain PCI (or PCIX) USB 3 adapter? I understand the bandwidth of PCI < USB3, but it still beats the heck out of USB 2. I have some older dell 2850s that do not have ...
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Will cases with front USB port support USB 3.0?

If a computer case has a USB port in the front, will it support USB 3.0 if my motherboard supports it? Or does the case vendor need to specifically mention USB 3 support? (BTW, I haven't seen such ...