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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
338 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
182 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
377 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
380 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

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. ...
1
vote
3answers
6k views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
22k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
912 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
45k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
910 views

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 ...
27
votes
5answers
65k views

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 ...
12
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
258 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
-4
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
6k views

Extend USB 3.0 cable

I have a couple of new USB 3.0 devices which connect to my USB 3.0 ports via the new "Blue" USB 3.0 cables that end in what looks like a USB 2.0 Type A connector. Indeed, the USB 3.0 devices will ...
3
votes
0answers
946 views

are there any low profile USB 3.0 flash drives? [closed]

I've searched for a USB 3.0 low-profile flash drive, and only found drives that are either USB 3.0 or low profile. For instance, Sandisk has only one USB 3.0 drive at the time I'm writing this, and ...
1
vote
2answers
383 views

multiple USB 2.0 devices faster on USB 3.0? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using USB 3.0 to speed up transfer between USB 2.0 devices? I know USB 2.0 maxes out at 480Mbps, and USB 3.0 maxes out at 4800Mbps. Can multiple USB 2.0 devices tap ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

USB keyboard works in windows but not in games

I have a problem with a new PC i just built. It has 6 USB3 ports on the rear, and no USB2 ports. When I plug my Logitech G15 v2 in the rear USB3 ports it works fine in both BIOS and windows - ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Installed Delock PCI Express Card now nusb3mon.exe block 1 cpu core

I installed a PCI USB 3.0 card and now one out of four cpu's keeps up running nusb3mon.exe. Meaning that I have a CPU load of 25% all the time. Did anyone have the same problem before? ...
1
vote
1answer
175 views

Internal 19-USB 3.0 to normal USB-3.0a

I have the following problem. I have a new computer chassis, which has a front panel USB 3.0 with an internal connector, but my Asus M4GDP89 Pro/USB3 has only two back USB 3.0. Is there a way to ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

WD 1TB Passport Essential not working on some USB ports

I have a strange situation here. I got a new Toshiba P850/04P laptop, there are 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 on the right and 2 on the left. When I plug my WD 1TB Passport Essential into the 2 ports on the ...
3
votes
2answers
7k views

Where can I connect this USB 3.0 cord?

My motherboard has 2 USB 3.o slots in the back, where the usual slots go, but the tower also supports 1 or 2 USB 3.0 ports in the front, above the DVD drive. So, there is a cord coming out of those ...
4
votes
2answers
30k views

Is USB 3.0 backwards compatible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a USB 3.0 pen drive be used on a USB 2.0 port? I am really excited about USB 3, especially since it has made its way into the new MacBook Airs and Pros. Since it is ...
1
vote
1answer
683 views

I have an E-Sata / USB combo port, does it mean I have USB 3.0?

I see a usb sign on the esata port so it's a combo, any usb device works on that but I am about to find usb 3.0 drivers because windows default driver doesn't see it as a sub 3.0 port. I tried forcing ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Can I get an adapter for usb 3.0 to gigabit, or a gigabit switch with usb 3.0?

Basically I want to be able to attach USB 3.0 external portable hard drives to my network and maintain at least gigabit speeds. I can think of four ways to do this, two of which I know exist: 1) NAS ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Slow Transfer Speed Between USB 3.0 Devices

I have an SSD installed, and when I'm transferring to or from an external HDD via USB 3.0 I get speeds of upwards 100mb/s. However if I'm transferring between 2 external HDDs both on 3.0 I get a ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Add USB 3.0 to a laptop [duplicate]

I want to add a USB 3.0 port to my laptop that only has USB 2.0 and a combo eSATA USB port. I have a Pavilion dv5-2135dx which I have found no information on what motherboard it is to look for empty ...
5
votes
2answers
8k views

Seagate 3TB ST3000DM001 hard drive not recognized by Linux, causes fdisk to hang

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04. I have a brand new, never used Seagate 3TB ST3000DM001 hard drive. It's an internal drive. I installed it in a USB enclosure. When I connect it to my PC, nothing happens ...
1
vote
2answers
238 views

USB3.0 external drive, large wait on read after an idle period

Just wondered is the 5sec+ delay on reading my 1TiB external WD USB3.0 drive after a period of idleness? Is this unique to SuperSpeed type USB or does all external USB drives have this delay before ...
20
votes
13answers
80k views

Why does Windows 7 ask for additional drivers when installing from a USB 3.0 drive?

I just bought a new config ( ASUS p8z68-v lx, i5-2500k + ram and new graphic card ). Coming back and installing it in my old computer, I just saw that my DVD player was on IDE (yup…). So, I needed to ...
0
votes
1answer
941 views

USB 3.0 to SAS; seems slow to me. Is it?

I've been transferring about 5TB from a USB 3.0 enclosure with built in hardware RAID running 4x SATA III drives. The destination is an external SAS enclosure (7x SATA II) with 2x SAS cables connected ...
3
votes
2answers
20k views

Toshiba Satellite P755D USB 3.0 Drivers Missing - Windows 7 Professional

I bought a Toshiba Satellite P755D recently and installed Windows 7 Professional on the machine. It runs great. But I noticed the exclamation point in the yellow triangle icon in the Device Manager ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

USB3 does not work in fresh Ubuntu install

I have a new computer with an Asus P8Z68-V LE + Intel i2500 + 8GB of RAM. I installed Ubuntu without any issue, but the USB3 (from the motherboard - on the back of the computer) doesn't work. I ...
0
votes
1answer
597 views

Does X79's lack of native USB 3.0 support mean a performance decrease?

I've read that the X79 chipset does not have native USB 3.0 support. However, I'm not entirely clear on what this means for performance, given that there are many X79 motherboards with USB 3.0 ports. ...
1
vote
1answer
390 views

Windows Backup failed: Error 80070037

On Windows 7 Pro x64, the customer has a USB3 external Hard Drive that is 2TB, and two internal SATA drives that are 750GB each. They also have a USB controller, which the hard drive is plugged into. ...
3
votes
1answer
636 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
5answers
16k views

Why aren’t there any USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet adapters out there?

I’m looking for an adapter that will let me use a USB 3.0 port as a Gigabit Ethernet port. This is proving surprisingly hard to find! Is there some reason why this product is either unavailable or ...
34
votes
9answers
189k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
428 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
485 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...