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

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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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How can I be sure that I've plugged a device into a USB 3 port?

I have a number of USB ports on my computer, some USB 2 and some USB 3. I want to plug a device into a USB 3 port. Unfortunately, they're all black so I can't use the usual "USB 3.0 ports are blue" ...
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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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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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will any usb extension cord work with usb3?

I know that with 1gbit ethernet 100mbit ethernet cables won't work. You have to use cables designed for 1gbit. What about with USB3? If I have a ten year old USB extension cable (ie. one that was ...
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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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SSD connected through usb3 / sata

Is there performance difference for ssd drive connected through usb3 or sata? Im need to use ssd as external drive (usb3) and like to know if there is some performance overhead using adapter... ...
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Should I enabled or disable xHCI hand-off in BIOS setup, when running Windows 7?

I have a Jetway NF9E-Q77 motherboard which supports USB 3.0. An Intel driver is available to enabled USB 3.0 support in Windows 7. Assuming the driver is installed, should xHCI hand-off be enabled ...
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Why doesn't my wireless keyboard work with my USB port replicator?

I have a Lenovo x240 with Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock (port replicator) and Lenovo Ultraslim Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. The keyboard and mouse work fine when plugged in to the laptop directly, but not when ...
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Why is copying from a network share over gigabit to a USB3 device slower than doing it in two steps?

I have a file on a network share that's about 500 MB. When I copy it to my local drive, the copy reports about a 106 MB/sec which is reasonable for a gigabit network. When I then copy the local file ...
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Worth getting USB 3.0 enclosure for old HDD?

I have a WD 500GB MyPassport which is a couple of years old (2009-2010). Will I be able to see a noticeable speed difference if I remove the HDD and use it with a USB 3.0 caddy instead?
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Front USB 3.0 does not work with USB 3.0 devices

I've recently build a new PC with a Thermaltake Versa H23 case and a Gigabyte B85M-HD3 Motherboard. The rear USB ports seem to work well when connected to a USB 3.0 external hdd (about 120MB/s ...
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After making boot disk using rufus in usb 3.0 port, it doesn't work in another ports

After making boot disk using Rufus in USB 3.0 port, it doesn't work in 2.0 ports. I've already formatted in cmd and others while using USB 3.0 port, but there is no change. I couldn't find it while ...
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can I use a USB 2 charger with a USB 3 cable?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone that has a mini-USB3 socket. It came with a USB2 charger and cable. I can buy a new USB3 cable, bud did not find a charger. Can I use any USB2 AC adaptor to plug my ...
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Add USB 3.0 to a laptop

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 ...
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Power capabilities of USB 3.0 vs 2.0?

I'm currently buying some new USB micro cables for my Samsung Galaxy S5. It supports both USB 2.0 micro and USB 3.0 micro connectors. Will I see better charging times when using the USB 3.0 cable ...
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Laptop with Renesas USB controller

What is the easiest method of finding out the USB controller for modern laptops? I have tried asking support of various brands, but they do not seem to understand what I mean by Renesas for instance. ...
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How fast does USB 3.0 perform?

How fast does USB 3.0 actually perform? I remember from quite a bit of experience that USB 2.0, while fast on paper, never in any practical situation hit those speeds in reality (the "slower" FireWire ...
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Incorrect writing to a TrueCrypt partition on USB 3.0 HDD

Hardware: HDD: WD MyPassport 2TB (USB 3.0). Motherboard: ASUS-B85-PLUS. Software: OS: Windows 8.1. TrueCrypt 7.1a. There is an external HDD connected via USB 3.0 port. It contains a TrueCrypt ...
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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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How can I add 4TB SATA disk to motherboard without formatting ?

I had a 4TB seagate USB3.0 hard drive with data. I took the case out and got the internal SATA drive from that case. Then I joined it to my Intel D975XBX2 motherboard with SATA cables, but the ...
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Will a mobile phone charge faster if plugged into a USB 3.0 port

Will a phone(or any device for that matter) charge faster if it is plugged into a USB 3.0 port compared to a USB 2.0 port? I know to assist charging you can turn features off(with flight mode) or ...
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Windows 8: How to change from USB 3.0 to USB 2.0

Is there a way to disable USB 3.0 and enable legacy USB 2.0 support on Windows 8? I have an old microphone (Blue Snowflake) that only works when plugged into a USB 2.0 port. Is there any way to ...
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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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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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Does an all-in-one card reader exist that can handle CFast?

CFast seems slow to be catching on, but I need to support it for deployed embedded systems. I'm trying to source a card reader/writer that can support CFast, CompactFlash (CF) and SecureDigital (SD) ...
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Windows 8.1 wont copy or move files to external HDD

I don't know what happened because it used to work perfectly but now I can't copy or move files TO the drive (can still copy them from it to windows) the drive is not corrupt or anything and can be ...
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USB 3.0 not working at full speed on Windows 8

I have an Acer p243-m which came with Windows 7. The USB 3.0 port worked fine after installing the driver. But after I clean installed Windows 8, the speed dropped from say 100MBps to 28MBps. How ...
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What's the advantages of usb 3.0 compliant thumbdrive that doesn't have USB 3.0 speed performance?

I just learned that there are USB 3.0 compliant thumbdrives in the market that only support up to the maximum speed of USB 2.0 (nothing to do with using USB 3.0 device on USB 2.0 port here) and they ...
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What stats should I look out for when buying a fast USB drive? [closed]

What facts and figures should I look for speediest copying of single large ISO or multimedia files (700Mb to 4.5Gb)? Also, if a flash drive is the fastest USB-3 compatible device, can I assume it ...
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Edimax ac1200 with Windows 8.1

I'm at a loss with this card, I've recently updated from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro. The website said to uninstall the Edimax Driver, which I've done. I changed the power settings so that it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?