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

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Why does Device Manager show “Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft)” when I have only USB 2.0 ports?

My laptop's model number is an ASUS X205TA-SATM0404G. It has 2 USB 2.0 ports, which I have verified by looking up the specs online and also via the software and techniques mentioned here: How to ...
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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 ...
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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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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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“Extra” pins on WD MyPassport hard drive controller board

I know that these pins are not "extra" but I'd like to know what they do... Are they jumpers like the old IDE hard drives had? The drive doesn't want to spin up anymore and I'd like to learn as ...
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Manually force a USB port to use USB 3.0 specification

I have a USB 3.0 external HDD which I need to connect to my laptop having USB 3.0 ports. But the problem is that out of 10 times it will detect only 1 time as USB 3.0 which is very annoying. I am ...
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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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“This device can perform faster.” Appears Even Though I Inserted External HDD to USB 3.0 Port

I have a 1TB WD My Passport external HDD. It supports USB 3.0 and has an USB 3.0 cable. Whenever I connect it to my laptop, the message "This device can perform faster. This USB mass storage device ...
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What is the USB 3.0 Type-B SuperSpeed socket on my display for?

I just bought a new LG 34UC98-W screen which comes with a USB 3.0 Type-B SuperSpeed socket on the back along with two Type-A sockets. The type A sockets are for connecting USB devices to a computer ...
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Bluescreen after sleep caused by asmthub3

Regularly my PC crashes (BSOD) after waking up from sleep. My PC: Windows 10 Pro 64bit, ASUS Z170-A, i5-6600, 8GB RAM DDR4 The shown error event is: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE The computer has ...
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How do I connect two computers using USB 3.0?

I know this question exists, but it's about USB in General. Mine is about USB 3.0 and newer specifically. USB 3.0 specification introduces the feature known as direct host-to-host connection with ...
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How to avoid interference between USB3 and WiFi

This is somewhat a follow up question to my previous question that turned out to be related to this issue. It seems that for some devices (e.g., the Microsoft Surface Pro 4), connecting a USB3 device ...
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“Disk Not Ejected Properly” Alert after computer goes to sleep USB3 only

Ok so this is a relatively new one for me, I recently upgraded my computer, both to Yosemite and installing a USB3 Card from Sonnet. I have downloaded the drivers for the Sonnet card, and everything ...
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Windows 8.1 Enterprise - Driver Issues

We have Wifi internet connection used by multiple devices(Laptop, Smartphones) with multiple OS(Windows XP, Windows 7, Android). Till here all fine. I got new laptop with Windows 8.1 Enterprise using ...
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IO blocking on USB 3 installed OS?

I'm working with an HP Stream 13 that has a set storage size of 32GB. I purchased a fast 128GB Samsung USB 3 low profile drive to eliminate the storage issue. Upon installing various Linux distros ...
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How can I connect USB 3 case jacks without a USB 3 motherboard header?

I just bought a new case, which has two USB 3.0 jacks on the front. The supplied internal cable for those jacks looks like this: Unfortunately, my motherboard doesn't have a USB 3.0 header that I ...
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How can I connect samsung galaxy S6 to virtual machine Windows Server 2012

I connected samsung S6 to virtual machine Windows Server 2012 windows 8, but I received the message: USB device not recognized. I have installed the driver to the machine, I can connect samsung S4 but ...
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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?
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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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Upgrade usb 2.0 to 3.0 Dell N4050

My laptop is Dell Inspiron N4050 series. I wanna upgrade my usb port to 3.0 so I bought this But I could NOT connect it to laptop But the saller said to me that It is compatible for Laptop. My ...
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WD My passport ultra is not detected when USB 3.0 enabled in BIOS

I got new Thinkpad T450 which has 3x USB 3.0 ports. BIOS is having three modes for USB config namely Auto (default), USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Working Usecases WD drive is detected in USB 2.0 BIOS mode ...
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usb 3 drivers not working in windows 7

I've been working on this for a whole day and can still find no solution. Essentially, I cannot install Windows 7 using a USB stick on Asrock fatal1ty z170 itx pc. They provide a win 7 usb patcher ...
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How to connect firewire audio device to a Micro-ATX board

PC Spec: Motherboard Model - ASRock H81M-HDS 2 x SATA3 2 x SATA2 4 x USB 3.0 (2 Front, 2 Rear) 8 x USB 2.0 I have a new PC with a micro-ATX motherboard which is naturally quite small. Problem ...
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USB 3.0 ports on newly built PC don’t recognize USB 3.0 devices

I have recently bought and built a new PC: Windows 8 Enterprise x64, and Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard. Now that everything is put together and installed I am facing only one problem. I own an ...
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Kinect USB 2.0 cable not working with USB 3.0 port (MBP 2015)

Scenario: Kinect Adapter w Kinect attached 2015 MBP w USB 3.0 All cables and devices work on the following: Raspberry Pi 2B HP Laptop 2015 MBP when connected to USB 2 hub I have one knock-off ...
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USB3 to SATA adapter performance?

Does anyone know how well one of these adapters performs? I want to connect a SATA SSD through a USB3 port but I'm afraid that an adapter will reduce the performance significantly... Also is there a ...
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HP Prodesk 600 G2 SFF USB ports not reacting to device insertion

I'm reimaging an HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF for work, and everything works except the USB 3 ports on the back, and all of the front-facing USB ports. The only ports that consistently work are the USB 2.0 ...
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5400rpm HDD speeds in a USB 3.0 connectivity enclosure

I plan to replace my laptop's 5400rpm HDD with an SSD in the near future. I then want to make the old HDD an external HDD. I want to get it to work with USB 3.0. Will I get better speeds from my ...
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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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Does Thunderbolt 3 require a special cable?

There are laptops that ship with Thunderbolt 3 which uses a USB-C connection. Is a special cable required for Thunderbolt 3 or will any USB-C cable work?
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External monitors not detected through docking station after Windows 10 update

I have a Dell Inspiron 7520 and a Dell D3000 docking station connected through the USB 3.0 port. Before updating to Windows 10 (I was using Windows 7), everything worked fine. Two monitors were ...
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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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How can I tell what PCIe USB 3.0 cards are compatible with NAS4Free / FreeBSD?

I have NAS4Free running on an HP ProLiant Microserver G7 N40L/N54L. The Microserver only has USB 2.0 ports, so I’m thinking of purchasing a PCIe card so I can use a USB 3.0 hard drive at full speed. ...
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How to get ExpressCard 34 USB3 working on Apple Mac OS X 10.10 / 10.11 + (via 1 or more of: kexts,signing or choosing compatible models/chipsets)?

(Rewrote question title about overall problem and given my own answer below). (note I want to try this manual approach first before using MultiBeast (failed to do the driver install (failure message ...
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Windows 10 Slow USB 3.0 Disk Transfer (~30.0 MB/s)

-Question- What is causing Windows 10 to write data to a USB 3.0 drive at only ~30.0 MB/s? -Details- When copying files from an internal desktop SATA3 disk to an external USB 3.0 drive, the write ...
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new hard drive makes noise and hangs for a while

I have a new Seagate "backup plus fast 4tb". The problem is : once in a while (like once an hour), I hear a little noise, and the disk stops working for some time (like 2 minutes) then starts to work ...
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RTL8153 driver for MacOSX

I just bought a USB Hub that has 1 Ethernet port, 2 USBs, and SD card support. Currently the Ethernet is not working although I see a green light on the port when I plug the Ethernet cable. The ...
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Faulty external USB3 enclosure (or is it the cable?)

I have an Orico Toolfree external USB3 2.5" enclosure. Basically toolfree means there are no screws, you just slide the cover open. It is quite convenient. And fairly new. However, once every day ...
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External Graphics card on a dual USB 3.0 Laptop

I have a question about adding a external graphics card to my laptop. It runs most games great on low settings but I would like to bump it up a bit. I have heard that USB-3.1 has display port and ...
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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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USB 3 hub can also host USB 2 devices

I understand that when I use a USB 2 devices on USB 3 ports, that I'm really just using a USB 2 controller somewehere upstream. What I really need is a true USB 3.0 client that can act as a USB 2.0 ...
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USB3.0 PCIe Card not being recognized

I bought this card Orico PCIe Card that has many USB3 ports. You can find it in Amazon.ca (5 external + 1 20-pin) (I can't post the url here because I don't have enough reputation) My mobo is a ...
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Do USB power supplies send signals indicating energy level being delivered?

Do USB power supplies send signals to tell the connected device (tablet/phone/camera) how much power is being supplied? Or, is measuring it the only way for the device to know how much energy is ...
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Getting “The semaphore timeout period has expired” error on front USB 3 ports

I've recently assembled a new PC on my own! ( This is not the first time ) The config is as below. Processor : Intel i5 6500 Motherboard : ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming RAM : 16GB DDR4 All my ...
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How do I get my usb devices working in Windows 7 on Asus H110M-K D3

I installed Windows 7 from an image using Clonezilla. I added drivers, including Intel USB3 Windows 7 driver downloaded from the support page for this motherboard, by copying the files to the C ...
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USB 3.0 port transfer speed on HP Laptop not exceeding 40 MBPS

I tested the internal HDD with CrystalDiskMark and was able to get 109 MBPS both on sequential read and write tests. Then, when I tested my 1 TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 External HDD with ...
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Can I boot Debian live USB from PCI Express controller?

Since my motherboard(Gigabyte EP43-DS3L) doesn't have USB 3.0 ports, I decided to buy a USB 3.0 controller connected via PCI-E(i-tec PCI Express card 4×USB 3.0). I installed it along with drivers ...
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Upgrading driver of a usb 3.0 ss to usb 3.1

This may seem odd but I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the driver for a usb 3.0 SS controller to a usb 3.1. As far as I can tell there isn't much of a difference between the ports for ...
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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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When upgrading to USB C, can there be one USB cable to rule them all?

I carry a single USB-A to USB-micro cable to connect/charge all of my devices. USB-C and USB 3 is becoming the new standard, so I will need to carry multiple cables or a single cable and an adapter ...