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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can I Create USB 3.0 Flash Drive With Undeletable Files?

What is the method to make files in a USB Flash Drive undeletable? Does these method work with USB 3.0 interface? (I have surveyed some Flash Drive manufacturers, and I only see undeletable files for ...
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How do I identify what is my 'Intel Chipset' , on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit system?

How do I identify what is my 'Intel Chipset' , on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit system? This is actually a follow-up question to USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 -- trying ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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USB 2.0 device on USB 3.0 Power and Data Bandwidth

Traveling questioneer from StackOverflow, asking about bandwidth usage on USB 3.0 controller. I'm hoping this is a decent place to ask as I didn't see a specific "computer hardware" stack in the list. ...
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How can I check whether USB3.0 UASP mode is enabled in Linux?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 15.04 (3.19.0-21-generic) and an external USB3.0 2.5" SATA HDD enclosure which claims that it supports UASP mode (this model by StarTech). I have no problems mounting ...
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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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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. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Complete USB 3.0 potential not being realized

I have a ASUS K55VM laptop which has 2 USB 3.0 ports. I'm running on Windows 8 x64. When I use plug in a USB 3.0 external hard drive from any 1 of the USB ports I get write/read speeds of only ...
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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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Making USB extension cables using UTP cable

I know that it's possible to make extension cables for pretty much anything using regular UTP Cable, it's just a matter of matching both ends of the cable and that's it; but by researching a little ...
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Is there any USB 3.0 to Firewire 800 1394b adapter? [duplicate]

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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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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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 hard drive in usb 3 port only recognized as usb 2 and detected only when connected to usb2

I have a WD MY Passport ultra 4TB usb 3.0 external hard drive. It does not function when I connect it to an usb 3.0 port, only usb 2.0 recognises the device. How do I resolve this issue?
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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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Booting Linux from USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [duplicate]

When I boot my computer, in the boot manager, I have the option to click "Windows 7" (my default OS). When my External Hard Drive is plugged in to USB 2.0, it boots Linux (when I click on "Windows ...