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Questions tagged [usb-3]

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

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Check if USB flash drive is USB 3.0 or 3.1 in Windows

If I have a USB 3.1 pendrive, how do I check in Windows, if it's actually 3.1, and is not 3.0.
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Windows 10 on HP Elitebook detects USB3 external HD on USB3 ports as USB2

On a recently bought used HP Elitebook, both the USB 3.0 ports detect my USB 3.0 external Toshiba HDD as USB 2. That Toshiba HDD has an LED which glows blue when connected to a USB 3.0 port, or white ...
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Linux USB problems on Ubuntu/Mint

After some updates (4.4.0 kernel, Linux Mint 18) I realized that older USB memory sticks are having troubles while new highspeed USB sticks, e.g. 32GB work well. Using one of my older USB sticks (...
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External's HDD transfer speed permently slows down after transfer of specific files

i bought a external USB 3.0 hdd (Western Digital 3ΤΒ), with independent power supply. Then i copied and pasted some files and the transfer speed was 70 mb/s to 93 mb/s. I have a folder about 100 gb ...
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Booting issues and motherboard header trouble after switching tower case

I recently bought a full-size tower case for my computer because the extensive modifications I have made will no longer allow the side panel of the original case to close. After moving the components ...
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Can an upside-down USB3 header damage the motherboard?

So I bought an Asus ROG Strix X470-F Gaming motherboard, routed my cables, and realized I could do better cable management so I went to pull out the USB3 cable from the case front panel from the ...
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Display server screen on laptop

Does anybody know of a device that will capture video from a video output and convert it to a video signal for usb, along with passtrough two usb devices for keyboard and mouse? Sort of KVM, just that ...
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Hp 8570p Linux performance USB3

When I plug in a USB 3.0 stick on the USB 3.0 ports on the right side of the device (confirmed by the manual) the speed is on around the level of USB 2. Confirmed with another 8570p KaOS Linux, ...
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Why did my Kinect framerate slow down?

I've used Kinect Studio with high framerate lately it's quite choppy. I tried the same camera on another computer and it ran as expected. Using powered adapter Using USB 3.0 Using Windows 10 I've ...
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Possibilities to increase overall USB 2.0 devices throughput with PCIe expansion card

I've checked most of the U3/U2 bandwidth questions on-line, but still have some confusions. I understood that, if I had one USB 2.0 controller and one USB 3.0 controller in my laptop, even if I ...
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Surface Pro 3 Fresco Logic USB 3.0 to HDMI flickering

I bought a big flat screen and a Fresco Logic adapter. I see my USB 3 port is active and working but can't get the screen to stop flickering. I could use a mini Display Port adapter instead (that I ...
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How to consistently get USB 3.0 connections to multiple external hard drives from a single USB 3.0 port connected via a USB 3.0 hub?

I have a simple task that I am trying to accomplish: attach two USB 3.0 external bus-powered platter-based 2.5" hard drives to a single USB 3.0 port and have them both operate at USB 3.0 speeds. To ...
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Using a Dell TB16 on a computer without USB-C

I own a dell TB16 dock. This dock is attached to my laptop via usb-c. Now, I would occasionally like to attach an older laptop (older as in: from 2015, right before USB-C was by default integrated in ...
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Rsync displays wrong speed (grossly overestimated)

I realize that there are many threads about rsync. In any case, I did not find anything about a gross overestimation of displayed copy speed. At this moment, speed optimization is a the priority, ...
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Can I (temporarily) disable an internal USB device to free up endpoints?

Relevant specs are: - Windows 10 64-bit - Intel USB 3.0 XHCI host controller For those unaware, the Intel USB 3.0 XHCI controller can host a maximum of 96 USB endpoints. Each USB hub and device ...
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Windows 7 Installation via USB on MSI GV62 8RD-200US: CD/DVD device driver is missing

No matter what I try, I can’t seem to get Windows 7 installed on my MSI GV62 8RD-200US laptop. It’s brand new and came preinstalled with windows 10. I want to dual boot it with Windows 7 because I ...
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External hard drive (USB 3.0) disconnects after half an hour when robocopy is copying large files

I'm constantly facing the same issue, that I'm not able to successfully copy files from one internal drive to an external drive. I'm using robocopy with this command robocopy D:\ F:\ /e /zb /np /copy:...
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USB Flash drive speed drop down

I have a USB 3.0 32GB, I test it in CrystalDiskMark and I got good writing and reading speed. After that I start formating it in a wrong format that does not exist (I was using linux) and it stucks. ...
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Slow transfer speeds between one HDD and USB3 external drive

I'm transferring a handful of files from an internal HDD to an external HDD over USB3.0, but find that I'm getting nowhere near USB3 speeds. The drive is definitely USB3 (Seagate STEB6000403) and ...
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How to install windows 7 when laptop only has USB 3.0 ports

I am trying to dual boot my laptop (HP envy) which is currently running windows 10 with windows 7. I continuously got errors during the windows 7 install due to my USB being in a USB 3.0 port. My ...
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Are there issues with stacking USB hubs?

Would attaching a 4 port USB-3 hub to a port on a USB-C to USB-3 hub cause problems?
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USB-C to Micro-USB charging adapter - will it be slower? [closed]

I have a device now that has a USB-C connection but all my old cables are micro-usb, so I picked up a small adapter. Should I expect to loose much in the way of time to recharge?
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Why is my USB 3.1 gen 2 adapter (USB C Female to USB A Male) causing bottlenecking?

I recently picked up an SSD and enclosure with a built in USB Cable. CrystalDiskMark shows a >500MB/s read speed and >400MB/s write speed with a direct USB C connection to a USB 3.1 gen 2 port, so all ...
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Will a USB 2.0 LAN Adapter work with interrupts instead of polling if i plug it on a USB 3.0 port?

I have a LAN Adapter (HORI LAN Adapter for Nintendo Switch) that has the ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 chipset, but it's USB 2.0. (I checked the cable plug and it doesn't have the USB 3.0's extra pins, also ...
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How to make my onboard USB 3.0 ports non-removable?

Ever since Microsoft released Windows 8 and then Windows 10, Intel stopped releasing new drivers for their USB 3.0 ports integrated into their newer chipsets. They let Microsoft do the work. I have a ...
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Can I use an inactive USB 3.0 extender in series with an active one?

I was setting up an order on Amazon to purchase all the necessary (and some unnecessary) components for room scale VR, and I ran into a problem: The Oculus cameras are not wireless. So I threw a pile ...
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Will a single USB 3.0 port power two 2.5" hard drives?

Will a single USB 3.0 port have sufficient power (via a non-powered hub) to run two external 2.5" platter hard drives (the type that don't require an AC power adapter)? The hub is a Sabrent 4-Port ...
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USB 3.0 port does not recognize USB 2.0 devices

I have Asus N580VD laptop which has two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port type A and one USB 3.1 port type C. Yesterday I was tinkering with an Android phone, rebooting it in different modes. It was ...
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Windows 10 usb 3.1 port stops working when device is plugged in another

I am using windows 10 pro, I have my wifi running using a wifi Dongle. The dongle is constantly plugged in an USB port. Whenever i plugin any other device to a port which is directly above it the ...
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Multi-webcams streaming with one USB port using USB hub

I had referred other answers in here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2519057/implications-of-using-many-usb-web-cameras https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6664605/two-webcams-on-one-usb-hub-...
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Win7: loading USB3 driver to offline Windows image fails

[edit, and subject change, since the previous version didn't get any interest] See here for the procedure to load a driver to an offline Win7 image using dism. It's pretty simple, but I can't get it ...
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HDDs on USB-3.1c

I am planning to buy a new PC that has a 12 TB hard drive for "random" data and files, no programs. Now I also want a similar HDD to backup my files from time to time. The extrenal disk is usually at ...
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Very slow USB 3 connection

Is it the case that if I plug in one USB 2 or USB 1 stick into the hub then the entire USB network of the hub will become the lowest speed? Because I get very slow results even though two connected ...
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Is single/multi TT important by USB3 hubs?

I'd like to buy a new USB3 hub to replace my old one, which has only 4 slots. By USB2 hubs single TT was a problem, because USB1 devices could slow down the entire hub. Is there something similar by ...
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Can you connect multiple UVC cameras to a single USB3 port?

I have 2 VGA at 120 fps cameras and one 2560x720 at 60 fps UVC camera sending MJPEG streams. I think a single USB3 port should be handle the bandwith but is it supported to connect several to one port,...
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Where are M.2 USB devices?

The M.2 wikipedia page states that M.2 supports PCIe 3.0 (up to 4 lanes), SATA 3.0, and USB 3.0. Why is it, then, that despite seeing PCIe and SATA devices I never see any USB 3.0 M.2 devices?
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Why are all devices sitting on USB 3.0 eXtensible Controller and none on USB Enhanced?

I'm having a bit of a strange issue here with some USB controllers and devices. I'm working with a Dell T5810 workstation, Windows 7 x64 with various USB devices connected. Mouse, Keyboard and/or ...
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Are all cables that have a USB-C connector automatically USB 3.0 or 3.1 compliant?

I was talking to a guy in BestBuy regarding if the cable I was holding is 3.x compliant. He said yes, it has a USB-C connector (as well as a USB-A connector) so it is 3.x compliant. However, as I ...
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Why does USB 3.0 interfere with 2.4GHz devices?

I have read in several product reviews that USB 3.0 ports and hubs can interfere with 2.4GHz devices, including the common Logitech wireless keyboards and pointing devices (mice, trackballs, etc.). ...
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How to control the #. Amps a USB Type-C port delivers?

I have an Asus X556UA running Windows 10, and on it is a sticker saying it has a 4.2 Amp USB-C port. I've just bought an Anker USB-C to USB-C cable and am trying to charge my OnePlus 2 with it, but it'...
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Attempting to understand the capabilities of USB 3.1 versus USB Type-C

I searched for these questions but mostly I only find long articles about USB 3.1 and USB Type-C. After spending long time reading them, I remain with my questions unanswered. There’s no direct answer ...
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Why my USB 3.1 flash drive only fails on a USB 2 port of a machine which has both 3 and 2 ports?

I bought an ADATA UV128 32GB USB3.1 flash drive. (spec: 90MB/s read, 40MB/s write) On a Linux machine with only USB 2.0 ports, it works (written full, cksum-ed all files: all correct), albeight ...
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4TB from HDD1 to HDD2 - usb3.0 hdd docking station - dual bay or two single bay?

right now I'm transferring 4TB of files from HDD1 to HDD2 both connected to the same dual bay usb 3.0 docking station (specifically this one). The file manager of my pc says "approx. 9 hours left". ...
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Windows 7 machine with USB 3.0 only runs at USB 1.1

I have an Alienware 15 R2 and it ONLY has USB 3.0 ports. I run the Dell diagnostic on my machine and it says the USB ports are all running at 1.1 as the current speed with a max of 2.0 and it passes ...
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Pen drive slower than advertised

I've bought a 32 GB pen drive (SanDisk Ultra Fit 3.0). The packaging says: speed up to 150 MB/s. On my Ubuntu Linux system, raw storage device read speed (with sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/null bs=16M) ...
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How to achieve USB 3 speeds on USB 3 ports?

I have a relatively new USB 3 hard disk: Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver) Also, I have an USB 3 SD card reader. Both of these are known to work faster than ...
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Questions about USB types and version numbers with Thunderbolt taken into account

My background: I just bought a new MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 ports built in, and I have an old 12inch MacBook with a USB-C port. I was trying to use target disk mode with migration assistant to ...
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USB3 device not working correctly on ubuntu virtualbox VM - running on windows 7 host

I have an HP ProDesk running windows 7 pro 64-bit with 2 x USB3 slots at the front. I am trying to use a ettus B210 USRP (radio hardware) with a USB3 interface. I installed all the drivers correctly ...
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USB-Ethernet adapter performance

If I use a USB to Ethernet converter, plugged in to a USB port, will I get the same network speeds as using a regular Ethernet port? USB3 is 5000mbps, so as long as I run the converter off a USB3 ...
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Is there any performance loss when using an SSD with USB 3.1?

I am thinking about saving some money buying a MacBook with less storage and an external SSD connected through USB 3.1 type-C. I would like to know if there is any performance loss. I will be using ...