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

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Trying to better understand how motherboard USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Gen1 ports max combined APS is calculated

So, I've searched dozens of similar questions on SuperUser and they all seem to focus on MAX power output on a USB PORT and do not mention anything about the total max a motherboard will be able to ...
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Adding eSATA and USB 3.0 to my laptop - How much will this increase my laptop speed?

If I add USB 3.0 and eSATA to my laptop with an ExpressCard and connect an SSD to eSATA and another external hard to the USB 3.0 port will this speed up my laptop if now I am using an internal HDD and ...
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Ubuntu in external HDD not recognized as boot option when plugged in USB 3.0 port

I found this similar question yet unsolved. I've installed Kubuntu 20.04 on an external HDD, with Grub boot menu, configured for EFI (I'm not sure about this one). The exHDD is a USB3.0 HDD case/box. ...
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Does this exist: A physical usb switch (not hub) for selecting between different USB peripherals on the same computer

There are many devices which let me switch one or more peripherals between 2 or more computers. I'm looking for the opposite: a device where I can plug in say 4 x USB3.1 peripherals, and select which ...
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Can i get USB 3.0 out of SATA II

I was wondering if this is worth it. I have an old PC, and wanted to add USB 3.0 to it. The only PCIE I had is now using a wifi card, so I was wondering about using a SATA to USB 3.0 hub or something ...
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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 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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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 hub does not work until unplugged and plugged back in

I got fed up of contorting myself to reach the back of my PC whenever I wanted to plug something in, so I bought a USB 3 hub so that it could be on my desk and I'd only have to reach over to it on my ...
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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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UASP not working on Yottamaster 4 Bay USB3.0 enclosure

My development server is running out of disk space so I've bought a Yottamaster 4-bay USB 3 enclosure. I've got 4 x 2TB SATA-3 3.5" drives that I want to use first but also squeeze as much ...
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Monitor USB device bandwidth usage

I bought a HDMI capture card that is plugged in with USB 3.0. (Elgato HD60S) I would like to know how much data is put through that USB connection. For example when transferring data to external hard ...
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Windows 10: USB drive works fine but not shown in the Safely Remove Hardware

I've Gigabyte H410 MH motherboard for Intel core i5 10400F. I've 3 USB 3.0 ports (one front & 2 back) and 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 front & 4 back).When I connect USB drive to USB 2.0 ports (both ...
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USB 3.0 to 1Gbit adapter is limited to 100Mbit

I am using “Cable Matters® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter” plugged into USB 3.0 port of Lenovo U410 laptop (Windows 8.0) When speed tested on speedtest.net, it only shows ...
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USB 3.0 on Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series

I have a 32GB Kingston Datatraveler G4 and Inspiron i5 5999 but the data transfer is still slow. A sample test is here: Do i need to install some extra drivers for Inspiron 5559?
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How to force a device to run in USB 2.0?

I have a problem with bluetooth dongle, that doesn't work properly in USB 3.0. The problem is, it is USB 3.0 device. Every device connected to it are bound to be disconnected at one point. Bluetooth ...
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Is it good to use external HDD with a USB 3.0 7-Port Hub (TP-Link UH700) which is powered by a power adapter?

I have a USB 3.0 7-Port Hub (TP-Link UH700). It has a power adapter to power the USB Hub. And also I have 2 external Hard Disk Drives. My question is, I am plugging my 2 HDDs to USB Hub. So is it safe ...
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USB 3.0 to USB-3.1 (type-c) to HDMI

I have USB-3.0 ports on my computer and I need to get an extra HDMI 2.0 port to connect another 4K screen. I have option to buy USB-3.0 to HDMI connector and it will cost me around $100. Or I can ...
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HP Elitebook screen sharing with HP Pavilion 23 All-in-One PC

Is there any way to use a HP Pavilion 23 All-In-One PC as an extended screen with my HP Elitebook laptop. The challenge here is that the HP Pavilion PC does not have any HDMI, VGA or Display port. But ...
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Connecting USB 3.1 front panel to USB 3.2 motherboard connector

My computer case, "Corsair 4000D Airflow" has a front panel with: USB 3.1 Type-C port USB 3.0 Type-A port I am considering buying the motherboard Asus Prime x299 Edition 30. But since the ...
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Looking for a way to increase my USB current, would a powered USB hub do the trick?

All ports on my computer are only capable of 1A current and a USB hub I'm considering claims to be capable of 3A downstream in the C port. The hub comes with an optional power supply and the store ...
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Cannot find USB splitter (1 female -> 2 male) where both males handle DATA [closed]

I have 2 PCs side-by-side behind my desk. One is for work, the other for personal stuff. I have 1 inexpensive-but-perfect USB mic. It works great with both PCs BUT I can only use it in 1 pc at a time. ...
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Notebook gets Short Curcuit when connecting a USB Hub

its strange but my Notebook just completely shutdown (turns off) when I connect a USB Hub (i-tec USB3.0 HUB 4 PORT). The Notebook is an ASUS P550C (X550CA Modell) with only 1x USB3.0 and 1x USB2.0 (on ...
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Sata showing as ACASI SCSI drive

I have a western digital blue 500gb 2.5inch in an external USB 3 case. it's showing as an ACASI SCSI drive in win 10 disk management (all other drives are showing as sata). All is fine when using it ...
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External hard drives do not show up on Windows

My system: Windows 10 Home Drives: WD and Seagate 4TB USB 3.0 external hard drives Several days ago, I bought a Western Digital Passport 4TB USB 3.0 external hard drive. I plugged it in and did ...
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USB 3 switch connectors-A or B?

I want to connect 4 USB peripheral devices to two computers using a USB Switch. One of the devices is a Cam Link 4K HDMI to USB 3.0 converter (i.e. I want the HDMI camera stream available (one at a ...
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Using USB-C port replicator hub with USB-A laptop and desktop

So, I've just bought a Lenovo USB-C hub (port replicator) which I want to use with my laptop and desktop computers. However, neither of my devices has USB-C ports and I can only use USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ...
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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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Why is USB most commonly implemented only at 5Gbps or 10Gbps instead of 20Gbps?

I read on https://www.cnet.com/news/usb-4-will-support-8k-and-16k-displays-heres-how-itll-work/ (mirror): USB 2 reached a data-transfer speed of 480Mbps. USB 3 in principle can reach 20Gbps, though ...
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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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Why can't I access a USB flash drive? And why does it slow down my computerr? [duplicate]

I have a SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive with 128 GB that I use to download videos for my mother. One day, while downloading videos, the USB flash drive started acting weird. I safely ejected it, ...
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Convert USB 2.0 signal to true USB 3.0

I have a laptop which has one USB 2.0 host controller and one USB 3.0 host controller. I have many USB 2.0 devices connected (both to USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports) and I am experiencing bandwidth issues. So ...
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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, everything is put together and installed, I am facing only one problem. I own an Adata ...
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Does the JMicron USB to M.2 adapter cache vendor and product name?

I bought an external case for a M.2 SSD together with a M.2 SSD module. When connecting the assembly (case+SSD) the first time to Linux, the SSD product reported was different from the product ...
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To know is my USB stick connected to USB 3 port [duplicate]

I have connected my USB3 memory stick to computer port. I got 23 MB/s speed while copying to USB memory. But I'm not sure it is connected to USB 3 and not USB 2 port on PC. I'm expecting higher speed. ...
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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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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 laptop'...
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Connect peripheral devices in USB Type-C Monitor and connect the monitor to laptop via USB 3.0

What should I do if I want to have the following setup? Keyboard and mouse to be plugged into the USB ports in DELL P2421DC monitor (USB Type-C monitor) and then connect the monitor to a laptop. The ...
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Transfer rate using a USB 3.0 to USB-C adapter

I have an external SSD drive that connects via USB 3.0. If I use a USB 3.0 to USB-C adapter would I be able to take advantage of the faster USB-C speeds or would the transfer speed still be only as ...
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Why does this USB-C to USB-A adapter have a chip in it?

Background: I need to optimize a WFH environment consisting of a Desktop PC, a Windows Laptop, and a Mac Laptop. To that end, I'm looking into buying some combination of docks, KVM switches, and hubs. ...
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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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Will upgrading my USB-to-ethernet adapter to USB 3.0 make any difference?

My super-slim ultrabook has one USB 2.0, one USB 3.0 port, and zero ethernet ports. It came with a USB 2.0-to-ethernet adapter and it works just fine in either port. I have noticed that USB 3.0 ...
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USB 3.0 drive only doing 20MB/s

I have the following hardware External USB Drive Motherboard I have the following software: Windows 10 Pro (Fully updated and all drivers installed by using the "check for updates" feature in ...
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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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If it is copying a file from USB 3 to USB 3, is the speed half or does it depends on the device's design?

I think I have copied files from a USB 2 hard drive to another USB 2 hard drive before, and the speed of copying is about half of what it would be if it is copying from the computer's hard drive to ...
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Problems with the WD passport

I have a wd passport. Every month or so; I backup the contents of all my PCs i.e. PC; tablet and laptop. There is a lot of stuff I don't want to lose e.g. correspondence letters; software ...
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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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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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Docking station for both USB 3 and USB C?

Does anybody know if I install a USB type C for my older ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0? I want my desktop to connect with a docking station, so I can easily switch between my working laptop and personal ...
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USB 3 not working in SuperSpeed mode

I have a problem with my USB 3.0 ports. I bought a new USB Wi-fi card which requires USB 3 port to get full connection speed. However, when I connect it to USB 3 port, they do not enter SuperSpeed ...

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