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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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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 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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usb3 device detected but not it’s block device

when I plug a usb 3 device on a usb 3 port on devuan, I have only this message from dmesg : [354063.866359] usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 10 using xhci_hcd [354064.050880] usb 1-4: New ...
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Booting Win7 64bit from USB 3.0 thumb drive - is it possible to use the 3.0 speeds?

As it sits it takes 4-6 minutes to load a web page using my USB 2.0 slot. My Thumb Drive(PSF32GTAB3USB) is 3.0 and I have a port on my laptop (N53SV) that's also USB 3.0. However, if I try booting ...
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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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USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On the ...
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Arch Linux on an external HDD GPT-Partitioned

I have an Alienware M14x-R1 and had an Arch Linux System installed on its 750Gb HDD, everything working fine, GPT-partitions (on BIOS, not EFI) and GRUB bootloader. Then I bought a new Corsair SSD, ...
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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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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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SATA hard drive partition not recognized after replacing to different external enclosure?

I have been using an ST2000DM001 hard drive with an old G3 Station SATA-USB 2.0 adapter (JMicron JMB509 controller), the HDD has one ext4 partition. After putting the HDD into a newer, SATA-USB 3.0 ...
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Unable to install OS on ProBook 430 G3 driver required

I'm getting a message 'Load Driver' 'A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.' I've read that it's due to ...
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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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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 Grub 2.0 to see usb device on (USB 3) expresscard

Im runing ubuntu off of a usb flash drive. My laptop does not support booting from my expresscard (nor has any usb3 ports other than what i have added via my expresscard). I'm using Grub 2.0x that ...
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USB3 HDD does not spin down after selecting “Eject drive”

my external WD drive connected to USB3 on home PC spin down after selecting "Eject drive" but it does not spin down on work PC (on USB3 as well). Tried to find answers in Google but I could not. I ...
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Usb ports connecting and disconnecting

I know this is not the place to ask about hardware problems and solutions, but I can't search on google anymore... I've been for over 24hours searching on google about my problem and trying to get a ...
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Intel SSD with USB 3

I have an Intel 520 SSD that I had wanted to use to speed a few things up. I'm using it on a gateway all in one with Windows 7 and there doesn't seem to be room for another drive inside. There are 2 ...
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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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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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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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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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Front USB ports not working after installing new hard drives

After replacing my hard drive with an SSD, and adding a second hard drive, my front USB ports aren't working anymore. What I've tried so far: Restarting my computer, numerous times Uninstalling ...
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Tin/aluminum foil a suitable method of stopping USB3 interference with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi?

I wish to use USB3 to connect my hard drive with my server but it causes interference with Wi-Fi as the access point is fairly close to the hard drive (not much I can do about it). Is there any ...
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How to control power to usb ports in a mac?

Is it possible to "turn off" a usb port on an iMac using macOS? If yes how to do it? I have seen other posts but they are windows machines. iMac 21.5 late 2015 1080p running Sierra.6 (All updates)
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external boot drive doesn't boot from usb 3.0 but boots from usb 2.0

I have installed ubuntu 18.04 on external SSD (internal SSD has windows 10, which I removed when making this boot drive, so all the boot files are on external SSD). I was able to boot it from USB 3.0 ...
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My USB network adapter is slow ONLY on my laptop. I've tried everything

I've encountered an issue and I've exhausted all my options, so I'm posting here. This has really got me confused and I'd love to know the answer. I have a Windows 10 Inspiron 15 7559. The onboard ...
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How to capture raw video output from 12-bit RCCB / YUV camera

I have worked this problem for some days now, checked multiple programs and libraries, to no avail. I work on a Windows 10 x64 PC. Heads up: this problem seems to have been solved by someone on a ...
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ExFat formatted USB 3.1 flash drive extremely slow with sporadic bursts of speed

I recently purchased this 512gb USB 3.0 flash drive with advertised read speeds of up to 200mb/s and write speeds of up to 100mb/s. To use with my Mac with USB 3.0 ports. When I first used it, I ...
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Some USB2 devices do not function when connected through hubs or to some chassis ports but work when connected to specific chassis USB2 or USB3 ports

How can I get Windows to just see my devices when I plug them in and be sure they will work via hubs? I am using a notebook PC w/ Windows for the first time for some production purposes. I'm coming ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ASMedia USB 3.1 slow 4k Q32T1 speed

I have a RAID enclosure USB 3.1 Gen 2 with 2 SSDs inside. The speeds I get on my ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard is strange. I connected the same RAID to both USB 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports. The ...
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Issues with USB

I have an issue with my laptop's USB 3.0 ports: When I connect a keyboard or a mouse, Windows 10 won't detect them. Even the lights or LED won't blink. Same goes with USB 2 flash drives: Windows won't ...
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Why my external USB 3 drive has better 4K write speed than WD Black?

Please take a look at the image below. I’m wondering why my external USB 3 2.5 drive has 4K speed write much faster than my internal WD Black 3.5 drive?
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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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Can you connect a docking station via ethernet

I have a docking station with two display ports, multiple USB 3.0, and an ethernet port. My laptop has only USB 2.0 ports. Can I connect the laptop and the docking station to a high speed switch ...
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Use a SATA3 ssd on a USB3 external case will greatly compromising performance?

I have a mac mini late 2014, I do not want to open it not to lose the warranty. so I decided that I will use my ssd it with an external case USB3. Will there be any difference in performance / very ...
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Can't install Kali on a USB 3.0 SSD

I bought a USB 3.0 SSD to install Kali on it for a high performance external boot setup. Unfortunately, I can't select my USB SSD in the installation process. I tried it on my laptop, but also via a ...
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USB wireless headphones disappear from devices list

I recently bought a pair of wireless headphones (NOX KROM KUPRA). After plugging in the headphones, the headphones and microphone both appear under playback devices and recording devices, and both ...
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Unable to activate USB 3.0 on HP ProBook 4530s Windows 7 Ultimate

Whenever I attach my USB 3.0 Flash Drive, it shows a message stating that my device can perform better if I connect it to Super Speed USB 3.0 port. I have installed the proper drivers (see the ...
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Possible to get firewire on a new laptop that only has usb3 and thunderbolt?

I was wondering if it's possible to somehow get Firewire on my Asus rog g751jy? It's fairly new and really powerful computer, but doesn't have a built-in firewire port. It does however have USB3.0 I'...
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Kubuntu boots slowly when using USB 3.0 hub

When booting my Dell XPS 13 (2013, L322X) with kubuntu 15.04 with Plasma 5 and nothing attached i get a start up time of ca 9 seconds. When i attach my USB 3.0 hub I get ca 30 seconds. That is even ...