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Windows 7: This device can run faster...USB problem


11 Aug 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
This device can run faster...USB problem

Hello,

Since a couple of weeks a get the message "this device can run faster" when I plug a external HD or USB stick in the USB ports of my laptop.
Its not only a warning, the transfer speed is also a lot slower as it used to be...
Now, cannot recal when it started exactly and if I did something special...
My laptop is an ASUS UL 80V running on windows 7 64bit.
If tried updating the intel chipset drivers, no help....
Then I replaced the internal HD with an SSD HD and made a complete fresh Windosw 7 install just to find out that my problem still exists.
Again updated my intel ICH9 chipset drivers but without result...so it does not look like a software problem? Anybody an idea/solution?


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11 Aug 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

I was getting that message after SP1, not sure if that applies to you as well.

I just uninstalled the usb drivers and when windows reinstalled them, the problem was gone.

Here's another thread marked solved, This Device Can Perform Faster
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11 Aug 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Tried that several times...no help and same problem after installation of SP1...
a while ago I "lost" my buildin webcam also...not such an issue but I think that the problem started then...
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11 Aug 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abynormal View Post
Tried that several times...no help and same problem after installation of SP1...
a while ago I "lost" my buildin webcam also...not such an issue but I think that the problem started then...

Have you checked the settings in the BIOS?

As mentioned in the last post here,

This Device Can Perform Faster
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11 Aug 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Checked my BIOS, dont have any settings concerning USB...
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11 Aug 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abynormal View Post
Checked my BIOS, dont have any settings concerning USB...
Well, that's all I have. Sorry.

If you could fill in your System Specs,

System Info - See Your System Specs

I'm sure it will help those with other ideas.
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11 Aug 2011   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

As I know, the latest USB devices (USB3) can transfer at a rate of 5 Gbit/s whereas USB2 does it at 480 Mbit/s and USB1.1 does it at 12 Mbit/s . If your USB port is a older one, a latest USB device will pop this message up .
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11 Aug 2011   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This laptop is a bit more than 1 year old and has never generated this message and always had "fast" USB transfers...
I have USB2 ports...I dont care about the msg(easy to get rid off), but the lack of transfer speed does gets me crazy...
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11 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

It could be caused by the following.... If an external hdd is removed incorrectly, the next time it connects, the latency caused by a sort of file check can cause the system to think it is a lower usb speed than it should be. Try a checkdisk on such a hdd, it will take a long time.... When finished, correctly remove. Next time you plug in, it shoul be back to normal speed.
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11 Aug 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you try to set on Write Caching (Better Performance) - in Device Manager > Properties of the device > Policies.
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