I just bought me a 1TB USB 3.0 External HDD.
The LED glows green when in USB 2.0 mode, and Blue when in USB 3.0 mode.
When I boot my computer, the light is Blue; that is, until Windows starts up, then it goes Green showing that it has reverted to 2.0 mode.
I have run out of ideas, except one. I was wondering if changing the BIOS setting to non-Plug 'n' Play would let BIOS allocate all the ports, etc., instead of Windows.
Will this 'break' Windows? I really don't want to have to do a re-install.
Or if anyone has other ideas, please let me know.
What I have done so far is:
- Uninstalled/re-installed the 3.0 drivers (I made sure I have the latest)
- I've tried different settings in BIOS to no avail
- I've Googled and scoured this forum to no avail
I read somewhere on this forum, I think, that I should have the same number of USB Root Hubs as Controllers. That is not the case.
Here's a shot of my DM: