Quote: Originally Posted by Yax1
I really think that there is a motherboard issue .. touch the southbridge ( the square chip nwxt to the pci express x16 ) and check if it's overheating ... if it is then I recommend to buy a chip usb 3.0 adapter that pluged into the pci slot . Hope its been relevant to you .
After serious testing with my last PC and having the mother board replaced twice the issue still persisted. I had other issues with my last PC on top of the USB 3.0 issue, which was fixed in the other thread I linked.
My Mother Board temp is fine (Liquid Cooled) and has been tested using the Dell Utility program and a 3rd party program, both passed it without issue.
The USB port itself is fine.
The PC is a couple of months old and has had no other issue at all until today when I plugged my WD passport in and nothing happened. It does how work in the USB 2.0 slots...so has to be drivers
for USB 3.0 I would think?
I personally think it is a driver
issue and some incompatibility between my Smartphone, Western Digital 2TB Passport external hard drive and the USB 3.0 Host Controller Drivers.