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Windows 7: External usb drives and Win 7 discovery/connection issues

20 Aug 2014   #1
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
External usb drives and Win 7 discovery/connection issues

I have three external usb drives - 2 are actual drives and the third is stick. I also have 4 usb 2 ports on my MB - and an additional 4 port USB 3 add-on card. I find that if the 3 externals are plugged into the USB2 machine ports...they show up in bios boot screens...but...if I use them in the USB3 ports on the card...they may or may not be discovered in the bios startup read out ?

From a difference of 1) performance...and 2) Windows ability to find them all the time at startup...is there a way to use them with the add-on usb card (USB 3) rather than the MB's iUSB2 internal ports ?

Thanks...TiminAz


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24 Aug 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Tim mate had a similar problem not that long ago and it turned out to b a faulty card but on the replacement card I still could not get any connection so I took the card out of the small slot that I had it in and put it in one of the spare PCI slots and it worked.

The other thing is I suppose any software required was installed if any and that the power was hooked up ok? Plus any drivers required for the board slots?
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