|26 Feb 2016||#1|
My 3.0 ports aren't working as supposed to
I've always come to this forum for answers, and I've been able to solve most of them, but right now I needed to make an account to explain my issue because I'm out of ideas.
First of all, I saw a thread similar to this, but the solution they gave didn't accomplish much.
I have a Lenovo E440, it has 3 usb ports, and all of them are 3.0.
I have a Samsung M3 Slimline 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, with its 3.0 cable.
So this is what happens.
I use my office internet to download movies, games, etc, then I place them on my M3 to bring it to home. The speed I get in my computer office, which is a decent computer, is about 20-30 mbps, which is fine I guess because I connect my M3 to a 2.0 port, but when I get home, no matter which port I use since all of them are 3.0, I guess about the same transfer speed or maybe less, sometimes even 10mbps.
I wondered if my hard drive was faulty because sometimes it will take a while for my laptop to recognize it when in my office it does almost right away (and my office computer is lower than my laptop).
I downloaded my 3.0 usb ports drivers from the manufacture website (Lenovo), and realized it was the same that the Windows installed by itself, so I did some tests like uninstall the ones that Windows installed and then manually reinstall.
I did that, then restarted the computer. After that, just less than 5 mins, I would get a blue screen error showing some issue with a file, which is the one I just installed from the drivers downloaded in Lenovo, so I had to be quick and uninstall everything so I would stop having this blue screen error.
Now I'm back with the ones that Windows install when it realized I don't have (still the same driver name and everything so I don't know what's the difference between them).
Yesterday I was transfering a game folder and at first was about 8-11 mbps, then it increases a to 20mbps.
Does this laptop needs to be upgraded to 8 or 10 since maybe, and just maybe, its drivers are not fully supported in Windows 7? I don't like Windows 8, I have an original Windows 10 Pro which I tried. It was good and got a good feeling to it at first, but then, out of the blue after I installed some stuffs and needed to restart, my drivers went off. I mean, my wireless drivers and lan ones were uninstalled, also my latest graphics drivers were uninstalled, and I couldn't figure it out why that happened since I was just installing normal stuffs and I like to restart after installing stuffs. So I brush it off and went back to Windows 7.
If you might wonder, no, I don't remember how much transfer speed I was getting while using Windows 10, I think I didn't even use my M3 since my hard drive had a partition when I installed Windows 10, so I didn't need to plug it.
So that's pretty much everything till now. I've been thinking if I should try Windows 10 again, but I'm afraid I would stumble upon that issue again, and also, updating in Windows 10 was a really really pain in the armpit, it was hellish slow, and weekend just started and I wouldn't like to spend 4-6 hours just updating tonight.
I hope I can sort things out.
Thank you very much in advance.
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