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Windows 7: Need USB 3.1

29 Jul 2016   #1
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Need USB 3.1

Hi all I got a USB Samsung D3 2TB external drive plugged into a USB 3 3.0 port ...... its now telling me on start up it could work faster on a newer USB 3.1 port, I have a free PCI Express 2.0 XT Slot, left on my Asus Maximus Vl Formula Main board, also on this board sure I noticed USB 3 plug to add front slot USB 3, but not sure if they would be 3.0 or 3.1 ?

so my question is what's my best options to get USB 3.1 ..... any help advise welcome


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29 Jul 2016   #2
z3r010

 

I've just checked your mobo specs and that board only has 2.0 & 3.0 ports - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MA...pecifications/

TBH I don't think you would gain anything as i'm sure the 3.0 will be faster than the drive can transfer anyway.
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29 Jul 2016   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I've just checked your mobo specs and that board only has 2.0 & 3.0 ports - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MA...pecifications/

TBH I don't think you would gain anything as i'm sure the 3.0 will be faster than the drive can transfer anyway.

ok thanks for your advise, why would my D3 tell this advise on start up then if advantages would be minimal
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31 Jul 2016   #4
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I've just checked your mobo specs and that board only has 2.0 & 3.0 ports - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MA...pecifications/

TBH I don't think you would gain anything as i'm sure the 3.0 will be faster than the drive can transfer anyway.
3.1 is double the (potential) speed of 3.0, but as you point out, both the device and the mobo only support 3.0 anyway.

OP: Check your cabling is fully 3.0 compliant. I sometimes get similar messages if I plug into a USB3 port with a generic cable.
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31 Jul 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As z3r010 pointed out your motherboard does not support USB 3.1.

I would suggest that you check and see if you have drivers for USB 3.0 installed. They should be on your motherboard CD if you need them.

I have no idea why your Samsung D3 is posting that information flag on your system.
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01 Aug 2016   #6
tblob

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Your motherboard DOES support "ASUS USB 3.0 Boost" which is one of their motherboard utilities.

"ASUS USB 3.0 Boost adds new UAS Protocol support for improved data transfer speeds and lower CPU utilization, offering compliance with a protocol recently introduced by the USB-IF to augment data connectivity. USB 3.0 Boost enables native UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) support, as well as full backward compatibility with the traditional Bulk-Only Transport (BOT) protocol. Auto detection of connected devices ensures the most suitable protocol available is used, resulting in 170% faster data speeds compared to original USB 3.0 speeds. A dedicated USB 3.0 Turbo Mode accelerates the performance of all USB devices for an overall increase in data transfer speeds."
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03 Aug 2016   #7
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 



ok this is the message I get on start up I assume this is my D3 devise
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03 Aug 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
That message says nothing of 3.1
Means you haven't installed the 3.0 driver off the cd that came with the board and or not connecting the device to a 3.0 blue usb port.
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03 Aug 2016   #9
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
That message says nothing of 3.1
Means you haven't installed the 3.0 driver off the cd that came with the board and or not connecting the device to a 3.0 blue usb port.
ok yes I get your drift but its in a blue port ? USB 3 and all my drivers are upto date says driver booster 3 ...... I do have a intense 1TB drive on USB 2 in a usb port 2
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03 Aug 2016   #10
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Just to add an additional note. To get the speed of USB 3.0 from things such as portable hard drives have to be designed for USB 3 & are connected by a heavier USB cable. Of course they also have to be plugged into a USB 3 port.

USB 2 devices will work perfectly plugged into a USB 3 port but they will only run at USB 2 speed. Also a USB 3 device plugged into a USB 2 port will only run at USB 2 speed.
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