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Windows 7: USB drive connecting and disconnecting constantly

20 Sep 2011   #11
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

It's not limited to AMD chipsets. I have a tablet PC and a laptop, both of which use Intel chipsets, and the USB problem is the same with both -- and the same with every USB stick I use.


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21 Sep 2011   #12
pmshah

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
It's not limited to AMD chipsets. I have a tablet PC and a laptop, both of which use Intel chipsets, and the USB problem is the same with both -- and the same with every USB stick I use.
Well I guess I am lucky in that respect. 4 GB Kinston and all SanDisk USB sticks perform without any problems. But externally powered Seagate FreeAgnet HDD don't.

I have been building PCs for the past 20 years. Though they may not have been the highest performing, in my experience via chipsets were the most reliable and trouble free in every respect. Perhaps Intel were losing out to them in the mid to lower end markets so they raised the bogie of patent infringement and cancelled their license.

Even today graphics on my Via C3 mini-itx board with on board S3 graphics performs better than any thing equivalent from Intel. Have been using one of them for about 5 years with ZERO problems.
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21 Sep 2011   #13
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Well... this seems to confort me in a way... In my desktop i got an Nvidia chipset (yes... with an ATI card... I couldn't afford an Nvidia one...) and USB ports work like a charm, I have no issues with USB devices including ALL my USB sticks (1 DataTraveler of 1 GB, 1 of 2 GB, 2 of 8 GB, one of then being an A-Data and the other a Kingston Datatraveler 100, and finally 2 of 16 GB, one KIngston, the other Sandisk...)

Weird enough, on my laptop the bigger capacity kingston sticks don't work properly (The 8 and 16 GB ones), just the lower ones... maybe something to do about capacity of the sticks and the way AMD hadles data (In my laptop, I got a M780 AMD chipset)

I hope next Mobos don't have issues with USB 3.0 or 2.0, because I?m seriously thinking on buying an AMD Mobo for my next desktop...

See ya!!
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22 Sep 2011   #14
pmshah

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Well... this seems to confort me in a way... In my desktop i got an Nvidia chipset (yes... with an ATI card... I couldn't afford an Nvidia one...) and USB ports work like a charm, I have no issues with USB devices including ALL my USB sticks (1 DataTraveler of 1 GB, 1 of 2 GB, 2 of 8 GB, one of then being an A-Data and the other a Kingston Datatraveler 100, and finally 2 of 16 GB, one KIngston, the other Sandisk...)

Weird enough, on my laptop the bigger capacity kingston sticks don't work properly (The 8 and 16 GB ones), just the lower ones... maybe something to do about capacity of the sticks and the way AMD hadles data (In my laptop, I got a M780 AMD chipset)

I hope next Mobos don't have issues with USB 3.0 or 2.0, because I?m seriously thinking on buying an AMD Mobo for my next desktop...

See ya!!
I guess this is something to think about. On my desktop with MSI K9A2GM motherboard I also have the 780 chipset which has been giving me problems with th8 gb Kingston and some exernal Seagate FreeAgent Go HDDs. All capacities of SanDisk yoto 32GB (highest ones I have) work. Everything wrtks just fine on my Zotac mini-itx with nVidia Ion chipset with dual core Atom. My via C7 mini-itx also performs flawlessly. My preferred chipset in the past has always been VIA, who are no longer supporting any Intel / AMD CPUs. You might say they are no longer in the chip-set business.

I am an AMD cpu fan (more like anti-Intel). Have only used these for the past 18 years. So for past couple of years I have switched to AMD cpu + nVidia chipset for all my desktop builds. Haven't faced any problems since.

BTW I have done a lot of searches for a solution even to the extent of bad mouthing the MSI motherboards and AMD chisets' USB implementation EVERY CHANCE i GOT. Alas, without evincing ANY kind of response whatsoever. Finally just added a via USB2 pci addon card !
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