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Windows 7: USB 3.0 Monitor

06 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
USB 3.0 Monitor

I recently installed a Silverstone USB 3.0 PCI-E card. My WD Mypassport external HD did not seem to be running as fast as I thought it should when plugged in to the new USB 3.0 port. I noticed, in msconfig, a USB 3.0 Monitor (rusb3mon) running at start up and unchecked it. My Passport then speeded up to about 3 times its speed when plugged into a USB 2 port. That is about what I expected.

My question is What in the world is the purpose of USB 3.0 Monitor?

Thank you.

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06 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Don't let the name fool you, its more likely its a utility bundled with and installed with the drivers for your USB 3 card, that monitors whether or not devices are inserted into the motherboard's USB 3.0 port. Look though Programs and Features in Control Panel, or even in your Start Menu. It may be something you don't need or want.
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06 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1

Thanks alphanumeric.

Yes that is exactly how it got there. It doesn't appear in Programs and Feature or in the Startup folder. The only place is in msconfig under startup. I unchecked it and all the squirrely things that were happening went away.

Thanks again.
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06 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

No problem, if its disabled and everything still works, then its obviously not needed.
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14 Feb 2017   #5
Flying Frisian

W7 Home Pee x64

"...The Monitor Application, if installed, alerts the user when a USB 3.0 device
is connected to a USB 2.0 port. Performance normally will improve if the
device is connected to a USB 3.0 port. ..."

source: readme.txt
Release Note September 28.2012

Renesas Electronics uPD720201 & uPD720202
USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver Kit (x86 and x64)
for Windows XP, VISTA, 7 and Server 2008 Release 2
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