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Windows 7: Windows 7 & USB 3.0

08 Jan 2010   #1
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Windows 7 & USB 3.0

Does anyone know if Windows 7 has native support for USB 3.0? If not has anyone successfully installed a USB 3.0 PCI-e card in a Windows 7 system? I'm wondering if the currently available add-on controllers are compatible.


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08 Jan 2010   #2
Qdos

 

It would be absurd to imagine these cards don't ship with Win 7 drivers seeing as they are a cutting edge product right now
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08 Jan 2010   #3
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

well I don't think USB 3.0 is still mainstream yet, I mean obviously 2.0 still seems pretty popular
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08 Jan 2010   #4
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Does anyone know if Windows 7 has native support for USB 3.0? If not has anyone successfully installed a USB 3.0 PCI-e card in a Windows 7 system? I'm wondering if the currently available add-on controllers are compatible.

Check with the manufacturer or the Windows Compatibility Center: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx.

Tara
Window Outreach Team
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08 Jan 2010   #5
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I'll check that windows 7 drivers are available of course, but I was more interested in how stable/reliable the usb 3.0 controllers are and how the performance compares with e-sata. There is a definite performance increase switching my external hard drive from usb 2.0 to e-sata, but unfortunately the e-sata connection tends to lockup sometimes. I'm thinking of getting a usb 3.0 hard drive enclosure and pci-e controller card to get better performance (hopefully without the lockup problem).
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09 Jan 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
..but I was more interested in how stable/reliable the usb 3.0 controllers are and how the performance compares [to whatever]...
Not possible to say since it is still earlier days.
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11 Jan 2010   #7
ltto

windows 7
 
 
USB 3.0 PCI-e card windows 7 driver

you can download USB 3.0 PCI-e card windows 7 driver from this page:

2-Port USB 3.0 PCI-Express Card
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17 Dec 2011   #8
Wrinkledlion

Windows 7
 
 

It does say in my device manager under "Other Devices" that the drivers for a USB aren't installed, but it won't tell me the manufacturer or any details. Updating drivers from there doesn't work.
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17 Dec 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have used USB3 on my laptop which has this port out of the box. It worked perfectly with my disk in a USB3 enclosure.
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17 Dec 2011   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I'm using SIIG USB 3.0 PCIexpress card. I have 2 USB 3.0 docking stations. My WD drives run at full speed. It kicks ass basically.
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