Forum discussion tagged with USB3.
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    Solved! can't figure out what type of usb-c this is

    was looking at the side of my laptop the over day and couldn't figure out what kind of usb plug this is. googled it and came up empty on search.
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    Solved! add USB 3.0 to old pc

    I am going to get a windows mixed reality headset for Christmas. My PC is a low profile dell optiplex 990, with no USB 3.0, and no spare pci-e bracket (my 1050 ti takes up two brackets) Is there any way I could add a USB 3.0? for wmr it is compulsory.
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    Determine USB 3.1 Type C Speed or Generation

    Hi, I would like to ask the same question folks have asked before but, my Manufacturer HP incorrectly lists the specs so I cannot go to their website and just look it up. As you can see the description below directly contradicts itself. It says 3.1 Gen 2 but 5GB/s. Lifted directly from the...
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    Solved! Dell XPS L501X

    Hello, Greetings, I have dell xps L501x i7, issue i am facing is usb 3.0 is not at all detecting pendrives, i have tried several of them but the other side port are completely working fine. But when i reboot it work for a moment then it get automatically disconnected. I am not able to figure...
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    How can you tell a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port from 3.1 Gen 2? Are both blue?

    How can you tell if a port is USB 3.1 Gen 1 or 3.1 Gen 2? I know that 3.1 Gen 1 (=3.0) ports are blue. So, are Gen 2 ports/cables also blue? The full story: I have a new ASUS H370 Mobo that has colored the Gen 2 ports a lighter blue, like a teal. I have never seen this before and can find...
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    Elitebook 8460p USB3 upgrade

    Hi All, So I have an HP Elitebook 8460p with the 642754-001 motherboard. The AMD chip has packed it in and it occurred to me that if I was going to buy another motherboard would it be an easy swap to install the 670123-001 motherboard instead and get USB3 functionality. Price of the boards seems...
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    How to Use Dongles With Your MacBook Pro

    Your MacBook Pro can be the ultimate multimedia device. It’s got all the specifications, including a gorgeous display. Just connect to a few dongles, and you are set to go. Although the MacBook Pro does not come with USB 3.0 hubs anymore, you can use various adapters. They are easily available...
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    How to Connect USB Devices to MacBook Pro

    Gone are the days when you could simply connect your favourite keyboard or external drive straight onto your MacBook Pro. Apple has even gone as far as removing the usual USB 3.0 hubs from the MacBook Pro altogether. But, most devices out there still run on USB 3.0. So, how do you connect them...
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    USB-C 3.1 to USB 3.0 Hub and Oculus Rift

    I recently picked up an Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop and I would like to use it for showing off VR to friends and family without them having to come to my house. It's advertised as "VR Ready" by Acer, and as far as the specs are concerned it should do all right with most titles. The...
  10. Vox

    Solved! Fuji FinePix USB3 problem

    Hi, When I plugged the data cable into any USB3 port my FinePix S5500 is starting to turn off and on continuously. Sometimes, when idle, it stops switching power off-on for seconds but when I try to copy, scan, whatever drive task it just turns off then at the same time it's turning back on...
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    Is there a USB 3.0 to 2.0 adaptor?

    I have a USB 2.0 external HDD and it won't work in USB 3.0. I have all the drivers, and the HDD works just fine when plugged in to USB 2.0. So that lie about being backwards compatible is a lie. Don't bother saying it isn't a lie because I have physical proof that it is a lie. Only helpful...
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    What is USB 3.1 Gen 1 anyway?

    Hello, if a Windows laptop has 1 or 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, what does that mean? Is USB 3.1 Gen 1 the kind of port that is compatible with most usb devices (e.g. memory thumb stick, storage, etc) that we have been using for many years before laptops with dongle era started taking place?
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    GTX 1050 Ti with PCIe x16 to USB 3.1 riser

    I have HP bk193-ms signature edition It has USB 3.1 gen 1 ports Can I use GTX 1050 Ti / GTX 1060 6GB with PCIe x 16 to USB 3.1 riser, I will insert it directly in USB not in mPCIe.
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    Solved! Epson scanner does not communicate with usb-3 ports

    epson es-200 can't connect to usb-3 ports on HP Spectre/360 windows 10. Tried everything including adding app to firewall, deleting app, reinstalling app and driver . Also tried modifying power settings in the hope that would do the trick. No updates available on HP site to Bios or usb drivers...
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    connect a display with usb 3.0 input to hdmi output on device

    I have a display that only accepts usb 3.0 input. I want to use it as wall mounted display and stream or cast to it. I can't find anything that converts HDMI to USB 3.0 (I don't think I can anyway). I see lots of HDMI/USB adapters but they seem to imply a direction i.e usb to hdmi not vice...
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    SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Not working

    Hi This is what I am seeing when I insert USB into system with Windows 10 Pro. It's there but I can't open it. I have seen and tried some solutions on web but nothing works. Tried updating drivers, changing ports, renaming disk, plugging it in mac (appeared for a few times now not being shown...
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    I have a printer that runs on USB 2 and only USB 3 ports. The printer says it's not compatible with USB 3. What can I do?

    USB 2 device to a USB 3 port I have a printer that runs on USB 2 and only USB 3 ports. The printer says it's not compatible with USB 3. What can I do?
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    I would like to connect dual monitors but I only have 1 HDMI port and no other obvious types of display ports.

    Since I have only 1 HDMI port am I limited to only 1 external monitor? I have a Type-C port but I have not been able to determine if it supports display output. My laptop does not have any VGA, Display Ports, or Mini Display Ports. Could I tell by checking device manager? The specs I have for...
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    Primary Drive as External HDD Usb 3.0

    I have read quite a few threads now but all of the information seems dated around ~2012. I am not asking for convenience but my laptop's internal sata connection for the HDD is broken and the laptop is outside warranty. The laptop is quite high spec so I would prefer not to replace it. Anyway...
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    Does my HP laptop 15-cc123cl usb C port support display out? How to add 2 monitors?!

    I have a HP Pavilion - 15-cc123cl. lists the port is a USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1. "thunderbolt" or "display port" or "alt mode" is not mentioned anywhere. Can i use a USB C to HDMI cable to add a 2nd monitor with this port? If not, a usb display...
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    Fried laptop USB ports

    Hi all, I have a Acer aspire one 725 laptop who's use ports I shorted out about a year ago. The laptop worked however the USB 3.0 port stopped working and the 2 standard USB ports worked but provided less current. Yesterday I accidently shorted out of those ports (yes I'm stupid) and now...
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    USB 3.0 port slowed down

    A few months ago my USB 3.1 GEN1 port stopped working, just like that: whenever I plugged in some 3.0 device - nothing, the system didn't even know there was something connected. I'd been working without a glitch and I hadn't had any problems with it by then. Even more weird is that when I...
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    Would it be possible to use a USB C to USB Male Adapter for EGPu's That require usb type c on a usb 3.0 laptop..?

    Connecting usb type c devices using an adapter on a usb 3.0 laptop
  24. johannes.grande

    Looking for the small circuit board containing the USB-3 and DC power port for Yoga 2 Pro

    I fried the USB-3 port on my Yoga 2 Pro. Where can I find/purchase the board integrating USB port and DC power jack?
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    How to switch USB-C to DP output from HD Graphics to GPU (Notebook: Dell Inspiron 7577)

    I just bought a new Dell Inspiron 7577 Gaming Laptop and want to use it with an external 144hz Monitor by Acer manly for playing Games. Therfore I bought a usb-c(with Thunderbold 3) to Displayport wire to get the full 144 hz. But somehow if I start Overwatch my dedicated GPU (GTX 1060 MaxQ) has...
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    Only Usb 3.0 ports aren't working

    Usb 3.0 ports suddenly stopped working I have a msi gs73vr 7rf stealth pro . I was using it and i plugged in my mouse but it didn't recognize it , so i tried bunch of other stuff , none of them work in any of usb 3.0 ports , only usb 2 port works. I went to bios and still nothing gets recognized...
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    Lenovo Y520 what USB 3.1 gen?

    So what USB 3.1 gen Lenovo Y520 have?
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    Can i use the usb 3.0 jacks on the left side of my lenovo y50-70 to connect to an eGPU?

    My laptop has an Nvidia GTX 960m 4GB already installed in it, but games getting released are starting to get to where I dont have a card capable of running them. Can i use the USB 3.0 jacks that my laptop has to connect to an external GPU setup, or am i going to have to remove the wireless card...
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    Importing MiniDV to Laptop with only USB

    I hope I have this posted in the correct section. I did a search and found posts from a couple of years ago and this thread but it didn't really address my issue. I have a Lenovo Yoga 720. It has two USB 3.0 and 1 type-C that can do USB 3.1. I would like to import a number of MiniDV tapes to...
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    Solved! usb 3.0 booster

    do i need a booster for usb 3.0 from desktop to tv? 25 - 30 ft run. thanks for any helpful responses
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    Can anyone tell me why cant I use my 3rd USB port?

    There is a metallic thing inside one of the 3 USB 3.0 ports, which prevents me from inserting a USB. Can someone help? Well here's the picture,
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    HDMI port as USB 3.0

    hi, I know this is probably really stupid question but im going to ask anyway. I own hp omen laptop which comes with 2 usb3.0 and 1 usb 2.0 . I know that newer models come with usb 3.1 and type c, but it is pretty expensive and im going to use my current one for probably few years. because...
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    Can you use a regular 2.0 usb mouse in a usb 3.0 port?

    Hi I am about to purchase a Microsoft surface laptop but have a concern about it only having a usb 3.0 port. I need to be able to use my wireless usb 2.0 mouse but am worried that it won't work with 3.0. I know Microsoft have released the arc mouse witch connects through bluetooth but I...
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    Recommendations for laptop cooler with USB 3.0 hub and moveable fans

    I am looking for a laptop cooler with a USB 3.0 hub and moveable fans. While I am aware of the limited cooling effectiveness, Instead of buying just a USB hub, it makes more sense to buy a cooling pad that provides it and get the maximum possible cooling out of it. Since the laptop gets heated...
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    New Asus UX490 picking up only external sound and microphone in USB-C plug in but not internal speakers or mic

    I have a brand new Asus UX490UA laptop with USB-C connection to Ethernet, standard USB, sound and mic and hdmi but it still comes with internal sound (Realtek and ICEpower) and mic. The internal speakers and mic haven't worked and no matter how many times I try reinstalling the asus drivers...
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    Ideapad 710s plus usb c

    I have been researching about Lenovo ideapad 710s and 710s plus. The plus model seem to sport a usb type c along with usb 3.0 and usb 2.0 ports, while the 710s model has 2 usb 3.0 ports. the usb c port has "displayport" written on the website of lenovo. So does this port only support displays or...
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    Solved! External Graphics card for utlrabook

    Hi, I know you are thinking of all the possible ways to do this when you read the title but this time is different. I have a helix Intel Core i7-3667U. I've read up on trying to run a graphics card via 3.0 but from what I read you don't get the connection speed you need. I was going to try a usb...
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    m3 issues laptop

    Maxtor M3 1 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive into my windows ten laptop, worked initially now messages saying not supported, cant find the external drive anywhere on pc all checks show working.
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    How can I support 2 monitors outside of my laptop? I have a HDMI to USB 3.0 adapter and it works but then my mouse doesn'twork

    I work in software sales and want to have the "three screen dream". Unfortunately I think my laptop's hardware is not up to par to do this. My laptop is a Inspiron 13 7000 series. I have an HDMI cord in the HDMI slot and have a HDMI to USB 3.0 that works but then my mouse doesn't work or my...
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    Satellite C55D-A5382..... What USB Versions ??

    I know it has (1) USB 3.0 but what Version are the other (2) USB ports ? I searched Toshiba's website already and was not able to find this info. TIA
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    Hel p me choose between MSI and Asus Rog

    There's a sale on the msi laptops but im afraid that has made me lose sight what's the better laptop. MSI GE72VR Apache Pro 17.3 Core i7 Kabylake i7-7700HQ 16GB RAM DDR4 256 SSD 1 TB IPS, full HD 1920 x 1080 SATA 180W AC Adapter 1x HDMI, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 (Type-C, Gen 2), 2x USB 3.0...
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    Canon Camcorder R800 (out via HDMI Type A) to Windows PC (via USB 3.0 in)

    Goal: To have video incoming on USB 3.0 for OBS (Twitch) and other Video Win PC software. Is the goal attainable? Or just stick with camcorder usb out to pc usb 2.0 in?
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    Will this setup work for Oculus Rift roomscale

    My motherboard has x2 USB 2.0 x2 USB 3.0 x1 USB 3.1 And I have an additional 2 USB 3.0 ports on the top of my PC case. (which I have reserved for a USB Hub and the Xbox One Adapter so it isn't behind my PC) So I am thinking 2 sensors in the USB 3.0 ports and the Rift into the USB 3.1 port. Then...
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    Sporadic USB3.0 Speeds Toshiba Satellite

    My Satellite S855-S5378 has 2 USB 3.0 ports. It took multiple web searches to find out how to turn them on - but in copying files to/from 'thumb' drives (including Sandisk Ultra 3.0) the speed MAY start at 50MB/sec but then quickly drops to 10-15MB/sec, while just now, the indicated speed of a...
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    2 usb ports on PC. can i add a 3.0 hub to increase them for VR?

    HI! I see that oculus-rift spec says you need 3 usb 3.0 ports for their device. I only have 2 on my PC, can I add a USB 3.0 hub or expansion card to solve this problem? Or should the USB 3.0 ports be built into the mobo for better/faster performance? Thanks!
  46. rimartic

    maximum usage and efficiency from laptop usb ports

    hi i have lenovo Y700 gaming laptop but as much as gaming i do lot of multimedia converting , editing and file transfer between external HDDs. this laptop has 2 usb3 and 1 usb2 port i have connected a four port usb3 hub to one of usb3 ports and also an usb2 hub to only usb2 port to maximize my...
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    GS43VR 7RE PHANTOM PRO or AERO 14 (GTX 1060)?

    So today I am thinking of looking for new laptop and i did see these two GS43VR 7RE PHANTOM PRO or AERO 14 (GTX 1060)? know the AERO 14W v7-CF2O NVIDIA GTX 1060 NO Thunderbolt™3 USB3.1 1.8Kgs and GS43VR 7RE PHANTOM PRO GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 Thunderbolt™3 USB3.1 1.8Kgs on paper the...
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    How to detect USB 3.1 Gen1 or Gen2?

    Hi, I recently bought a laptop that says it has USB 3.1 Type-C Port. But I'm confused whether it has Gen1 or Gen2 USB 3.1 port. So please help me finding out which gen USB it has? Is there any utility to check for it? My laptop model is - ASUS R558UQ Thanks.
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    Laptop to desktop

    Hi everyone, I have a 3 year old Lenovo U430P Intel i7-4500U. It's still working well, but the performance and battery life is not as good as i would like it to be. (i do a lot of graphic intensive work and work on the go a lot) I have a new PC coming in so i want to turn this laptop into a...
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    Best way to connect 2 screens to a single-HDMI-port-laptop?

    Hi, I have a single HDMI port in my laptop, and some USB 3.0 ports. I had an argue with my friend about what's more efficient / profitable for connecting 2 external screens to it, both have DP and VGA ports: connecting both screens to a 2-DP-to-HDMI adapter vs connecting one screen using a...
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    Toshiba Satellite S855 USB3.0 Ports Not In Device List

    Toshiba Satellite S855 USB 3.0 ports not shown in device list. Win8.0 Are they disabled? Dead? If neither - how do I activate them? Thanks.
  52. exomegan

    Is there a Usb 3.0 to Usb 2.0 adapter?

    The usb 3.0 port in my laptop is broken and i only have a usb 2.0 port alive and my external hard drive can only be read in usb 3.0. Is there a usb adapter that can convert usb 3.0 to usb 2.0? I have found one online but What worries me is the will it work?
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    thinkpad usb 3.0 basic dock

    At the advice of the support team at Lenovo, I purchased a Thinkpad USB 3.0 Basic Dock for my 2016 Yoga 910 laptop. The keyboard, second display and mouse work perfectly, but the Dock does not charge my laptop. Shouldn't the dock also act as a power cord, so I don't need to rely on battery...
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    Looking how to connect my ps4 to laptop

    Can I connect my ps4 to laptop using HDMI to USB 3.0 adapter
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    USB 3.0 Ports Not Working

    Hi, Recently I replaced my laptop's hard drive with an SSD as the hard drive it came with wasn't just slow, it rendered the laptop almost unusable. When I did so I decided to install Windows 7 (it was originally running Windows 8/8.1, one of the two at least) when I installed this I naturally...
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    USB 3.0 External Video card

    Hi, I just bought a new desktop *ACER AZ3-715-UR51 23.8” AIO. Intel i7-6700T and 16gb RAM) It has Intel integrated graphics, and 4 USB 3.0 ports. Can I buy an external card and intall/use it that way? Or must it be used in a PCI slot? (which it doesn't have if I'm reading the specs right). Also...
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    My external hard drive needs a usb 2.0 port but I only have usb 3.0 ports on my computer. How can I fix this?

    Have windows 10 with usb 3.0 ports. not recognizing my external hard drive which needs a usb 2.0 port. can I fix this?
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    USB 3.0 not recognized by programs, just device manager

    Inspiron 5221 win8.1 - usb 2.0 works ok but zi can not get 3.0 device to work on any usb port (Have 2 or each).
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    usb 3.0 port not working on lenovo G50 80

    and i will install driver and download 3.0 port driver and installed but it is not working it was supply on power
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    USB 3.0 driver crashes at startup if anything is plugged into USB 3.0

    My laptops (HP Pavilion 15-ab195no) USB 3.0 hub driver crashes every time I start it while having my mouse plugged into the USB 3.0. I have to shutdown and restart the laptop without using the USB port to get it to work. If I plug in the mouse after startup it works fine. The crash only makes...