Windows 7 Not compatible with USB 3.0? slow speeds

i have asus p7p55d-e pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

which states full Usb 3.0 support.

This is offered http://event.asus.com/mb/2010/the_best_usb3_experience/...

but my board isn't compatible.

I Need to know how to tell in windows 7 prof 64bit that your usb is in 3.0 "mode"
Similar to checking 10/100/1000 ethernet settings.

I"m transferring a lot of data to my WD My passport usb 3.0 500gb version (black)


What are my options to increase my speed?

I"m sure I'm missing some type of setting, or software

all cables correct including from MOBO to I/O panel port.
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  1. Do you install the newer USB3.0 driver from here. http://www.drivers-download.com/en/downloadlist.php?id=90
  2. cin19 said:
    Do you install the newer USB3.0 driver from here. http://www.drivers-download.com/en/downloadlist.php?id=90


    I Just did,

    i also realized my 6gb sata hdd was in a 3gb slot."
    Where can i find the best driver for my 6gb controller.

    my mobo is ASUS P7P55D-E PRO
    couldn't tell what to download from http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P7P55DE_PRO/#support_Download_30

    or if it is even the right thing to do.
    is there a way to check what speed my hdd is running.
  3. You may need the intel chipset driver too from intel download center. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=20775

    For regular HDD, you can either connect to the SATAII, 3Gbit/s(300 MB/s) or SATAIII, 6Gbit/s (600 MB/s) because the HDD never reach the 300MB/s speed.

    You can use the HD Tune to test, http://www.hdtune.com/ or ATTO, http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1749/atto-disk-benchmark-v2-46/
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