3.5" SATA drive continually mounts/dismounts via USB 3.0

Hey Gang! Hope everyone's week is going great!

I have an issue with my USB 3.0 docking station. Every drive I insert continually mounts/dismounts in an endless cycle of differing lengths. The dock is 100% stable on a USB 2.0 controller. USB 3.0 controller is 100% stable with all USB 2.0 devices. I don't have another 3.0 device or controller to test with. Running latest driver from controller manufacturer (Etron). Any thoughts? TIA. ~Alden

Motherboard: GA-880GMA-USB3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128490

Drive Dock: Aluratek AHDDU200F
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817422031
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  1. aldenf said:
    Hey Gang! Hope everyone's week is going great!

    I have an issue with my USB 3.0 docking station. Every drive I insert continually mounts/dismounts in an endless cycle of differing lengths. The dock is 100% stable on a USB 2.0 controller. USB 3.0 controller is 100% stable with all USB 2.0 devices. I don't have another 3.0 device or controller to test with. Running latest driver from controller manufacturer (Etron). Any thoughts? TIA. ~Alden

    Motherboard: GA-880GMA-USB3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128490

    Drive Dock: Aluratek AHDDU200F
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817422031


    Hi Aldenf,

    From what you've said, it seems to point to the docking station itself. Check to see if Aluratek has any sort of firmware update for the device. Perhaps you may be able to get different results with a different hard drive as well.

    Hope this helps!
  2. icy dock said:
    Hi Aldenf,

    From what you've said, it seems to point to the docking station itself. Check to see if Aluratek has any sort of firmware update for the device. Perhaps you may be able to get different results with a different hard drive as well.

    Hope this helps!


    Hi,

    This may not be a dock station issue but a usb 3.0 issue. The problem stated above is more common then I thought. I believe it's a driver for the chip(s) that needs fixing. To many usb 3.0 docked drives report as a disconnect to the system when doing long tedious imaging work. Does not matter what imaging software you use or disk type - green, blue, or black.

    I have many docks, usb 2 and 3, extra drives (sata II & III), and have tested in every combination possible.

    I haven't tried since I recently updated my own Etron usb 3 driver. My Gigabyte board has an Etron chip, Gigabyte also used NEC usb chips.

    * As an answer to the original question. Try updating your usb 3 dedicted driver and make certain you have no other usb chip specific drivers conflicting.

    hkb
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