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How to increase transfer rate of USB3.0 up to max..

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October 19, 2011 4:01:32 PM

i have USB 3.0 hard drive and system is core i7 process that support USB 3.0,ram 4GB DDR3.
i have also installed USB 3.0 driver.
i am getting 10 mbps transfer rate i want to increase to max level..
i want to use USB3.0 Hard drive of transfer rate up to maximum..

please help me...

thank you..

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a c 352 G Storage
October 19, 2011 4:19:10 PM

Helpfull if you provide MB, or laptop make model.
Some quicky questions:
(1) Did you go into Bios and make sure that USB3 support was enabled (some bios also include a "speed" selection)?
(2) Have you updated/verified that you are using the latest driver for the USB 3 chipset? (Intel does not support USB3 so this is a 3rd party controller. Upcoming Intel Ivybridge will support USB3)
(3) dumb question but need to ask, Is the enclosure USB 3 ?
(4) Did you try in a USB 2 port and if so what was the transfer rate compared to when plugged into USB 3?

Side comment, If you want the fastest transfer, then use esata for a HDD.
a c 415 G Storage
October 19, 2011 4:39:13 PM

Is the device you're using really a hard drive or is it a flash memory drive? Most flash drives have pretty slow transfer rates (although normally the USB 3.0-capable ones are better).

The reason I ask is that I often hear people refer to flash drives as "USB hard drives", so I thought it was something that might need clarification.
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a c 352 G Storage
October 19, 2011 4:47:11 PM

^ Good catch.
And there is a big diff between various USB2/3 Thumb drives, some are real dogs. Some low end USB3 drives do NOT perform better than the high end USB 2 drives.
October 20, 2011 1:32:47 PM

Best answer selected by lalit_49.
April 9, 2013 12:58:55 PM

My HDD (both inbuilt sata and external WD) starts transferring at 120Gbps and suddenly it reduces to under 30 for the rest of the transfer. How can I make it keep transferring at 130Gbps. Oh and I have Win8.