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WD Mypassport Essential Does not give speed in usb 3.0

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December 10, 2011 10:55:37 AM

i just bought WD my passport Essential SE 1 TB USB3.0
i connected it to my dv6 6121tx usb3 port. but windows say that your device can perform faster. What is this ???
i copied some files to and from my new hdd. But the speed is only around 35 MBPS (both read and write). What should i do ?? :(  :(  :( 
i updated all the drivers and formated all the contents in the hdd preloaded
but still the speed is same. i got the same speed when i connected to usb2 port. so no difference in the speed of usb 2 and usb 3 port .. tell me a suggetion. i came to know that this hdd can read more than 80MBPS and write at 60MBPS.. but i did not get this :(  :(  :(  :(  :( 
a b G Storage
December 10, 2011 11:49:33 AM

The port on the left hand side?
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December 10, 2011 12:08:19 PM

yes. My
device manager shows Renesas usb3 host controller and usb3 root hub. i am sure. it is USB3.0
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a b G Storage
December 10, 2011 12:11:23 PM

Ok, try enable write cache.

Right click drive>properties

double click your WD my passport>change settings>policies>enable write caching on the device
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December 10, 2011 12:16:59 PM

right click to which drive ?
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a b G Storage
December 10, 2011 12:19:30 PM

Any drive will do.
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December 10, 2011 12:21:26 PM

okk.. i got that.. but it does not change any speed.. ?? by enabling write cache i cant remove the hdd without safe removal
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a b G Storage
December 10, 2011 12:23:59 PM

What is the size of the file being transfer?
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a b G Storage
December 10, 2011 12:30:59 PM

Sequential?
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December 10, 2011 12:33:17 PM

which means ?
i hav a 2GB movie file. titanic720p.mkv
i tried to copy this file.
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December 10, 2011 12:42:50 PM

make sure u r connecting to the blue USB port.

blue USB port is 3.0. and remaining ports (mostly black) is 2.0.

even ur computer is 3.0 enable, if u plug into 2.0 port, it will act as 2.0.

good luck
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a b G Storage
December 10, 2011 12:44:22 PM

The dv6 usb 3.0 port is black and they are on the left hand side and marked with "ss" for super speed.
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December 10, 2011 12:50:02 PM

ya my usb 3 port is black. and it is marked as 'ss'.. what will i do for better performance ?
is my hdd is damaged ? or anything wrong with my laptop ?
i bought this hdd today
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a b G Storage
December 10, 2011 12:53:16 PM

Well, I have absolutely no problem with my dv6's USB 3.0 port.
Did you use the USB 3.0 cable from my passport to connect the HDD?
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December 10, 2011 12:56:09 PM

what will i do ?
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a b G Storage
December 10, 2011 12:59:31 PM

Then that is fine. USB 3.0 cable is different to 2.0. Check your bios for USB 3.0 controller mode, select xhci.
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a c 180 G Storage
December 10, 2011 5:18:19 PM

Do you own a retail copy of this movie?
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