WD 1TB USB 3.0 is NOT recognized as USB 3.0? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital USB3 Storage Last response: May 23, 2012 5:39 PM in Storage Share alexb75 May 20, 2012 10:54:40 PM I got an MSI 890GX motherboard, and a 2.5" WD 1TB USB 3.0 drive. No matter what I've tried, I cannot get USB 3.0 speeds, like fastest I get, is around 20 MB/second transfer which is even lower than USB 2.0 speeds. When I connect the drive, it says, if you connect to a USB 3.0 port it works faster, HOWEVER, it IS connected to a USB 3.0 BLUE port?! I've upgraded the USB 3.0 driver from MSI website, and it does show up in the Device Manager as "Renesus USB 3.0 Host and Root". What am I missing? How the heck to make my external HDD work at USB 3.0 speeds? I also used the supplied cable with thin connecter on one side. Thanks More about : 1tb usb recognized usb Dereck47 a c 577 G Storage May 20, 2012 11:12:05 PM Double-check the specs for your drive. It probably came with a USB 2.0 cable, not 3.0. When I bought my WD Home 1TB two years ago it did not come with a USB 3.0 cable, or Firewire cable, it just came with a USB 2.0 cable. m 0 l alexb75 May 23, 2012 5:39:41 PM Well, there's a big sticker on the cable saying it's USB 3.0, it has the USB 3.0 thin connector on the drive side (regular USB cables don't fit). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources External HDD Only Works in USB 2.0 not 3.0 Forum WD 1 TB External Hard Drive Question.... Need new case? Forum Broken USB port on WD External Hard Drive Forum Hi , i have got a new usb 3.0 compatible motherboard and a wd 1 tb usb2.0 hard d Forum WD My Passport not recognized by usb 3.0 Forum Best 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Forum Western Digital Launches Its First USB 3.0 HDD news External HDD recognized but not shown anywhere Forum External HD USB 3.0 or 2.0 Forum USB 1.1 PC to USB 3.0 External HDD Forum Western digital usb 3.0 external hard drive slow transfer rate Forum External drive, removed from enclosure, still recognized as external? Forum Iomega eGo 1TB USB3 External Hard Drive Problems solution Western digital 3.0 usb Forum Slow usb 3.0 external hard drive. wtf? Forum Need suggestion on external hard drive! Forum Can a USB port damage an external hard drive? Forum Western Digital My Book Live Personal Storage Forum USB 3.0 Western Digital 30mb/s transfer speed Forum Buffalo vs. Western Digital Portable Hard Drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !