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 504 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. 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). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB3.0 Questions Forum Brokne 3.0 on WD Book 1TB External HD Forum USB 3.0 Western Digital 1tb EX HDD, extreme lag [stop and go] Forum WD Passport USB 3.0 Slow transfer rate Forum Hi , i have got a new usb 3.0 compatible motherboard and a wd 1 tb usb 2.0 hard d Forum Wd 1tb portable hdd usb 3 Forum Anyone know a USB 3.0 1 TB 7200 rpm external hard drive? Forum USB 3.0 ports work for mouse and keyboard, but not for anything else Forum What's a good case that has onboard usb 3.0 ? Forum 17 MB/s on Usb 3.0 ? Forum USB 3.0 ON P6X58D-E Forum 1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 Forum Need Some Clarification on USB 3.0... Forum [Solved] HP SimpleSave 1TB - Swapping out the HDD inside? Forum Lexar USB drive not working MAC and PC Forum [Solved] Removing Write Protection on USB HDD Forum Hard Drive Will Not Boot. Forum My seagate external hard 1tb disk is not recognized Forum Harddrive is making my system very slow and is not recognized Forum How to repair imoega hard drive mini USB connector Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !