I have tried LaCie USB 3.0 and Western digital USB 3.0 eternal drives with Buffalo and WD pci USB3.0 cards and cannot get much higher transfer rates than I do with a USB2.0. and an HP Pocket drive. Im getting nowhere with any of the manufacturer's service techs.
Should I be able to get (realistic) 3.0 speeds withthis motherboard if I have a USB 3.0 card installed? Is there anything special I need to do to make this happen?
thanks in advance,
Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
AMD Phenom™ II X4 processor 830
• 2.8 GHz, 4000 MHz FSB
AMD 785G Chipset
8 GB DDR3
1 TB SATA Hard Disk Drive (7200 rpm)
ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics
8 USB 2.0
1 FireWire (IEEE 1394)
VGA and DVI-D Port
1 Optical Audio Out
3 PCI Express x1
1 PCI Express x16
Memory card device
15-in-1 memory card reader
Integrated 10/100/1000 BaseT network interface
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Time copying some files to it or from it when using USB3 and USB2 to see if there is actually any difference. Most likely, the speeds are not much over USB2 speeds, if any, in which case USB3 will not be an improvement.