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USB 3.0 With Windows 7

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  • Windows 7
  • USB3
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
August 20, 2012 11:07:00 PM

hello .

i just bought a new SanDisk usb drive with 3.0 connection, i pluged it into the 3.0 usd SS in my case (thermal take level 10 gt)
and nothing happen i checked in the disk management and nothing .

is it because windows 7 doesnt have any usb 3.0 drivers ? or anything else?
(OS : Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP 1)

thank you!

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a c 286 $ Windows 7
a c 157 G Storage
August 20, 2012 11:42:15 PM

Does your system support usb 3.0? What is your motherboard model?
a c 308 $ Windows 7
a c 1306 G Storage
August 21, 2012 12:19:50 AM

Yes Win7 would need you to load drivers for the usb3 chipset as it doesnt support USB3 natively. You should be able to see it in Device manager.

Just because your case has usb3 ports doesnt mean they're connected to anything.
I'm afraid you'll need to open the case and check that.

as a test you can plug the Sandisk drive into a usb2 port and it should still work, just at reduced speeds.