17 MB/s on Usb 3.0? Tags: Hard Drives Usb3 External Hard Drive Storage Last response: August 31, 2012 11:28 PM in Storage Share minneola24 August 31, 2012 5:37:23 PM Hi, Just bought an external hard drive to backup 500GB of photos, documents, etc. I plugged it into my USB 3.0 slot on my ASUS P8P67 LE motherboard. It didnt read it at first, but I installed the 3.0 drivers and it read it. I'm using a 1 TB WD external drive. I have an i5 2500K cpu and 8GB memory on windows 7 64 bit. My internal hard drive is 1TB. Why is it only transfering at 17 mb/ s? This is incredibly slow, and it is definently 100% in the USB 3.0 slot on my computer. Thanks More about : usb | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove fzabkar August 31, 2012 10:46:58 PM It sounds like it may be operating at USB 2.0 speeds. | Report abuse minneola24 August 31, 2012 10:52:17 PM fzabkar said:It sounds like it may be operating at USB 2.0 speeds. Lol. I did get that far. Now I should've worded the thread, how do I fix the problem. | Report abuse icy dock August 31, 2012 11:19:19 PM Hi Minneola, I would suggest to make sure the driver is up to date from the motherboard manufacturer's website. If that still doesn't work, it may be something between the external device, and your motherboard. | Report abuse fzabkar August 31, 2012 11:28:29 PM Do your USB 2.0 ports produce exactly the same result? Otherwise, if the USB 2.0 ports have a greater throughput, then this may suggest that there is a high error rate on the USB 3.0 ports. Have you confirmed that the drive is actually OK, ie no "slow" sectors? A HD Tune read benchmark graph should be a flat line, with no appreciable dips in transfer rate. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>17 MB/s on Usb 3.0?> Related ressources: ForumUSB 3.0 Western Digital 30mb/s transfer speed ForumUSB3.0 drive writing at less than 5 MB/s ForumNever be a USB 3.0 external mechanical hard-drive better than ~120 MB/s transfer ForumSlow speed while copying data ( 10 mb/s ) usb 3.0 ForumWill usb 3.0 (read 70 MB/s , write 20 Mb/s ) slow down on a 2.0 port ForumUSB 3.0 numbers (upload vs download) ForumUSB 3.0 Wireless Adapter Networking card ForumASUS M5A99X EVO USB 3.0 same speed USB 2.0 Forum2 USB 3.0 Super Talent Express RC8's in RAID 0 ForumUSB 3.0 SS slow transfer speeds. ForumTransfer Rate of 5 MB/S from SSD to USB Stick?! ForumH-RS880-uATX (Aloe) and USB 3.0 ForumAnyway to test if our PC can do 12 mbs USB speeds ?? ForumSell my Optioned Macbook pro 17 for an Asus G73 ??? ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. Forum[Solved] Why is my USB 3.0 so slow? ForumUSB 3.0 With Windows 7 ForumUSB 3.0 external harddisk enclosure with SATA III SSD Forum[Solved] USB 3.0 external harddisk enclosure with SATA III SSD Forum7200 or 5400rpm for my USB 3.0 Enclosure? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !