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How Do You Enable USB 3.0?

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January 5, 2011 7:08:04 PM

I have a Gigabyte X58-USB3 motherboard, and I installed the drivers, im running windows 7 64 bit, and I cant get my usb 3.0 flash drive to show up in windows when I connect it? When I plug it in, it flashes for about 4 seconds, but does not show up in windows, help??

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January 5, 2011 7:21:12 PM

did you try rebooting with the usb drive plugged in......
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January 5, 2011 7:35:41 PM

teaser said:
did you try rebooting with the usb drive plugged in......



yes, still doesnt work 8(
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a b $ Windows 7
January 5, 2011 8:00:59 PM

does it work elsewhere?
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January 5, 2011 8:02:55 PM

13thmonkey said:
does it work elsewhere?


yes. the usb 2.0 ports work fine
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a b $ Windows 7
January 6, 2011 5:38:38 AM

hang on, is it a usb3 stick that doesn't work in a usb2/3 port, or a usb3 port that doesn't work? are there any bios options to treat USB ports as std speed, legacy, or similar words?
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January 6, 2011 7:33:04 AM

13thmonkey said:
hang on, is it a usb3 stick that doesn't work in a usb2/3 port, or a usb3 port that doesn't work? are there any bios options to treat USB ports as std speed, legacy, or similar words?



Its a USB 3.0 Flash Drive Stick, that does Not Work in the USB 3.0 port, in fact nothing that i connect to the USB 3.0 port seems to work, so there must be some way to enable it in bios then? Never done that before, I guess on start up i press F8?? or F2? maby "esc"?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 6, 2011 9:28:22 AM

Del probably
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January 6, 2011 1:03:50 PM

search for latest MB chipset drivers, any Win 7 updates for support, check Device Mgr or equivalent, and look for pertinent BIOS settings....

DO you have more than one USB3 port/header?
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January 6, 2011 3:58:31 PM

mdd1963 said:
search for latest MB chipset drivers, any Win 7 updates for support, check Device Mgr or equivalent, and look for pertinent BIOS settings....

DO you have more than one USB3 port/header?



Okay, I will try. I already downloaded all the latest drivers, and windows updates, What do i look for in "device manager"?

YEs, I have 2 usb3 ports, niether works
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a b $ Windows 7
January 6, 2011 6:55:08 PM

it'llbe a bios setting, press del or F2 a lot when strting untilyou get into bios, then have a hunt around for something that seems to be USB3 related.
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March 4, 2011 2:47:17 AM

Did you get it to work? I'm having the same problem with the same motherboard, I installed all the drivers still no luck.
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August 31, 2011 12:17:57 AM

I have the same issue for that motherboard. My new WD passport 3.0 will refuse to work on the 3.0 USB ports. It will work fine on usb 2.0 and the usb 3.0 my laptop has. The new 3.0 driver from Gigabyte does nothing. Bios 3.0 is enabled too. Has anyone found a solution? Sorry for the late post.
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