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I tried to search comments on this, because I can't beieve I'm the only one with this problem. But the search wouldn't let me because of word size restrictions. I have a usb 3.0 card in my computer, running winoows 7 ultimate. I can't believe my system doesn't have the mimimum requirements unless it's winodws 7 itself. Below are my computer specs.
AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core Processor 2.30 Ghz
8 GB Ram
64-bit operating system
windows 7 ultimate
Do I have any hope? I trying to make this machine last one more year before I know I have to upgrade. Thanks.
Speccy does detect a card in one PCI-E X1 slot on the MB but it also shows that your MB has two PCI-E X 1 slots with one presently in use and the other slot free, do you have a second PCI-E X 1 card fitted, an example could be a sound or wireless card etc.
to be honest i'd uninstall whatever driver this "newer" version driver is and use the one from the manufacturers site.
usually it is always recommended to get and use drivers for any hardware from the manufacturers site, so i think that is your best option to get the card working especially seeing how your windows os can't see or use the card at the moment with whatever driver is currently installed.
can you list the motherboard and bios version it's using too, so i can check if they might be a factor in why the card doesn't work for you.(don't see why they should be, seeing how phil said speccy detects the card.)
just noticed the motherboard is ASUS M3N72-D so just need to know what version bios/uefi it's using.
i think I'm working at 3.0 and didn't realize it. I check my backup log copying my projects folder (162GB) to my new Passport and the log says it took 2 hours 4 minutes to complete the backup. That's 80GB an hour. That's less than 1GB a minute. I'm new to the whole USB 3.0 technology. I know it's definately faster than my old 2.0 passport, but am I running at true 3.0 speeds now?
when it comes to real time data transfer speeds you need to take into consideration other things like the speed your drive can work at, what else the pc maybe doing, file sizes, etc, etc..
yes usb3 is theoretically 10x faster than usb2 but in real use i believe 3x faster is closer to the truth, not forgetting of course the attached device needs to be usb3 capable.
80 GB equals 640 Gb and usb3 can transfer that amount of data in about 2 minutes at it's theoretical 5Gbs speed,
usb2 would take about 22 minutes at it's theoretical max of 480Mbs.
as you can see both those results are a lot faster than your 1hr to transfer that 80GB amount of data.
if your drive can only write at 40MBs then theoretically it would take about 33 minutes to transfer 80GB of data regardless of which connection you use, usb2 or usb3.
so to be honest i can't say if it's working at usb2 or usb3 speeds, but if i had to guess i'd say it's running at usb2 speeds.
you say it's faster than your old 2.0 passport, how much faster?
you might find this video worth watching, 3GB transfer took him about 36 seconds on usb3 so that would work out at about 16minutes to transfer 80GB and at usb2 with his results would have taken about 45 minutes to transfer that same 80GB.
Edited by terry1966, 27 September 2014 - 09:23 AM.
I don't know what to think then. With my old WD passport 400GB, it took about 3 hours to do the same full backup. I usually just leave the room when I'm running a backup. But it's looks like I'm not getting 3.0 speeds. Someone suggested to me that I tried installing the Intel 3.0 drivers. I tried that and got the message that the computer didnt meet the minimum requirements. is maybe my computer just not capable of running USB 3.0?? Speccy info link on my computer - http://speccy.pirifo...fd7BAuMMh3lvAXL
as for Windows Update.....last time I let Windows update my computer, something happened (to this day still don't know what) and my computer would not boot up. Ended up losing a week of work (computer was down a week) and a client because of it. So I live the motto, if it isnt broke, don't fix it.
Kinda the way I'm feeling about this USB 3.0 card. It's working as a 2.0, so maybe I just need to live with it until I can get a new system this spring.
Considering all update problems have been fixed by Microsoft, there was at least one that could do what happened to you and since has been removed or fixed, for your own security I recommend you turn on the updates and let them be installed. Most updates are patches meant to prevent outside hackers getting in. At the present moment you are at risk of that happening.