Windows 10: 8TB Ext HD Drive w/ Micro-USB 3.0 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)??

Discus and support 8TB Ext HD Drive w/ Micro-USB 3.0 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)?? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P51 and am looking at this: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate...?skuId=5512100 Elsewhere it says that it comes with a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by phaedruspress, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. 8TB Ext HD Drive w/ Micro-USB 3.0 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)??


    I have a Lenovo Thinkpad P51 and am looking at this:

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate...?skuId=5512100

    Elsewhere it says that it comes with a Micro-USB 3.0 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1) connector. Is this the connector that plugs into the back of the drive and then on the other end there is a regular USB 3.0 connector that plugs into the back of my computer? The ports on the back of my computer look like this:


    8TB Ext HD Drive w/ Micro-USB 3.0 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)?? [​IMG]


    Am I good to go purchasing this one without any connection problems? TIA.

    :)
     
    phaedruspress, Nov 26, 2018
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  2. Sam3000 Win User

    Why is my USB 3.1 gen 2 adapter (USB C Female to USB A Male) causing bottlenecking?

    I recently picked up an SSD and enclosure with a built in USB Cable. CrystalDiskMark shows a >500MB/s read speed and >400MB/s write speed with a direct USB C connection to a USB 3.1 gen 2 port, so all good here.

    But I also picked up these adaptors from amazon.co.uk to ensure I could connect the drive to more common USB type A ports. These adapters noted that they could handle the 10Gbit speeds of USB 3.1 gen 2, although they do note that when this is the case the "other side" (Type A side) runs at USB 2 speeds. Out of a lack of options I decided to give them a go nonetheless and the claim is true. But it's not as simple as saying "these must really just be USB 2 adaptors with a blue finish".

    When using the adapter to connect the drive to a front panel USB 3.1 gen 1 port connected to the USB 3 motherboard header, the speeds are ~300MB/s and 400MB/s read and write respectively. So the adapter can handle high throughput but just can't when used in gen 1 or 2 ports on the IO panel of the motherboard itself. Maybe this is a motherboard issue...

    Edit: Just verified this across 2 Desktop systems:

    • Rear Motherboard IO (USB 3.1 gen 1 and gen 2) with adapter: ~40BM/s
      R/W
    • Rear Motherboard USB C with no adapter ~500MB/s R and ~400MB/s W
      (full speed)
    • Front panel IO connected to motherboard USB 3 header (gen 1) with
      adapter ~200MB/s R ~400MB/s W

    What am I missing here? I have found only one adapter available that clearly states it has 10Gbit ports at either end but it's pricey so any alternative suggestions are welcome. Notably, it has a significant rectangle shape at the USB C side, maybe this is part of the explanation...? See below:


    8TB Ext HD Drive w/ Micro-USB 3.0 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)?? Z1QHv.jpg
     
    Sam3000, Nov 26, 2018
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  3. ironwolf Win User
    Green House Announces Flash Drive with USB and Micro USB Connectivity

    Smartphones w/micro USB ports for one.
     
    ironwolf, Nov 26, 2018
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  4. foxslink Win User

    8TB Ext HD Drive w/ Micro-USB 3.0 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)??

    USB 3 Ports not working

    Hi folks,
    i was trying to copy some files from an external drive using the usb 3 port on my M/B but it doesnt work, i downloaded the drivers from the Manufacturers website but no luck either, am i missing an important step here? i havent checked the Bios yet
    GA-Z170XP-SLI (rev. 1.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global
     
    foxslink, Nov 26, 2018
    #4
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