Windows 10: Will a USB3 work in a USB2 socket

Discus and support Will a USB3 work in a USB2 socket in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My computer is eight years and I am presuming it has USB2. I am not interested in speed but want to use a WD Element with a 3 USB for an external back... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by RonBin79, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. RonBin79 Win User

    Will a USB3 work in a USB2 socket


    My computer is eight years and I am presuming it has USB2. I am not interested in speed but want to use a WD Element with a 3 USB for an external back up. Is it workable please?

    :)
     
    RonBin79, Sep 6, 2018
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  2. jimbo45 Win User

    USB3 HDD slower in USB3 socket than powered USB2 socket


    Hi there

    crazy --I have a laptop with 1 USB3 socket and 2 USB2 sockets. The USB3 socket is also a "charging" usb socket.

    Now if I plug a USB3 HDD (Toshiba) into a USB2 socket where I've connected a powered USB2 hub I'm getting copy speeds of around 76 mb/s. The same HDD plugged into the USB3 socket is only giving me speeds of around 30 mb/sec. I'm copying the same file from an internal SSD.

    So far I haven't seen any advantage in using the USB3 socket over a USB2 powered hub -- is this W10 not having proper USB3 support yet,

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Sep 6, 2018
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  3. VodaFone2 Win User
    USB3 device disconnecting when transferring files.

    Hello!

    I've recently built a new PC and everything is working fine, well almost everything. There are 4 USB ports on the case front panel. Two of them are USB2 and the other two are USB3. My problem lies with the
    USB3 ports. Neither of them work when using a USB3 capable stick. File transfers fail within seconds, then you hear the usb stick disconnecting and reconnecting.

    I can use a USB2 stick in both of the troublesome ports and files copy perfectly fine (at 20mb/s). The USB3 sticks work perfectly fine on on the USB2 ports and even the USB3 port directly on the motherboard
    (at ~57mb/s). The problem occurs only on the front panel USB3 ports when copying at USB3 speeds (~57mb/s).

    So far I have tried:

    • Updating BIOS
    • Updating USB drivers
    • Updating Windows 10 to latest version
    • Disabling power saving for USB devices in device manager
    • Remove and reconnect USB3 cable on motherboard
    • Verify if the issue is not the HDD that I am copying from
    The motherboard and case in question are:

    • Gigabyte Z370 HD3P
    • NZXT Source 340 Elite
    I am looking for any help or tips regarding this issue as my google skills are failing me.
     
    VodaFone2, Sep 6, 2018
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  4. Manuel NunesGrangeia Win User

    Will a USB3 work in a USB2 socket

    Recognize disk 4 GIGAS with USB3 on USB2

    How can i, put a driver for disk Verbatim with 4 gigas, on win 10 , but wid USB 2, the VERBATIM have USB3. The windows no recognize. I do not now how format it.

    I have Windows 10. On a conputer SONY VAIO. I am with dificulty to format the disk.

    Tha Windows say , is all ok, but only that.

    It do not show the disk, like the others. The letter is g:

    I do not see the disk.

    I think i need a driver to USB3 . I have only USB2.
     
    Manuel NunesGrangeia, Sep 6, 2018
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