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Windows 8.1 and USB3

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Windows 8.1 and USB3


    Hi there

    USB3 seems sometimes to be a bit flakey on W8.1 -- the speed inexplicably drops quite considerably until the system is re-booted and then the drive works at full speed again. (External USB 3 drive on a laptop with dedicated USB3 slot)

    No viruses or malware -- just seems to happen randomly. Ms needs to get some proper Native USB3 drivers in place for W8.1 --

    This has happened on both an ACER and an HP laptop so it doesn't seem to be specific to a particular laptop brand.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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  3. #3


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Thanks - I'll check these out later.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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