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Intel USB 3.0 driver for Z97 chipset - where to find?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwig View Post
    I have tried multiple times to update the USB 3 driver on my ASUS N750JV W 8 Laptop. Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series. At some stage I came to this web-page and tried it. It might help you.
    The USB speed on my laptop never improved and is still between 5-10MB/S. I am very disappointed that ASUS or Intel haven't got anything suitable though got no choice.
    Yes, this web-page is where I got my USB-driver for my older MSI Z77A GD65 and it worked fine, but after upgrading to a mobo with Z97 chipset, I can't get these drivers to work. .

    I am hoping that windows 10 will be better in supporting both categories of USB3 (both the Microsoft's windows 8, and Intel's way of making USB3 drivers) so we end-users can have a choise!

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  2. #12


    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Reading article from older post on this in 2012, hard to say this is a resolve being older driver, even if only one. As mentioned something before about embedded into OS and or within your boards chipset drivers. This is what i have............My board is Gigabyte chipset X99
    Although i have had issues with speed not performing as it should on USB 3.0, baffling thing to me is Gigabyte manual shows something that it is using Rensas USB 3.0 HUB chipset, drivers are nowhere to be found for Rensas, ones on disk do not work. Nowhere on Gigabytes site. Now not sure this is for hooking up a USB 3.0 Hub from internal connector, but on Gigabyte states 6 on back for Rensas.

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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Yes, my 7 series Intel chipset has the same eXtensible driver installed and my USB 3.0 is quite fast.

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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Yes, my 7 series Intel chipset has the same eXtensible driver installed and my USB 3.0 is quite fast.

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    Same one as mine, notice - 0100 (Microsoft) after host controller in Device Manager !
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  5. #15


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    I get about 700MB/s transfer with My Passport drive which I think is blazing for USB.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I get about 700MB/s transfer with My Passport drive which I think is blazing for USB.
    So on what machine/MB are you?
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwig View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I get about 700MB/s transfer with My Passport drive which I think is blazing for USB.
    So on what machine/MB are you?
    In my system specs, lower left corner. It's a 7 series chipset board.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    In my system specs, lower left corner. It's a 7 series chipset board.
    Ok, thanks. Got it.
    Do you know if anyone has managed to solve W8 Intel board USB drivers?
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwig View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    In my system specs, lower left corner. It's a 7 series chipset board.
    Ok, thanks. Got it.
    Do you know if anyone has managed to solve W8 Intel board USB drivers?
    Sorry no, read a lot of problems online about it though.
    Hopefully they'll fix it soon (drivers) unless a hardware thing that can't be fixed.
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  10. #20


    Would someone be able to tell me if this driver set would be suitable for my machine?
    Last edited by kiwig; 03 Feb 2015 at 18:40.
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