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Extremely slow USB performance .. USB2.0 / USB 3.0


edmscan

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#1
Here is the deal .. Windows 8.1 and I have an Asus computer that is less than 2 months old.

But the USB performance is pretty poor .. I thought it was my USB stick, so bought a new one USB 3.0. But it was worse in my test below.

I did a test. Copied a 190 MB file to each USB Stick from my pc .. I am getting about 8.63 MB/Sec (USB 2.0) or 22 sec for the transfer - 6.12 MB / Sec (USB 3.0) or 31 sec for the data transfer. Hardly acceptable in my mind.

They were not done at the same time .. but one after the other.

If anyone has any thoughts I am open to them.

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus MB11
    CPU
    AMD A8-6500
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8570D
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsumg 840 EVO 250 GB
    Keyboard
    MS Keyboard 600
    Mouse
    MS Mouse ver 2.0
    Browser
    Firefox ver 30.0

HippsieGypsie

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#2
Hi there. Did this machine come with 8.1 or did you upgrade from 8? If upgraded you may need updated USB drivers.

How do the USB controllers look in Device Manager. Are the yellow triangle warnings at all. WinKey/X > Device Manager.
 

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System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
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    54mbp/s
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oneeyed

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#3
Sadly USB speed for pen drives can be very disappointing. The speed usually announced is rarely what you get in real life.

Still there might be some things to check first :
* As Gypsie said, check the latest drivers from your PC/motherboard manufacturer. If there's a new BIOS for your machine, you might try to update it too.
* Enable Write Caching : Write-Caching - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
* Make sure your BIOS makes use of USB 2/3 : for compatibility reasons with older hardware, most BIOS are set to use Legacy mode on USB device. Change it if you want better performance.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

edmscan

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#4
The machine came with Windows 8 .. upgraded to 8.1. There are no updated drivers and the bios is up to date.

I tried the write caching .. no difference.

I will just live with it, as honestly it really is a minor but still a bit annoying issue.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus MB11
    CPU
    AMD A8-6500
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8570D
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsumg 840 EVO 250 GB
    Keyboard
    MS Keyboard 600
    Mouse
    MS Mouse ver 2.0
    Browser
    Firefox ver 30.0

oneeyed

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#5
You should also check your USB settings in the bios, it might help, here is a screenie of the asus bios :

As you can see there is a legacy mode that you can safely disable under win 8. It's for older OSes. And you can choose a high performance profile for the USB controller, in the screenshot called HI-Speed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

edmscan

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#6
I did all of that .. the changing of the bios and no difference.

My bios is much much newer than that displayed. But the concept was the same. But did not make a difference.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus MB11
    CPU
    AMD A8-6500
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8570D
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsumg 840 EVO 250 GB
    Keyboard
    MS Keyboard 600
    Mouse
    MS Mouse ver 2.0
    Browser
    Firefox ver 30.0

pparks1

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Westland, MI

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#7
can you try the USB key in another computer? Like somebody else said, USB keys are often terrible. My USB 2.0 and 3.0 hard drive docks with full size 3.5" or 2.5" 7,200RPM drives or SSD's fly. But USB keys come nowhere close.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
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    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
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    15/2 cable modem
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    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

orlandotek

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#8
Hate to say this, and this may or may not actually help your particular issue, but you might want to consider reinstalling Windows 8.1 clean (no upgrade). My bluetooth drivers kept causing a BSOD on my tablet after I upgraded from 8.0 to 8.1 because the drivers got irreparably hosed in the upgrade. I had to do a clean install of 8.1 to get my bluetooth working.

Your USB drivers might be hosed the same way.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Nokia Lumia 2520
    CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800
    Memory
    2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    32GB SSD
    Case
    Asus Case
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wedge Keyboard
    Mouse
    Bornd Bluetooth Mouse
    Browser
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