USB is totally awesome, and USB 3.0+ is even more awesome.
With real-world data transfer rates of 400MB/s or more, copying files to external USB sticks and drives has never been more fun.
Only one problem, and I’ve noticed this A LOT: People are using USB3, but they’re sitting there putting up with relatively slow copy speeds from, say, a USB3 key.
It’s often rather difficult to achieve copy speeds in excess of a measley 40MB/s…
Well, naturally, you need to have a faster USB 3 gizmo to plug in! Time to ditch your old, slower USB 2 key or external hard drive…
It turns out that – as with the initial launch of USB 3.0 back in 2008 – the newer flavors of USB still have some wrinkles. Fortunately, it’s usually quite simple to iron them out and reach max performance. You just need to pick the best USB 3 port on your puter.
I start with a brief history of USB, going all the way back to the release of USB 1.x in 1996.
NOTE: I neglected to mention laptops in the video. Usually, all the USB3 ports in most laptops are connected to the chipset – usually. So, if you don’t get max USB speeds on your lappy, pretty much your only option is to check for updated USB/chipset drivers from the manufacturer.
If you’re interested in any of the products mentioned in the video, you can find them here:
Super-speedy Lexar USB stick:
- Lexar P20 128Go USB 3.0 JumpDrive – US
- Lexar P20 128Go USB 3.0 JumpDrive – UK
- Lexar P20 128Go USB 3.0 JumpDrive – FR
TP-Link USB 3 Hub:
- TP-Link UH700 HUB USB 3.0 7 Ports – US
- TP-Link UH700 HUB USB 3.0 7 Ports – UK
- TP-Link UH700 HUB USB 3.0 7 Ports – FR
I’d dump my laptop’s cd drive if I could fit a usb 3 hub, doesn’t appear possible though.
Wow very informative vid Scottie! Thank you soo much for sharing your knowledge sir! When I am charging my phone at work from my PC, this explains why it does not charge a great deal because of the connection to the ‘add on’ component at the front of the hard drive.