Just how fast is USB 3?
There seems to be a bit of confusion out there about how fast USB 3.x devices can actually go – as well as how to actually obtain those blistering-fast transfer rates.
That’s not surprising since what should be a pretty simple topic is actually quite convoluted…
You may recall my earlier video, Slow copy speeds with USB 3? No problem! 🎞
I was recently informed by one viewer that 400 MB/s is completely impossible for USB 3, so I guess it’s time for a review!
If you’re still using Windows 7, I’ve got bad news for you: On January 14, 2020, extended support for Windows 7 will end.
That means Windows 7 will no longer get any updates or security patches. In other words, it’s officially a “dead” version of Windows.
And that means it’s time to upgrade to Windows 10!
Now, you might be thinking, “Oh no! I’ll have to pay for it!”
Not to worry! You can still upgrade for free.
Ah, the USB stick. They’re supposed to be handy for transferring files between computers.
Unfortunately, most of the time they end being painfully slow. If you’re frequently waiting several minutes for that large file to copy to your USB stick, then you’re using the wrong one!
After a recent debacle with 2 different USB 3 sticks, I set out to find the best USB 3.1 sticks that won’t set you back an arm and a leg.
Not only did I discover a new Speed Champion, but I also found a VERY cheap and large model that’s still quite zippy…