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USB Issues

Post by Nekosan » 21 Dec 2015, 02:43

Lately my USB ports seem to be total rubbish, it doesn't matter what sort of device I'm writing to, they start blindingly fast and progressively slow down to 5MB/sec.

I've tried driver reinstalls/updates and ghos device/driver unistalls and nothing seems to work.

Any ideas? It's somewhat annoying copying a 10GB file only to have it just stop right at the end after taking forever.
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Re: USB Issues

Post by linxus » 21 Dec 2015, 10:43

Hard drive getting full/too fragmented, so it has to work harder with caching data?
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Re: USB Issues

Post by Nekosan » 21 Dec 2015, 19:34

linxus wrote:Hard drive getting full/too fragmented, so it has to work harder with caching data?

Thought about that, same thing happens from a near empty SSD.
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Re: USB Issues

Post by linxus » 21 Dec 2015, 22:25

USB power perhaps - although the device probably just wouldnt work at all then. Only other thing is have a look at Resource Monitor or something similar while the transfer is happening.
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Re: USB Issues

Post by DadusFly » 21 Dec 2015, 23:04

Silly question, have you tried different USB ports? Or a different cable connecting them? Are your ports all USB3? Are you transferring from a PC/Mac to an external or between externals? Perhaps your PC, as Linxus proposes, or at least the HDD is being bogged down with processes when you try to transfer.
Dumb questions, I know, just want to be thorough :)
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Re: USB Issues

Post by Nekosan » 22 Dec 2015, 00:03

I have a good 10-12 USB ports coming from 2 different locations on the MB incl 2 that are USB 2 only. Transfers have been from a WD Black drive I use for media and (once i thought the HDD might be screwy) from 2 different SSD's all onto either USB 2 or 3 drives/sticks.

It really has me stumped as to wtf is going on, I could almost swear that 2/3 is disabled in my bios but i know it's not actually possible.

I'm actually at the point where I'm tempted to install windows 10 (running 7 atm) just to see if it makes a difference.
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Re: USB Issues

Post by DadusFly » 22 Dec 2015, 00:52

That certainly is strange, my next assumption would be the mountings on the MB but you would have had other issues at this point if that were the case. It's such a specific issue that I wonder if a Windows re-install would help? I see so many weird little things like this come into work it's ridiculous. Don't even necessarily go to Win 10, stay on 7 if that's what your comfortable with, run a backup, full wipe/reinstall.
Of course if that doesn't work maybe try 10, but in the interest of time go straight to 10, personally I've had good results since upgrading.

Let us know how you go! Sorry I couldn't be of much help, hope you figure it out!
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Re: USB Issues

Post by Spooler » 22 Dec 2015, 18:33

upgrade to 10 if for no other reason than because it's a better OS.
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Re: USB Issues

Post by n1cholas » 23 Dec 2015, 13:31

Nekosan wrote:I have a good 10-12 USB ports coming from 2 different locations on the MB incl 2 that are USB 2 only.
Read your manual and/or open up your PC and find out many USB chips are present.

Intel generally only offer a few native USB ports on their motherboards, often only USB2.0 on older motherboards with third parties chips used to provide USB3.0 and/or additional USB ports.

Try ports that use different USB chips.

What motherboard do you have?

Some of the third party chips from ASMedia and other cheap vendors are garbage, I've had an ASMedia SATA controller that failed and using it would slow my PC to a crawl and/or crash it.
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Re: USB Issues

Post by Nekosan » 23 Dec 2015, 21:40

n1cholas wrote: Try ports that use different USB chips.
Tried that, it was one of the first things i tried in fact.
n1cholas wrote: What motherboard do you have?
MSI Z97 Gaming 7
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Re: USB Issues

Post by Treloar » 02 Feb 2016, 01:18

Have you tried a usb card :?:

Example: Orico 4 Port USB 3.0 PCI-E Card $29
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Re: USB Issues

Post by Nekosan » 02 Feb 2016, 01:21

Ended up stripping all the drivers out and reinstalling everything again. Initially it didn't work but after endless fuckwittery it's back to normal speeds... i'm honestly not even sure what fkn worked.

The whole thing just has me pissed off and suspicious my mobo is iffy.
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Re: USB Issues

Post by Treloar » 02 Feb 2016, 01:24

I've been considering to stick in one of those cards as my old PC which is all USB2.0

Cause when I tried to transfer photo's from my PC to my microSD card in my tablet via USB it wanted 16 days to do it...
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