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USB 3.0 hub question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by BITE_ME, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. BITE_ME

    BITE_ME Bye-Bye

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    If I plug 2 USB 3.0 portable drives into a USB 3.0 powered hub.
    Then plug that into my USB 2.0 laptop.
    Would the 2 USB 3.0 drives, transfer data at 3.0 speeds to each other.
    Or would it do it at the Laptops 2.0 speed.

    Just asking before I buy the hardware.



    I'm transferring movies from one 3.0 drive to another 3.0 drive.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
  2. Continuum

    Continuum Lobotomistician

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    iirc usb controllers are on the host so no.
     
  3. Kaleena

    Kaleena Unregistered User

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    I'm pretty sure you'll be running at USB 2.0 speed because the data won't go directly from one device to another but will rather pass through the laptop.
     
  4. BITE_ME

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    I'm going to have to reformat the laptop :(
    I bought another 3.0 hard drive, and the 3.0 hub.
    After about 8 minutes. It only transferred about 65MB.
    All the tests show I do have the Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller.
    But it's way too slow.
     
  5. Benfica

    Benfica European Redneck

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    At that rate, it's not even USB 2.0, but rather 1.1

    Check the bios to see if USB is in Hi-Speed (480 Mb/s) or FullSpeed (12 Mb/s) mode
     

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