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    Arrow Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART TWO - Continuing Quest

    Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART TWO - Continuing Quest

    Consider: USB Mass Storage Device Drivers used in WIN XP, 7, 8

    PLATFORMS Tested:

    Dell Dimension 4550 3.06 Ghz P4 HT enabled
    Dell Dimension 4500 2.80 Ghz P4
    ADDONICS Host Controller 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Controller
    WD My Book Essential 1130 2TB USB 3.0/2.0 external drive
    Transcend JF700 USB 3.0 16GB flashdrive

    Operating Systems:

    Windows XP SP3 with NECEL-USB3-Host-Driver-10170-setup - works flawlessly
    01/07/2001 5.1.2600.0 (USB 2.0 / 3.0 - only one encountered)

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
    RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21281-setup - problematic

    21/06/2006 6.1.7600 16385
    21/06/2006 6.1.7601 17577 (USB 2.0 / 3.0 - best chance for connection)
    21/06/2006 6.1.7601 17586

    Compared to XP and WIN 8, this seems to be a little confused...

    Anything from 1 to 10 re-installations of USB 3.0 driver required for connection to take effect
    Once achieved, connection is solid, can backup etc BUT lost on restart - [Definitely NOT USB 2.0 performance, tested]

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview
    with Renesas USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0096 (Microsoft)

    21/06/2006 6.2.8250.0 (USB 2.0 / 3.0 - only one encountered)

    This driver is Native to WIN 8, when uninstalled , RE-installed automatically with 'Scan for Hardware Changes' or Restart
    Anything from 0 to 6 re-installations of USB 3.0 driver required for connection to take effect
    Once achieved, connection is solid, can backup etc BUT lost on restart - [Definitely NOT USB 2.0 performance, tested]
     
    OBJECT: Cont.

    Demonstrate that problem lies with WIN 7 / WIN 8 - Once connected, that shoud let your Host Controller and USB 3.0 drivers AND Chipset off the hook
    USB 3.00 Host Controller

    Software/Drivers tried on this Platform:

    NECEL-USB3-Host-Driver-10170-setup
    RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21190-setup
    RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21281-setup
    USB3.0_allOS_2.1.27.0_PV
    USB3.0_allOS_2.1.28.0_PV
    USB3.0_allOS_2.1.28.1_PV (from Intel!)
    renesas_nec_usb3_2.1.32.0(www.station-drivers.com).exe Also Lenovo:
    USB 3.0 Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad T420, T420i, T420s, T420si, T520, T520i, W520, X1, X1 Hybrid, X220, X220i, X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet.

    Any contribution wellcome

    Part One:
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...B-3.0-For-Some

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    [QUOTE=zirc99;852702]

    zirc99,
    Hello... It would be helpful if you just posted a question instead of a novel...Have no idea of what your trying to say (or what all this information is) Regards Fred
    PlainFred

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    Arrow Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART TWO - Continuing Quest

    Hi Fred
    Point taken - it reads like something between a novel and a manual
    It's poipoise - help WIN 7 USB 3.0 sufferers get to grips with the animal
    (No Fiction)

    Thanks for the shout

    Regs Mike

    Opus: http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-19413

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    New tech that was tested on mature OS's (XP/Vista) is not likely to get mature drivers for the less mature/Release candidate OS's (W7/8) until the chipset makers create, test and then release them.
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
    RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21281-setup - problematic

    21/06/2006 6.1.7600 16385
    21/06/2006 6.1.7601 17577 (USB 2.0 / 3.0 - best chance for connection)
    21/06/2006 6.1.7601 17586
    ^ = Vista drivers, look at the dates.

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    Thanks satrow

    Not up on chipsets, at all. Can only report that 'hit rate' (no of Re-Installs to connect to USB 3.0)
    is much improved in WIN 8 - so progress has been made.
    Also this problem affects, let's be generous to microsoft, only a sizable minority of users (as as one can tell)

    My contention is: If one can backup/restore 100's of GB, there's nothing up with the chipset or it's drivers
    (You'd expect all kind of trouble - drop outs/fall offs/corruption etc

    ^ = Vista drivers, look at the dates - couldn't see the dates (skipped Vista, skipped ME)

    Regards

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    Sit back and think about it - it's not Microsoft's job to write drivers - even if the source code is Open. It's down to the chip vendors.

    MSFT do supply basic drivers with their OS's (impossible to do in retrospect), so W8 will probably have usable drivers for the recent tech. hardware but they will rarely be as 'fast' as the later ones as the chip makers drivers are tested and mature. With graphics cards, for instance, Windows will install drivers capable of Aero but little more - if you want to do any 3D gaming, you have to install from closer to the source.

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    Thanks, you're helping me to focus:
    In this case (USB 3.0) the chip vendors (NEC)Renesas/Intel et al produce:
    eg. renesas_nec_usb3_2.1.32.0 -USB 3.0 Host Controller driver

    They have to meet Microsoft O/S's half way - in this case:
    21/06/2006 6.1.7601 17577 USB Mass Storage Device driver (It has Microsoft's name on it, and there are lots...)

    As you infer, this driver handles all manner of devices - Hence the occasional hitch...

    It's down to a level of co-operation and priority. As I understand it, WIN 7 was already constructed and Microsoft
    weren't about to include USB 3.0 into their plans. (Leaving the vendors to do all the legwork)

    Now that USB 3.0 has gone 'Native' and there's collaboration, there's hope (problem diminished in WIN 8)

    BUT don't want WIN 7 to be left behind, would like Microsoft to fix the 'Glitch'

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    Arrow Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART 5 - Rollin' News

    Update: MAY 22, 2012
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    For the Seekers of USB 3.0 connectivity in WINdows 7:

    and the followers of the Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART Series

    Major Development - "Serendipity in Word and Deed": has ocurred

    A Semi-Automatic version of the Routine** is attainable (Free, of course)

    SEE (link below):

    Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART 5 - Rollin' News Rev. 1.0

    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...-5-Rollin-News

    Well, we've got somewhere, a LESS Laborious Routine for fellow 'Glitch' sufferers:
    Applies to: WIN 7, WIN 8, (Vista, not tested) (cont.)

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    I'm having this issue between Windows 7 & 8 RP myself, it's not fiction, or a novel, it's FACT! I bought a USB 3.0 enclosure to install my original HDD in. Assembled everything, same issue as with 2 other USB 3.0 devices (on Win 7), the device is trying to kick in (a constant thumping sound), but won't work.

    Just clean installed Windows 8 RP last night, the device works perfectly! No, it's not MS's place to furnish drivers, but they do with other crap (like outdated video/wi-fi drivers), so why not release other drivers, so that our Renesas USB 3.0 controller will properly work? The Renesas USB eXtensible host controller -0096 is a perfect fit. Note the capital "X" in the word, sounds like some Apple engineers are at MS, this is a Steve Jobs sig. Whoever, whatever, it works.

    This driver needs to be released for Windows 7 & Vista also.

    Cat
    My System Specs:

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/N...gWw3zT1A30RkV3 MSI Notebook (OEM Win 7 Pro x64)

    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/8...3hQlSkXzuDfbKb Dell XPS 8700 w/Windows 8

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