Install the driver In the device's Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard. Follow the instructions to install the driver. Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.
In the fast-paced world of the technology, there are many resources in regard to electronics playing part in enhancing lives. Data transfer is a highly used technology paralleling your computer peripherals and smart technology devices. Yes, you heard it right? We are talking about the small equipment flash drive “USB Drive”, through which your data is transferred hassle-free. But there is always a hack of causes, fixes, and step by step guide to get the best use of the resources. It’s necessary to stay above the competitive range of the advancing hacks and advancements.
With the speedy technology of refined research, USB port is now available to tablets, laptops, TVs and so on, so you can easily plug USB drives into them. If you are facing the issues of the slow speed with the transfer of the files, here are a few guides to increase the data transfer with a flash drive. Let’s see some common causes of a slow run of the Flash Drive.
- The device GPIO (PORT) module provides an interface between the user application logic and external hardware peripherals, when general pin state manipulation is required. This driver provides an easy-to.
- In Internet Explorer, click Tools, and then click Internet Options. On the Security tab, click the Trusted Sites icon. Click Sites and then add these website addresses one at a time to the list: You can only add one address at a time and you must click Add after each one.
Possible Causes of Slow USB transfer Speeds
Here we are discussing only possible reasons that cause accidentally drops on USB drive transfer speed, like from 500MB/s to 2MB/s, especially after some changes on computer or USB stick.
- Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8
- Format USB flash drive, for example, in order to transfer large files to FAT32
In these cases, actions, like “Better performance” optimization, turning off Windows Defender or disabling some settings, may not work, or at least won’t make significant difference.
Solution 1. Fix Slow USB Transfer Speeds by Updating USB Driver
If the transfer speed of your USB drive slows down after upgrading computer to Windows 10, then there is possibly a driver issue.
Update driver from Windows Update
When you upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10, there may exist compatibility problem on USB driver. However, Microsoft is keep releasing updates for Windows 10 to fix known errors. Make sure you didn’t disable Windows 10 update completely, then follow steps below.
- Step 1. Go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.
- Step 2. Check pending updates. You should get a preview of available updating items.
- Step 3. Start the update. Save all opened work in case computer restarts itself after update.
- Step 4. Reboot computer if it doesn’t and check if USB transfer speed is increased.
Update USB controller driver from Device Manager
- Step 1. Press Windows key + X at the same time, then select Device Manager.
- Step 2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
- Step 3. Right-click on a USB driver and choose Update drive. Follow the guide to complete update. Repeat and update all drivers
- Step 4. Restart computer and check if this speeds up USB transfer.
You can also go to your computer manufacturer’s website and download latest USB drivers for Windows 10.
Solution 2. Fix Slow USB Transfer Speeds by Formatting to exFAT or NTFS
It is actually not suggested format a new USB drive unless it is really necessary. Some premium USB drives, especially those made by giant manufacturers, are built with best structure and alignment, which may lose after formatting. However, if the USB transfer speed is already slowed down, you may give it a try.
Usually, USB disk drives come with FAT32 file system. Depending on future application scenarios, you can format USB drive as NTFS or exFAT. Generally speaking, NTFS is better working in Windows computers, while exFAT is better in Mac.
- Step 1. Back up your USB drive data, then connect it to a Windows computer.
- Step 2. Open Windows Explorer (My Computer), then right click the USB drive and choose Format…
- Step 3. Set File System as NTFS (or exFAT), untick Quick format.
- Step 4. Click Start, then choose OK to confirm and start formatting.
Now test the USB transfer speed after formatting. In case you lose important files due to formatting, please a try a professional data recovery software.
Solution 3. Speed up USB Transfer by Using Copy Utility
If none of the above tricks work for you, then you can consider a third-party utility to replace default Explorer for USB file transfer. TeraCopy is one of the most famous copy utilities. It has a lot of useful features that Windows Explorer doesn’t provide. It also works for some people (if not everyone) to speed up USB transfer.
With the technology shaping the people lives with the small devices, latest USB 3.0 and 3.1 are very speedy for file copy and transfer. It is worth of effort to try those solutions in order to keep and speed up USB transfer. Tell us your cases and get helpful suggestion now!
Consider the following scenario:
Com Port Drivers
- You connect a Universal Serial Bus (USB) audio device, such as an audio adapter or USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC), to a Windows 10 Version 1703-based computer for the first time.
- The operating system detects the device and loads the standard USB audio 2.0 driver (usbaudio2.sys).
- Windows then downloads the device-specific driver from Windows Update.
- The downloaded device driver replaces the usbaudio2.sys driver.
In this scenario, the device cannot be used, and the computer does not have sound. The speaker icon on the task bar is marked with an X mark. When you select the icon, you receive the following message:
Audio services not responding. Both the Windows Audio and the Windows Audio End Point Builder services must be running for audio to work correctly.
This 'audio not playing' problem occurs because the default USB audio 2.0 driver (usbaudio2.sys) uses the WaveRT port for operation but the device-specific driver does not. However, both drivers use the 'wave' reference string when the device interface is registered.When the device-specific driver replaces the default driver, the device interface that is created by usbaudio2.sys is still used because the reference strings overlap. Therefore, the operating system assumes that the new driver also supports the WaveRT port. Because the new driver does not support the WaveRT port, the system cannot access the driver.
To fix this problem, use one of the following methods.
Uninstall the device. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open Device Manager.
- Select and hold (or double-click) the name of the device, and then select Uninstall.
Open Up Device Drivers
Note:In step 2, don't select the Delete the driver software for this device check box.
Connect the device to a different USB port. The problem may not occur if the device is connected to a different USB port.
If the device is not yet connected, install the device-specific driver first. You can do this by using the appropriate installer for the device. Then, connect the device. Windows now selects the device-specific driver instead of the default USB audio 2.0 driver. This method works in this situation because the problem occurs only if the device-specific driver replaces the default driver after the device is connected.