USB3 flash drive support

Asked by peterzay on 2012-11-20

Which makes of USB3 flash drives does Ubuntu 12.04 and later support?

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The drive is moot, as long as the ports work, the devices will be detected. Same with USB 2.

Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

If you are talking about speed of USB3 , then yes , Ubuntu 12.04 (kernel 3.2) has support.

I have a USB-HDD (usb 3.0) and of course no drivers needed to be installed.

You can check it from dmesg results.

Plug in your drive and then open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and write this command

~$ dmesg | tail -n 30

from the results you will understand if USB 3 detected.

If you see

"new SuperSpeed USB device.............." then USB 3 detected correctly .

If you see

" new high speed USB device................." then USB 3 IS NOT detected correctly . Check if you connected your usb 3 drive to correct port.

In order to have USB 3 speed 2 things have to take place.
USB-drive supports usb 3 and PC ALSO supports usb 3 (with usb 3 ports).


peterzay (peterzay) said : #3

Thanks NikTh, that solved my question.