The slow USB transfer speed can be a bit frustrating. The worst part about this problem is that USB 3.0 was made to increase data transfer speed as its speed is 5 Gbits/s. In this article, we are going to see some easy solutions to fix USB 3.0 slow transfer speed in Windows 11/10.
USB 3.0 slow transfer speed in Windows 11/10
These are the things you can do to fix USB 3.0 slow transfer speed:
- Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
- Manage USB Driver
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
The first thing we need to do to fix the issue is to use the in-built Hardware and Device troubleshooter.
To do that, launch Windows PowerShell as an admin from the Start Menu, type the following command, and hit Enter.
msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic
Now, follow the on-screen instruction to troubleshoot Hardware and Devices.
2] Manage USB Driver
If there is something wrong with your USB Driver, you will face this issue. Therefore, to fix the USB 3.0 slow transfer speed, we are going to fix your USB driver.
There are three things you need to do to fix the issue. Make sure you do these things in the given order.
Roll Back USB Driver
If the issue is because of a buggy driver, the first thing you need to do is to Roll Back your USB Driver.
To do that, launch Device Manager from the Start Menu, expand Universal Serial Bus Controller, right-click on USB Drivers, and select Properties. Go to the Driver tab and select Roll Back Driver.
If the option is greyed, your driver may be outdated.
Update USB Driver
If your driver is outdated, try updating it. To do that, launch Device Manager from the Start Menu, expand Universal Serial Bus Controller, right-click on USB Drivers, and select Update driver. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the USB Driver and fix the slow transfer speed.
Reinstall USB Driver
If none of the above solutions worked for you, try reinstalling the USB Driver. To do that, launch Device Manager by Win + X > Device Manager, expand Universal Serial Bus Controller, right-click on USB Drivers, and select Uninstall device.
After uninstalling the USB Driver, right-click on Universal Serial Bus Controller, and select Scan for hardware changes.
Restart your computer and see if this has helped.
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