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  1. joga

    joga Member

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    Hi,

    my Surface with Windows RT does not recognize my Sandisk 32 GB USB 3 stick.

    The stick works perfectly on my Desktop and my Notebook. My desktop supports USB 2, my Notebook USB 3.

    Anyone else having an issue connecting USB 3 devices?

    joga
     
  2. bosamar

    bosamar Well-Known Member

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    The USB port on the RT is USB 2.0; on the Pro it's 3.0
     
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    But a USB 3 flash drive should work on a USB 2 port. But at USB 2 speeds.
     
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    I can confirm that a USB 3 thumb drive works on the Surface RT (at the slower speed, of course). I have the opposite problem with the microSD card: the Surface sees the full drive, but my Win8 desktop can see only 1GB. It appears that sometimes these things don't play together well.
     
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    Is it formatted?
     
  6. joga

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    Yes the USB 3 stick should work with USB 2 performance.

    hmm maybe something is wrong with my Surface.

    I need to buy a USB stick for my wife. Let see if the new one will work. If not i will contact Microsoft.
     
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    my surface some times don't recognize my Microsoft mouse receiver.. restart solves the problem
     
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    I use several different brands of usb sticks, most of them usb 3, and my Surface RT recognizes them all no problem.
     
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    i bought another usb3 stick and the new one is not recognised too. It`s time to call MS...
     
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    Does it show up in File Manager on your RT Desktop? If I plug one into my RT that's where I go to find it.
     
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    No USB3 sticks show up in the file manager. USB 2 sticks are working fine.
    Using USB3 sticks on the Surface RT shouldn't be a problem because of compatibility.
     
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    I wonder if the Surface RT is sensitive to certain settings flash drives comes with, I know my PS3 doesn't like half of my sticks. So far my RT reads all of the USBs I own.
     

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