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joga

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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
 

bosamar

Well-Known Member
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

The USB port on the RT is USB 2.0; on the Pro it's 3.0
 

compnovo

Active Member
But a USB 3 flash drive should work on a USB 2 port. But at USB 2 speeds.

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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joga

Member
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.
 

gpstrucker

New Member
I use several different brands of usb sticks, most of them usb 3, and my Surface RT recognizes them all no problem.
 

bosamar

Well-Known Member
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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joga

Member
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.
 

Darkhell

New Member
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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