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Haswell and USB 3.0 seeing big issues with USB drives

Intel's still-fresh 8-series "Haswell" is having issues with USB 3.0 and flash drives

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jun 1, 2013 @ 9:58 CDT

Intel have officially launched their new Haswell processors, something you can read about in our review. Something a little more interesting though, which comes from Hardware.info in the Netherlands, is that Haswell is seeing issues with USB 3.0.

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They've done some very, very extensive testing and confirmed there are USB 3.0 issues with the 8-series chipset. They tested 22 USB 3.0 drives, with 14 of them experiencing issues and were unable to stay connected when a Haswell system woke back up from standby. Hardware.info have an insane round up of 33 Haswell-based motherboards if you'd like to do some weekend reading!

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