USB 3.0 driver download for Windows 7, Vista and XP

USB 2.0 is obsolete and is slowly being replaced by the USB 3.0 standard. Who uses an older version of Windows such as Windows 7 or Vista must retrofit the appropriate USB 3.0 drivers. Here you learn where you can download the current manufacturers such as Intel, AS Media or Etron the necessary USB 3.0 host controller driver.

USB 3.0 driver download for Windows 7, Vista and XP

In addition to Windows 7 and Vista Windows XP also one of the major Windows versions that are not equipped when delivered with the necessary drivers for USB 3.0. With a manual download, you can help out and download the drivers for those chips. Who 8, 8.1 or 10 uses Windows, requires no additional drivers. Even users who have installed Service Pack 2 for Windows 7, need no drivers more in many cases. However, the SP not upgraded the drivers for each motherboard.

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USB 3.0 download driver: Intel, Asmedia, Etron

The host controller drivers work for both USB 3.0 chips that are installed on motherboards as well as cards, which can be retrofitted on the 3.0 standard. Benefits of USB 3.0 are primarily the higher speed of data transfer and lower power consumption. Elsewhere, we show you the differences between USB 3.0 and 2.0.

  • USB 3.0 drivers for Intel 8/9/100 and C220 / C610 Chipsets
  • USB 3.0 drivers for Intel 7 Series
  • Asmedia USB 3.0 driver
  • Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 driver
  • USB 3.0 host controller for Etron
  • ViaLabs driver


With the download of the USB 3.0 driver you can the benefits of the new standard use and z. B. increase the transfer rate of data transfer between the PC and USB 3.0 devices. Super speed mode data transfer rates of up to 4.8 Gbit / s are possible.

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Universal USB 3.0 driver from Renesas

Who does not know exactly what motherboard is installed, you can access the USB 3.0 host controller driver download Renesas. The driver is compatible with many motherboards.



A prerequisite for use of USB 3.0 in addition to a suitable driver also compatible cable with an appropriate connector. USB 2.0 devices can thereby easily be used with the new standard.

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