Originally Posted by d3aded
its been a while since i have posted here
[was lost in the apple wilderness for a few years]
i have an n9005 and my laptop is samsung 5 series ultrabook with windows 8.1 64bit running, this lappy has one usb 3.0 port
i have never managed to connect the note in 3.0 mode, this happened only once by accident when the phone also notitifed me that it is connected in 3.0 usb mode but never after that.
the usb 3.0 port charges the phone fine but does not show it as been connected to the computer, not in device manager or anywhere else, 2.0 works fine.
ill be grateful if anyone can shed some light on this for me, apologies if im breaking any rules!
The USB 3 thing is quite stupid from Samsung - but it makes some sense if you think of it as 99% marketing on top of which some guys decided to provide some form of emergency help but without compromising other things too much
Bottom line - USB3 is not active by default! Once you have it plugged it only goes to USB2 and you need to go to Notifications and click on "Connected as a media device" - and then modify that to "MTP on USB3" or something like that. That checkbox will NOT stick (so next time you will NOT be in USB3 mode) and will also be converted back to USB 2 after 10 minutes (I presume 10 minutes of inactivity, since otherwise that would be very, very stupid, but nothing will surprise me on that).
Whatever you saw on the PC it was most likely a message telling you that the device might be performing faster in a USB3 port - even if you already were plugged in a USB3 port
What Windows wanted to say was more along the lines "the device might perform better in USB 3 mode"
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