The Intel USB3 driver for Windows 8. Generally people complain about speed. Yesterday I was just hoping it would read my drive.
It has been mentioned in this thread, but no solution was posted (as far as I can tell). Because Win 8 has a native USB3 driver, Intel won't release theirs
. Which is dumb, since it makes those USB3 ports usable.
I have the P77V -Deluxe or whatever. I'm putting together are revamped rig and I thought, hey, why not try this Windows 8 I got? I've liked it enough on other computers. This is the mistake, but I don't want to buy another Win7 copy...
Now I don't know about you guys, but I have a large external that I copy backups to in case my internal drives fail. It's 3TB and USB3 (I don't know if this part matters), so it gets the three last backups. The Intel ports will not read it. Asus ports are fine and dandy. See with the Intel ports, I get the recognition sound, it pops up in USB and devices, sometimes even in disk management, but never have I been able to access it. It is a large drive, so it isn't exactly instant, but eventually it vanishes from devices because it spins down and turns off.
All my other stuff is USB2, but I think it is purely size related, because the ports work fine for every thing else that I have, all of which is smaller than 1TB. Did I mention that the Intel USB2 ports also won't read the drive? Fun times.
So the Intel driver doesn't work on Windows 8, but without it, my front panel USB3 will become instantly useless.
After much looking and getting mostly results about installing Windows 8 on a 3TB drive, I finally thought to myself, hell, this driver package has INF files. That's basically a universal installer. If I can alter it enough, I should be able to install it. I open the file and thought to myself, I am too tired for this, so instead, I turned to google and found that someone had already done this. Not only that, it is a longer process than I imagined.Here is a legible guide
based on a guide by a legend named ekko
My 3TB drive is now recognised on all USB3 ports, Intel or Asus! The USB2 ports still don't recognise it, but that's OK. I was only hoping to compare speeds. I was so happy. Too bad I still have to reload windows a few times before this is all done...
EDIT: If this could be added to the OP, that would be great.Edited by MattyMatt - 3/30/13 at 9:36am