Some time ago, while setting up my desktop PC for Virtual Instruments (VI) use, after lots of struggle with internal SSDs, which had some speed hiccups, I found a solution which has worked nicely for years: I installed a Samsung T7 external USB 3.0 SSD to host the VI samples. It works amazingly well with a variety of VIs, from NI to VSL.
So, while setting up my upcoming laptop based rig (Windows 10 64b), which has a fast internal 1TB SSD, I decided to use also an external T7 for VSL Synchron pianos, which are really large. As the laptop has two USB-A and one USB-C ports, and the USB-A were already used, I connected the T7 to USB-C. To my dismay, the speeds were painfully slow. I tried quite a lot of things but nothing helped. So I connected the SSD to the USB-A connected powered hub… and the speed was 10x than on USB-C! 🤯
I wonder why is this happening. In theory, all USB ports on my laptop are USB 3.1
I can use it with this solution, as I need the hub already for other reasons. But wonder why the USB-C port is not working at same speed.
Anyone with a similar experience or a hint on this? 🤔