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Windows 8.1 and the ASMedia USB 3.1 XHCI 1.1 Host Controller

Update 3/22/2015: A new stable version of the ASMedia USB 3.1 driver is now available. ASUS is not yet linking to this version from the motherboard support page so here is a direct download link: Version 1.16.24.0 from 2/12/2015.     When we heard ASUS had released the first commercially available USB 3.1 equipped motherboard […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 Hub Firmware History Mid-2014 Update

2015 Update: For the latest firmware information please see our firmware update page here. USB 3.0 is ever evolving with new hardware and software that create new compatibility considerations, and Plugable is committed to staying on the cutting edge and improving our product functionality and compatibility. For the best user experience we recommend to install […]

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Attaching 14 Monitors on Windows 8.1 with USB

As computers continue to advance in computing power the need to display more information is greater than ever. Our USB display adapters are based on DisplayLink technology and the driver limit until now has been 6 USB attached monitors. Now, with the DisplayLink 7.5 M1 driver (and higher) and our Plugable USB graphics adapters and […]

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DisplayLink Releases Version 2.1 Driver for Mac OS X

There have been many multi-monitor regressions from OS X 10.8.5 to 10.9, and USB graphics has been significantly impacted. Part of the confusion is not knowing which new problems are fixable by DisplayLink and which ones will require waiting for the next point releases by Apple. We have a clearer picture of that now with […]

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Troubleshooting the USB3-HUB-81×7 USB 3.0 7 port Hub

Please note: This article is no longer relevant to newer versions of the USB3-HUB7-81X after mid-September 2013. For up-to-date firmware information please see here. Most customers purchasing our black 7 port USB 3.0 hub, the USB3-HUB7-81X, shouldn’t have any problems. In case of issues, the troubleshooting steps below are likely to provide a quick resolution. […]

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VIA VL811 USB 3.0 Hub Firmware Upgrade

2.8.13:This post is no longer current Please refer to our newer post Plugable USB 3.0 Hub Firmware Upgrades VIA Labs has released a new firmware version for their VL811 USB 3.0 hub chipset. A primary feature is a work around for issues on Mac OS X 10.8 systems, where USB storage devices would disconnect unexpectedly […]

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Windows 8 and Intel USB 3.0 Host Controllers

Update 3/5/2015: See our related post: Windows 8.1 and the ASMedia USB 3.1 XHCI 1.1 Host Controller Important Notice: As of Windows 8.1, we don’t recommend replacing the in-box Windows USB 3.0 stack with the Intel Windows 7 stack, as described in this post. This post is being kept for historical background, but we recommend […]

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New USB 3.0 Support Built-In to Windows 8

Microsoft is formally launching Windows 8 today. With all the talk about Windows 8 being focused on the UI, it’s easy to overlook developments that have been happening under the hood. Some important changes include the addition of a native USB 3.0 stack, UASP or USB Attached SCSI Protocol support as well as support for […]

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7 Monitors on Windows 7 with USB 3.0

See 7 monitors in action using Plugable USB 3.0 hubs and graphics adapters. The hardware seen in the video are: The Plugable 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub 3 Plugable USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI Adapters 4 Plugable USB 3.0 to VGA Adapters A Plugable USB 2.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapter It’s extremely cool seeing this kind of setup, […]

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