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VirtualBox Not a Good Idea for Newer Laptops with with USB 3.0


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Hello,

From my experience i have learned a lesson, if you use virtualbox even the latest 4.2.4 will fail when you try to plug in USB, because virtual box does not support USB.3.0 ports, i tried to install & uninstall all versions of VB nearly for 8 hours.on my Dell XPS 15 sandy Bridge that comes with two 3.0 USB ports, every time i plug usb it gives error & even wifi alfa usb wont work. in vmware workstation 8 there is not even a single error with usb or watever.i think virtual box should update their stuff. if you have any suggestions or opinions plz share with me.

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Skorpinok.

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Check your bios, see if there is a setting for what USB speed is set to, if it allows all, or only USB 3. Its supposed to be backwards compatible, but I know on my own machine, in my bios, I have the option to set them to 1.1, 2.0, or auto for both.

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Check your bios, see if there is a setting for what USB speed is set to, if it allows all, or only USB 3. Its supposed to be backwards compatible, but I know on my own machine, in my bios, I have the option to set them to 1.1, 2.0, or auto for both.

Rojer that.....

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  • 2 weeks later...

I have a thinkpad edge laptop with 1 usb 3.0 and I wasn't having any issues with virtual box, until a Windows update... The alfa card that I had plugged into the usb 3.0 would randomly disconnect. After a couple of Windows updates later, it's more stable.

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I have a thinkpad edge laptop with 1 usb 3.0 and I wasn't having any issues with virtual box, until a Windows update... The alfa card that I had plugged into the usb 3.0 would randomly disconnect. After a couple of Windows updates later, it's more stable.

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Not sure what is different but my USB3 port seems to work with Virtualbox - running on Ubuntu 12.10.

I think it works, because of backwards compatibility.

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macbook air here - usb 3.0 works fine with virtual box running OSX as host

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