This Device Can Perform Faster – How to fix


Have you ever received a “This device can perform faster” error message on the screen when connecting a USB device to a computer?

This error informs you that you can speed up the USB connection by using another physical connection port (USB 2.0 port) or other hardware. However, if you have connected via USB 2.0, the above message still appears, here is a bug that you need to learn and take some steps to solve the problem.

1. Equipment and port are not compatible

First, make sure your device is compatible with the port. For example, if you use an older USB 1.1 drive plugged into a USB 2.0 port, Windows will display a “this device can perform faster” error message.

In this case, your device may not work faster but your USB port is working at a lower capacity than the speed that it actually supports. In addition, you should also check the version of the cable that you have used.

Same if you plug USB 2.0 into USB 3.0 port. USB is backward compatible, so reading speed is not what you want.

2. Drivers

USB driver error can also cause “This device can perform faster” error.

To fix this, you can download and install the latest USB driver or motherboard driver from the manufacturer’s website. You can also access the Device Manager Device Manager on your computer.

On the Search Start menu, enter the Device Manager keyword and press Enter. Here, you look at the USB ports and see if any of the ports are faulty (with the yellow exclamation mark). If so, right-click on the device and select Update Driver Software to update the device drivers.

3. Cables

Another possible cause of the error is the USB cable. If the cable is designed for USB 1.1 standard devices, it will not work at the speed of USB 2.0.

In some cases, the USB cable may be faulty. Then you just change the cable is finished.

4. Hardware error

Try plugging a USB cable or cable into another USB port on your computer. In some cases the cause of the error may be due to a faulty USB port and not working properly.

The cause may also be due to the device itself connected to the computer. In this case you can test the USB by plugging into another computer without this error. If the same error still occurs, the cause is USB, not the computer.

5. Source

Some devices may need more power than the amount of power it receives from a USB connection, for example external hard drives need more power than USB keyboards. If you are using a USB hub and receive the error message, it is likely that you did not provide enough power for the hub.

There are actually two types of USB hubs: one that uses only power from a computer and one that can use power from an external source. Typically, only a USB hub that uses power from an external source can provide enough power for connecting your devices.

Also this error can occur because the cause of the USB port on your computer is not well-designed power delivery. This case involves computer hardware. You can try plugging the device into another USB port.


Many computers with BIOSes can set the transition between different modes for USB-compatible purposes.

In general, the BIOS settings are always optimal, but sometimes these settings have been changed. To access the BIOS of your computer, when you restart your computer, you press the key that appears on the screen – usually the F2 key or the  Delete key . When accessing the BIOS screen, look for the item called USB Mode (or similar) and make sure that the device is set up as fast as possible.

For example, if your computer supports USB 2.0, set USB Mode in the BIOS should set to 2.0 mode, not 1.1 mode. This setting can also be named as “high speed” USB, depending on the type of BIOS.

7. Disable warnings

If you have tried everything, you still can not fix the problem, or if the cause of the problem is located on the device or is located on the computer and you are forced to live with it. You can then disable the warning that appears on the screen every time you connect the USB to the computer. The device will still run at the lower speeds theoretically, but at least Windows will not bother you any time displaying the message on the screen.

To disable the warning appear on the screen, open Device Manager (type Device Manager on the Start menu and press Enter), then right click on the USB host controllerunder Universal Serial Bus controllers and select Properties .

Here you go to Advanced tab and uncheck Tell me if my device can perform faster then click OK is finished.