USB 3.0 and Server Operating Systems

Posted on 2011-10-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
There have been a lot of threads on this issue but I couldn't find any real help. It still appears as though USB 3.0 is not supported on any Server 2008 OS or on SBS 2011. I have looked at a lot of USB 3.0 card manufacturers and they do not conain drivers for server operating systems.

   I have tried SIIG JU-P20412-S2 cards on 2003 Standard, 2008 R2 and SBS 2011 and even through the drivers is not written for those OSs it installs anyway. USB 3.0 is fantastic! I use Acronis BR10 to back up servers and USB 3.0 cuts the time in half over USB 2.0 but is just cincerns me that there are no certified drivers for USB 3.0 and server operating systems.

   I put this SIIG back in my SBS 2011 server and it started BSODing during backups. My guess is a driver issue because I can put in in a Win 7 and it runs like a champ. ANyway.. I guess the real question is why no USB 3.0 manufacturer has drivers for server OSs. Has anyone come across a USB 3.0 manufacturer that has server drivers? Any ideas why my SBS 2011 might be BSODing?  

Question by:jimbecher
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    StarTech makes a card that works fine in Server OS:

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      Thanks mgortega. The StarTech was one I came across in my search. I have used SIIG in quite a few servers (2003 - 2008) and they work well but have some kind of problem with the Intel S1200BTL server board. Crash, crash, crash. Don't know if it is a SIIG problem or a Intel problem. By bet would be Intel. The path or least resistance was to try the Startech. Worked like a champ.
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