you need a motherboard USB port or header that uses USB 2 or USB 3, a cable that uses USB 2 or USB 3 and a device that uses USB 2 or USB 3. USB will only work as fast as the slowest speed of everything in the chain. Some USB hubs slow downs with more than one active device attached and in use.
I speeded up a friend's USB by getting him and expansion card that used USB 2 since the on-board USB ports and headers of his motherboard were only USB 1.
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