How to Get My IBM ThinkPad USB Port to Perform Better

    • 1). Avoid using a USB hub through one of the USB ports. This slows down the performance of the connected USB device, especially when running more than one device from the same hub.

    • 2). Remove the connected USB device and plug it into a different USB port on the computer. Occasionally one USB port dies out on a computer while the other ports continue to function. If you are experiencing extremely slow data transfer speeds simply changing the port can correct the issue.

    • 3). Open your web browser and go to the IBM main page. Select "Support," then chose your model of ThinkPad.

    • 4). Download any available updates. Sometimes IBM releases USB firmware updates for your USB ports. This can tell the computer how to use the USB ports more efficiency and increase their performance.

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