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pdorion
09-13-2011, 01:38 PM
I just bought a 1.0 TB Seagate portable hard drive that can run USB 3.0 and 2.0. I always plug it in through the USB 3.0 slot and it always tells me that its only running 2.0 and it can run faster with 3.0. I just ignored it and tested to transfer huge files. Sucks.. because its copying at USB 2.0 speed... Found some drivers here on the sticky and installed them and it still dint make any difference.. anyone have an answer to this?

Secondly, I wanted to copy pictures from my SD card but after i put the card in, it wont detect it. I tried several other cards and none of them get detected. Its like the slot is just for show....

Lastly, I noticed when I space out when im composing emails etc., some type of loud ticking noise is coming from the laptop. I think it might be the hard drive.

Help please..

Hideaki
09-13-2011, 02:52 PM
I have also noticed a sporadic ticking noise - out of the blue, a single 'tick' about as loud as pressing a key - with my G74SX. I wonder where that's coming from.

MagamiAKO
09-13-2011, 03:04 PM
It sounds to me like you received a damaged laptop, perhaps it was dropped or got wet from the elements?

I'd likely return.

Mine works fine with USB3 and no clicking noises here.

Hideaki
09-13-2011, 03:42 PM
Actually I already have returned mine for other reasons (SSD somehow crashed and became unreadble after a few hours, no idea if there's any relation). So I guess I'll see how it is with the replacement.

Hideaki
09-14-2011, 05:50 PM
So I just got my replacement G74sx and it also has that ticking noise. I think it's coming from the built-in speakers (even though right now they're disabled) and it seems to be in reaction to clicking something, usually.

xeromist
09-14-2011, 06:04 PM
Does it come through headphones if you have them plugged in?

Hideaki
09-14-2011, 07:13 PM
Yes, it does. I played around a bit and setting my external speakers to maximum I found that the noise seems to always come up when something plays a sound after a period of silence.

It's like *click* sound is played, then higher than normal background white noise. Then after a few seconds the background noise goes down again with another click. And if I then play another sound it will click again.

xeromist
09-14-2011, 08:13 PM
Sounds like a problem with internal wiring. Could be a bad ground or a funky electronic switch. I don't think it would be an easy problem to trace and fix unfortunately.

Chastity@ASUS
09-14-2011, 11:24 PM
Try muting your mics

Hideaki
09-14-2011, 11:45 PM
Tried muting the microphone, tried disabling it (and now I can't find it anymore, heh), tried plugging in an external microphone (+/- mute) but that noise still occurs.

pdorion
09-15-2011, 03:00 AM
Halo,

Only checked my thread now. The ticking noise has nothing to do with the audio system. Its definitely coming from the hardware inside. I'm not to worried about this issue since I haven't gotten any device issues except the USB 3.0 and SD card reader.

My real concern are the USB 3.0 and SD card reader. Does anyone have an answer to this?

Thank you all.

pdorion
09-17-2011, 02:25 AM
bump... any answers?

Chastity@ASUS
09-18-2011, 08:16 AM
Halo,

Only checked my thread now. The ticking noise has nothing to do with the audio system. Its definitely coming from the hardware inside. I'm not to worried about this issue since I haven't gotten any device issues except the USB 3.0 and SD card reader.

My real concern are the USB 3.0 and SD card reader. Does anyone have an answer to this?

Thank you all.

What version of the Fresco driver are you using? If you need latest : http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/USB3.0/USB3_Fresco_Win7_64_Z33140.zip

pdorion
09-18-2011, 01:46 PM
thats the one I have installed. none of them still work...

Chastity@ASUS
09-18-2011, 08:08 PM
http://www.station-drivers.com/page/fresco_logic.htm

3.3.35 posted

Unfortunately USB 3.0 is still fairly new and there will be growing pains between device drivers and hardware firmware.

pdorion
09-19-2011, 12:40 AM
Yeah, I just installed the 3.3.35 version and it still wont detect it. Also saw some other threads on microsoft forum that this is a common issue.. epic fail...

Anyway, this still doesnt answer why my SD card reader wont work...