Don’t use USB 3.0 Disks With Windows unless you’re okay with total failure.

USB 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 r2 (and presumably many other flavors of windows) is utterly broken.  It has been broken since USB 3.0 came to market, and despite what the Microsoft Core USB engineering blog will tell you, it is still broken in the worst way possible.   If you haven’t read it, check out this very active blog post from the Microsoft core team, but ignore the part at the top where they claim that all the crap you have to go through to work around the problem “is no longer required“.  I assure you, they still have a long way to go before I’ll certify that USB 3.0 is stable on Windows. Continue reading Don’t use USB 3.0 Disks With Windows unless you’re okay with total failure.