Users occasionally ask, whether our scanners are compatible with USB 3.0, the answer is yes. Originally, we designed our scanners with USB 2.0 support. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, so our scanners are compatible with USB 3.0 as well.
On a more technical note, we should mention that some USB 3.0 controllers offer USB 2.0 support in emulation mode. So the compatibility, in fact, depends on the quality of the emulation running on a particular chipset.
The same principle is applicable for USB 3.1 support. Additionally, check this article for a solution for some laptops configuration with specific USB 3.1 ports and chipsets.
- For the best performance, we recommend installing the latest drivers for Artec scanners (which are included in Artec Studio versions 184.108.40.206, 10, 11 and 12).
- Some of our clients report, that discontinued scanners (Artec MHT, MH, S, L and M) may work with USB 3.0, but we recommend USB 2.0 for these devices.
- We also recommend that you check out another article: How to increase your PC's performance.
Recommended chipsets and USB controllers
On the basis of our experience and the experience of our customers, we have added several USB 3.0 chipsets to our recommended list.
Note: other Intel chipsets may also be supported
Non-recommended chipsets and USB controllers
How to check the chipset manufacturer
To check your chipset manufacturer and series, open the Windows Device Manager and expand the Universal Serial Bus controllers section:
Important: in some cases you may need to update the chipset drivers.
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