SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1... for a USB 3.0 port...?


I am trying to figure out a way to add more “memory” to a Microsoft Surface Studio (Gen 1).

The Studio only has 8 GB of RAM - that is soldered directly to the motherboard - it can’t be upgraded.

So I am trying to figure out a way to use either Windows 10 ReadyBoost or virtual memory to help speed up the Studio.

Long story short - the Studio has USB 3.0 ports.

Would the SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 (made for USB 3.1) work faster than the SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 (made for USB 3.0)… in the Studio’s USB 3.0 slots…?

If you put a drive that’s capable of 10Gb/s max in a port that is capable of 5Gb/s (USB 3.0) max, data will only transfer as fast as the 3.0 port was designed to handle. Depending on which Controller(s) MB manufacturers use and encoding and un-encoding data at both ends of a USB pathway real world speeds are not as fast as spec speeds.
just noticed Jan as posting date, you probably got it figured out by now.