eGPU + USB device issues
Just bumping this as it is still an issue for me. I found that rearranging which USB ports my peripherals we plugged in to actually made a pretty big difference. I just re-did my setup and added the Razer laptop stand and a 2070 Super. I have my setup 90% functional with using the built-in hub on my monitor and the hub on my laptop stand. I will report back after I do some more testing and hopefully get it 100% functional.
I have the same issue with using EC1 setup. my USB 2.0 ports will disconnect randomly so my mouse and keyboard which are directly connected to my HP laptop will glitch for a second and come back.
I wonder if its a resource issue caused by the EC1 BW using.
I have the same issue. I my case, USB devices disconnect randomly and input is going crazy - for example continous ddddddddddddddd is being pressed even if I don't press anything.
Odd thing is, that it appears to exist only with Razer devices?
Did anybody manage to overcome the problem?
@drizzt_sama, Same exact "dddddddddddddd" issue with my 2019 Razerblade Stealth - however, I don't believe the issue is exclusive to razer devices as this exact issue is occuring on my Lenovo Thinkpad T490 as well.
Having a similar issue using my SSD External (where most of my game date is located).
I can go for a few days with no problem running games off my Samsung SSD (no hub) directly plugged into the computer and then my computer gets in a mood and will kick me out of games after I hear the SSD disconnect... and it will proceed to do that for a day or 2
So basically I have to transfer files to my internal HD every time I want to play a game. I am kicking myself for not creating a bigger partition when I installed windows.
Strangely I will be playing on my oculus for hours and hours and never once have a USB connection issue and I know that creates heavy traffic since basically the USB is powering the headset.
I think it all depends on how busy the bus on your motherboard is... When multiple devices start getting busy all at once it probably hurts extra bad. I gave up and built a dedicated gaming PC ultimately. Especially when the latest Windows broke bootcamp eGPUs.
I'm sure there is definitely some truth to this. 14 months after creating this thread, I still have issues (though still not as bad as they were) and it's definitely worse when all devices are connected.
I've thought about going the dedicated PC route, but I'm sticking with an eGPU setup for the time being. It maybe switching between my RBS and work MBP a cinch...usually lol.
I have completely rewritten this post with better and more concise information. Hopefully it'll help someone.
I finally found a solution to my original post in this thread over a year ago. The drivers for the ASMedia USB3.1 eXtensible Host Controller in several eGPU enclosures (including the Razer Core X Chroma) for Windows 10 are, by default, provided by Microsoft. This default driver seems to be the culprit. I was able to replace the driver with a newer one from the Microsoft Update Catalog and all of my disconnect/reconnect issues are completely gone.
I'm unable to link directly to the driver page for more info, so here is the search results page ASMedia Technology In - USB - 220.127.116.11. This page has a few options, but I think of of them will work just the same, but just in case, this is the exact one I used.
The driver update process is pretty easy.
- Download the cab file from the Microsoft Update Catalog
- Extract the cab file using 7zip or some other file arching tool
- Open Device Manager
- Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers, right click the ASMedia USB3.1 eXtensible Host Controller device and click Update Driver
- In the window that opens, choose Browse my computer for drivers
- On the next page, browse to the location of the recently extracted cab file containing the new driver
- Ensure Include subfolders is selected and click Next.
- This should find the newer device driver and install it.
- Repeat for each ASMedia Host Controller device present in Device Manager.
That's it really. I should note that after doing this, I have a new issue, but it's far more tolerable than the constant connect/disconnect issue. What happens now is that often times I am unable to successfully shutdown / restart / sleep my computer. Some of the USB devices (Razer and non-Razer) I have connected to a USB hub seem to not get disconnected properly and cause the system to just hang. This is annoying, yes, but I've disabled sleep for now and will just deal with it. I haven't found any helpful information online for this issue. In trying to understand what's causing it, I found when I don't have my USB hub connected, this issue does not happen. It does not appear to be my specific hub either, I tried a couple different ones with the same result. With fewer devices connected to the hub, the problem seems to occur less frequently or not at all, so I suspect it's related to the number of USB devices on a single controller. Oh well. I'm just happy to actually be able to enjoy my Razer devices properly now!
Now if one of the October Windows updates hadn't started causing my computer to BSOD randomly (confirmed by uninstalling it, no more random BSODs), then I'd be in business haha!