Improves the overall performance of your USB 3.1 ports by increasing the data transferring speed with up to 30%. The boost works with both external storage devices such as USB memory stick, external hard-disks, etc. as well as with peripherals. The tool requires you to have an MSI motherboard in order to do its job.
MSI USB Speed Up promises to boost data transfer speeds from your MSI motherboard to any device connected via a USB port. It is specifically intended to increase the performance of USB 3.1 ports but it works with other USB generations as well. In addition to increasing speed, the utility can also decrease power consumption by connected devices as well.
The tool has an extremely straightforward and unobtrusive interface. In this respect, it runs from the System Tray and can be set to start automatically with the system. Its window shows a list of all the connected devices and, if data are being transferred, it also shows the Read and Write speeds at the moment. In any case, there is the only thing you can do, which is turning the speed boost on or off. The tool is reported to increase speeds by up to 30%, but that also depends on other conditions, such as the type of USB device.
All in all, MSI USB Speed Up can actually help you take advantage of having a 3.1 USB port on an MSI motherboard. The product is free and frequently distributed along with the hardware. As seen, the utility only works for MSI motherboards, specifically X99 y Z170. However, the thing is that some motherboards by other manufacturers may not need it. In this respect, USB 3.1 benchmarking studies have shown that ASUS motherboards, for instance, perform much better than those by MSI.