Ticket #4082 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

USB pasthrough limited to USB 1.1 speeds

Reported by: yrro Owned by:
Component: USB Version: VirtualBox 2.2.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


I used Vista Home Basic (SP1) as a host, and conencted a USB mass storage device to the host and configured it to be passed through to the guest.

Transferring files from the disk was limited to 1.1 MB/sec, which is the speed of a USB Full Speed device.

Log messages from the Linux kernel indicate that as far as the guest was concerned, it was a USB 2.0 ("high speed") device:

[    3.967326] ehci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: EHCI Host Controller
[    3.967417] ehci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[    3.967711] ehci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: irq 19, io mem 0xf0805000
[    3.976063] ehci_hcd 0000:00:0b.0: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
[    3.976110] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[    3.976126] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[    3.976130] hub 1-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
[    4.080125] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002
[    4.080127] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[    4.080128] usb usb1: Product: EHCI Host Controller
[    4.080129] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 ehci_hcd
[    4.080131] usb usb1: SerialNumber: 0000:00:0b.0


[  187.700381] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[  188.137721] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[  188.180643] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=152d, idProduct=2338
[  188.180677] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=5
[  188.180689] usb 1-1: Product: USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge
[  188.180700] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: JMicron
[  188.180711] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: C05762222222


slow usb kernel messages Download (23.6 KB) - added by yrro 13 years ago.
linux kernel log messages from guest
wintermute-2009-05-23-14-49-52.log Download (45.4 KB) - added by yrro 13 years ago.
virtualbox log

Change History

Changed 13 years ago by yrro

linux kernel log messages from guest

Changed 13 years ago by yrro

virtualbox log

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by pedrocr

I have the same issue with a Windows XP host and Ubuntu guest and it makes using external drives and memory card readers painfully slow. This has been like that on every version of Virtualbox I've ever used, since around ~1.6. Any chance of solving this bug? Does anyone actually get 2.0 speeds?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Closing. Later VBox releases should give some better USB-performance. We are aware that USB is far away from getting native speed but many devices should achieve a higher speed than USB1.1.

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