USB 3.0 Insertion Test

This test verifies that a USB 3.0 device always connects on the SuperSpeed port and does not connect on the high speed port when upstream SuperSpeed termination is on. For more information on how devices connect, see section 2 of the USB 3.0 Specification.

This test doesn't apply to USB hubs. It will automatically pass if the device under test is a hub.

Test details


Associated requirements


See the device hardware requirements.


Windows RT (ARM-based)
Windows 8 (x64)
Windows 8 (x86)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 8.1 x64
Windows 8.1 x86
Windows Server 2012 R2

Expected run time

~2 minutes





Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: USB Device.Connectivity Testing Prerequisites.

When prompted, unplug the device and plug it back into the same port. It is very important to plug the device into the same port as when you started the test.


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Device.Connectivity Testing.

More information

Command syntax


Parameter Description


String that indicates whether the device is an internal device.

TRUE: The device is an internal device

FALSE: The device is an external device. This is the default value.

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