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I have a WD USB 3.0 3TB My Book Essential and when I connect it to my laptop's USB 3.0 port nothing happens. It works fine on Windows 7, and it is detected properly in Ubuntu if I use a USB 2.0 port. I'm guessing it's the USB 3.0 controller that isn't working but don't know how to tell. From another answer I saw people were using this command to list USB devices. First command is with the drive connected to the USB2.0 port, second one is while drive is connected to the 3.0 port:

codyloco@CodyLoco-Ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13d3:5122 IMC Networks 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0b05:1788 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c066 Logitech, Inc. 
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1058:1140 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. 
codyloco@CodyLoco-Ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13d3:5122 IMC Networks 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0b05:1788 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c066 Logitech, Inc. 

Would there be a way to force-display a drive?

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I think this discussion helps you someway. –  beeju May 14 '12 at 18:32
    
Thanks, I see that it says it is supposedly supported, but again nothing shows up at all when I plug the drive into a USB 3.0 port, but it does when I plug it into a 2.0 port. I don't understand why that would be, since according to the lsusb output it sees the 3.0 port? –  CodyLoco May 14 '12 at 18:37
    
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