This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the “USB 3 Link Power Mangement” setting under USB settings in Power Options for all users in Windows 8 and 8.1.
This setting specifies a power management policy below to use for USB 3 links when they are idle.
- Off = Do not enable the U1 U2 states.
- Minimum power savings = Enable the U1 U2 states, but choose conservative timeout values to optimize for performance.
- Moderate power savings (default) = Enable the U1 U2 states, and choose optimal timeout values to balance power and performance.
- Maximum power savings. = Enable the U1 U2 states, and choose aggressive timeout values to optimize for power.