Add or Remove “USB 3 Link Power Mangement” in Power Options in Windows 8 – Windows Blog by Brink

Add or Remove “USB 3 Link Power Mangement” in Power Options in Windows 8

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.

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