rraud wrote on 6/16/2013, 9:42 AM
The Zoom H1 has a USB-2 interface. USB-3 is backwards compatible so it should work.. but not at the faster USB-3 speed.
ECB wrote on 6/16/2013, 10:07 AM
The H1 2/0 firmware update introduced a new feature. When you plug the H1 into USB port you get an alternating display of 2 choices: Audio (H1 as USB microphone) or Read SD card). When connected to a USB 2 port both work fine. When connected to a USB 3 port only the audio option completes. On the Read SD Card option the drivers load but it does not complete.

ECB wrote on 6/17/2013, 11:12 AM
here is the response from Samson tech support:

[I]Unfortunately the H1 is not compatible with USB 3.0. Make sure that when you use the device it is plugged into a 2.0 port.[/I]

Ed B

richard-amirault wrote on 6/17/2013, 12:49 PM
That's what card readers are for ;-)

Sorry to appear snarky, but some devices I own I seldom use the USB interface, but pull the card out and put in a reader ... works for me.

PS. thanks for the info on the update. My H1 was still at 1.02, but now it is 2.0
ECB wrote on 6/17/2013, 1:23 PM
One of the new features in the 2.0 update is using the HI as a USB mike. Can't do that with a card reader ;)

richard-amirault wrote on 6/18/2013, 2:56 PM
Agreed, but in your case, all you can do is use the mic feature, not read the card via USB. 3

I dunno ... seems like you have two options:

1. Use a USB 2 port, or
2. Use a card reader that supports USB 3 (if you really need that speed)
musicvid10 wrote on 6/18/2013, 3:16 PM
A card reader is going to transfer faster than a device connection (recorder, camera) , in almost every circumstance.
ECB wrote on 6/18/2013, 5:41 PM
Somewhere I did not make my point clear - sorry about that. I was interested in trying the H1 as a USB mike not transferring data. I too always use a card reader.

Ed B
musicvid10 wrote on 6/18/2013, 6:04 PM
I understood you to say the audio worked with USB3, sorry.