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How to determine the Version of a USB Stick

 

Identify USB Stick Version visually

Coming to USB 3.0 pen drives, you’ll see a prominent difference from the USB 2.0 and older drives, with USB 3.0, USB-SS or USB Super Speed usually written on the pen drives.

Also, the connector will most likely be blue in color, which is representative of a USB 3.0 device or port.

One more visual cue that you will get is when you’ve plugged in your USB device to a USB 3.0 port on your PC, or even on a USB 2.0 port.

 

Identify USB Stick Version on Windows

Using Device Manager:

  1. Open the Device Manager.
  2. In the “Device Manager” window, click the + (plus sign) next to Universal Serial Bus controllers. You will see a list of the USB ports installed on your computer.
    • If your USB port name contains “Universal Host”, your port is version 1.1.
    • If the port name contains both “Universal Host” and “Enhanced Host”, your port is version 2.0.
    • If the port name contains “USB 3.0″, your port is version 3.0.

 

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I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.

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