USB or USB2 Port ~ How do I tell?

  wee eddie 20:44 14 Mar 13
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My old PC, still going strong, has both USB and USB2 Sockets. It has recently been successfully upgraded from XP to W7.

There are a pair on the Front Panel, a Block of 4 across the bottom of the Back Plate and another pair, half way up the left hand side.

I know that some are USB and some are USB2.

Can anyone tell me of a simple way to differentiate between the two types?

  mgmcc 21:07 14 Mar 13

Usually, if you insert a USB 2.0 device into a USB 1.1 port, you will get a message that the device will perform better if plugged into a high speed USB port. This should let you identify which are the USB 2.0 ports.

  Chronos the 2nd 11:09 15 Mar 13

"Usually, if you insert a USB 2.0 device into a USB 1.1 port, you will get a message that the device will perform better if plugged into a high speed USB port. This should let you identify which are the USB 2.0 ports."

Totally agree with the above.

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