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USB Port Speed

How do I know if my USB port is USB 1.0 or 2.0?

USB is a way for your computer to connect to external devices. It’s fast, easy to use, and allows you to use tons of devices all strung together. Most newer computers have one or more USB ports. Older computers have USB 1.0 or 1.1, while newer PCs have the faster USB 2.0.

But how do you find out which type you have?

Well, it’s not too hard to find out if your PC has Hi-Speed (USB 2.0) or not. Right-click “My Computer” (or, in Vista click Start and right-click on “Computer“), select “Properties” (or from Control Panel go to “System“) then select the “Hardware” tab. Locate and expand the Universal Serial Bus section.


If it shows an “Enhanced” USB Host Controller, then you have USB 2.0 capability. If not, then you have the slower USB 1.0 or 1.1

~ David