How to detect USB 2.0 and 3.0 in Windows

Oct 19, 2016 | 4:36 pm

Published by | Chandan Singh


If your computer system have 4 or 5 USB ports, then how to detect, which USB port is 2.0 or 3.0. Basically 3.0 USB port is using for Super Speed for transfer files. This article will definitely help you to detect different USB ports.

Difference between USB 2.0 and 3.0

Released April 2000 November 2008
Speed HS (High Speed), 480 Mbps 10 times faster than USB 2.0. SS (Super Speed, 4.8 Gbps
Signaling Method Half duplex Full duplex
Price less expensive than its USB 3.0 version. more expensive than its USB 2.0 version.
Power Usage Up to 500 mA Up to 900 mA.
Number of wires within the cable 4 9
Standard-A Connectors Grey color Blue color
Standard-B Connectors Smaller in size Extra space for more wires
Max Cable length 5 meter 3 meter


Physically ports looks different


First, right click on My Computer. Find manage option and then click on Device Manager. Device Manager will expend you to many options, in which choose Universal Serial Bus Controllers by extract this option, you will see the different USB names.



Meaning of different names

  • “Universal Host,” then you have USB port version 1.1.
  • Name with both “Enhanced Host” and “Universal Host” then you have USB port version 2.0.
  • “USB 3.0,” then you have USB port version 3.0.


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