03-25-2012 03:19 PM - edited 03-25-2012 03:22 PM
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You will love this. Low Tech Solution - quick and easy.
Get a flashlight (or a torch if you are English), point it at the bottom of the notebook along the edge next to the USB port --- and peer ever so closely at the USB port. Brilliant designers made the print black on gray.
If you see , that is the "SS" next to the network sign, then the USB is a SuperSpeed USB 3.0. If you do not see the "SS", the USB is the older, slower, USB 2.0.
NOTE: The USB 3.0 ports are probably on the left side of the notebook as you look at it from the front.
USB 3.0 will run 3.0, 2.0 (and 1.x) devices.
I hope this helps!
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USB 3.0 devices do not plug in all the way - this is normal!!
04-30-2013 11:39 AM
Easy way to identify a USB port is to peer inside and check what colour the connecting part inside is.
USB 3.0 are coloured Blue.
USB 2.0 are coloured Grey
02-21-2015 08:08 AM
Not so fast Waldo, HP did NOT color code my HP 18-5110 3.0 usb ports, they only marked them with with the letters SS in black. Maybe I got a very low end HP PC and the blue ports were too expensive to include, they only come with the high end models.