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Saeed2
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How to distinguish between USB3 and USB2 Ports?

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HP 15-R030na
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Hi,

 

I have got two ports on the right hand side of the Notebook and one port on the left side, so, How do I know which is USB3 and which is USB2?

 

Furthermore, If I put a USB3 Memory Stick in a USB2 port or vice-e-versa will it harm the hardware of the notebook or the software on the memory stick?

 

Look forward to nhearing from you.

 

Regards,

Saeed

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visruth
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Saeed,


The single USB port on the left side of your model is the USB3 port.

Manual - Page 7:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04409502

Specs: http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04373628


Get a flashlight, point it at the bottom of the notebook along the edge next to the USB port
Look for "SS" - logo; "SS" USB denotes the SuperSpeed USB 3.0.

No "SS", then port is USB 2.0.


Regards

Visruth

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Saeed,


The single USB port on the left side of your model is the USB3 port.

Manual - Page 7:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04409502

Specs: http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04373628


Get a flashlight, point it at the bottom of the notebook along the edge next to the USB port
Look for "SS" - logo; "SS" USB denotes the SuperSpeed USB 3.0.

No "SS", then port is USB 2.0.


Regards

Visruth

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Also it'll not harm your hardware.

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