Which Is Fast USB Port In My Computer: Expectations vs. Reality

Introduction Which is Fast USB port in my Computer

Most of the computer manufacturers do not mark USB port versions. If you want to check the version of USB port or compatibility of your laptop or Desktop. You need to go Device Manager section to select universal bus controllers. Where a list of controller information will be available. You will be able to know which version and how many ports have available in USB 1.1, 2.0, or 3.0 ports.

How to Open the Device Manager

Right-click on My computer icon -press Manage you will get computer management screen. Now select “Device Manager” and Right-side  section click the + or > (plus sign/arrow) next to Universal Serial Bus controllers (USB). You will see a list of the USB ports installed on your computer.

Now you will be able to determine the version of USB ports available on your computer or Laptop:

1. If your USB port name contains “Universal Host”, your port is version 1.1.

2. If the port name contains both “Universal Host” and “Enhanced Host”, your port is version 2.0.

3. If the port name contains “USB 3.0″, your port is version 3.0.

USB port launch date and Data transfer rate/speed are available in tabular form. Nowadays all most of the System coming with USB 3.0 or 3.1 port equipped.

Release name Release date Maximum transfer rate
USB 1.1 August 1998 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s)
USB 2.0 April 2000 High Speed (480 Mbit/s)
USB 3.0 November 2008 SuperSpeed (5 Gbit/s)
USB 3.1 July 2013 SuperSpeed+ (10 Gbit/s)

USB / Inventors:

Ajay V. Bhatt is an Indian-American computer architect developed the USB port. The first USB technology began development in 1994. Which is co-invented by Ajay Bhatt of Intel and the USB-IF (USB Implementer Forum, Inc)? This was a big invention for Information Technology.  Now these days without USB port none of the machines available.


Hope this article will help you to understand behind the scene story of USB port.  You will be able to understand which USB port is more powerful for your machine.

As mentioned in this article we share thoughts/blog based of our experience. We get inspiration from our daily routine work. One of our colleague asks us ‘how can I get the detail of USB fast and best  port which can copy data more fast.

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