Identify those USB 3.0 ports

USB 3.0 courtesy of
USB 3.0 Physical Features

USB 3.0 developers made it easy for us to identify whether or not the port supports USB 3.0 (Super Speed USB port *wink*). Basically, all you have to do is count the metal connectors on the USB port of your computer. If it does have 5 plates on it, it’s on 3.0 else it will have 4 plates which of course makes it USB 2.0. Also note that USB 3.0 features a compatibility 2.0 metal plates under it.


CES 2008: USB 3.0 ‘SuperSpeed’ connectors revealed (


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