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Windows 7: How to Tell USB rating of Thumbdrives?

04 Sep 2017   #1
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 
How to Tell USB rating of Thumbdrives?

I have a bunch of USB 2.x and 3.x thumbdrives and would like to figure out which is which. I can't go by the color of the ends as they are different colors, like red, purple, etc. I also have put labels over them to easily see the size, like 4 or 8GB, so I can't simply read the stats on the sticks (I know, a bad move...).

I thought that Speccy would tell me but it doesn't.

So how can I easily tell if a thumbdrive is 2.x or 3.x?? I got so many I want to give a few to friends but I want to keep all the 3.x drivers.

Any ideas?
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04 Sep 2017   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I ran into this
How to tell what type of USB connector you have by color

If you want to test them use this is pretty good I've read
http://www.hdtune.com/download.html
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06 Sep 2017   #3
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the tips, ThrashZone.
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06 Sep 2017   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I just checked the three different brands of USB sticks I have and found that, if I right clicked on one in Computer, then clicked on Properties, all of them showed the brand name, size, and if it was USN 2.0 3.0. This may not work on all brands.
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10 Sep 2017   #5
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I just checked the three different brands of USB sticks I have and found that, if I right clicked on one in Computer, then clicked on Properties, all of them showed the brand name, size, and if it was USN 2.0 3.0. This may not work on all brands.
No such luck here, Lady Fitzgerald. Most came up as just Flash USB drives (attachment 2), but at least one came up as a CD/DVD drive!? (attachment 1)
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10 Sep 2017   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sorry.
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15 Sep 2017   #7
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

The plastic inside of the plug on the flash drive will be blue if it is USB 3; it will not be blue if it is not USB 3. This same rule applies to the USB ports on your computer.
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15 Sep 2017   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
The plastic inside of the plug on the flash drive will be blue if it is USB 3; it will not be blue if it is not USB 3. This same rule applies to the USB ports on your computer.
You can't always count on that but, most of the time, it is true.
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