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Identifying USB 1.0 and 2.0 Devices Attached


I have accumulated a number of USB devices over the years and have lost track of which devices are USB 1.0 (1.1) or USB 2.0.

My 2 hubs are only USB 1.1 capable.

I would like to find out which devices have USB 2.0 capability so that I can plug them directly into my computer USB ports rather than through the hubs. This way I can benefit from the full USB 2.0 speeds without having to buy new hubs.

Is there a program (preferably freeware) that will identify the USB version capability of USB devices? I've already tried Belarc, DH Full PC Info and AIDA32 but could not find any reference to the USB version of devices.

I know that I can look up each device at a vendor's website or in the manuals, but depending upon the version of the device some have USB 1.1 and others USB 2.0. I'd like to know about my specific devices.

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Hi VanceP - Welcome to the Board

Sticky one this! I could find no real answer at http://www.usb.org/faq/.

However a few general thoughts - the newer the peripheral the more likely it is to be USB 2.

Chack out the labels on the peripherals - or their original packaging for logos, etc - http://www.usb.org/developers/compliance/logo/ .

Moving this to the Hardware forum

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Thanks for the reply and your information.

I've "Googled" and "Googled" trying to find some way to identify the USB connections of specific devices, but to no avail.

I've been told that Windows XP Device Manager should identify devices as USB 2 but they don't show up on my system that way.

I know all of my USB ports are USB 2 and that they are enabled, so I don't know if this the Device Manager hint is fact or speculation.

Anyway, I appreciate your time and effort.

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Hi VanceP,

You may have already seen these.
USB test programs here:
http://www.intel.com/technology/usb/ehciprogram.htm
and
http://www.usb.org/developers/tools
They are developer tools, but may tell you what you want to know (I got lost in the jargon).

Microsoft test kit?:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system...B2support.mspx

It may be worthwhile visiting the sites of your hardware manufacturers at least to see if more recent versions of drivers are available. It looks like the protocols have changed a lot since 2.0 was introduced and more effective drivers may be available.


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I know all of my USB ports are USB 2 and that they are enabled
Then don't worry about it - Sheesh! They are all backwards compatable - much ado about nothing.

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Thank you for your reply, but it was not responsive to my post.

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You can find plenty of anwers here, how to identify, how the hubs are identified in Device Manager...
http://www.everythingusb.com/usb2/faq.htm

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Thanks. Outstanding resource link.

Appreciate your help.

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