How to find USB version?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by joey, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. joey

    joey Guest

    Is there anyway I can find out the USB hardware version in WinXP Pro? ie. 1.1 or 2.0? :confused:

    What kind of hardwares will possibly benefit with the speed of USB 2.0 :rolleyes:
     
  2. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    Your motherboard supports USB 1.1. In order to use USB 2.0, the device you are using (i.e. Digital Camera, Harddrive, ect), you must get a USB 2.0 add-in PCI card. That will allow you to use USB 2.0. However, USB 1.1 devices that you have now cannot use the extra bandwith available to them when you have a USB 2.0 card.
     
  3. joey

    joey Guest

    thx, but is there anyway I can find out the USB version in WinXP?

    I want to find out what version of USB in the laptop but donno the brand of mother board and the user menu doesn't specify.
    :(
     
  4. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    You're confusing hardware with software. USB 1.1 is built in to your computer...1.1 and 2.0 are versions of hardware. USB 2.0 is a specification that is fairly new and most newer motherboards (ones that have been made since may or so) should be USB 2.0 compatable. You can't simply download an update for 1.1 to 2.0.
    I'm gonna say you have version 1.1.
     
  5. joey

    joey Guest

    ic, thx

    but is there anyway such as going into "System Properties" -> "Hardware" tab, something like this will able to tell the hardware?

    or anyother software will tell what hardwares I've got in my pc?

    I bought a new P4 2G laptop, everythings seems powerful, that's y wanna find out the USB version is 1 or 2.

    thx
     
  6. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    If you don't have a USB 2.0 device, I wouldn't worry about it right now. Did you get a manual with your laptop? If so, it should tell you. And go to system properties and Hardware configuration. I doubt it will tell you anything.
     
  7. joey

    joey Guest

    Can you suggest any external harddisks use USB 2.0
     
  8. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    I believe Maxtor makes an external 2.0 hard drive. You might check into that one.
     
  9. joey

    joey Guest

    I just know "System Properties" will help to find out the hardware, but I donno the steps afterward.

    Under "Universal Serial Bus controllers" I found
    "Intel(R) 82801CA/CAM USB Universal Controller - 2482"
    "Intel(R) 82801CA/CAM USB Universal Controller - 2484"
    "USB Root Hub"
    "USB Root Hub"
     
  10. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    From looking at intel datasheets, I believe your controller is USB 1.1 compatable.
     
  11. joey

    joey Guest

    do u got the url for the datasheet or can u attach one for me plz?

    thx
     
  12. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

  13. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    If you already have a USB 2 device lying around, you could plug it in and if the port is USB 1.1 Windows will tell you that a high speed USB device is pluged into a low speed USB port, if it doesn't do that you have USB 2 ports.
     
  14. what p4 motherboard you have, if its intel i can tell you in a second........