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#1 Dennis the Menace

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:12 AM

I have both a Lenova T61 and an HP Pavilion Entertainment PC Notebook. How do I determine if the USB on board ports are
USB 1 or USB 2 or USB 3? I have been told that even if the ports are USB-1 that they will operate but not at the USB-2

Can someone please clear up the confusion.

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:30 AM

The Lenovo T61 has USB 2.0 http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3708&review=ThinkPad+T61

The HP Pavilion Entertainment PC Notebook, it would depend on the specific model since there are 5 different models I was able to find. The high end has both 2.0 and 3.0 available. The lower end models just have 2.0. And that is correct USB 1 cannot reach USB 2 speeds and same goes for USB 2 cannot reach USB 3 speed.

More info comparing USB 2.0 and 3.0: USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Speed Comparison

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