How to detect if an USB Flash Stick/other device supports USB 2.0 (or only 1.1) ?



Thomas Jerkins
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
Is there a way or tool which allows me to detect if a (currently plugged in) USB Stick
resp other device (e.g.scanner) supports the USB version 2.0 or only USB 1.1 ?

Tom

Nocturnal
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
If you plug your scanner into your USB port and you get a box pop up from
your system tray saying this can perform better on a USB 2.0 port you'll
know it isn't a USB 2.0 device. Other than actually finding documentation
from a website or a manual you'll be hard pressed to just figure it out.

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Nocturnal

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"Thomas Jerkins" <tomjerk@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:42d04124$0$18014$9b4e6d93@newsread4.arcor-online.net...
> Is there a way or tool which allows me to detect if a (currently plugged
> in) USB Stick
> resp other device (e.g.scanner) supports the USB version 2.0 or only USB
> 1.1 ?
>
> Tom
>

Martin
07-10-2005, 01:20 AM
"Thomas Jerkins" <tomjerk@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:42d04124$0$18014$9b4e6d93@newsread4.arcor-online.net...
> Is there a way or tool which allows me to detect if a (currently plugged
> in) USB Stick
> resp other device (e.g.scanner) supports the USB version 2.0 or only USB
> 1.1 ?
>
> Tom
>

Quickest way would be to simply transfer some files to it!

I wanted to know if my digital camera was USB1.1 or USB2 and couldn't find
the info in the manual or on the internet.
Nobody on the digital photography newsgroup knew either.

So a few test transfers between camera and pc gave me the answer - it was
USB1.1 only.
(It transferred data at about 6Mb/s regardless of whether it was plugged
into a USB1.1 or USB2 port).

Martin.

Damo
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
Nocturnal is talking rubbish. He said that "If you plug your scanner into
your USB port and you get a box pop up from your system tray saying this can
perform better on a USB 2.0 port you'll know it isn't a USB 2.0 device.

Wrong. "Your" USB port he talks about would have to be a USB 1.1 port.
Also if the box pops up in your system tray you'll know it IS (not isn't) a
USB 2.0 device.
Sorry to grouch Nocturnal but you know how it is.

Just use your discretion, Thomas. If the hardware is new, you can safely
say that it is probably USB 2.0. If it's fast, new and high-res, you can
safely say it is USB 2.0. Best way to find out is to read the hardware's
manual.
Damo

"Nocturnal" <nocturnal@anonymous.com> wrote in message
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> If you plug your scanner into your USB port and you get a box pop up from
> your system tray saying this can perform better on a USB 2.0 port you'll
> know it isn't a USB 2.0 device. Other than actually finding documentation
> from a website or a manual you'll be hard pressed to just figure it out.
>
> --
> Nocturnal
>
> http://www.spywaretalk.org
>
>
> "Thomas Jerkins" <tomjerk@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:42d04124$0$18014$9b4e6d93@newsread4.arcor-online.net...
>> Is there a way or tool which allows me to detect if a (currently plugged
>> in) USB Stick
>> resp other device (e.g.scanner) supports the USB version 2.0 or only USB
>> 1.1 ?
>>
>> Tom
>>
>
>


How to detect if an USB Flash Stick/other device supports USB 2.0 (or only 1.1) ?