1.    06 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 SP1

    USB 3.1,3.0,2.0 Question?.


    I upgraded my PC last week and it all went very well and everything is working as it should but I have a problem understanding the USB port connections. On the motherboard outlet panel on the back of the PC there are several USB 3.1, 3.0 and 2.0 ports. When I was connecting all the cables and plugs etc to the mother board I had a plug that went to the the USB 2.0 internal motherboard connector the other end of which goes to two extra USB ports a headphone and microphone jack panel on the front of my PC. When reconnecting my external devices to the motherboard back panel I was unsure which ports to use so as all of them have USB 2.0 plugs I used them. This means the USB 3.0 and 3.1 connections are unused at present. Can someone explain to me what I plug into these, if I plug in the present USB 2.0 peripherals like the keyboard, printer etc to them will they work better or not all?.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    06 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 730
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64

    All the ports are compatible but if you plug in a device it will run at the lowest speed of the port or device.
    So a 2.0 device plugged into a 3.0 or 3.1 port will run at 2.0 speed.
    A 3.0 or 3.1 device plugged into a 2.0 port will run at 2.0 speed.
    The same is true for 3.0 and 3.1 ports.
    So you should match the device to the port for best performance.

    2.0 is the slowest, then 3.0 is next and 3.1 is the fastest.

    Jim
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    06 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 SP1
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the quick reply.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    06 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,387
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    Plug your keyboard and mouse into 2.0 ports.

    Plug your printers into 3.0 ports.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Question on RAM
I have a HP Pavilion G7 1268 us Notebook with 8 GB of RAM and am replacing it with a HP 15-f233wn Notebook. I would like to take 4GB of RAM from the G7 1268 and putting it in the 15-f233. Iím not sure if it will work. Thanks, Frank
Drivers and Hardware
Windows RAID 0 question performance question
Hi folks / performance gurus Got an old server 4 HDD storage bays and SSD with Raid 0 -- created 2 arrays of 2 logical HDD's but 4 physical HDD's (1 array 2 X 4TB, 1 array 2 X 3TB) -- Is this better than creating 1 array of all 4 HDD's - I'd...
Drivers and Hardware
Solved Win 10 question
Okay, I hate Win 8 and absolutely refused to use it. To me Win 10 is hardly much better. First of all I'm not 20 years old anymore and don't give a darn about all these apps of which 98% are pointed toward kids. And where's the desktop with my...
General Support
Sr. Citizen Question: Which HP PC Desktop Question ?
Hello, Sr. Citizen now, and would appreciate some help.. Have had an HP Desktop for a number of years. Not perfect, but have had good luck with it. Time for a new one, though. Am considering another, new Desktop with W10. Their site...
General Support
Solved RTM question
I'm on 8.1 right now and downloaded the RTM build 10240. Can i install this to tinker and still get my free update when released?
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:57.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums