Imagine this. You need to buy an external hard drive for your new laptop. And you get an offer of a working 250GB USB 2.0 drive for $10 from a friend. But if your laptop has USB 3.0 ports you’ll need to buy a new USB 3.0 drive to take advantage of the faster speed. Right? But the problem is: you don’t know whether the USB ports on your laptop are USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ports. How to find the USB port type of your laptop ? Even Google may not give any info about the USB ports.
So how to find out your Laptop’s USB port type?
If your laptop is new chances are that it comes with at least one USB 3.0 port. These are usually blue-lined and that is how we can differentiate them. To be future-ready, I would usually recommend buying a new USB 3.0 external hard drive, but if you are buying this one from your friend it means its trustworthy and a bargain at that price.
So, spend the 10 bucks and we will think about the USB 3.0 HDD when we need to buy one!
Having said that do check out Amazon’s awesome collection of external USB 3.0 hard drive.
You’ll find a great selection on Amazon starting at around $50 with free shipping.