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    Default Any way of checking USB1.1 or USB 2.0?

    Any way of checking the transfer rate for webcams? As in, how do I check whether its a true USB 2.0 webcam or a USB 1.1 webcam?
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    it should be explicitly stated somewhere on the box or something.

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    There should be a USB 2.0 logo somewhere on the box that states which speed the device will operate at, and here is where it gets a little bit interesting.

    USB 2.0 logo only - likely a low-speed device with 1.5Mbps transfer rate.

    USB 2.0 Full Speed - 12Mbps transfer rate.

    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed - 480Mbps transfer rate.

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    Darren, you mean, they really do that? As in, its an universally known thing? ie. if its the logo, its a low speed device?

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    Oh btw, if I had thrown away the box, then is there any tool or software to able to check the transfer rate for webcams? Or any other way to know? thanks.

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    if its XP, when u plug in a usb2.0 high speed device, bubble help pops saying its a high speed device.

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    if your computer have a USB 2.0 port, plugging any USB 1.1 devices into it, Windows XP will pop up a balloon saying "Low speed usb plug into high speed port" or something.

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    i think agnesmullen was intending to check whether its usb 1 or 2 , b4 buying...ie only can read on the box

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    Quote Originally Posted by agnesmullen
    Darren, you mean, they really do that? As in, its an universally known thing? ie. if its the logo, its a low speed device?
    According to the USB.org site, yes, if its just the USB 2.0 logo without any Full/Hi-Speed mark, its running at a very low speed.

    You only get true USB2.0 speed (480Mbps) with the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed mark.

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    Any software to check the transfer speed? Just to ensure that my pdt is working at its optimal?

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