How do I find out which ports are USB 3?

Draygoes

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Hi all!
My ports on my laptop are not clearly marked, yet my device manager says that two of them are usb 3+
I need to know which ports are and are not 3+
How do I find that out? Is there a program that I can use?
It's a Dell Inspiron 17 series 5000.
And hey, don't make fun. This thing was a beast when it was new. We've seen a lot together, so I'm repurposing the girl as a home workstation/server for random needs.


Thank you for your time in reading this.
 

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Ok, OR. I wrote this on another forum and want to post it here as a second way to explain myself and add an idea.


Is there a program that I can put on a flash drive that will display the port number and type that the flash drive is plugged into?

I can't see any easy way to identify what port is usb 3 and what port is usb 2 just by looking at it on my laptop. I see blue, and that's about it. As in the color.
I just want to know which is which, and the easiest way to do that which I can think of is to simply have a program describe it's port to me, but I don't even know if that's possible.

So what do you guys think? Is there something like that out there?
How else can I figure it out?
This is maddeningly simple yet so far out of reach. šŸ˜•
 

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When one place adds a solution, I will post it in the other so as to make the thread valuable as if it were answered here. :)
 
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