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  • Free tools help prevent Universal Serial Bus slowdowns

    Posted on October 21st, 2019 at 01:10 Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    LANGALIST

    By Fred Langa

    Unintentionally mixing devices from USB’s four different generations can be a performance killer.

    Trouble is, you can’t always trust the labels and color coding on USB devices; the standards are voluntary, and some manufacturers do things their own way! So it’s not surprising that I’ve received several letters from readers asking for some illumination on this topic.

    Here’s how to fully and completely identify every element in your PC’s USB setup — and to see whether your USB devices’ labels and colors really mean what you think they do!

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 16.38.0 (2019-10-21).