having a computer with USB 3.0 ports I have become aware that if the insert at the point which connects to the computer is blue it is a USB 3.0 pen drive.
Well I have several USB 2 drives and they tend to have a black insert. My fault, I know, but I have just noticed a SanDisk 8GB drive that I have is red. It has the bit that gets shoved into the connector slide out of the unit, and the plastic 'insert' is red. Does anyone know if this means anything or is it just a bit quirky or is it a just a bit of a change from the black? Just me being nosey, but I am wondering why the change.
Apologies Gentlemen, for taking so long to post my reply.
The pen drive I was asking about is red and, it appears, to have 4 inserts, making it a USB 2 according to what "Fruit Bat /\0/\" has posted. I thought that it was actually a USB 3, but this does not appear to be the case.
What I would like to know is if there is a way that a pen drive could be connected to , say, a USB 3 connection on your computer ( I think it would have to be a USB 3 as a USB 2 drive wouldn't necessarily know about USB 3 )and the computer could tell you if it was a USB 1, 2 or 3 drive. This I think would be extremely useful. Maybe there is a way already, but I am having memory problems and do not remember if there is such information available on your computer. I mean it might be that you need a certain OS, and I only have Windows 7, 64BIT, Home Premium if that is of any help to anyone looking to post a reply.
Sorry to take so long to reply, but we have been away and at a family wedding ( or as I tend to call them funeral ) up in Aberdeenshire.
What I was referring to as an 'insert' is when looking straight at the rectangular opening and have the coloured part on the bottom half, if you adjust the angle you then look down the 'hole' the things that lie on the top of the coloured material are what I call the 'inserts'. If you look down a USB 2.0 there are 4 and a USB 3.0 has 5. If I am wrong I am more than willing to be corrected.