How fast is USB 3.0 compared to USB 2.0 ?

USB 3.0 (also known as super speed )has MAXIMUM transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is 10 times faster than USB2.0 the new generation laptops and desktops are now equipped with USB 3.0 and there are more USB connected devices compared to 3 years ago the question lies is it worth considering a upgrade to a USB 3.0 , We decided to give it a test on a DELL laptop with comes with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports and transfer a 55 GB of files from an external hard disk.

 

How to differentiate between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports?

For beginners USB ports look the same only difference is USB 3.0 connector is blue in colour or look for the super speed logo shown below.