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    johnbarry
    @johnbarry

    I have a HP COMPAQ 8300 SFF Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.20 GHZ 8GB RAM Win 10

    It has 10 USB ports 4 front 6 rear, I have just learnt the ports are 4x USB 3.00 + 6 USB 2.00 wich is which I don’t know they all look the same to me.

    Cheers
    John

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    PlaneMan
    @planeman
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    Often the USB 3.0 ones are blue instead of white.

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    Wheels-Of-Fire
    @grahamdearsley
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    +1

    https://www.geeksinphoenix.com/blog/post/2014/01/12/How-to-tell-what-type-of-USB-connector-you-have-by-color.aspx

    I also have yellow ports that are for power off or sleep charging, on my PC they are USB 2 and also high power. Have a look at the above link for some more options (you have to scroll down a bit)

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    Ed P
    @edps
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    A red port either means it is a power only port, or it is a port set aside for bios updates. Sometimes a different colour is used for this latter, mine is white, while usb2 ports are grey. Blue for usb3 seems to be the only consistent colour scheme I’ve seen.

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    JayCeeDee
    @jayceedee
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    According to THIS , if yours  is the SFF, then the four on the front are likely USB 2.0, the four ( blue ) together on the back panel, are USB 3.0 and the other two ( black ), together on the back panel,  are USB 2.0.

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