How do I tell if my Windows PC has a USB 3.0 port?

Q: How do I tell if my Windows PC has a USB 3.0 port?

A: There are a few different ways to tell if your Windows PC has a USB 3.0 port for compatibility with our Apollo Twin USB Audio Interface. 

First, check the physical ports on your computer - USB 3.0 ports are sometimes (but not always) blue in color so if any of your USB ports are blue then your computer is equipped with USB 3.0. You can also check the logo above the port for the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed logo (pictured below).


The USB 3.0 SuperSpeed logo

If you are still not sure if your PC has USB 3.0 ports, the next place to check is Device Manager. To access Device Manager click on the Start menu and open Control Panel. In Control Panel, click 'Hardware and Sound' and then 'Device Manager'. Scroll down until you see 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers' and expand that section - if you see any items with 'USB 3.0' or 'xHCI' in the title then your PC is equipped with USB 3.0. If you do not see any items with 'USB 3.0' in the title then your PC is not equipped with USB 3.0. 

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