How to Test USB Speed
If you want to check the speed of your USB ports, you will have to connect a USB device such as a jump drive or external hard drive. After a device is connected, you can use the freeware program USBDeview to give you your USB read and write speeds--as well as information about the device that you are using. After testing you can compare your speed to those of others by submitting it to NirSoft--the developer of USBDeview.
Things You'll Need
- USBDeview software
- 100 MB of free disk space
Go to NirSoft's website and download and install the USBDeview software.
Close all software and make sure you are not using any USB devices.
Connect the USB device that you would like to test with.
Open the USBDeview software.
Find your USB device listed in USBDeview and right-click it. Select "SpeedTest."
Click the "Start Test" button in the SpeedTest window.
Tips & Warnings
- Leave your USB device connected until the test has completed.