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I get to read all the time about new versions of USB with amazing speeds, like the newest one (USB 3.0), with speeds in the range of GB per second. Is it possible for me to upgrade my USB, since my current one is too slow. And can i get to specify the type of USB i want when purchasing my computer?

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# Comment Id: 22224

Yes you can increase your comps USB speeds. Try purchasing one of this devises.

 

Spider Style USB 4-Port Hub
- Stylish spider shaped design - ABS material - Plug-and-Play, no installation required - USB powered, no power adapter needed - The red USB
 
  • $7.00
  • free shipping
 

2. 

4-Port USB 2.0 Hub
0 - Single chip integrated USB hub controller with embedded proprietary processor - ...resulting in reduced overall system cost - Provide up to 500mA current to each port
 
  • $4.99
  • free shipping
 

3. 

USB 2.0 4-Port Hub with Colorful Light
- USB 2.0 Hub, Plug-and-Play, no installation required - USB powered, no power adapter needed - When connected to USB
 
  • $6.90
  • free shipping
 

4. 

USB 2.0 4-Port Hub - White
- High speed USB 2.0/1.1 Hub - Plug & Play - Transmission speed up to 480Mbps - Interface: USB 4-Port
 
  • $5.80
  • free shipping
 

5. 

High Speed 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub - Black
- Color: Black - 7-port USB HUB - Compatible with high speed USB 2.0 - Plug and play, no external power supply needed - USB
 
  • $9.20
  • free shipping

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# Comment Id: 47438

The capability of your USB ports can not be upgraded in itself. You might be able to use an expansion USB controller though but that an additional component on the computer and not exactly an upgrade to the current USB ports that you have. You current USB ports are soldered into the motherboard and their functionality is dictated by the support the motherboard provides.

So if your USB ports only support USB 2.0, then that is the maximum capability available for you from the motherboard. An expansion card, like one that makes use of the PCI-Express, may be able to give you a USB 3.0 speed.