Which X220 USB port is the USB 3.0 one? [SOLVED]

Q.Which X220 USB port is the USB 3.0 compatible?

A. It is the ‘blue’* one, the rearmost USB port located on the left side of the laptop near the fan exhaust vent. You can see a photo of the port here:

USB 3.0 port on i7 X220

USB 3.0 port on i7 X220

The other two ‘black’ ports are regular USB 2.0 ports.

*Please note only the i7 X220’s have a USB 3.0 port, the i3 and i5 models do not 🙁

If you have an X220 i3 or i5 model and need USB 3.0 ports you may want to consider the following Expresscard to USB 3.0 adapter:

HDE 2 Port USB 3.0 adapter 54mm Express Card

HDE 2 Port USB 3.0 adapter 54mm Express Cardhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046XUMDW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0046XUMDW&linkCode=as2&tag=pixensity-20I bought this for my Lenovo X220 using Windows 8.0, the installation was easy, doesn’t stick out of my expresscard port and the fit is tight. Read more
X220 Windows USB 3.0 file copy performance (>100MB/s)

X220 Windows USB 3.0 file copy performance (>100MB/s)

More info about USB 3.0 issues on the Lenovo ThinkPad X220:

x220 – which is the usb 3.0 port? – Lenovo Communityhttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/x220-which-is-the-usb-3-0-port/td-p/443865i have the x220 with intel i7 chip and one of the 3 usb ports is suppose to usb 3.0 – which one is it?
Does my x220 have USB 3.0?http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo/605815-does-my-x220-have-usb-3-0-a.htmlDoes my x220 have USB 3.0? I thought all the three USB ports on the X220 are the same, until reading this review, which shows in the picture the USB port next to the vent on the left side in blue…
Linux Thinkpad – USB port colors, nonfunctional port on X220http://linux-thinkpad.10952.n7.nabble.com/USB-port-colors-nonfunctional-port-on-X220-td1110.htmlI have an X220 i7 with USB 3.0. My machine has three ports, black, yellow, blue. The yellow port seems to be USB 3.0, as it’s got the extra female ports. What do the colors exactly mean, as I…

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