USBDeview is a small-sized and portable Windows utility that lists all USB devices that manage by its device manager shows detailed information about all devices connected to the computer. For each device, extended information is displayed: Device name/description, device type, serial number (for mass storage devices), the date/time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and more.
USBDeview also allows you to uninstall USB devices that you previously used, disconnect devices that are currently connected to your computer, as well as to disable and enable devices. You can also use it with remote access pc, as long as you login to that computer with the admin user.
The GUI is classical, represented by a normal window with a neatly organized layout, where all about devices are shown in a list at startup. Their information includes device type, description, serial number, drive letter, date of creation and last plug-in, and so on. Reports can be generated from all data or just selected entries, and saved to HTML, TXT, CSV and XML format. You can also secure your files and folder data in the USB drive with small secure software to protect your USB drive.
USBDeview Device Manager Features
- Device Name: Specifies the device name. For some devices, this column may display a meaningless name, like all Devices. If the device name is meaningless, try to look at the Description column.
- Device Description: The description of the device. The device type, according to the USB class code. For more information about USB classes: USB Class Codes.
- Connected: Specifies whether the device is currently connected USB Devices to your computer. If the device is connected, you can use the ‘Disconnect Selected Devices’ option (F9) to disconnect the device.
- Safe To Unplug: Specifies whether it’s safe to unplug the device from the USB plug without disconnecting it first. If the value of this column is false, and you want to unplug this device, you must first disconnect this device by using the ‘Disconnect Selected Devices’ option (F9) of the app utility, or by using the ‘Unplug or Eject Hardware’ utility of Windows operating system.
- Drive Letter: Specifies the drive letter of the USB device. This column is only relevant to USB flash memory devices and to USB CD/DVD drives. Be aware that USB Deview cannot detect drive letters of USB hard-disks.
- Serial Number: Specifies the serial number of the device. This column is only relevant to mass storage devices (flash memory devices, CD/DVD drives, and USB hard-disks).
- Created Date: Specifies the date/time that the device was installed. In most cases, this date/time value represents the time that you first plugged the device to the USB port. However, be aware that in some circumstances this value may be wrong.
- Last Plug/Unplug Date: Specifies the last time that you plugged/unplugged the device. This date value is lost when you restart the computer.
- VendorID/ProductID: Specifies the VendorID and ProductID of the device. For an unofficial list of VendorID/ProductID, click here.
- USB Class/Subclass/Protocol: Specifies the Class/Subclass/Protocol of the device according to USB specifications. For more information about USB classes: USB Class Codes.
- Hub/Port: Specifies the hub number and port number that the device was plugged into. This value is empty for mass storage devices.
It is possible to disable and uninstall pen drives, change the assigned drive letter, activate their autoplay feature, use a search function when dealing with large amounts of data, reload the USB hub, run speed tests in terms of reading and writing performance, and so on.
Pros And Cons of Device Manager
|Detailed information about USB devices, connected or not||Reports can only be exported to HTML|
|Very easy to use|
|Operating System||Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10|
|Software Name||Aurora HDR Software For Windows V 2.86|
|File Size||1.89 MB|
|Languages||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
USBDeview is used to shown accurate USB device manager information that has a great response time and uses low CPU and memory. Thanks to its versatile range of features, USBDeview should please most users when it comes to discovering the capabilities of their USB drives in a simple manner.