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StarTech.com 1 Port Flush Mount ExpressCard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Adapter
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- Add a USB 3.0 port connection that inserts flush into a laptop ExpressCard slot on your laptop
- 1-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter with UASP
- Slim ExpressCard USB 3.0 Card / Flush Mount USB 3.0 ExpressCard / USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter
- Unique flush-mount form-factor design
- Works with most Windows based operating systems
- Supports UASP / SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support with data transfer rates up to 5Gbps
- Fits in 34mm ExpressCard slots without sticking out / Includes 34mm to 54mm bracket.Kindly refer user manual and specification sheet before use.
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Improved Performance with UASP
UASP is supported in Windows 8, Server 2012 and Linux kernel 2.6.3 or later. In testing UASP performed with up to a 70% faster read / 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.
At the same peak in testing, UASP also showed up to an 80% reduction in required processor resources.
Test results were obtained using an Intel Ivy Bridge system, StarTech add-on USB 3.0 cards, a UASP-enabled StarTech enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.
Eliminate The Worry Of Damaging The Expresscard With A Flush Mount Design
The USB 3.0 adapter uses a unique form factor design that allows it to sit fully in a standard 34mm ExpressCard slot without sticking out. The port sits virtually flush with the sides of the laptop, enabling you to leave the card installed even while on the move, without fear of damage to the card or slot.
Add A USB 3.0 Port Connection That Inserts Flush Into A Laptop Expresscard Slot
Add a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port through an ExpressCard slot, without having to worry about damaging the card or slot while on the move.
Connect high performance USB 3.0 external storage devices, printers or external video adapters to a laptop.
Upgrade an older laptop to USB 3.0 capability.
Add an extra USB 3.0 port to a laptop with limited USB 3.0 ports available.
Look for StarTech Branded Packaging to ensure you are getting a genuine StarTech product.
What's in the Box?
1 - Slim ExpressCard adapter.
1 - DC to USB Adapter Cable.
1 - 34mm to 54mm Stabilizer Bracket.
1 - Driver CD.
1 - Instruction Manual.
- Unique flush-mount form factor design
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface with support for transfer rates up to 5 Gbps
- UASP support for more efficient data transfer
- Provides up to 850mA of power over USB
- Backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.x devices
- Works with most Windows based operating systems
- Compliant with USB 3.0 base specification 1.0 and xHCI specification 0.95
- Includes 34mm to 54mm ExpressCard stabilizer bracket
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|Item Dimensions||5.12 x 6.3 x 1.18 in||5.71 x 8.27 x 1.57 in||4.5 x 6 x 1.2 in||0.2 x 2.95 x 1.34 in||3.2 x 3.3 x 0.3 in||2.13 x 2.95 x 0.2 in|
Add a USB 3.0 port connection that inserts flush into a laptop ExpressCard slot - The ECUSB3S11 Flush Mount 1-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard adapter uses a unique form factor design that allows it to sit fully in a standard 34mm laptop ExpressCard slot without sticking out. The port sits virtually flush with the sides of the laptop, becoming an add-on that can be left installed, even while on the move, without fear that it will get snagged or hit against which could cause damage to the card or slot. The USB 3.0 ExpressCard adapter supports data transfer rates up to 5Gbps, and is still backward compatible with USB 2.0 at up to 480Mbps, or USB 1.1/1.0 at up to 12/1.5 Mbps respectively.
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Similar to other reviews, I really don't like that the whole card pulls out when pulling out an attached USB plug. I have to remember to put my finger over it to hold it in.
Update: After having this card a few days, I have noticed it is unable to resume function after my laptop goes to sleep, causing me to have to restart. Given that these cards are supposed to go in laptops, putting it to sleep while transporting is very common and the reset is a big enough hassle for me to return it and lower my review by a star.
I read a few of the negative reviews, and in particular one, who said that even with technical support's help, he could not get it working. Well, I got mine in today for a Lenovo T520, and when I plugged it in, not only did it not recognize, it made my USB 2.0 mouse herky-jerky.
I went into my BIOS to the Config>Power menu, and turned off "PCI Express Power management", and saved my settings upon exit. Once I rebooted, and inserted the card, it was found immediately, and my mouse was fine. I tested, and my transfer rates to a Sandisk Extreme were great.
Earlier today, I received the StarTech card in the mail. I stuck it in the computer, downloaded the firmware and driver updates from the StarTech website, and then installed both the firmware and the drivers. Was done in less than five minutes, easy. Rebooted the computer and everything works!
I have a ten port USB 3 hub that I plug all my peripheral into so that I have only the power cord, audio cable and USB 3 cable from the hub to deal with when taking the laptop with me. One of the devices hanging off of the hub is a USB 3 to HDMI video adapter. With the USB 3 hub plugged into this card, all the jittery video is gone and the image looks much crisper. When the hub is plugged in, the primary video image automatically rolls to the 33" Samsung monitor and automatically increases the resolution as well.
Backups to the 4TB drive, also hanging off the same USB 3 hub are now faster than before. This StarTech ExpressCard is much better than the old IOGear card.
For somewhat older laptops, that are still running well and have an unused ExpressCard slot, but do not have a USB 3 port built into them, I strongly recommend the purchase of this card. It is a very seamless, and substantial upgrade.
Thankfully my ThinkPad does not have those stupid slots where you push the card in once to mount it and push it in again to eject it (it has an actual eject button). This means I don't get spurious ejects when inserting a USB cable to the socket on the card.
As expected, however, I must hold the card in the slot when removing the USB cable. The friction holding the USB cable in the socket on the card is almost as much as that holding the card in the slot, and sometimes the card will come out with the cable, instead of just the cable, when I do not hold the card in. In my experience with laptop computer targeted cards of this nature (going back to PCMCIA), this is fairly common -- only a few systems have a tab that comes out to hold a card in place, and even in those the tab is usually meant as an anti-theft device instead of a device stability feature; pulling something out of a card is about as likely to remove the card as to leave the card in place.
I have not pushed hard on the performance front. There are two reasons for this:
1) The drive I have in the external enclosure is magnetic disc based, and in the encrypting USB3 enclosure and used with this card, it only achieves about 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write best case. When used raw (directly on SATA) the same drive gets only slightly better performance (about 100MB/s both read and write). Getting this close to the drive's native speed seems a good sign (both for this card and for the enclosure).
2) The W700 ExpressCard slot is PCIe generation 1, which runs only 2.5Gb/s. In order to use this card to the fullest, a generation 2 (5.0Gb/s, which is the same speed as USB3) or later slot is needed.
If I had a way to push it to its rated limits, both in a host that supported a more recent PCIe generation on the ExpressCard slot, and in a device that I knew would push USB3 performance limits, I might be willing to offer a 5-star rating, but I am not willing to offer such a rating speculatively.
The drivers seem to work well under Windows 7 Ultimate 64b, but installing the drivers also sticks in a couple programs that just take up resources as far as I am concerned. One of them, which the installer sets to run always, just sits around waiting for you to plug a USB3 device into an earlier USB generation port, so it can pop up a message warning you to plug that device into a USB3 port to get full performance -- to me, a complete waste of resources. In order to disable these, you have to either provide a special incantation to their installer (so it will not install them) or edit the programs that Windows runs automatically to remove these extras.
This is one of the few ExpressCard devices I can insert on my ThinkPad W700 while the system is running. A number of other ExpressCard devices (such as some ExpressCard SSDs and certain media readers) will crash the system if inserted hot. While I'm not quite sure whether that is an issue with the W700, I am happy that this card does not crash it on hot insert.
Under use it runs only warm to the touch, though this could be related to at least part of it running more slowly on my system due to the older generation slot, or perhaps also to the only USB3 device I have does not push it hard even in that context.
It does NOT give you full USB 3.0 speed, but it gives a very significant improvement over USB 2.0
I chatted with StarTech support and recommendation was to use power cord if external USB hard drives are attached.
Card is very sensitive and easily moved from PC at the slightest touch.
I'm using it on Windows 7 computer.
So far no issues.
I will update my review if I run into problems (the rating will also change).
For now I consider it to be a good buy.
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