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The Vantec 2-Port PCI-e SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Host Card upgrades any desktop computer to the newest USB 3.0 standard. Integrated with the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, transferring files to a USB 3.0 external hard disk is faster than ever with transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps.
Back up important data such as HD video, high resolution photos to an external USB 3.0 in a fraction of the time. Backwards compatible, the 2-Port PCI-e SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Host Card allows the use of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices making this card truly versatile. Upgrading your computer to the newest USB 3.0 technology has never been so easy with the Vantec 2-Port PCI-e SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Host Card.
Simple, Small, Fast
Pros: Low-cost upgrade to USB 3.0
Other Thoughts: A Patriot Supersonic 64GB flash drive plugged in to this card gives 63 MBps sustained writes, and 123 MBps sustained reads. Have it installed in Slot 7 (PCI-E 2.0 x 4) on a Supermicro X8DA6 motherboard. As well, to achieve such performance, a USB 3 cable and device are required. A USB 3 cable has 8 conductors as opposed to the USB 2 4 conductors. Conveniently, all formats are cross-compatible, due to strategic placement of USB 2 and 3 conductor sets within the USB 3 connector.
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All good so far.
Pros: Cheap USB 3.0 solution.
Cons: None found yet.
Other Thoughts: Do not currently have any USB 3.0 devices, so couldn't test USB 3.0 functionality. USB 2.0 devices work fine.
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“Low-cost upgrade to USB 3.0— Englaise 5/25/2011
The card's small size allowed installation adjacent to a CPU heat sink.”
“Cheap USB 3.0 solution.”— Mr. Yuck 3/11/2010