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StarTech EC400USB 4 Port ExpressCard Laptop USB 2.0 Adapter Card

  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 480/12/1.5 Mbps
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This 4 Port ExpressCard USB 2.0 Adapter Card adds four USB 2.0 compliant ports to a host computer using an available ExpressCard slot, and is backward compatible with the USB 1.1 specification, for use with older USB peripherals.

The ExpressCard adapter can be installed in seconds, and offers combined hi-speed USB 2.0 data transfer rates of up to 480Mbps - ensuring a reliable and efficient connection with MP3 players, digital cameras, external CD/DVD-ROM drives, or virtually any USB device you need to connect to your laptop computer.

  • newegg Add 4 USB 2.0 Ports The StarTech EC400USB card is designed to add four USB 2.0 ports to your laptop via ExpressCard slot, offering hassle-free connection to a variety of USB devices at up to 480Mbps data transfer speed.
  • newegg Hot Swap Hot swap capabilities allow you to connect and disconnect devices without turning off your computer.

Learn more about the STARTECH EC400USB

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
EC400USB

Specifications

Type
USB ExpressCard
Standards
USB 2.0
Data Rates
480/12/1.5 Mbps
USB
4 x USB 2.0
Interface
ExpressCard slot
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/ Mac OS X and up

Features

Features
Backward compatible with USB version 1.1
Combined Data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps
Connect up to 127 devices by cascading multiple hubs
Easy plug-and-play installation

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
Lifetime limited
Labor
Lifetime limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • James C.
  • 6/7/2008 6:26:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsneeds improvement

Pros: good price, 4 ports, works with MBP, near USB 2.0 speeds, works reliably with USB drives

Cons: irritating high-pitched whine when in use because it does not seat well in Express 34 card slot. reinserting card sometimes reduces the noise, but it is fairly persistent.

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  • Alice V.
  • 2/29/2008 1:57:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorthless

Pros: 4 slots, good price. Not too bulky.

Cons: Where to start.. The Card falls out of the express slot VERY easily. I can't seem to find a power adapter for it, and the amount of power this hub sends out is pitiful. It's just enough to power my wireless mouse and keyboard...that's about it. I bought this as an upgrade from the default USB on the pavillion dv 9000z. I expected to use my usb mixer, external hard drive, zune...etc with it. unfortunately, none of these can be powered by the thing.

Too bad.

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  • Eric H.
  • 2/28/2008 4:17:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt looks good on paper.

Pros: Very Low Price compared to other products available
4 USB ports, better than other products available

Cons: Card "accidentally" falls out of the slot too easy - requires a computer reboot to make it work again
Doesn't come with a 5v Charger, and these aren't too common nowadays. PSP also uses a 5v but it doesn't work with this product. Hard to find a matching charger, too...

Other Thoughts: I accidentally broke both of my USB ports on my laptop and I was forced to get one of these...the wider ones do not work, and it was a pain to get a card that works with my laptop - and I found this. It works pretty good - when it's backed up with power. alone, it won't even run an ipod plugged to it...need more power. It requires 2000mA to power up all 4 USB slots, and the universal chargers I found only supported up to 500mA, and since using more was not recommended, I didn't get one. Luckily I had an extra USB 4-port hub, which worked without requiring more power, and managed to use all 4 hubs. it's really a waste of # of USB ports if you don't have proper power. Other than that, it has potential.

Lastly, It might be the card, but it pulls out too easily - and it requires a reboot to make the card work again...I have a laptop so I move it around a lot, and it's becoming a huge hassle for me.

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