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StarTech ECUSB3S254F 2 Port Flush Mount ExpressCard 54mm SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Adapter

  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 5.0 Gbps
  • Flush-mount form factor

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The ECUSB3S254F 2-Port Flush Mount USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter uses a unique form factor design that allows it to sit fully in a standard 54mm laptop ExpressCard slot without sticking out.

When inserted, the USB 3.0 ports provided by the ExpressCard adapter sit flush with the sides of the laptop, creating a seamless add-on that can be left installed even while on the move, without having to worry about impact damag to either the card or the ExpressCard slot.

The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card supports data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 (at up to 480Mbps), or USB 1.1/1.0 at up to 12/1.5 Mbps respectively - the perfect laptop accessory for users to connect USB devices, both new and old.

  • newegg Optional Power Connector The ECUSB3S254F 2-Port Flush Mount USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter features an optional external power connector allowing for more power for high-powered USB peripherals.
  • newegg USB 3.0 Interface and USB 2.0 Compatibility SuperSpeed USB 3.0 delivers up to 5Gbps bandwidth which is around 10 times the bandwidth of the current USB 2.0, allowing for ultra-fast transfers of high definition movies and videos, as well as various other large capacity file formats. The ECUSB3S254F 2-Port Flush Mount USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter is also backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.x connection.
  • newegg Unique Flush Mount Design The Unique flush mount design fits seamlessly into ExpressCard/54 slots, eliminating the worry of snagging or hitting the card.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 12/23/2015 9:29:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBrings life to older laptop!

Pros: - Flush USB sockets
- Plug 'n' play indeed (on Windows 10 Pro-64)
- True USB 3.0

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: Highly recommend this product to others. I purchased this Expresscard to give some USB 3.0 life to my older laptop running Windows 10 Pro-64 bit . . . and indeed it did! Connecting a USB 3.0 external drive more than doubled the backup speed. Though some may not like the flush USB sockets, it works best for me w/o getting in the way of other items on my desk. I have used a USB 3.0 right angle adapter and connected my USB 3.0 hubs to this - terrific! The great price and super-speed shipping of Newegg puts this right at the top. Have a terrific holiday!

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  • Brendan M.
  • 10/29/2015 1:01:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Turns my Expansion slot into 2 additional USB 3.0 Ports

Cons: Did not install easily. Took over an hour of communication with technician to properly install drivers.
Does not provide adequate amounts of power to the USB 3.0 port for power-hungry devices (Microscope camera)

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  • Wojciech K.
  • 9/6/2015 3:27:48 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAdapter works well!

Pros: Provides USB3 capability to older laptop from 2009. Sustained hard disk transfer speeds up to 87.6 MB/sec.

Cons: You have to be carefull when physically disconnecting devices not to pull out adapter from the laptop's socket.

Other Thoughts: First tried to download and to use drivers from the manufacturer's web site. However, this didn't work out for me. Therefore, used provided mini CD to install drivers for Windows Vista. Once adapter was recognized and was working well I used IOBit Driver Booster 2 to update to the newest drivers. So far adapter works well, although I can connect only one USB3 hard drive at a time.

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  • Vincent F.
  • 7/29/2015 2:43:48 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNothing but a coaster

Pros: Does fit flush, looks like it should work. But...

Cons: Doesn't actually work. Also, gets very hot and weighs more than the space saver.

Other Thoughts: I've tried with two different laptops on two different operating systems, and neither one would recognize any flash drive/ hard drive that was plugged in. The documentation is nonexistent, and as others have stated you have to use the "just guess" method to figure out which driver from the CD is supposed to work with your system. Never worked on my laptop with Vista installed (wasn't even recognized); once I upgraded to Win7 the card itself would be recognized sometimes but would never register a device plugged in. No change using the supplied power adapter or the second USB line on my external HDD. No change either after I got the "newest" drivers from the website. Tried it on another laptop I have access to- same results. Forty dollars down the drain. I guess I could use it as a couple of extra USB 2 ports (don't know- haven't tried), but that's not why I bought it, is it?

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  • Dennis O.
  • 7/24/2015 11:36:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great for E6410

Pros: Works as advertised. Flush with E6410 laptop body. My laptop now has USB3.0 ports with faster than 2.0 speeds, just limited by express card controller speed.

Only brand that works as advertised. I tried a cheaper choice from another vendor, but that card never worked. This is double the price, but reliable.

Cons: You won't get full speed of USB 3.0 because of limitations of express card, but still 3x faster than my USB 2.0 ports tested.

Does pull out with the USB cable when removing accessories. Just make sure you hold the card into the slot while you remove your accessories.

Have to locate the device driver online instead of using the CD which doesn't work. Read through the comments in the reviews to find the link for the correct driver.

Other Thoughts: If using external hard drives, only 2.5" will run unless you provide additional power using the power cable included to draw extra voltage from your other USB 2.0 ports.

No driver conflicts or issues so far--2 months use. Do not know about Windows 10 compatibility yet.

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  • Carl M.
  • 4/9/2015 8:15:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBrings USB 3.0 to your older laptop!

Pros: Pops in nice and easily, new drivers and firmware installed practically automatically. SPEED!!! Unobtrusive design. Comes with cable for additional power, if necessary.

Cons: On my laptop (Dell Studio XPS 1340) it doesn't sit totally flush and sticks out slightly.

Other Thoughts: Does what it's supposed to do! Pops in easily, adds USB 3.0 to your older laptop, and could easily help you delay buying a new one. My 500 GB Western Digital Caviar Black drive showed it was on its last legs, so I replaced that with a 256 GB Crucial SSD, and grabbed a 1 TB Western Digital 2.5" external USB 3.0 hard drive for my stuff. Thanks to the SSD, my laptop is faster than ever, and because the drive runs on USB 3.0, it feels just as fast as if it were an internal hard drive when I need it!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/31/2015 10:50:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very handy for pre USB3 laptops.
Work's great with my Thinkpad t61.

Cons: none

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  • Walt M.
  • 10/14/2014 8:43:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of junk - AVOID!!

Pros: It fits flush with the expressport.

Cons: Doesn't work. Driver automatically disables when laptop resumes from suspend.

Other Thoughts: Just don't buy it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/26/2014 7:06:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks perfect right out of the box.

Pros: Flush Mount
Two Ports
Doesn't need an adapter to fit in my 54mm EC slot

Cons: Comes out when you unplug the USB cable sometimes. Must hold it in while unplugging. I did not dock any eggs for this because this is just the nature of expresscards.

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  • Maribel J.
  • 3/29/2014 1:27:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well with updated drivers/fw

Pros: Full USB3 speeds. Short profile means it is flush with the end of my expresscard slot

Cons: Did not automatically pick up the correct drivers.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a Lenovo X220 running Windows 8.1. I plugged in the card and installed drivers, but my laptop acted quite funny. The mouse wouldn't track smoothly and video on the screen was choppy. Also, USB drives I plugged in wouldn't be detected. Things would work properly after a reboot, but after letting the laptop go to standby, the issues returned. I checked in Device Manager and saw that Windows was using the built-in Microsoft drivers instead of the Renesas ones I installed. Right-clicking and saying "update drivers automatically" told me the best drivers were already installed. So I went back in and manually selected the Renesas drivers. Lo and behold, everything works much better now :).

Also, if you go to StarTech's website, there is an updated driver to use. Inside the folder, there is also a firmware update. I applied it.

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