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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Further comments after more use – Express to USB 3.0 COMB & eSATA 54MM Expansion Card Adapter for Notebook (Max 5.0 Gpbs) Reviews

posted by monnier on 02/06/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
As mentioned in my earlier review, the USB3 port works seamlessly in GNU/Linux, with hotplugging of both the USB device and the card itself.
Cons:
It turns out that the card eats up 1.5W of power, even when completely idle. If your laptop already eats up 20W, it's probably not a big concern but with my ultralight thinkpad, it means that I can't keep the card plugged in all the time without significantly reducing my laptop's autonomy,
Other:
Still haven't tried the eSata port.
Bottomline:
Not perfect, but still very handy.

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