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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 4
Useful, but – 34/54MM Express to USB 3.0 Card for Notebook Reviews

posted by tofalvip on 06/12/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
This is a great device for laptops not having USB 3.o port to get faster speed in data transmission from/to storage devices. This is a light and compact device at an affordable price. The build seems OK.
Cons:
- Cannot be firmly fitted in its slot, but this is a constarint of this connector type. I have finally used some silicone 2-compound, synthetic resin-based glue to avoid any movements that caused unwanted interruptions during its operation. - The CD supplied with the device was unusable, so I have downloaded the Frisco Logic driver from the internet. It seems OK, but.... - The card sometimes remains in the deactivated state after my computer is waken up from the hibernated state. I don't know the reason. If you have any idea, please visit this forum: http://club.dx.com/forums/Forums.dx/threadid.1192061 - The transfer speeds I experienced are recorded in this forum: http://club.dx.com/forums/forums.dx/threadid.779771 There is some improvement compared to USB 2.0 ports, albeit not exceptionally significant.
Other:
You will need an USB 3.0 hub if you want to use more than one USB 3.0 pendrives or other USB-based devices with this. I have bought SKU: 55229 for this purpose.
Bottomline:
It doesn't brought significant increase in the performance of my system, so I am a bit deceived.

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