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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Decent bit of kit – 34/54MM Express to USB 3.0 Card for Notebook (Max 5.0 Gpbs) Reviews

posted by h34th on 03/23/2011 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
- Does what it's supposed to - Fits flush with the side of your laptop - Cheap
Cons:
- Not the fastest USB3.0 solution - Nor the most power efficient - Sub-par build quality - Thickness makes it a tight squeeze
Other:
This card uses a Renesas (NEC) chipset which works OK but is neither as fast or as power efficient as the Fresco Logic ones. Build quality isn't good - on my unit, one port if very tight, the other is very loose.
Bottomline:
If you need two USB3.0 ports on your laptop, then this is a good solution. However, if you only need a single port, I think sku.48005 is a better card.

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