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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
Fast, works well, nice item...BUT – USB3.0 Cardbus Express Card for Laptop Reviews

posted by Bleughdeal on 10/23/2012 Certified Owner

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

Adds rather fast USB3 to most laptops with a PCMCIA style cardbus slot, my laptop had USB2, this slotted straight in
doesn't seem to provide enough power to spin up a 2.5" external style drive, I need to route through an external USB3 hub. My 3.5" external desktop style drive works well though. Summary, you can't use the USB3 port for 2.5" portable hard drives.
none really, works well, some laptops have a wider cardbus slot than this card so it may move side to side a little and not lock in properly. this doesn't affect the use at all
Cheap way to add USB3 to most laptops


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