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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

Pros:
Adds rather fast USB3 to most laptops with a PCMCIA style cardbus slot, my laptop had USB2, this slotted straight in
Cons:
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.
Other:
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
Bottomline:
Cheap way to add USB3 to most laptops

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