Add two flushmount USB 3.0 ports to your ExpressCard-enabled laptop

Add two flushmount USB 3.0 ports to your ExpressCard-enabled laptop

  • Unique flush-mount form factor design
  • Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant ports with support for transfer rates up to 5 Gbps
  • UASP support for more efficient data transfer
Add two flushmount USB 3.0 ports to your ExpressCard-enabled laptop

Unique flush-mount form factor design

The USB 3.0 card uses a unique design that allows it to sit flush in a standard 54mm laptop ExpressCard slot, creating a seamless add-on that can be left installed even while on the move, without having to worry about impact damage to either the card or the ExpressCard slot.

Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant ports with support for transfer rates up to 5 Gbps

The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card supports data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 (at up to 480Mbps), or USB 1.1/1.0 at up to 1.5/1.2 Mbps respectively - the perfect laptop accessory for users to connect USB devices, both new and old.

Improved Performance with UASP

UASP is supported in Windows 8, Server 2012 and Linux kernel 2.6.3 or later. In testing UASP performed with up to a 70% faster read / 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance. At the same peak in testing, UASP also showed up to an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

Test results were obtained using an IntelĀ® Ivy Bridge system, StarTech.com add-on USB 3.0 cards, a UASP-enabled StarTech.com enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

Applications

  • Users who need USB connectivity, but do not need to swap between other ExpressCard adapters, so will leave the card installed in the card slot
  • Mobile users who want to leave ExpressCard adapters installed, without worry about damaging the card or slot while on the move
  • Connect high performance USB 3.0 external storage devices to a laptop
  • Upgrade an older laptop with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Expand on your laptop expansion capabilities with additional USB ports