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Flush USB 3.0 Expresscard Adapter

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by damaph, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Krane

    Krane Notebook Prophet

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    You need to include the memory sticks capabilities.
     
  2. GalaxySII

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    I wrote above what you SHOULD DO ! so read .. !
     
  3. CHRIS_83

    CHRIS_83 Notebook Consultant

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    Well I did and I want to find the correct driver without "downloading driver genius crack it run it and it will find driver for it"

    BTW we have the same card
     
  4. GalaxySII

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    so u wont get the driver then ..
    its so easy dont be grumpy .. ;)

    btw we have same card .. : :D ooh really wow man bingo ..
    (I thought you knew it .) otherwise i wouldn't reply to u ..
    Coome ooon Chris ,.. :)
     
  5. CHRIS_83

    CHRIS_83 Notebook Consultant

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    @ Coruja,

    Can you please reupload the drivers (links are down).

    Thanks
     
  6. GalaxySII

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    Chris listen to me ..
    Can i giv eyou procedure how to very easily retreive your driver ?
    please write YES or NO
    Thnx
     
  7. CHRIS_83

    CHRIS_83 Notebook Consultant

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    Yes, please.
    Thanks!

    PS being trying for the past hour searching/downloading/trying without luck.
     
  8. GalaxySII

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  9. Woonder

    Woonder Notebook Enthusiast

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    You have an adapter with the newest NEC/Renesas chip. You should use drivers with version 3.0.x.x. They are compatible with uPD720201/uPD720202, but not compatible with uPD720200/uPD720202A. As well as drivers 2.1.x.x are compatible with uPD720200, but not compatible with uPD720201/uPD720202. You should remember this.

    And also please test your adapter. Because I bought two items AKE USB3.0 54mm (this and that) in January and noticed that they had uPD720202 chip (I tried to install a lot of drivers and noticed that those adapters compatible with 3.0.x.x drivers and 2.0.x.x firmware tools). Then I noticed that those adapters have serious troubles with power in the USB Hub. When I turned of my laptop to Stand-by mode and resumed it again (the USB power cord, which comes with adapter, was not connected), I got an "Power surge in USB Hub" balloon message in Windows. It happened every time. In different notebook at home and at work place. Then I updated drivers and firmware, but nothing changed. I had to sent those adapters back to the seller and got full refund. So I want to say to everyone: be careful when you are buying BC618T adapter. Now they have uPD720202 chip inside and can cause power surge issue.
     
  10. GalaxySII

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    It is definitely NOT NEC - Renesas chip it is something different
    I wish I could have that laptop with me ..
     
  11. OmniTech

    OmniTech Notebook Enthusiast

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    The reason there is so much confusion on this is probably because a substantial percentage of those cards sold from China and Hong Kong are probably counterfeit.

    I bought a few different "AKE" Expresscards last year, and quite honestly many of them don't even have "AKE" printed on them (sometimes just an AKE model number) and I assume that they are just fakes. (AKE is apparently a tiny company with almost no English-speaking staff and the only website I found was rudimentary and out of date - so I think these counterfeiters get away with selling that stuff in the West because AKE either has no idea what they're doing or doesn't have the resources to do anything about it anyway)

    Mine works OK in Win7 on one laptop (Lenovo T400), but I have an apparently common problem in Win 8 consumer preview (in a nearly identical T400) where the "Renesys Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller" is not installed properly with a "Code 24" error. (It's an AKE-labeled BC398 device that identifies as PCI vendor ID 1033 and device ID 0194.)

    Tried installing the 2.0.32 driver but it doesn't like that any better, finally found a trustworthy version of the 2.1.28.0 driver (unbelievable how 95% of the Google hits you get for drivers go to punk*ss scammer sites), but I'm still slogging through my research about the firmware issues before taking that plunge.

    According to Google Translate's version of the Station-Drivers firmware page for the uPD720200, the recent version of firmware fixes the "yellow exclamation mark" problem. But there's also a known issue with the firmware update process wedging, which I think this thread seems to corroborate. (I don't even know if this card uses the 720200 chip - was hoping to use the Renesys tools to figure that out before I brick it trying to update the firmware. :-0 )

    Amazing how much time I am spending trying to get this $10 card working the way I want it to...
     
  12. CHRIS_83

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    Indeed, I have spent hours finding the correct driver which I found on another thread.
    Try this one that I found works with my various cards: CLICK HERE
     
  13. OmniTech

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    Interesting twist: the latest firmware listed on the Station-Drivers site shows the following versions and dates:

    Firmware Version 3.0.2.8.0.8 & 4.0.1.5.0.2 (Windows 32 & 64bits)
    2011-08-20

    But when I go into the folder with the firmware file, I find this:

    04/21/2011 01:56 AM 32,768 F302808.mem
    09/06/2010 12:12 AM 32,768 F401502.MEM


    They both seem quite a bit older than the date claimed by Station-Drivers.


    Found an interesting webpage that covers updating firmware on these, he recommends using the command-line tool:

    Pete's Blog: Flashing a NEC/RENESAS USB 3.0 uPD720200/uPD720200A firmware

    I just can't see how to ascertain the current firmware level using that tool. Hmm.
     
  14. GalaxySII

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    you havent tried that my link that software ???
    Ohh chris u such pus** .. this is that driver and company what u lokin for ..!!

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  15. OmniTech

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    Well the AKE BC398 I have doesn't use ASMedia drivers, it has a NEC/Renesys uPD720200a chip in it.

    But I got it working anyway in W8CP with the latest driver from Station-Drivers, 2.1.28.1. :)

    I also have an AKE combo USB 3 / eSATA Expresscard that does use the ASMedia chip.
     
  16. CHRIS_83

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    Thank you again for your support but your last comment is not really welcome.
     
  17. GalaxySII

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    no it DOES i have that bc398 and installet that ASMedia driver and working well
    those pics are from sister's laptop cos i was buying that 54mm card bc398 and installing drivers for it ..
    I had that 8cm disc with it but it didnt installed drivers from it .
     
  18. OmniTech

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    Like I wrote previously, there are different versions of "BC398" card, partly because I think a lot of them are counterfeit. Or the manufacturer just changed the hardware during the production run without changing the model name.

    My BC398 card does NOT use the ASMedia chip.

    (And BTW, if you go do an ebay search for "BC398" right now, you will find that almost all of the current auctions include photos that show cards that do not say "AKE" on them. Either they photoshopped it out, or they are knock-offs.)

    I myself bought 4 "AKE" cards over the last year or so on eBay:


    • BC398 described above. (Card has "AKE" brand on it, uses Renesys uPD720200a chip. Purch 2011-05.)
    • USB 3/eSATA combo ExpressCard54 ("AKE" branded, uses ASMedia chip, possibly VIA for SATA, no printed model number. Purch 2012-02.)
    • SATA/eSATA Cardbus card (NO AKE branding, though has "BC188" model number printed on it, which is an AKE model number. Uses VIA chip for SATA. Purch 2012-01.)
    • eSATA "RAID" Cardbus card (NO AKE branding on card, but was sold as "AKE" card, has "BC178" printed on it. Uses VIA chip for SATA. Purch 2012-01)
     
  19. yishaitech

    yishaitech Notebook Guru

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    Hi all.

    what speed i get if i use expresscard usb 3.0 adapter?

    what a differences if i use expresscard usb hub 3.0 ?
     
  20. yishaitech

    yishaitech Notebook Guru

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    if i connect to an expresscard usb 3.0 an external hdd 10000rpm or 15000rpm , will I get a 2.5 Gbps transfer rate speed or higher ( 5Gbps)?
    Latitude e6520
     

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