Flush USB 3.0 Expresscard Adapter

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

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  1. Starlight5

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    Put something between adapter & case, so that it sits there and doesn't jump out. A match or two, for example.
     
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    Ok, thank's will do that.
    So it's not the problem with the card but with the locking system... i see.
    What about the speeds, is 100MB/s limit on expresscard slot?
    Since it's advertised as 5Gbps that in theory should mean over 600MB/s troughput :/
     
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    Two things: slot and card limitations. I believe the slot has an absolute limit of 200 or so.

    It could also be a limitation of the Renesas card. Never was able to exceed 100 on any of my laptops.

    Actually one of my latops has a Renesas chip for the USB 3.0 and is slower than the card.


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    Oh ok, well as long as i have 90MB/s write the half read speed shouldn't bother me much :)
    I've used the toothpicks to stop the card from falling out, and it's working great, but i'm wondering if anyone has found a more esthetic way to keep the card in slot.
    I wouldn't use glue in case i have to replace motherboard/dvd unit/audio board but i'd really like to have it done a little bit cleaner :p... i'll look if i can get it done.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    I've already posted results here faster than that.
     
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    What card are you using :D?
     
  7. 83bj60

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    Sure, depends on the hardware. The Renesas USB 3.0 chip on my 8740w actually gives me SLOWER speeds than that provided by the AKE add-on card in the PC Card slot in my 8730w!

    And that was when it was running Windows 7 64 bit testing my Iomega Ego 1TB. I saw no change under Windows XP SP3 32 bit. Tests using Crystal Diskmark.

    Would you say your better results are OS dependent, or driver dependent?
     
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    Kingston HyperX dependent. It was well over 200, and the fastest of the three USB 3.0 thumb drives I have and tested.
     
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    Hmmm... I guess that means our poorer results are probably caused by a bottleneck somewhere between the drive and motherboard.

    What's your hardware and software configuration to get these results?

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    Hi everyone
    I'm looking for an ExpressCard that can suite my nootebook but searching in the whole thread just confused me more.

    I have a dell 1555 with a 34mm expresscard slot and i'd like to purchase an USB 3.0 adapter.

    My doubts are:
    1) which adapters are recommended? the one with 2 port or the one with one port and one power connector?
    2) are there any model that do not have problems with drivers and such? i'd like to buy it once and forget about it. Any adapter model you'd recommend?

    Thank you in advance! :)
     
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