The ECUSB3S1 1-Port USB 3.0 Flush Mount ExpressCard lets you add a USB 3.0 port to a notebook PC through an ExpressCard slot.
The USB 3.0 adapter card is uniquely designed in a compact size that allows it to be inserted into a standard 34mm ExpressCard slot without protruding. The port is virtually flush with the sides of the laptop, allowing the card to be left in place even when carrying the laptop around, without causing damage to the card or slot.
Enhanced with support for UASP (USB Connected SCSI Protocol), this USB 3.0 controller performs 70% better than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with an External Drive Enclosures (Note: UASP requires a supported operating system). Since it uses a more efficient protocol than the traditional USB BOT (“Bulk-Only Transport”) protocol, UASP technology optimizes transfers by allowing multiple commands to be processed simultaneously, significantly increasing speeds. transfer for less waiting time in data transfers. For more details, see the UASP test results below.
The USB 3.0 ExpressCard adapter card supports data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 up to 480 Mbps, or USB 1.1 / 1.0 up to 12 / 1.5 Mbps, respectively.
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Improved performance with UASP
UASP is compatible with Windows® 8, Server 2012 and Linux kernel 2.6.3 or higher. In tests, UASP performed up to 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed, in contrast to the peak performance of conventional USB 3.0.
At the same full performance capabilities, UASP tests also showed up to an 80% reduction in required processor resources.
Test results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, StarTech.com USB 3.0 expansion cards, a StarTech.com box with available UASP, and a SATA III solid state drive.
An extra SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port through an ExpressCard slot, without having to worry about damage to the card or slot when moving around
Connect high-performance external USB 3.0 video adapters, printers or storage devices to a notebook PC
Upgrading a Previous Generation Notebook PC to USB 3.0 Capability.