Upgrade your laptop to USB 3.0 with new ExpressCards

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Upgrade your laptop to USB 3.0 with new ExpressCards.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/08/dD8Ss8.jpg[/newsimage]If you have a notebook computer that you’d like to connect to a USB 3.0 device, you now have your chance without upgrading to a new computer. Both Transcend and Startech have launched USB 3.0 ExpressCard adapters that promise to be convenient and economical solutions.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/upgrade-your-laptop-to-usb-3-0-with-new-expresscards-32710/](http://www.myce.com/news/upgrade-your-laptop-to-usb-3-0-with-new-expresscards-32710/)


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It is possible to transfer 25GB of data in only 70 seconds

What a load of BS!!!
You must be catering your news to the iSheep who will believe anything


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25 GB in 70 seconds?

I wonder if they have any stats to back that up?


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@Oz, justcallmebob

Who are you to say that the USB 3.0 can’t deliver those speeds? It seems unrealistic, but so does everything in the computer world.


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Does an Expresscard slot have near the bandwidth to support that speed?


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[QUOTE=UTR;2536370]Does an Expresscard slot have near the bandwidth to support that speed?[/QUOTE] An ExpressCard slot has a theoretical bandwidth of 2.5 Gbit/s, which corresponds to 25 GB in 80 seconds, but I don’t know how close to the theoretical bandwidth you can get in real life.

There’s probably no existing drives that can transfer anywhere near that fast.


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The bottleneck should be the speed of the laptop’s internal HDD.

Michael


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[QUOTE=mciahel;2536396]The bottleneck should be the speed of the laptop’s internal HDD.[/QUOTE] Only if you’re copying to the internal harddrive, which is often but not always the case.

If the internal “harddrive” is actually a high-performing SSD, it might not even be the bottleneck in this scenario.