2 Port ExpressCard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Adapter with UASP Support
Add two USB 3.0 ports to your laptop through an ExpressCard slot
Fully compliant with USB 3.0 rev 1.0 specifications and Intel xHCI rev 0.96 specifications, with transfer rates up to 5Gbps
UASP support for more efficient data transfer
Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1/1.0 devices
The ECUSB3S2 ExpressCard USB 3.0 Adapter lets you add two USB 3.0 ports to your laptop through a 34mm ExpressCard slot.
Enhanced with UASP support (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), this USB 3.0 controller performs up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP supported enclosure (Note: UASP requires a compatible operating system). Using a more efficient protocol than the traditional USB BOT (Bulk-Only Transport), UASP technology optimizes transfers by allowing multiple commands to be processed simultaneously, significantly increasing transfer speeds for less wait time on data transfers. See our UASP test results below for further details.
Featuring a native NEC host controller chipset, the USB 3.0 ExpressCard adapter is compliant with USB 3.0 standards for data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps, while still offering backward compatibility with existing USB 2.0 / 1.1 devices.
Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.
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 Intel® Ivy Bridge system, StarTech.com add-on USB 3.0 cards, a UASP-enabled StarTech.com enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity at up to 5Gbps on any ExpressCard enabled PC
- Small form factor that fits in 34mm and 54mm ExpressCard slots for versatility and portability
- Time-saving file transfers, up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported enclosure
Common Customer Questions
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Windows XP(32/64-bit)/ Server 2003(32/64-bit)/ Vista(32/64-bit)/ Server 2008 R2/ 7(32/64-bit)/ 8(32/64-bit)
- Update an older laptop by adding USB 3.0 connectivity
- Connect additional external hard drives, CD/DVD drives, MP3 players, printers, scanners, webcams, game controllers, digital cameras, etc. to a computer system through the USB 3.0 ports the adapter provides
|ASI Distribution USA||87065|
|D and H||ECUSB3S2|
|Ingram Micro USA||CK9046|
|Card Type||34mm ExpressCard|
|Chipset ID||Renesas / NEC - µPD720200|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Connector Type(s)||1 - ExpressCard (34mm)|
|External Ports||2 - USB 3.0 A (9 pin; SuperSpeed) Female|
|OS Compatibility||Windows XP(32/64-bit)/ Server 2003(32/64-bit)/ Vista(32/64-bit)/ Server 2008 R2/ 7(32/64-bit)/ 8(32/64-bit)|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||Due to the power limitations of the ExpressCard interface this adapter cannot supply 900mA of current to both ports. Some devices like External 2.5” Hard Drives may require an additional power adapter.
The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. If used with ExpressCard Gen 1.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 2.5 Gbps. If used with ExpressCard Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5 Gbps.
|Product Height||0.8 in [21 mm]|
|Product Length||4.5 in [115 mm]|
|Product Weight||1.6 oz [45 g]|
|Product Width||1.3 in [34 mm]|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Output Voltage||5 DC|
|Power Source||Not Included (not required for standard applications)|
|Operating Temperature||-0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.3 lb [0.1 kg]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - USB 3.0 ExpressCard|
|1 - Driver CD|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
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