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 Post subject: looking for a usb3.0 addon card
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Would it matter what card i get? There are a few on newegg and amazon that have 4 ports and are around $15.
I figure they might not have the top usb3 speeds, but would be much better than transferring at 2.0.
And i have several external drives that would greatly benefit from this.
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 Post subject: Re: looking for a usb3.0 addon card
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Probably obvious: For these kind of add-ons, I'd advise sorting by review ratings rather than price. Find one that has a couple dozen reviews and no obvious glaring issues. Better to spend $25-30 on one with decent reviews than $15 for one with few or poor reviews. They reviewers will state whether or not they get 3.0 type speeds. Let the market be your beta tester :)

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 Post subject: Re: looking for a usb3.0 addon card
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:07 pm 
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CA_Steve wrote:
Probably obvious: For these kind of add-ons, I'd advise sorting by review ratings rather than price. Find one that has a couple dozen reviews and no obvious glaring issues. Better to spend $25-30 on one with decent reviews than $15 for one with few or poor reviews. They reviewers will state whether or not they get 3.0 type speeds. Let the market be your beta tester :)

on that note, when will amazon let you set preferences that stick every time to log and search!? for instance only show me items with 4 stars or better, or at least ban sub 3 star items from even appearing... its like amazons search is (intentionally) stuck in the 90's...

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 Post subject: Re: looking for a usb3.0 addon card
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:39 pm 
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i got mine from eBay. Its like 13 bucks USD.

It has a NEC chip with 4 ports (two front, two rear).

Avoid the Etron chips.

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 Post subject: Re: looking for a usb3.0 addon card
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:14 pm 
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I second TechoPride suggestion, i would go with a Nec based USB3 pci card or Asmedia also good.

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 Post subject: Re: looking for a usb3.0 addon card
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:57 pm 
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what about VLI? most cards i find that that chip
Im considering getting http://www.bestbuy.com/site/VisionTek+-+4-Port+USB+3.0+PCI+Express+Expansion+Card/7370106.p?id=1218841412235&skuId=7370106&st=usb%203.0%20card&cp=1&lp=21
since i have a $10 gift card i dont plan on using on anything else

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