USB 3.0 Controller Card, PCI-Express 1x

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RaptorZX3
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USB 3.0 Controller Card, PCI-Express 1x

Post by RaptorZX3 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:37 pm

i heard the USB 3.0 controller cards got released, using PCI-Express 1x slot. But i'm still looking where to buy one! I heard they cost around 15-20$.

if i'm going to update my hardware soon, it'll probably NOT have USB 3.0, so it's kind of an investment for me, since i'll only change my main board, RAM and CPU.
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Post by LodeHacker » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:30 am

You mean this? http://vr-zone.com/articles/nec-unveils ... l?doc=7061

Not really sure if they are available yet, but they would make good use for those unused PCI-Expess x1 slots on most motherboards :D
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Post by RaptorZX3 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:24 am

would be nice to know if someone spotted a store that sell them, to tell us here.
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Post by jessekopelman » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:39 pm

Isn't the real question when will an external drive/enclosure be released that supports USB 3.0? No point in having the ports on your PC if there is nothing to connect to them.

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Post by LodeHacker » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:18 pm

jessekopelman wrote:Isn't the real question when will an external drive/enclosure be released that supports USB 3.0? No point in having the ports on your PC if there is nothing to connect to them.
Future-proof, mate, FUTURE-PROOF :shock:
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