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4.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what I want., 15 Dec. 2010
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This review is from: Buffalo USB 3.0 Interface Express Card (Electronics)
My laptop has only 2 USB ports. I have a D-Link hub that I use when at home. But I travel quite a lot and I wanted to be able to add a couple of extra ports without having carry a separate powered hub.

About a year ago I had tried a similar device to this (USB 2.0 on express card) from another manufacturer, without success.

This one from Buffalo, worked first time. It comes with an installation CD for drivers, a manual, and clear and simple installation instructions.
Installation was fast.
The card itself feels sturdy and located firmly in place (in contrast to the other I tried).

Included in the box is a short cable with a USB plug at one end and a small jack at the other. You connect to a USB socket on your laptop and provide power to the 2 USB ports on this card - should a device you want to connect need additional power.
In this case you would only effectively be adding a net increase of 1 additional USB socket to your system, but that is fine for me.

My external hard-disks are all USB 2.0, so i would not expect to get "USB 3.0 transfer speeds" with this, unless I also buy a USB 3.0 HD. It certainly appears to be just as fast as using the USB 2.0 ports on my laptop.

One improvementt could be made would be to include in the box a protective case/pouch for this. When you are travelling you would not keep it installed in your laptop, you would want to carry it searately in your computer bag (presumably).

Overall, VERY happy with this, and I would recommend it to others.
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Initial post: 30 Dec 2010 16:49:00 GMT
S. Gronow says:
You could buy a USB3 enclosure for existing disks. Should give you 2-3x increase in speed from what I've read elsewhere.
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