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Review - StarTech.com 1 Port Flush Mount ExpressCard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Adapter

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Cheap way to add USB 3.0 for short-term use (e.g. to save data from an old machine)

image I tried this on 2 nearly identical machines and it worked well on only one of them - the other was a little temperamental. The little plastic spacer is difficult to attach so that it stays put, and pushing the USB plug in the end of it actually made the card pop out of the slot, so I resorted to attaching the USB cable before inserting the card.

That being said it was cheap and did the job I wanted it for (to transfer a lot of data from one machine to a Buffalo Drive), but I’m glad that the newer machines all have USB 3.0 sockets built in.

If you’re looking for something a bit more permanent then I would have a shop around for something which gets a few more thumbs up than I can give this.

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If you found anything on this site of use, interesting, or even mildly amusing then please consider dropping a few pennies in the jar to help us to take care of our disabled son who contracted encephalitis in 2007 at the age of 6 and who is now confined to a wheelchair. He is getting bigger as his mother and I get older, imagine that, please. Every penny we collect goes towards his upkeep, and towards his future care requirements.

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