Sonnet 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard / 34 Expansion Card (Mac & Windows)

Sonnet 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard / 34 Expansion Card (Mac & Windows)

Sonnet 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard / 34 Expansion Card (Mac & Windows)

B&H # SOUSB32PME34 MFR # USB3-2PM-E34
Sonnet 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard / 34 Expansion Card (Mac & Windows)

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  • Add 2x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
  • Supports Up to 127 Devices
  • Supports Hot-plugging & Hot-swapping
  • ExpressCard 34 & 54 Compatible Slots
  • 1Description

The Sonnet 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card (Mac & Windows) is based on the new USB 3.0 standard that offers up to 10 times the performance of the decade-old USB 2.0 interface. A single hard drive with a USB 3.0 interface is capable of transferring data up to 125 Mb/s, while solid state drives are capable of even faster transfers. You can install the Sonnet USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 into your computer's ExpressCard slot to exploit the full performance potential of these fast drives.

The Sonnet USB 3.0 Expansion Card works in ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 slots. Each of this card's ports supports bus-powered drive (not all bus-powered drives are power compliant) and hot-swappable storage connections.

Simple way to add two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to a MacBook Pro or PC notebook computer with ExpressCard slot
Transfers data 10 times faster than USB 2.0 connections
Supports hot-swappable device connection - plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer
Each powered ports support one USB 3.0 power-compliant (2.5W max) bus-powered drive
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Sonnet 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard / 34 Expansion Card (Mac & Windows)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Interface
    Bus Interface ExpressCard/34, PCIe 2.0 Interface
    Performance
    Chipset NEC
    Number of Ports 2x external
    Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
    Supported
    Device Support Up to 127
    Peripherals Supported Mac OS X: USB 3.0 storage devices
    Sonnet and Lexar USB 3.0 CompactFlash / SD readers
    Windows: Supports industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 peripherals
    Cables Supported USB 3.0 with Standard-A male connector, USB 2.0 with Standard-A male connector*

    *USB 3 devices require USB 3 cables to support transfer speeds up to 5 Gb/s. You can use USB 2 cables between USB 3 devices & USB 3 ExpressCard/34 but with data transfers limited to 480 Mb/s).

    Features
    Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection
    Power Requirements
    Peripheral Power Available 2.5 W maximum (500mA at 5V)
    Standards
    Standard Complies with Open Host Controller Interface, Enhanced Host Controller Interface and Extensible Host Controller Interface standards
    General
    Compatibility Mac: MacBook Pro (with ExpressCard slot)
    Supports only USB 3.0 storage devices and Sonnet and Lexar USB 3.0 CompactFlash/SD readers*
    Mac OS X Version 10.6+
    Mac OS X Lion compatible
    PC: PC notebook (with ExpressCard slot)
    Windows 7
    Windows Vista
    Windows XP
    *The Mac OS X driver for this card does not support USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices. iPods, iPhones, USB 3.0 hubs and non-storage devices are not supported.
    Dimensions Not specified by the manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 5.3 x 1.5"

    Sonnet 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard / 34 Expansion Card (Mac & Windows) Review

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