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#1 WakkoWarner

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:36 PM

I am helping my cousin to get set up with an external backup drive.  The drive is USB 3.0.  Her computer is running an ECS GeForce 7050M-M motherboard (version 2.0).  Since the PCI Express slots are only revision 1.1, will there be any benefit to installing a USB 3.0 PCI Express card?? 

 

I have read that the transfer speeds may be limited to 250MB/s in each direction, but I think that should be faster than USB 2.0 (I have never seen USB 2.0 run any faster than about 30 MB/s on any transfer).  I can find the expansion cards at a reasonable price now (under $20 shipped), but I need to make sure that she will actually see some benefit from running the card.

 

Any input will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.



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#2 WakkoWarner

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:39 PM

So no one has ever tried this??  I was hoping that a couple of people would have tried it and have some guidance.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:17 AM

For $10.99 you've got nothing to lose by trying this.  It should improvement in performance, but I don't know how much.






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