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.