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Expresscards for USB 3.0 / HDMI?


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#1 noz03

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:46 PM

I just got a notebook but unfortunately it doesn't have USB 3.0, or HDMI. But it does have a expresscard 34 slot, and I see many USB 3.0 / HDMI expresscards available for under 10 euros!

 

But is it possible to use this to give my computer a fast USB 3.0, and/or HDMI. I am seeing some things that claim to be both USB and HDMI on 1 card...

 

Anyone know if this is possible? Or does my computer just not support USB 3.0 or HDMI with or without the card?



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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:21 PM

They make the USB 3.0, but you're probably looking at closer to 30 or 40 euros.  The video card with HDMI I found was $171 US.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:49 PM

They make the USB 3.0, but you're probably looking at closer to 30 or 40 euros.  The video card with HDMI I found was $171 US.

This was just the first option that came up: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5Gbps-2-Port-Hidden-Inside-USB-3-0-HUB-to-Express-Card-ExpressCard-54mm-Adapter-/310982697787?hash=item486803633b:g:bgoAAOSwWTRWwXFc

 

Is this not what I need? Just for the record my laptop does not have ANY USB 3.0 ports, so I am worried it is not supported by my motherboard, expresscard or not.


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#4 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

Your first post stated it was a 34 express card slot. Your link is for a 54mm slot which will not work. I could not find any HDMI 34 expresscards. I would be wary of the extremely cheap expresscards.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:37 PM

Oh ok, didn't know the 34 was the card size. So in that case, there is http://www.ebay.com/itm/UN3F-34mm-Express-Card-Expresscard-to-2-Port-USB-3-0-Adapter-for-Laptop-NEC-Chip-/281727202531?hash=item41983ff4e3:g:K6kAAOSwstxVIky3.

 

Not specifically chosing this card, but the prices start and are around 5-10usd so if it will give my laptop USB 3.0 I will start researching good brands. But can this 34mm USB 3.0 express card work on a laptop that wasn't built with any USB 3.0?

 

Btw the laptop is a HP EliteBook 2760p.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:15 PM

It should. I can't guarantee it. Some come with a driver disk. I would think you would need to install the USB 3 driver if you have Windows 7 as it does not have native USB 3 drivers like 8 and 10 unless it's sort of a plug and play device. I have seen some that also includes a power cable like the one you first linked to. 

 

You can verify your card size by measuring the slot at 34mm or 54mm.






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