Product Features
  • Adds USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • ExpressCard/34, PCI-e Interface
  • Data Transfer Rates of up to 5 Gbps

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The 2-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI ExpressCard/34 Adapter from Sonnet adds two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to any computer with an ExpressCard/34 slot, such as an older MacBook Pro or PC notebook computer. Harness the full potential of the latest hard drives and SSDs with the USB 3.0 interface, which supports data transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps. In addition, this adapter supports hot-swappable storage connections.

Bus InterfaceExpressCard/34, PCI Express 2.0 interface
Peripherals SupportedMac OS X: USB 3.0 and 2.0 hard drives, SSDs, thumb drives, and media readers
Windows: Supports industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 peripherals

Mac OS X driver for this card does not support non-storage devices, iPods, iPhones, USB 3.0 hubs, and bus-powered 2.5" drives & SSDs. USB 3.0 cables are required to support USB 3.0 transfer speeds.
Peripheral Power AvailableProvided by computer's USB 2.0 port via USB cable

Power output by the USB 2.0 port may be insufficient to support USB 3.0 bus-powered 2.5" hard drives or SSDs
ChipsetFresco Logic
Number of Ports2 x External USB 3.0 Type-A
Interface Transfer Rate (Max)USB 3.0: 5 Gbps
ExpressCard/34: 250 MB/s

The values mentioned are theoretical interface data transfer speeds. The real world transfer speed as per Sonnet's internal test is approximately 200 MB/s.
StandardComplies with OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface), EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface), and xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface) standards
Number of Devices SupportedUp to 31
Hot PlugSupports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection
Mac OS CompatibilityOS X Version 10.8.5 and higher, OS X Yosemite compatible
Windows CompatibilityWindows XP (SP2) / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
RoHS ComplianceYes
Sonnet 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard / 34 Expansion Card (Mac & Windows)
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