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 Interface||ExpressCard/34, PCI Express 2.0 interface|
|Peripherals Supported||Mac 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 Available||Provided 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
|Number of Ports||2 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.
|Standard||Complies with OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface), EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface), and xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface) standards|
|Number of Devices Supported||Up to 31|
|Hot Plug||Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection|
|Mac OS Compatibility||OS X Version 10.8.5 and higher, OS X Yosemite compatible|
|Windows Compatibility||Windows XP (SP2) / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10|