Belkin preps SuperSpeed USB 3.0 adaptors
Accessory specialist Belkin is gearing up for the SuperSpeed USB revolution with a pair of products that will add the new 5Gb/s bus to your computer.
Desktop owners will be able to use the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCIe Add-in Card, which is exactly what Belkin says it is. The card occupies any PCI Express slot and has a pair if USB 3.0 ports on the backplane.
The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ExpressCard also provides two USB 3.0 ports, this time through an ExpressCard 34 add-in for laptops.
Belkin has announced both accessories for US buyers, who'll be able to buy them in April. Each costs $80 (£52). UK pricing and availability hasn't been made public yet, but we'll pass on the details when we get them. ®
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They should put two more on internal ports so you can convert all your USB sockets to 3.0...
Sounds like they were thinking unless that white connector is internal port
Too bad they are only 30% as fast as USB 3.0 is supposed to be. According to Belkin their tests showed they top out around 1,500Mbps and not the 5,000Mbps that USB 3.0 is promising.
Also, $50 USD for a single USB cable?
Hopefully there is something better on the horizon instead of this dud of a technology. Any updates on Intel's Light Peak Technology?
"Any PCI-E slot", got any left?
How much juice...
So how much juice do these use/how much can they supply over the USB port that the card has a auxillary power connector on it?
I'd like one that plugs into my USB por... oh.
Houston, we have a netbook. :-)