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Sonnet USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34: 2 Port ExpressCard/34 to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Host Adapter. Simple way to add two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to a MacBook Pro or PC notebook computer with ExpressCard/34 slot. Sonnet Technology 1 Year Limited Warranty (USB3-2PM-E34) 16 Days $69.95
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Sonnet

USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34
PCI ExpressCard Adapter

Mac / PC / ExpressCard/34 / USB 3.0
Exploit the Full Potential of the Latest HDDs and SSDs
10 Times Faster Data Transfer
Add SuperSpeed USB Connections to Your Mac or PC
Your MacBook Pro or PC notebook computer has USB 2.0 ports, and they’ve served you well. Talk about compatibility–keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, joysticks, digital cameras, flash drives–what couldn’t you plug in? Talk about performance–well, that’s where USB ports 2.0 are merely passable–they limit data transfer speeds to around 25–30 MB/s. For most peripherals, that’s perfectly adequate, but when you connect an external drive and expect great performance, that bottleneck is a problem–video editing, backing up, and other data-intensive activities suffer as a result.

Enter Sonnet’s USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 adapter*, the bottleneck breaker! This Sonnet host controller is based on the new USB 3.0 standard that offers up to 10x the performance of the decade-old USB 2.0 interface. A single hard drive with a USB 3.0 interface is capable of transferring data at up to 125 MB/s, while SSDs (solid state drives) are capable of even faster transfers–insert Sonnet's USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 adapter into your notebook computer's ExpressCard slot to exploit the full performance potential of these fast drives.

Versatility Included
Sonnet’s USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 works in ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 slots. This card supports hot-swappable storage connections. Insert Sonnet's USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 adapter into your MacBook Pro or PC notebook to experience the super speed of USB 3.0 connectivity firsthand.

*The Mac OS X driver for this card does not support non-storage devices. iPods and iPhones are not supported. USB 3.0 hubs are not supported. Bus-powered 2.5" drives or SSDs are not supported.

Product Specifications:

Sonnet Part Number

  • USB3-2PM-E34

Bus Interface

  • ExpressCard/34, PCI Express 2.0 interface

Chipset

  • NEC

Number of Ports

  • 2 external

Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0: 5 Gbps

Chipset

  • NEC

Number of Devices Supported

  • Up to 127

System Requirements

  • Macintosh
    • MacBook Pro (with ExpressCard slot)
    • OS X Version 10.6.8 or later1
  • Windows
    • PC notebook (with ExpressCard slot)
    • Windows XP or later

Peripherals Supported

  • OS X
    • USB 3.0 and 2.0 HDDs2, SSDs, thumb drives, and media readers3
  • Windows
    • Supports industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 peripherals

Cable Compatibility

  • USB 3.0 with Standard-A male connector
  • USB 2.0 with Standard-A male connector

Peripheral Power Available

  • 2.5W maximum (500mA@5V)4

5V Power Plug

  • External power source not supported

Compliance

  • OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface)
  • EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface)
  • xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface)

Hot Plug

  • Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection

Package Contents

  • USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 host controller card
  • Quick start guide

Warranty

Notes:

1 When upgrading to OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) you must reinstall your product's Sonnet driver software.

2 USB 3.0 devices require USB 3.0 cables to support USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) transfer speeds (up to 5 Gb/s). Use of USB 2.0 cables between USB 3.0 devices and USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 is supported, but data transfers are limited to USB 2.0 speeds (up to 480 Mb/s).

3 Not compatible with Transcend USB 3.0 Super Speed Multi-Card Reader or with USB 3.0 duplicator stations, such as the Addonics Mini HDD Duplicator Station.

4 This is insufficient power to support USB 3.0 bus-powered 2.5" hard drives or SSDs. It is generally sufficient to support flash drives.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Sonnet Technologies p/n USB3-2PM-E34 UPC#: 732311008702
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MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
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(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,1
2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
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(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
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(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
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(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
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MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,1
2.33GHz
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(April, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,2
2.16GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz 2.8GHz
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MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,2
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
PC Laptop
PC/intel Laptops
Running Windows XP or Windows 7 with available ExpressCard/34 slot
Sonnet USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 PCI ExpressCard Adapter Mfr P/N: USB3-2PM-E34 OWC SKU: STIUSB32PME34 Simple way to add two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to a MacBook Pro or PC notebook computer with ExpressCard/34 slot Sonnet Technologies 1 Year Limited Warranty Ships: 16 Days only $64.97 Sonnet Technologies USB3-2PM-E34, Click to Buy Now
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