4 Port USB 3.0 PCI card

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  1. Sicklyboy
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    So, I just bought a PCIe 1x USB 3.0 card from DinoDirect. Thing is pretty awesome.

    Link: http://www.dinodirect.com/pci-e-card-low-p...rt-usb-3-0.html

    Goes in the PCI slot on my pc, powered with a 4 pin Molex connector. Gonna be useful because I didn't have any other 3.0 ports, so as it becomes the standard and more wide-spread this will be a very useful add-in card. Gonna need some time to actually use it for a bit until I can give a full review, but I am liking it already. Within the next few days I am gonna re-copy my whole Wii library to my Seagate GoFlex over the USB 3.0 cable since I can use it now, and see how long that takes (will do it a few times) as opposed to USB 2.0.

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    Anyway, tempers, given my work and family schedule, I will get a good, in-depth review of this up asap. Honestly I haven't even seen them in retail stores (was looking at PCI cards in BestBuy, looking for a wireless NIC but seems everyone went USB now [​IMG] ) but I am surprised this was as cheap as it is (was expecting cards to be more along the 60 dollar range for a 3.0 add-in)
     
  2. zhuzhuchina

    zhuzhuchina GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    that website don't seems usa based, seems more shipping from china ???
     
  3. myuusmeow

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    That's PCI-e x1 and not PCI right?
     
  4. Originality

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    Yes, PCIe x1 and x4 are much shorter than the old PCI slots.

    And they're definitely chinese based... I just watched their company advert ¬_¬
     
  5. Joe88

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    its made in china, cheaply manufactured, unreliable parts, and no company backing it up if it breaks
    its not that surprising
     
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    Yeah, they are, my bad. I wrote this at what, I think 2:00 AM (ish) so I was very tired... I don't even have the time zone set for gbatemp (need to fix that now)