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Transcend USB 3.0 Expansion Card - 10.97 + delivery delivered @ Offtek / Amazon
Transcend USB 3.0 Expansion Card - 10.97 + delivery delivered @ Offtek / Amazon

Transcend USB 3.0 Expansion Card - 10.97 + delivery delivered @ Offtek / Amazon

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If you are not ready yet to switch out your motherboard, Transcend's USB 3.0 Expansion Card will allow you an opportunity to reap the benefits of USB 3.0 transfer speeds.
This easy-to-install card enables you to add USB 3.0 ports to any desktop computer with a PCI Express slot, delivering data transfer rates up to 10 times faster than Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) with optimized power efficiency.
The Expansion Card's PCI Express 2.0 x1 connection interface is compatible with virtually all current motherboards, and guarantees unrestricted two-way communication between your PC and any USB devices you plug into the card.
With two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, which have bandwidth up to 5Gb/s, Transcend's USB 3.0 Expansion Card is ideal for use with USB 3.0 high-capacity external storage devices, such as external hard drives and USB flash drives.

**The power provided by your computer’s PCI Express slot is insufficient to power USB 3.0 devices. Please ensure that the 4-pin (molex) power connector is connected to your PC power supply before connecting any devices.**

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its actually £11.97 total price +hot!!

Original Poster

admin must change that,
but indeed price included delivery is 11.97
I just believe that more people try to use benefits from USB 3.0


Edited by: "korera" 13th Mar 2011

OK, but surely for most people better to get a card with USB3.0 + SATA 3 ?
Future-proofes your system for 2-3 years

plap

OK, but surely for most people better to get a card with USB3.0 + SATA 3 … OK, but surely for most people better to get a card with USB3.0 + SATA 3 ?Future-proofes your system for 2-3 years



I have the same idea I have been looking at this board Motherboard ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 880G SB710 DDR3 which looks very good to me But no doubt that some would not agreee
Edited by: "iscom" 13th Mar 2011

iscom

I have the same idea I have been looking at this board Motherboard ASUS … I have the same idea I have been looking at this board Motherboard ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 880G SB710 DDR3 which looks very good to me But no doubt that some would not agreee



Have almost that same board, have the m4a88td-v evo/usb3, and can't for the life of me get usb2 or usb3 to work... only usb ports that work are the ones for mouse/keyboard.... luckily for me I have other usb2 ports on my case that I've plugged into the usb headers on the motherbaord and they work fine.
The disc that came with the motherboard doesn't work, so got the drivers off the asus website etc etc, and they install fine, but when you try to use the ports you just get errors, I know a fair bit about computers but this just has me stumped.
So as a last resort I am gonna get a pci-e card for it instead (it uses the same drivers as the motherboard usb3) and see if that works ok.... oh by the way, this pci-e card needs a molex power connector to it, but on the plus side it only has to have pci-e 1x port available.

Before anyone suggests I return the motherboard to the supplier, that's the last option I want really as it would involve me obviously having to disconnect everything including the cpu, heatsink and fan, clean the thermal paste etc off, and then when the replacement came having to re-attach and apply new thermal paste etc..... at the moment my PC is perfect apart from the usb issues.. have it running my hex core at 3.3ghz on ALL cores max speed at the moment, with temps between 13-30C depending on the load it's dealing with... so don't really want to mess with it if I don't have to
Edited by: "paddy.stone" 13th Mar 2011

Its actually £10.97 now

Heat added.


paddy.stone

Have almost that same board, have the m4a88td-v evo/usb3, and can't for … Have almost that same board, have the m4a88td-v evo/usb3, and can't for the life of me get usb2 or usb3 to work... only usb ports that work are the ones for mouse/keyboard.... luckily for me I have other usb2 ports on my case that I've plugged into the usb headers on the motherbaord and they work fine.The disc that came with the motherboard doesn't work, so got the drivers off the asus website etc etc, and they install fine, but when you try to use the ports you just get errors, I know a fair bit about computers but this just has me stumped.So as a last resort I am gonna get a pci-e card for it instead (it uses the same drivers as the motherboard usb3) and see if that works ok.... oh by the way, this pci-e card needs a molex power connector to it, but on the plus side it only has to have pci-e 1x port available.Before anyone suggests I return the motherboard to the supplier, that's the last option I want really as it would involve me obviously having to disconnect everything including the cpu, heatsink and fan, clean the thermal paste etc off, and then when the replacement came having to re-attach and apply new thermal paste etc..... at the moment my PC is perfect apart from the usb issues.. have it running my hex core at 3.3ghz on ALL cores max speed at the moment, with temps between 13-30C depending on the load it's dealing with... so don't really want to mess with it if I don't have to



There are a few variations ( maybe 5 or 6) of this board which I have yet to figure out which is the best one, hence my delay in buying, I'm just wondering if the M4A88TD-V-EVO/USB3 if that is best version to buy . .

Good card this. Driver uk.transcend-info.com/sup…exe Do not use the driver on the disc if it's older than v2.0.32.0

USB 3.0 flash drive I have hotukdeals.com/dea…498 You'll need an extension cable for that for easy access obviously. Something like eBay item 230594467210. I have a hub but I'd not recommend that unless you have a fairly upto date machine.

It would have been god if it had a firewire slot as well.

I can't see myself ever needing usb3 but a nice option compared to a whole new motherboard for those that do..


iscom

There are a few variations ( maybe 5 or 6) of this board which I have yet … There are a few variations ( maybe 5 or 6) of this board which I have yet to figure out which is the best one, hence my delay in buying, I'm just wondering if the M4A88TD-V-EVO/USB3 if that is best version to buy . .



Well, other than the USB issues it's great... has 3 PCI-e slots (16x 4x and 1x) - at present I have my GT240 card in the 16x slot and have it set to work in conjunction with the onboard graphics chip to give it a little boost, the 4x slot is enpty at present but maybe will use it for crossfire in the future or a PCI-e hard drive... and the 1x slot will come in handy for the USB3 card that I ordered. Also has 3 PCI slots too so can add more USB2 slots if I want.
I only used the motherboard intelligent overclock function to OC my hex core CPU, which it did by increasing the FSB.. which is good enough for me as the computer can still just reduce the number of clocks it's using at any given time to save power... most of the time the cores operate at about 900Mhz each, but quickly go up to 3.3Ghz each when needed... without the OC only 2 of the cores go upto 3.2Ghz at a time and the rest stay at 2.8Ghz, so gives it quite a boost having the OC.
Have 4GB of ddr3 1600Mhz in at the moment which is plenty for most tasks, but will most likely add another 4 or 8GB at some point.

Can't think of anything to add really except it's really easy to use, but have been building my own PCs for approx 10 years or more.... if there's anything specific you want to know about the board feel free to PM me or write it in here, but don't want to hijack this topic.

Price down to £10.97 now. Heat added X)


krasaffcheg

Price down to £10.97 now. Heat added X)



+ £1 postage isn't it? so still £11.97 total?

Are there any usb 3.0 devices out there at the moment?

scorpiostar

It would have been god if it had a firewire slot as well.



Lets all pray that that's the case, anyway....

49p cheaper at Kikatek:

kikatek.com/pro…gle
Edited by: "andyken" 13th Mar 2011

@paddy.stone have you checked the bios for any enable/disable settings??

@aamir007 yes there are various external hhd out there and a few pendrives too


irradiated

@paddy.stone have you checked the bios for any enable/disable … @paddy.stone have you checked the bios for any enable/disable [email protected] yes there are various external hhd out there and a few pendrives too



Yep, as stated before I know a fair bit about computers, everything in the BIOS is fine, found and installed the drivers for USB3, but it'll say it's installed correctly, yet when you use it it bugs out and hangs the file transfer operation... like say I'm trying to move/copy a file, it works fine until it gets to the end of the file, then it just stays there at the 100% mark, so the file isn't actually copied/moved... it's weird.
So going to try this usb3 card instead to figure out if it's the motherboard chipset that's wrong, or the drivers etc... and yes, have tried 2-3 different versions of drivers too.

Need some help guys, my rear USB ports are failing, they keep switching on and off by there selfs. I was thinking of disabling them in the bios and installing this card, will my front USB ports no longer work too if i do this?

krasaffchegPrice down to £10.97 now. Heat added + £1 postage isn't it? so … krasaffchegPrice down to £10.97 now. Heat added + £1 postage isn't it? so still £11.97 total?



X)


pants2000

Need some help guys, my rear USB ports are failing, they keep switching … Need some help guys, my rear USB ports are failing, they keep switching on and off by there selfs. I was thinking of disabling them in the bios and installing this card, will my front USB ports no longer work too if i do this?



try it and see would be the quickest way to tell

If they're this cheap now, they'll be even cheaper if you can wait.

plap

OK, but surely for most people better to get a card with USB3.0 + SATA 3 … OK, but surely for most people better to get a card with USB3.0 + SATA 3 ?Future-proofes your system for 2-3 years


Checkout the ASUS U3S6 it's got 2xUSB 3.0 and 2xSATA 6Gb/s, you can pick it up at Scan for £23.62

Edited by: "ClubLife" 13th Mar 2011

that looks handy Clublife, wonder if you can boot from this card so i could take advantage of the sata 6gb ssd's on this old mobo of mine??


titanwars

I can't see myself ever needing usb3 but a nice option compared to a … I can't see myself ever needing usb3 but a nice option compared to a whole new motherboard for those that do..



I remember people saying the same thing when USB2 came out....

irradiated

that looks handy Clublife, wonder if you can boot from this card so i … that looks handy Clublife, wonder if you can boot from this card so i could take advantage of the sata 6gb ssd's on this old mobo of mine??


I wondered the very same thing irradiated. After reading a few forum posts, the answer is yes, you can boot from it. But you need to upgrade the FW to the latest BEFORE connecting any HDD to the SATA connectors. Think I'll be investing in one soon as it seems a brilliant idea, and ASUS are renowned for their quality.


ClubLife

If they're this cheap now, they'll be even cheaper if you can … If they're this cheap now, they'll be even cheaper if you can wait.Checkout the ASUS U3S6 it's got 2xUSB 3.0 and 2xSATA 6Gb/s, you can pick it up at Scan for £23.62



The reason the USB 3.0 card on it's own is good as most people will have a spare PCi-e x1 slot free on their mobo, free x4 (or higher) are less readily available.

Original Poster

wow, I don't put too much deals, but this is first with almost 300°
I edited price, I just didn't know I can do that (admin change that from 11.97 to 12.97 probably by mistake)

EvilMatt

The reason the USB 3.0 card on it's own is good as most people will have … The reason the USB 3.0 card on it's own is good as most people will have a spare PCi-e x1 slot free on their mobo, free x4 (or higher) are less readily available.


Agreed, I was simply replying with a suggestion to plap. In reality it all depends on your requirements and what you've got free to utilise.

Also, the speed increase of utilising a x4 slot over a x1 slot speaks for itself (x1 capped at 250 Mb/s vs x4 capped at 2Gb/s) as well as the card having SATA 6Gb/s vs. SATA 3Gb/s. And as irradiated and myself wondered, you can use it to boot newer SSD's on an older board (Check first to see if it's compatible). There's plenty of pro's and con's.

You could also alter the x1 slot, notching out the back end so the x4 card would physically fit, and it should work but be limited to x1 speeds as any PCIe card will work in any PCIe slot as long as it can physically fit. Some boards even have open ended slots so that you can utilise them with longer cards and the board will negotiate the best connection.

This would be pretty pointless though if you were using the US36, because you'd be creating an instant bottleneck for all the connections, but it would work.




Edited by: "ClubLife" 13th Mar 2011
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