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Well I guess this would be the right place for this.... I'm thinking about getting PCI-E and Express Card USB 3.0 cards for my laptop and desktop.

I'm wondering though if the pci e and express card slots would bottleneck USB 3.0 or not? I know that express cards are based on pci express lanes...

It's either that or I'm going to go the e-sata route, but it's hard to find a slim e-sata hard drive to carry around. I'd like the new WD USB 3.0 passport as I've got a USB 2.0 passport drive and love it, but it does get slow with long transfers.
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PCI express card won't slow your system down. Think about how much data has to travel up and down the lanes when you have a banging video card. If you still worried about that, then sell what you have now and make the jump son!
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PCI express card won't slow your system down. Think about how much data has to travel up and down the lanes when you have a banging video card. If you still worried about that, then sell what you have now and make the jump son!

I'd be getting a express card to usb 3 adapter for the laptop. This is what I was more worried about - the express card bottle necking the usb 3 speeds or not.

Edit: Oh the hell with the express card add on... I'm reading how all of them require using an a/c adapter to get usb 3 speeds LOL. My laptop uses an esata-p connector... I guess that's the way I'm going.

Edit: after doing some reading it indeed seems that express card slots will bottle neck the usb 3 spec..... usb 3 can go up to 4.8Gbps where as express card can only go up to 2.5Gbps . Still a whole hell of a lot faster than usb 2...
Edited by Cyrilmak - 6/9/11 at 5:11am
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