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Windows 7: Can I upgrade my laptop to USB 3?

09 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can I upgrade my laptop to USB 3?

I have a Dell Inspiron which has USB 2, would it be possible to upgrade it to USB 3?


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09 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Yes, by using a USB 3.0 Expansion card if your laptop has an ExpressCard slot built in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExpressCard

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Here are some examples of the products in that classification:-

Belkin SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ExpressCard™ F4U024

Review Iomega USB 3.0 ExpressCard /34 - Notebookcheck.net Reviews

You didn't mention exactly what Dell Inspiron Model you have so I cannot make any educated assumptions on whether your Laptop can or cannot support such expansion cards.


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09 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Yes, by using a USB 3.0 Expansion card if your laptop has an ExpressCard slot built in.

ExpressCard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Here are some examples of the products in that classification:-

Belkin SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ExpressCardô F4U024

Review Iomega USB 3.0 ExpressCard /34 - Notebookcheck.net Reviews

You didn't mention exactly what Dell Inspiron Model you have so I cannot make any educated assumptions on whether your Laptop can or cannot support such expansion cards.
Thanks for getting back to me.

My Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R.
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09 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

After a quick check, it seems like the Dell Inspiron 15R does not have a PC Card slot that supports ExpressCards..

Sorry to be bearer of bad news.

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09 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
After a quick check, it seems like the Dell Inspiron 15R does not have a PC Card slot that supports ExpressCards..

Sorry to be bearer of bad news.

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Never mind, thanks anyway.
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09 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
After a quick check, it seems like the Dell Inspiron 15R does not have a PC Card slot that supports ExpressCards..

Sorry to be bearer of bad news.

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where you check this ???
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09 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ankur850 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
After a quick check, it seems like the Dell Inspiron 15R does not have a PC Card slot that supports ExpressCards..

Sorry to be bearer of bad news.

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where you check this ???
Dell Inspiron 15R specifications | Expert Reviews
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