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Windows 7: USB 3.0 PCI-Express mini?

03 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
USB 3.0 PCI-Express mini?

I have an HP Pavilion dv7 Laptop. It has a smaller "PCI-express mini" card slot. I'm getting a usb 3.0 1 TB Western Digital MyPassport and I was looking around for a usb 3.0 pci express mini card that is generally small, and not bulky. If there is any alternative for upgrading to usb 3.0 for my laptop I'd appreciate a suggestion.

the only one I have found so far is this one: Patriot 2-Port USB 3.0 34mm ExpressCard Adapter PCUSB3EXP: Electronics

but that is extremely bulky and ugly looking to keep on my laptop. I suppose I could always put it inside my hard drive case...but I'll do that as a last resort.

Any help is very much appreciated, thanks!

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03 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)

There are other companies who make this, but...

All of them look bulky and don't forget that these cards also require a power supply. It'll take some time until the size shrinks, probably when everybody starts to use USB 3.0 devices...
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03 Feb 2011   #3

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Sometimes you just have to go with bulky and ugly to get what you want.
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03 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Sometimes you just have to go with bulky and ugly to get what you want.
lol, I always get sleek and sexy one way or another. I'll just wait it out and stick with the 2.0 on my laptop for awhile I suppose. I can get a 3.0 pci express (regular) on my desktop for now.

Thank you guys for all of your input.
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