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Active Media debuts USB 3.0 adapters for PCIe and ExpressCard

Posted on Tuesday, January 12 2010 @ 17:23:14 CET by

Active Media introduced 2-port USB 3.0 adapters for PCI Express and ExpressCard slots. The PCIe version will be launched for $35, while the ExpressCard version will cost $40. Be aware though that you won't be able to achieve the max speed of USB 3.0 with the ExpressCard adapter because this interface is limited to 2.5Gbps.
Active Media Products, manufacturer of SSDs and innovative USB drives, today launched a pair of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 adapters designed to upgrade desktop and laptop computers to USB 3.0.

Atomix PX is a two port USB 3.0 adapter card with a PCI Express (PCIe) interface that works in virtually any desktop PC with an available PCIe slot. Atomix EC is a two port USB 3.0 adapter card with an Express Card interface that works in most laptops that have an Express Card slot. "These adapters were designed to facilitate the migration to USB 3.0 by offering a quick and easy upgrade path for most existing desktops and laptops", Active Media Products' VP of Sales, Jerry Thomson said in a statement.

USB 3.0 supports up to 4.8 Gbits/sec bandwidth, ten times faster than USB 2.0. These cards are also fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices. Both adapters feature supplemental power input jacks to support power hungry USB 3.0 peripherals. Both these upgrade cards are available now through Amazon worldwide for under $40.



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