SilverStone Technology have announced a range of USB 3.0 upgrade cards designed to provide existing desktop and laptop systems with USB3.0 capabilities. There are three products in this new USB 3.0 product range, the EC01 a short PCI-E x1 internal card, the EC02 an ultra slim ExpressCard Adapter for laptops and the EC03 which is the EC01 bundled with a front I/O bay.
All three products use the NEC USB 3.0 controller and can provide 900mA of power for high draw devices. They are of course backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 and have drivers for all major Windows operating systems.
The EC01 card used in both the EC01 and EC03 products can take advantage of an extra a 4pin Molex power connector to help it provide the power required for high 900mA draw USB 3.0 devices.
For more information please visit the SilverStone USB Accessory Product Page.
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