Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pianoman More than twice as quick as Intel onboard USB 3.0
I've had one of these in my machine now for over year. I use it with a USB 3.0 to SATA III adapter, also bought from Scan but unfortunately no longer stocked, but you may find it listed elsewhere as a "Aleratec SATA III Drive to USB 3.0 Motherboard Vertical Adapter".
I use it to hotplug customers hard drives and backup data. Transfer speed is incredible and saves a lot of time in my line of work.
Typical speeds are shown below:-
Motherboard (Intel Z77) USB 2.0 - 35MB/s
Motherboard (Intel Z77) USB 3.0 - 64MB/s
This card - 154MB/s !!!
These rates are averages taken while moving a large block of data such as an iso image and are backed up by the amount of time taken. Another reviewer notes an increased boot time but I haven't encountered this.
19 November 2014