Every year, or maybe even less, new computer technologies hit the consumer market. Some are revolutionary and some are just plain marketing hype. The new USB 3.0 interface is part of the former; it introduced new ground breaking speeds and maintained compatibilities, ensuring that every USB device out there will be supported. Since this is a fairly new technology, not all motherboard come standard with USB 3.0 ports. If you want to take advantage of this new interface, there’s no need to rip apart your old PC and get a new motherboard. With a vacant PCI express slot, you can easily enjoy all the advantages of a USB 3.0 interface by using the LaCie USB 3.0 PCI Express Card.
This PCI express card adds two USB 3.0 ports to your PC and integrates NEC component to supply the highest level of performance and compatibility. Enhancing your computer’s performance is now very manageable by adding the LaCie USB 3.0 PCI Express Card to the computer’s PCI express slot. The USB 3.0 interface is known for its superior speed and fastest technology available that can reach up to 5Gb/s. In addition, since USB 2.0 is still widely used, the LaCie USB 3.0 PCI Express Card is backward compatible with USB 2.0 that can reach up to 480 Mb/s. It is compatible to Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2008, and Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7.