Adding USB 2.0 to Laptop

  PC User 19:16 06 May 2004

I want to buy a PCMCIA Card to add USB 2.0 Ports to my laptop.

I have a a VAIO PIII 933MHz with 2 PCMCIA Slots

Now I read somewhere that the Cardbus Data transfer rate is something like 120MB/s

So that means the max speed of 480MB/s of USB 2.0 wont be achieved...

Am I right?

Also read that NEC based cards are better than ALI based cards? So can someone point me to a suitable card.


  woodchip 19:33 06 May 2004

If this is a Win98 or WinME computer forget it. It will not work, it will only work as a USB1.1 If you could get USB 2 Driver with the Card then it may work. There is none on the Win CD

  PC User 19:52 06 May 2004

I am running Win 2000 Pro

Any hope?

  woodchip 19:58 06 May 2004


  PC User 20:00 06 May 2004

Not even this belkin one?

click here>#

  woodchip 20:07 06 May 2004

That should work, as it does say driver installation manual but I would check to see if USB 2 drivers are supplied as if not it will only run at USB 1.1

  woodchip 22:22 06 May 2004

There are no USB 2 drivers on the Win2000 CD

  PC User 14:33 07 May 2004

Any other opinions?

  Cesar 10:12 08 May 2004

If you read features under the Belkin advert you will it is compatable with Windows® 98SE, 2000, Me, and XP.

  Smiler 10:30 08 May 2004

I'm running a desktop running win98se with a usb2 pci card which came with drivers and no problem. The belkin card does say that it comes with driver installation manual but probably means a cd.

Go her for the drivers anyway click here=

  Smiler 10:33 08 May 2004

Sorry that link doesn't seem to work so go here

click here

then click on download, toget to the drivers page

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