Well, I bought a neat external HDD dual-dock, got it home and realised I'd screwed up: it was the USB3 version, not the e-SATA/USB version I was after. So after a bit of peeking around I've seen some USB3 express cards which I'm thinking might work.
I am an express card virgin so have little idea. It is a powered dock but figuring USB3 port will need some power.
Hello All,I had a Software RAID array - linear - 2 x 4TB USB3 External HDDs - connected to one two port USB3 pci-e x1 card, setup using Fedora and Webmin - which performed fine and shared my media to my network via NFS. I admit that connecting both USB3 HDDs to one two port USB3 Pci-e card is not the fastest solution, but, it worked, and after all, my "bottleneck" was always going
I'm looking for a reliable PCI-e card with USB3 controller that will work well with Linux. I have a SABRENT CP-4PTU card, but it randomly locks the motherboard hard, so not even reset nor power button work, I have to wait for watchdog to reboot the system or pull the power cord.
I have been quite happy booting [KLX]Ubuntu from usb2 or usb3 pendrives in a usb2 port. (A usb3 pendrive has faster flash than most usb2 ones, so that they will use more of the usb2 port transfer speed.
A conceptual question, I suppose. If USB3 port is backwards compatible with UBS2 & 1, why do manufacturers continue to include UBS2 ports on motherboards with USB3 support? To me, there seems to be no reason to have 6 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports at the same time. Can't they simply include 8 USB3 ports? Or just have 4 USB3 ports if bandwidth is thought to be an issue?