The new IOGEAR USB 3.0 ExpressCard allows you add 2 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports to your existing Laptop or Notebook computer. USB SuperSpeed has a 5 Gbps signaling rate offering 10x performance increase over Hi-Speed USB 2.0. The IOGEAR USB 3.0 ExpressCard is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 standards and will fit into any available ExpressCard slot.
Some examples of USB 2.0 Hi-Speed vs. USB 3.0 SuperSpeed are:
Transferring a 25GB HD movie:
Using USB 2.0 it would take13.9 minutes to download, with USB 3.0 only 70 seconds
Transferring 16GB from a flash drive:
Using USB 2.0 it would take 8.9 minutes, with USB 3.0 only 53 seconds
Backing up 1TB of data:
Using USB 2.0 it would take 9.3 hours, using the new USB 3.0 only 47 minutes