Thursday, August 11, 2011

Transcend USB 3.0 PCI-E Expansion Card (TS-PDU3) - Transfer Rate Test

Transcend USB 3.0 PCI-E Expansion Card (TS-PDU3) Specifications

Country Manufacturer: Taiwan
Dimensions: 69mm x 65mm
Weight: 47g
Power Input Interface: 4-pin power connection (standard from system's PSU)
USB Bus Power Output: 5V DC, 900mA (max) per port
PC Interface: PCI Express 2.0 single lane x1 (also can fit PCI-E slot x4, x8, x16)
USB Ports: 2 ports (supports USB 1.1/2.0/3.0)
Connection Bandwidth: 1.5Mb/s, 480Mb/s, 5Gb/s
Certification: FCC, CE, BSMI
Warranty: 2-Years Limited

System Requirements:

1. Desktop computer with available PCI Express x1, x4, x8, x16
2. Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 or 64 bits)

How to install USB 3.0 PCI-E Expansion Card:

1. Insert the USB 3.0 expansion card to the PCI-E slot x1 or (x4, x8, x16)
2. Turn on the computer and go to Windows OS
3. Insert the installation driver and browse the CD contents
4. Click setup
5. After setup the port should be ready for use

Speed transfer rate test shows that the Transcend USB 3.0 PCI-E port significantly outclass the older USB 2.0 ports where time ratio is 3:5. The transfer speed should be much faster if the test is using devices that support USB 3.0. Devices and environment used to test the transfer rates are as followed

1. Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
2. File Size: 804MB
3. USB Flash drive: Toshiba 4GB
4. Transfer Destination: From Local Hard disk to Toshiba Flash drive

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