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usb 3.0 expresscard support for Acer Aspire 5520

brkbrk Member Posts: 2



I have an Acer Aspire 5520 notebook.


Does the expresscard slot support speeds up to usb 3.0 ?


If I buy a usb 3.0 expresscard , would I be able to use a usb 3.0 pen drive in usb 3.0 mode in my Acer Aspire 5520 notebook?


Please advise,



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  • finluxfinlux ACE Posts: 1,834 Pathfinder

    Hi brk


    Searching online, the answer you require is yes, but apparently you will need an external power supply, because USB 3.0 requires 4.4-5.25 volts, where as ExpressCard slots only give 1.5 or 3.3 volts. Even then, it will not be quite as fast as an onboard USB 3.0 slot - but still quicker than a USB 2.0!


    See here for more information.

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