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Adding USB 3.0 ports to an existing laptop or desktop computer is a fairly easy and straightforward process that should take most users only a few minutes to complete. Upgrading a computer to use USB 3.0 is simply a matter of opening the case, inserting a card, and installing a few drivers from an included CD. Anyone can do it, so here are the basics of how to upgrade to USB 3.0.

Upgrading A Laptop Computer To USB 3.0

First it should be noted that not all laptops will be able to make use of USB 3.0 upgrades. In order to do so a laptop must have what is known as an ExpressCard slot. This slot, usually found on the left or right side of the laptop, is about the size of four credit cards stacked on top of each other. Netbook and other ultra-portable laptop computers often do not have such slots and so will not be able to upgrade easily to USB 3.0.

For those laptops that do have an ExpressCard slot available all that is v5-122p-0643 review href="http://electronicsjungle.com/toshiba-satellite-s75-a7344-review/[/img]Toshiba Satellite s75-a7344 review necessary is to purchase a USB 3.0 card and slide it into the slot after following the directions in the packaging to install the required software drivers. This is by far the quickest and easiest upgrade that most laptop owners can make to their machine. For even more convenience and power consider the soon to be released RunCore SSD which not only adds four USB 3.0 ports to the laptop but also adds 64 gigabytes of super fast internal solid state hard drive memory.

Upgrading A Desktop Computer To USB 3.0 Speeds

Upgrading desktop computers is a little more involved than on their laptop siblings. Installing a special USB 3.0 card into a desktop machine requires opening up the computer's case and installing a special PCI-E expansion card. There tend to be various chocies to keep in mind when selecting a laptop computer. Therefore, we now have provided some information for a person personally to make your own decision easier.Cards of this type usually run for between $20 and $40 depending on number of ports but depending on the quality of the drive that is connected to it can often raise transfer speeds to levels exceeding that of most external SATA drives.

After removing the side of the computer case insert the card into an available slot and press down with even pressure to seat it firmly in place. Secure the card to the case with the case's screw or card. Choosing a CPU for your computer is a necessary initial step. Note that a fourth Generation Intel Core i5-4330M Processor based on the latest circutry provides for a fast and fluid user experience.locking mechanism. Replace the cover, turn on the computer, and the New Hardware wizard will likely show up. If needed install the necessary drivers from the included disc or in some cases the card may automatically be recognized and the drivers installed without any additional effort.

Getting the speed of USB 3.0 into your computer is an easy task, and one that anyone can take on with little fear of regret. Just buy the appropriate card, save the receipt (just in case) and install it using the basic steps shown above. It really is that easy!

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