Best PCI usb 2.0 card for the money

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I'm buying a used laptop from a friend. Unfortunately, his laptop has
usb 1.1 instead of 2.0. Since i use a lot of usb i need the upgrade.
Someone suggested me getting a pci usb card. I've found several on

They're all fairly cheap, mostly under $20. With brands like Syba and

Anybody have any suggestions. Either way, can you tell me what you
think of these companies? Good or bad?

Re: Best PCI usb 2.0 card for the money

bat21win wrote:
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I assume that you mean PCMCIA and not PCI? Not many laptops can take a
PCI card, low profile or not..

Assuming that you do mean PCMCIA, you need to find out whether the
laptop is Cardbus, or not. AFAIK, all USB2 PCMCIA adapters are Cardbus
and won't work with older laptops that aren't (and typically have on USB
1.1 sockets...)


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