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USB 3.0 Express Card

As of October 1, 2017, the USB 3.0 Express Card has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The USB 3.0 Express Card was a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 add-in card that occupied one 34mm slot and had one USB 3.0 port.

There is no replacement for this card and there are no alternative adapter cards available from Akitio.



USB 3.0 Express Card

Gear up for the SuperSpeed USB revolution and add the new 5Gb/s bus to your notebook or laptop computer. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 add-in card occupies one 34mm slot and has one USB 3.0 port.


  • Compliant with USB 3.0 specification Revision 1.0 and Express Card 1.0 specifications
  • Compliant with xHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface)
  • Specifications Revision 0.95
  • Fully supports USB communication types (Control/Bulk/Interput/Isochronous Transfer)
  • Supports simultaneous operation of multiple USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 devices
  • Supports USB data transfer rate of 1.5/12/480/4800Mbps
  • Provides up to 900mA per USB port
  • Hot-Swappable and Plug & Play compliant
  • Driver support for Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Certified by CE, FCC, RoHS, and Microsoft WQHL approval
  • Single port compact design


akitio usb3 express card top  akitio usb3 express card front


Model AK-EC1U3
  • CE
  • FCC
  • RoHS
  • Microsoft WQHL
Bus Type
  • Express Card 1.0 (34mm form factor)
  • 1 External USB 3.0 port
Data Transfer Rate
  • 1.5/12/480/4800Mbps
  • Low Speed (1.5Mbps)
  • Full Speed (12Mbps)
  • High Speed (480Mbps)
  • Super Speed (5Gbps)
USB 3.0 Controller
  • NEC Upd720200
PC Requirements
  • Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 (32bit/64bit)
  • USB 1.1/2.0/3.0