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USB 2.0 to USB 3.0

by qzusie / February 17, 2013 2:39 AM PST

I have a laptop and would like to upgrade my USB's.
Is this possible, if so how?

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Do you have an express card port?
by wpgwpg / February 17, 2013 2:47 AM PST
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If you have an express card port, you might be able to find a card to do it. If you don't (like with my Toshiba Satellite L755), you can't. Usually upgrading laptops is pretty hard to do. You can add RAM or replace the hard drive, but outside of that, you'd need to check with your computer's manufacturer although it's not likely.

Good luck.

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Re: upgrade USB's
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 17, 2013 2:47 AM PST
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Not possible, unless you replace the motherboard. On a desktop, it's just a PCI-card to add. That's one of the disadvantages of laptops, they are far less upgradeable. For most, however, the advantage of portability outweighs that disadvantage.

Kees

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What is your "expansion slot"
by Willy / February 17, 2013 6:56 AM PST
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Review you options that the laptop offers via the specs. Recheck them as only the expansion or possible open empty slot will allow such. HOWEVER, since this is a laptop it becomes very hard to d or at all other than explained here. Guess what, you didn't provide what model# laptop you have, thus read your manual.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Re: upgrade USB's
by Ethan1985 / February 19, 2013 7:28 PM PST
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Why?

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