Introduction to the SilverStone EC03 USB 3.0 PCIe Card and Front Bay Panel
With every aspect of computing moving at razor fast speeds there is no reason for our external data not follow. That is the reason we are seeing new external connections like USB 3.0, and the soon the Thunderbolt as well (already available on some Mac laptops). But in order to implement such connections you have to determine if it is worth it to upgrade the entire system which already feature what you are after, or add on to what you are already using. If the latter seems a little more feasible, then SilverStone has a device for you: the EC03 , a compact USB 3.0 PCIe add-in card and front panel USB 3.0 ports.
SilverStone’s take on the EC03
SilverStone EC03 is an expansion card that connects to the motherboards via a single lane PCI-E gen 2.0 slot. Its single USB 3.0 internal connector offers output for dual front port USB 3.0 super speed interface which enables data transfer with maximum compatibility and stability. For those looking to use cases or drive bays that supports the new USB 3.0 internal connector standard, the EC03 is the quickest way to upgrade any motherboard with PCI-E gen 2.0 slot to be compatible with the new standard.