Posted by Eric Huang on June 11, 2009
I realized I forgot the the best possible USB 3.0 product.
5) Combined USB 3.0 Host and USB 3.0 Flash Express Card.
This is the ExpressCard that has both a USB 3.0 Host and a USB 3.0 Flash Drive embedded in it.
Basically, the USB 3.0 Flash Drive adds storage, it has 100GB or more of storage space for your data, pictures, music video as a backup or extra storage for your Netbook.
This means it uses the ExpressCard USB 3.0 connector inside the PC and looks like an attached USB 3.0 Peripheral to the notebook/netbook PC.
Also, the product will have a USB 3.0 Host in it. This uses the ExpressCard PCI-e connector on the ExpressCard, and provides 1 or 2 or more additional USB ports with the full 4 Gbits/sec adding more throughput from these ports into the laptop. This Host looks like an attached USB 3.0 Host on the PCI-e bus.
For a 6th USB 3.0 product would add an additional external USB 3.0 Device A-Plug to the product above.
When you remove the product above, you use the USB 3.0 Device A-Plug that could be plugged into any standard PC USB Host port. The disadvantage, is that you probably end up with a Plug that sticks out somewhere on this card that can get bumped or broken, unless there is a way to fold it up.