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SilverStone EC03 USB 3.0 PCI-E Adapter

Michael Larabel

Published on 20 December 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
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The performance of the RVS02 with OCZ SATA3 SSD usually came in right behind the numbers when using the USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard itself. The difference was usually quite small but measurable.

The only real complaint though that I have about the EC03 is that there aren't any USB 3.0 ports on the PCI-E x1 card itself but the USB 3.0 cord meant for use with the 3.5-inch I/O bay must be used. Aside from that, it is a pleasant Linux-compatible USB 3.0 adapter that costs just $30 USD, and serves its purpose should your system not be USB 3.0 compatible.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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