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Product: USB2Connect 3100LP
Company: Adaptec
Estimated Street Price: $69.99
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Card & Drivers Installation
3: USB 2.0 Explanations & Tests
4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Adaptec USB2Connect 3100LP.


Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 90%
Performance: 90%
Drivers: 80%
Compatibility with
USB 1.1: 95%
Price: 70%
Overall: 84%

Adaptec USB2Connect 3100LP is really a must have product for every geek and power user that wants to add USB 2.0 connectivity to their system. After a false start in 2001 due to the cold support of Microsoft, Intel and Via, 2002 will definitely be USB 2.0’s year! With the flood of new USB 2.0 products' announcements as well as the USB 2.0 devices such as scanners, printers, burners, hard disks that are already available, USB 2.0 is set to become a new standard. USB 2.0 is clearly a major and revolutionary evolution of the USB norm that will soon set us free from the PS/2 ports. Promised to a bright future, USB 2.0 will quickly become unavoidable even with the rivalry of the FireWire standard. Once the Adaptec card and its drivers are installed in your computer, you’ll forget the USB2Connect since it really works great and lets you enjoy the benefits of high speed USB 2.0 devices! With a warranty of five years, one bundled USB 2.0 cable and rock solid drivers, the Adaptec USB2Connect 3100LP is definitely the best USB 2.0 controller card available on the market today, despite its price.


Specs & Package
Overall Score 84%
Version Reviewed Adaptec USB2Connect 3100LP
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box 1 USB2Connect 3100LP card,
Hardware Installation Guide,
1 Installation CD-Rom,
1 USB 2.0 Cable (depends on the flavour of your kit)
The Good Points Unrivalled USB Speed,
Excellent Card Design,
Backward compatible with every USB 1.1 devices,
EHCI/OHCI Support,
Good USBControl Software,
Rock Solid Windows 9x/2000 Drivers,
USB IF Certified.
The Bad Points Pricy,
"Waste" a PCI port,
Will soon become obsolete with the arrival of USB 2.0 ready chipsets,
Requires new USB 2.0 Hubs/Cables.
Reviewers PC Setup

Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
Windows XP Professional
512 MB PC800 RDRAM
DirectX 8.1
19" Sony CPD-E400 Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III Titanium 500
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Adaptec 19160
Adaptec USB2Connect 3100LP

Logitech Cordless Freedom Optical
Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer

DVD Pioneer 106s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2200E

PC Required

Minimum System Requirements

Pentium 266MHz (or higher processor)
Free PCI Slot
Microsoft® Windows®  98SE, Windows Millennium, Windows 2000 or Windows XP Home/Pro
Quad Speed or faster CD-Rom/DVD-Rom drive


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