Hello everyone, After reading many postings here about Expresscard 34's it seems the consensus is that those cheap usb 3.0 flush-mounted cards from Amazon (see photo) may not work @ 3.0 usb speeds, even with using a variety of hacked drivers. Quick background: Both usb (2.0) ports on my MBPro (mid 2007) are starting to fail after years of use. 1 has stopped working completely and the other works 75% of the time. Instead of paying big $ to get new usb connectors installed onto my motherboard I was thinking of buying a flush-mounted expresscard. My plan is to use this older laptop for 1 more year and then I'll get a MBAir Here is my question... I don't need usb 3.0, all I need is a 100% working usb 2.0 port (from which I run a usb powered hub) does anyone have any experience that would indicate that these cheap usb 3.0 expresscards will work as a usb 2.0 connection without drivers? Or do they either work as a usb 3.0 or nothing at all? My second option would be to get a larger usb 3.0 card (see photo) but run it @ usb 2.0, if apple drivers are available or required... My 3rd option would be to get a large 4-port, usb 2.0 card (see photo), but they are so bulky I don't think I want it forever sticking out the side of my computer as I would need to leave it in all the time. Ideas? other options? Will any usb 3.0 card work @ a usb 2.0 without drivers? Thanks for any info you can provide.