Diamond Multimedia UE3000 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Review
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
The Diamond UE3000 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapter is simple to use thanks to being plug-and-play compatible and quickly gets you up and running on a Gigabit network. It also works on desktops, notebook PC’s, Ultrabook’s, docking stations, game consoles, digital-home appliances, and pretty much any embedded system using a standard USB port.
Our performance testing showed that we were able to average 642Mbps read and 757Mbps write with the Diamond UE3000 on our particular test setup. The USB 2.0 10/100M network adapter that we’ve been using for the past year could only averaged 77Mbps read and 93Mbps write, so this is a major performance improvement. We can only hope that if a mobile device doesn’t come with an integrated Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector) that a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter will be included in the near future. If not, have no fear as the Diamond UE3000 is now available for purchase.
One of the best things about the Diamond UE3000 is that it costs just $29.99 shipped. If you move around a ton of data on a network, the improved speeds will save you a ton of time and make the cost justifiable. The Diamond UE3000 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is also backed by a 1-year limited warranty should anything go wrong.
We most certainly recommend the Diamond UE3000 as it performed great and vastly improved our user experience on the devices we tried it out on. This would also be ideal to have in in your toolbox or IT department as if a Gigabit NIC ever fails on a board you can quickly plug this adapter in and have the client PC back up and running on a Gigabit network in minutes.
Legit Bottom Line: The Diamond UE3000 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter works great, is easy to use and very affordable.