Couldn't I use a Y cable to power it, and two other ports to obtain speed? I have 3 usb 2.0 ports total. PCI card is not an option in my laptop. I really wish I had 3.0 right now though hoping someone can shed some light on how to? USB to ethernet? ANything really.
Raid 2 USB ports together?
No, you cannot do that. If you want a USB 3.0 port you have to add a USB 3.0 port.
@BillMan - the additional speed of USB 3.0 comes from new controller talking directly to the CPU. So, either get PCI/PCIx add-on board with USB 3.- interface, or new motherboard / laptop.
What is the peripheral you need USB 3.- so desperately for?