Thanks Shabby. I am one step closer. I did some research and believe my kernel does support fast charge. I found an app to enable it, as well.
However, USB 2.0 still cannot send more than 500ma, correct? So, I'd need this trick in combination with a USB 3.0 port to gain any benefits?
If I'm on the right track here then could anyone recommend a good USB 3.0 PCI-E expansion card? I'm really not liking the USpeed one I bought which is not playing nice with my USB 2.0 devices.
Thanks again for any insight or product recommendations.