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StarTech.com 4 Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express Card with SATA Power

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PEXUSB3S4

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StarTech.com 4 Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express Card with SATA Power
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Description

Add 4 USB 3.0 ports to your desktop computer through a PCI Express expansion slot. The PEXUSB3S4 4-Port PCI Express SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card (with SATA Power) adds 3 external USB 3.0 ports and an internal USB 3.0 port to any PCI Express-enabled computer system. With SuperSpeed USB 3.0, you can reach data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps, while still being backward compatible with existing USB 2.0 devices at 480Mbps.

Enhanced with UASP support (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), this USB 3.0 controller performs up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP supported enclosure (Note: UASP requires a compatible operating system). Using a more efficient protocol than the traditional USB BOT (Bulk-Only Transport), UASP technology optimizes transfers by allowing multiple commands to be processed simultaneously, significantly increasing transfer speeds for less wait time on data transfers.

With a built-in SATA power connector, each USB port can provide up to 900mA of power to USB 3.0 devices (500mA for USB 2.0) by connecting to your computer power supply. For added versatility, the controller card is equipped with a standard profile bracket and includes a low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form-factor computers.

UASP is supported in Windows 8, Server 2012 and Linux kernel 2.6.3 or later. In testing UASP performed with up to a 70% faster read / 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.

At the same peak in testing, UASP also showed up to an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

Test results were obtained using an Intel Ivy Bridge system, StarTech.com add-on USB 3.0 cards, a UASP-enabled StarTech.com enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
StarTech.com 4 Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express Card with SATA Power - USB adapter - 4 ports
Device Type
USB adapter
Form Factor
Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type
PCI Express x1
Dimensions (WxDxH)
2.2 cm x 9 cm x 7.7 cm
Weight
60 g
Ports Qty
4 ports
Data Link Protocol
USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate
5 Gbps
Compliant Standards
USB 1.1, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Windows 8 (32/64 bits)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years warranty


Detail

General

Device Type
USB adapter - 4 ports
Form Factor
Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type
PCI Express x1

Networking

Connectivity Technology
Wired
Data Link Protocol
USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate
5 Gbps
Compliant Standards
USB 1.1, USB 2.0, USB 3.0

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces
3 x USB 3.0 - 9 pin USB Type A ( external ) , 1 x USB 3.0 ( internal )
Compatible Slots
1 x PCI Express

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories
Low-profile bracket
Compliant Standards
FCC, RoHS

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
Drivers & Utilities
OS Required
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Windows 8 (32/64 bits)

Dimensions & Weight

Width
2.2 cm
Depth
9 cm
Height
7.7 cm
Weight
60 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
2 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 2 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
50 °C
Humidity Range Operating
20 - 80%

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StarTech.com 4 Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express Card with SATA Power
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£27.36
StarTech.com 4 Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express Card with SATA Power
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Reviewed by . Review Posted 25/07/2012
3 5

Before ordering it is prudent to check in your PC to ensure you have a free slot and that your SATA power cable will reach the edge of the PCB. Note this unit is quite small and your cable may need to reach further than anticipated. A SATA extension lead ordered at the same time will be a good move if you are not sure. Note that the SATA power socket on the surface of the PCB is NOT robust, be careful not to push too hard or twist the connecting plug, be gentle and connect the SATA cable before installing the PCB in the motherboard if you can. Will USB 3 work in your PC? I have been very disappointed in the transfer rate through these sockets, USB 2 gives me 19 MB/s and USB 3.0 provides 30 MB/s I raised the issue with Startech and was advised – That model of computer, according to Dell's website, only has Gen 1.0 PCI express slots. As indicated in our technical specifications, you theoretical maximum throughput (assuming nothing else is on the same bus as the card) will be limited to 2.5 Gbps. Since USB is a burst mode technology, you will never be able to consistently maintain the theoretical transfer rate. I’m using a Western Digital My Book Essential and WD USB 3.0 cables. On a DELL Studio 540.

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 3*
 

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Type: USB adapter
Compatibility: PC
Interface: PCI Express x1
Brand: StarTech.com
Stock Status: In Stock
Price Range Inc VAT: 0 - 50

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