4 Port PCI Express USB 3.0 Card - 3 + 1 (Startech)
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STARTECH PEXUSB3S42STARTECH 4 Port PCI Express USB 3.0 Card - 3 External and 1 Internal - Native OS Support in Windows 8 and 7 - Standard and Low-Profile - Cost-effective USB 3.0 Adapter Card - SATA PowerThe PEXUSB3S42V 4-Port PCI Express USB 3.0 Card lets you add four USB 3.0 ports with two dedicated 5 Gbps channels to your PCIe x4-enabled PC. This independent port architecture improves USB 3.0 performance by transferring data on two individual channels to your computer, giving you faster file transfers.
When multiple devices are connected, traditional single bus USB 3.0 cards share your maximum bandwidth between all ports. By employing a second host controller chipset, the transmission channel is shared across two ports rather than four. Dedicating up to 5 Gbps for each set of two ports reduces performance bottlenecks, and effectively doubles your total available to bandwidth to 10 Gbps.
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. See our UASP test results below for further details.
For high-power USB devices, this PCIe USB 3.0 card includes an optional SATA or LP4 power connector to connect to your system power supply and deliver up to 900mA of power per port to USB 3.0 bus-powered devices (500mA for USB 2.0). The USB 3.0 card also supports USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2 (Apple Mode only), letting you charge compatible Apple devices (iPhones and iPads) faster than a standard USB 3.0 port.
The controller card is compliant with USB 3.0 standards while offering backward compatibility with existing USB 2.0 / 1.1 devices. For added versatility, the USB 3.0 PCIe card is equipped with a standard profile bracket and includes a low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form-factor computers.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
Improved Performance with UASP
UASP is supported in Windows® 8, 8.1, Server 2012 and Linux kernel 2.6.37 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.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Increase the efficiency of your USB 3.0 devices with two dedicated bus channels and up to 5 Gbps of bandwidth per channel
- Time-saving file transfers, up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported enclosure
- Power high-powered USB devices as necessary, with the optional LP4 or SATA power connector
|Warranty Information||2 Years|
|Product Family||STARTECH Cables Computer Cables & Adapter|
|PI Date||Aug 2015|
|Manufacturer Web Site||http://www.startech.com|
|Product Type||USB Adapter Card|
|No of Ports||4|
|Operating Temperature||5 - 50|
|Compliance Standards||* RoHS|
|Other Features||* Expands your computer connectivity with four extra USB 3.0 ports (3 external, 1 internal)
* Fits standard or small form-factor computers, low-profile bracket included
* Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps plus UASP support
|Package Contents||* 1 - 4 Port PCI Express USB 3.0 Card
* 1 - Low-Profile Bracket
* 1 - Driver CD
* 1 - Instruction Manual
|Weight & dimensions|
|Package weight||200 g|
|Package width||142 mm|
|Package depth||170 mm|
|Package height||30 mm|
|Operating temperature (T-T)||5 - 50 °C|
|Operating relative humidity (H-H)||20 - 80%|
|Storage temperature (T-T)||-20 - 60 °C|
|Colour of product||Black, Stainless steel|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Output interface||USB 3.0|
|PCI Card form factor||Full-height (low-profile)|
|USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity||4|
|Data transfer rate (max)||5 Gbit/s|
|Chipset||2 x Renesas / NEC - µPD720202|
|Maximum cable length||3 m|
|Mounting brackets included||Y|
|Windows operating systems supported||Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64,Windows 8.1,Windows 8.1 Enterprise,Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64,Windows 8.1 Pro,Windows 8.1 Pro x64,Windows 8.1 x64,Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Business x64,Windows Vista Enterprise,Windows Vista Enterprise x64,Windows Vista Home Basic,Windows Vista Home Basic x64,Windows Vista Home Premium,Windows Vista Home Premium x64,Windows Vista Ultimate,Windows Vista Ultimate x64,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Home x64,Windows XP Professional,Windows XP Professional x64|
|Server operating systems supported||Windows Server 2008 R2,Windows Server 2012|
|Linux operating systems supported||Y|