Add four external PCI expansion card slots to a desktop computer
Add an additional 4 PCI slots (32-bit/33 MHz), using PCI Express
Rugged steel construction
Supports both 5V and 3.3V/5V add-in PCI cards
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StarTech.com's innovative PCI Express to PCI Expansion Chassis provides a quick and simple solution to I/O expandability on almost any PCI Express (PCIe) enabled system. Adding external PCI slots to a server/workstation or laptop, this cost-effective and time-saving method of simply adding additional PCI cards to a server/workstation or providing a platform to be able to swap PCI add-in cards between a mobile and desktop setup is the optimal method of maximizing the I/O capabilities of new or existing systems.
The external expansion chassis adds four PCI slots (32-bit/33MHz) to the host computer system, through a single PCI Express connection. Providing total bandwidth of up to 250MBps from the x1 PCIe host controller card, which allows the host computer to function as though the cards in the expansion chassis were connected directly to the motherboard.
A dependable I/O expansion solution, the Expansion Chassis is backed by StarTech.com's 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- Convert a single PCI Express slot to four additional external PCI slots without any driver or software installation required
- External expansion enclosure simplifies swapping PCI cards, without ever having to move or take apart the main desktop/server
- Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support
Common Customer Questions
No additional drivers or software required.
- Expand an existing system's I/O capabilities without having to purchase an entirely new system.
- Ideal for system testers, and engineers who may need to regularly swap out I/O cards.
- Expand a laptop's I/O capabilities with desktop PCI cards with the EC2PCI.
- Add full height cards to a small form factor system.
- Provide PCI support to systems with only PCIe slots.
- Provide data acquisition, telephony, storage and audio capabilities by having additional I/O expansion slots.
|ASI Distribution USA||110773|
|Ingram Micro USA||N30799|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Interface||PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)|
|Connector Type(s)||1 - PCI Express x1 Male|
|External Ports||4 - PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V; 32-bit) Slot Female|
|OS Compatibility||OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||- Supports 32-bit PCI cards less than 6.7” in length; 64-bit PCI 12.28” cards (full-length) are not supported|
|- Cards may not function properly if their total power consumption exceeds the maximum of 36W|
|- This product has a known compatibility issue with Silicon Image SATA Controllers on an AMD platform|
|Input Voltage||110V-240V AC|
|Output Voltage||12 DC|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Operating Temperature||0°C ~ 55°C|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C ~ 75°C|
|Enclosure Type||Aluminum and Steel|
|Product Height||5.6 in [142 mm]|
|Product Length||8 in [204 mm]|
|Product Weight||5.2 lb [2.4 kg]|
|Product Width||5.4 in [137 mm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||5.3 lb [2.4 kg]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - PCI Expansion box|
|1 - PCI Express Card|
|1 - 3ft DVI Cable|
|1 - Low Profile Bracket|
|1 - Screw Kit|
|1 - Power Cable|
|1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/EU/UK) or AU in Australia|
|1 - Installation CD|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
|Internal Length||6.7 in [170.2 mm]|
Serial Cards & Adapters (1)
Add an RS232 Serial port through a PCI expansion slot
DVI Cables (3)
Provide a high-speed, crystal-clear connection to your DVI digital devices
Provide a high speed, crystal clear connection between your DVI digital devices
Provide a high-speed, crystal-clear connection to your DVI digital devices, with a long 20-foot cable
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Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy:
- Can I get the full speed of PCI from each slot?
- I installed my new expansion card and now the computer cannot load the operating system. What do I do?
- I have installed my new expansion card but Windows cannot detect it. What do I do?
- I have installed my new expansion card but Mac OS cannot detect it. What do I do?
Drivers & Downloads
- Country of Origin (COO)
- Letter of Conformity (LOC)
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)
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