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2 Port PCI Express (PCIe) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Adapter with UASP - SATA Power

Add 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports with SATA power to your PCI Express-enabled PC

Product ID: PEXUSB3S24

  • Provides two external USB 3.0 ports with UASP support
  • Supports data rates up to 5 Gbps
  • Compliant with PCI Express 2.0 specifications
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  • Optional SATA power connector provides up to 900mA per USB port
  • Supports USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2
  • Fully compliant with USB 3.0 rev 1.0 and Intel xHCI rev 1.0 specifications
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.0/1.1 devices
  • Includes a Low-Profile/half-height installation bracket
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Overview

The PEXUSB3S24 2-Port PCI Express USB 3.0 Card lets you add two USB 3.0 ports to your PCI Express-enabled computer system, with an optional SATA 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).

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 is not supported by all operating systems). 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.

The PCIe USB 3.0 adapter is compliant with USB 3.0 standards for data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps, while still offering backward compatibility with existing USB 2.0 / 1.1 devices. 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.

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.

UASP Speed Diagram

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

UASP Speed Diagram

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 efficiency of your USB 3.0 devices with up to 5 Gbps of bandwidth
  • Fits into full or low-profile/small form factor (SFF) systems, with a dual profile design
  • Power high-powered USB devices as necessary, with the optional SATA power connector

Applications

Upgrade an older PCIe-based system from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 connectivity

Expand the USB capabilities of your system with two additional external ports

Connect additional external hard drives, CD/DVD drives, MP3 players, printers, scanners, webcams, game controllers, digital cameras, etc. to a computer system

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Renesas/NEC - µPD720202
Industry Standards USB 3.0 Specification Rev. 1.0
PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 2.0
Intel xHCI Specification Rev. 1.0
Interface USB 3.0
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 2
Performance
Maximum Cable Length 9.8 ft [3 m]
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 Male
External Ports 2 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
Internal Ports 1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Plug
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Linux 2.6.31 to 4.11.x LTS versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. If used with PCI Express Gen 1.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 2.5 Gbps. If used with PCI Express Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5 Gbps.
System and Cable Requirements Available PCI Express slot
Environmental
Humidity 20-80% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 4.7 in [120 mm]
Product Length 2.6 in [65 mm]
Product Weight 1.4 oz [40 g]
Product Width 0.7 in [18 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 4.6 oz [130 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCI Express USB 3.0 Card
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Linux 2.6.31 to 4.11.x LTS versions only

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