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Dual-Port USB-C Card - 10Gbps per port - 2x USB-C - USB 3.1 - PCIe

Add two 10Gbps USB Type-C ports to your computer, through a PCI Express slot

Product ID: PEXUSB312C2

  • Transfer files and access USB 3.1 devices faster, with up to 10Gbps throughput
  • Get set for the future of universal connectivity, by adding two USB-C ports to your computer
  • Optional SATA power connector provides up to 900mA per USB port
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  • Works with your existing USB 3.0 (5Gbps) and USB 2.0 (480Mbps) devices, for cost-effective backward compatibility
  • PCIe x4 interface compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 3.0
  • Fits into standard or low-profile systems with a dual-profile design
  • Compliant with UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Revision 1.0
  • Compliant with Universal Serial Bus 3.1 Specification Revision 1.0, and Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0
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Overview

This USB 3.1 card lets you add two USB-C™ ports to your computer, through a PCI Express slot. It enables you to upgrade your current system by adding two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports to your computer and giving you access to data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps.

With the addition of two USB Type-C™ ports, you can rest assured your computer is compatible with the growing popularity of USB-C peripherals.

Faster USB performance

By adding 10Gbps USB ports to your computer, you can harness the speed of USB 3.1 Gen 2 and rest assured you’re ready for both current and future high-bandwidth USB-C devices.

With higher data throughput support, this USB 3.1 PCIe card is a necessity for external drives, drive enclosures, and many other USB 3.1 peripherals. Plus, the USB card includes an optional SATA power connector to connect to your system power supply and deliver up to 900mA of power per port to USB 3.1 bus-powered devices (500mA for USB 2.0). The card is ideal for use with large external storage solutions.

Compatible with older USB devices

The card is backward compatible with USB 3.0 (5Gbps) and USB 2.0 (480mbps) devices. You can add the card now for use with newer USB-C devices, while still connecting your existing USB peripherals using a variety of USB-C cables and adapters.

Easy installation

The USB 3.1 card is compatible with a broad range of Windows® and Linux® operating systems. Plus, the high-quality card includes both standard-profile and low-profile brackets, making it easy to install in full or small form-factor PCs and servers.

The PEXUSB312C2 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Upgrade an older PCIe equipped desktop from USB 3.0/2.0 to USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps)

Expand the USB capabilities of your system with two USB-C ports, or install the card as a vital hardware component when building a new PC

Ideal for file backups, video editing, and data recovery, using high-bandwidth USB 3.1 Gen 2 external storage solutions

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM2142
Industry Standards USB 3.1 Specification Rev. 1.0
USB Specification Rev. 2.0
PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 3.0
Intel xHCI Specification Rev. 1.1
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Rev. 1.0
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 2
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x4 Male
External Ports 2 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Female
Internal Ports 1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Plug
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Linux® 3.5 to 4.11.x LTS version only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The card's USB-C ports are standard data throughput port. They do not support DP Alt Mode or USB Power Delivery.
The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. PCI Express Gen 1.0 max throughput is 2.5Gbps. PCI Express Gen 2.0 max throughput is 5Gbps. PCI Express Gen 3.0 max throughput is 10Gbps.
The available bandwidth (10Gbps) is shared equally between the two ports.
System and Cable Requirements PCI Express enabled computer or server with a PCI Express x4 slot or higher (x8, x16)
Optional SATA power connector
Environmental
Humidity 20~80% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 0.8 in [21 mm]
Product Length 4.8 in [122 mm]
Product Weight 1.6 oz [46 g]
Product Width 3.5 in [90 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 4.2 oz [120 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.1 card
1 - low-profile bracket
1 - quick-start guide

Compatibility

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Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Linux® 3.5 to 4.11.x LTS version only

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(4 stars) Easy way to add USB-C to your PC!

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Ridiculously fast (PCIe at least), easy to install, and it just worked. If using this with a PC that isn't "easy access" to the rear, suggest you order 1-2 USB-C extensions to have your new ports accessible! I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(3 stars) Nice addition of USB-C to PC

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This was a very useful card to have as an addition to my older PC. I found having this newer port to be a really useful addition as many new products are coming out in support of USB-C. The card was easy to install and the addition of the Low profile bracket was a nice option if you have one of the newer small form factor PCs I had no issues with this card and found that it performed as expected with very good speed and reliability. I did have on connector from another manufacture that did not like to work with this card, but I believe the problem was the connector and not the card as it work flawlessly with every other device I threw at it I would recommend this product I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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