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2 Port SuperSpeed Mini PCI Express USB 3.0 Adapter Card w/ Bracket Kit and UASP Support

Add two USB 3.0 ports through a Mini PCI Express slot

Product ID: MPEXUSB3S22B

  • Two external USB 3.0 type A ports
  • UASP support for more efficient data transfer
  • Provides up to 900mA of power per port
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  • Fully Compliant with USB 3.0 and Intel xHCI Specification
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.0/1.1 devices
  • PCI Express Base Specification 2.0 Compliant (backward compatible with 1.0a/1.1)
  • Supports Control / Bulk / Interrupt / Isochronous USB Transfer Modes
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Overview

The MPEXUSB3S22B 2-Port Mini PCI Express USB 3.0 Card with Bracket Kit adds two external USB 3.0 ports to small form-factor systems, for connecting a variety of different peripherals. The card also includes optional standard and low profile brackets to fit a rear expansion bay if needed.

The Mini PCIe USB 3.0 card supports the full SuperSpeed USB specification, with fast data transfer speeds (up to 5Gbps), as well as 900mA of power per port, making it a convenient addition for connecting your USB 3.0 peripheral devices.

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.

Using the Mini PCI Express (Mini Card) form factor and offering compliance with PCI Express Gen 2, this adapter card is designed for use in the latest small form factor computer systems, such as Mini-ITX or custom embedded solutions where a standard PCIe card would not fit.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Improved Performance with UASP

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.

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

  • Flexible installation with Mini PCIe compatibility and the included bracket kit
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity at up to 5 Gbps, while still backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.x
  • Time-saving file transfers, up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported enclosure

Applications

System builders creating a small form factor HTPC with external USB 3.0 storage or other peripherals

Add two USB 3.0 device connections to a mini-ITX or custom embedded system with no room for a standard PCI Express card

Connecting external USB 3.0 storage devices for quick backup or archiving

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type Mini PCI Express
Card Type Embedded
Chipset ID Renesas/NEC - µPD720202
Industry Standards Intel xHCI
PCI Express Base Specification 2.0 (backward compatible with 1.0a/1.1)
USB 3.0
Interface USB 3.0
Ports 2
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - Mini PCI Express x1 (52 pin) Male
External Ports 2 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
Internal Ports 1 - IDC (20 pin, USB 3.0, Motherboard Header) Male
1 - SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power) Male
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
System and Cable Requirements Available Mini PCI Express expansion slot (full length)
Case/Chassis with available Low or Full profile expansion card slot
Environmental
Humidity 5~95% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 23.6 in [600 mm]
Product Length 2 in [51 mm]
Product Weight 2.2 oz [61 g]
Product Width 1.2 in [30 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 7.3 oz [207 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Mini PCIe USB 3.0 Card
1 - USB Header to 2 Port Cable
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Standard Profile Bracket
1 - LP4 Power Cable
1 - Screw Kit
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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