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4-Port USB 3.1 PCIe Card - 3x USB-A and 1x USB-C - 2x Dedicated Channels

Add three USB-A ports and one USB-C port, via two host controllers, through a standard PCI Express slot

Product ID: PEXUS313AC2V

  • Add three USB-A and one USB-C external USB 3.1 ports on two independent bus channels
  • Transfer files and access USB 3.1 devices faster, with up to 10Gbps throughput
  • Connect large external storage solutions: optional LP4 or SATA power connector provides up to 900mA per USB port
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  • Add room for more devices on your current system
  • Compatible with older USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices
$187.99 CDN

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Overview

This USB 3.1 PCIe card lets you add three USB Type-A ports and one USB Type-C port to your computer, through a PCI Express slot. It makes it easy to upgrade your PC to the faster speed of USB 3.1 (10Gbps) so that you can access newer peripherals at twice the speed of traditional USB 3.0 (5Gbps) cards.

Faster USB performance

When multiple devices are connected, traditional single-bus USB cards share the maximum bandwidth between all ports. By employing two host controller chipsets, shared across two ports rather than four, this 4-port PCIe to USB 3.1 card dedicates up to 10Gbps for each set of two USB ports. It reduces performance bottlenecks and doubles your total available bandwidth to 20Gbps.

With higher data throughput support, the card is ideal for external hard drives, hard drive enclosures, and large external storage devices. It lets you access multiple devices simultaneously for read and write access.

Shared bandwidth

The 4-port USB 3.1 controller card adds dual independent channels to your computer and shares 10Gbps of bandwidth between two USB ports.

Each set of two ports shares a combined bandwidth of 10Gbps. If a single device is accessing the channel, the card will provide data transfer rates of up to 10Gbps to the device. If two devices are accessing the channel simultaneously, the 10Gbps of bandwidth will be shared between both devices.

The PEXUS313AC2V 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 four additional USB ports, or add the card to a new PC build

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
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1142
Pericom PI7C9X2G308GP
Industry Standards USB 3.1 Specification Rev. 1.0
USB Specification Rev. 2.0
PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 2.0
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 4
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10Gbps per 2 ports - 20Gbps Total
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 3 - USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female
1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Female
Internal Ports 1 - LP4 (4 pin, Molex Large Drive Power) Male
1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Plug
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.9 to 10.10
Linux® 3.5 to 4.14.x LTS version only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. PCI Express Gen 1.0 max throughput is 2.5Gbps per lane. PCI Express Gen 2.0 max throughput is 5Gbps per lane.
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 or LP4 Molex connector
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 0.7 in [19 mm]
Product Length 5 in [126 mm]
Product Weight 3.5 oz [100 g]
Product Width 3.1 in [79 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.9 oz [110 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - controller card
1 - instruction manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.9 to 10.10
Linux® 3.5 to 4.14.x LTS version only

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