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7 Port PCI USB Card Adapter

Add 7 USB 2.0 Ports to your PC through a PCI slot

Product ID: PCIUSB7

  • 4 external USB 2.0 ports and 3 internal USB 2.0 port/headers
  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant, with support for data transfer rates up to 480Mbps
  • Backwards compatible with USB1.1/1.0 devices
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  • Up to 500mA of power per port
  • Compliant with USB EHCI revision 0.95 and UHCI 1.1 specifications
  • Compliant with PCI revision 2.2 specification
  • Supports up to 127 USB devices (requires addition USB hubs)
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
$ 17.004,00 CLP exc VAT
$ 20.234,76 CLP inc VAT

Overview

This PCI USB card adds seven USB 2.0 ports (1 internal USB A Female, 2 internal USB motherboard header, and 4 external USB A Female) to your PCI-capable PC.

The PCI USB 2.0 card is a versatile solution that lets you add USB 2.0 connections without having to upgrade the system motherboard.

An all-in-one solution, the PCI USB card supports USB 2.0 device connections for full data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps, and is backward compatible with USB 1.1 devices (max. transfer rate 12Mbps), allowing you to connect any USB device to the computer without having to worry about compatibility issues.

Designed and constructed to provide long-lasting USB capability, the adapter card is backed by StarTech.com's free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Maximize the availability of USB 2.0 ports for both external and internal USB 2.0/1.1/1.0 peripherals
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

Add additional internal and external USB 2.0 ports to a desktop computer system

Add an internal USB 2.0 header for use with internal/front-bay mounted USB peripherals

Balance the number of available internal and external USB 2.0 ports on a computer system

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VT6212
Industry Standards EHCI 2.0
OHCI 1.1
PCI 2.2
Power Management 1.1
Interface USB 2.0
Ports 7
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit) Male
External Ports 4 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
Internal Ports 1 - IDC (10 pin, Motherboard Header) Male
1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
Software
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.10
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Unused PCI slot
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 0.8 in [20 mm]
Product Length 4.8 in [122 mm]
Product Weight 2.5 oz [71 g]
Product Width 4.7 in [120 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 6 oz [170 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCI USB 2.0 Card
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.10
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Troubleshooting

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

When you troubleshoot issues with a USB controller card, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • USB cables

  • USB devices

  • USB controller card

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the USB cable, device, and controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different USB cable, device, and controller card in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the USB device and controller card, it is recommended that you do the following: