7 Port PCI USB Card Adapter

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

Product ID: PCIUSB7

1,5 stars (4 reviews) |
  • 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
Your price
€29,99 EUR excl. VAT
€37,49 EUR incl. VAT

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.

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

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

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram DK V930920
  • UPC 065030836531

Compatibility

  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.10
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit)
Internal Ports 1 - IDC (10 pin, Motherboard Header)
1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
External Ports 4 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
Hardware Ports 7
Interface USB 2.0
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile
Industry Standards EHCI 2.0
OHCI 1.1
PCI 2.2
Power Management 1.1
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VT6212
Packaging Information Package Height 32 mm [1,3 in]
Package Length 17,4 cm [6,9 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0,1 kg [0,3 lb]
Package Width 14,4 cm [5,7 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 75 g [2,6 oz]
Material Steel
Product Length 12,2 cm [4,8 in]
Product Width 120 mm [4,7 in]
Product Height 2 cm [0,8 in]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.10
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Unused PCI slot
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - PCI USB 2.0 Card
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

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:

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.

How To

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.

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.

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.

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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(3 Stars)

7 Port PCI USB Card

By: dajwedell - 07/11/2018
Can someone explain where port #7 is? I see 4 external ports, 1 internal, 1 pin port for a cable...no number 7. Truth in advertising people!!
| Helpful?
Nick, Customer Support on 13/07/2018 13.04.44
The PCIUSB7 has an IDC USB header on it, that allows for connecting two USB ports. This can be used to connect a PC case's front IO USB 2.0 ports or can be used with an adapter for 2 additional internal or external ports. For recommendations on USB header adapters, or more information on our products please feel free to contact us. We have Technical Support Advisors available 24 hours, 5 days a week at 1-800 265-1844 or chat.startech.com.
(1 Stars)

Not booting after inserting to PCI SLot

By: Martin116 - 09/02/2018
I bought 4 pcs of this card to be used in ADVANTECH Industrial PC. After hardware installation into the PCI slot and turn on the PC, the OS did not detected and can't proceed to run windows. Im using Windows 7 pro 64-bit OS.
| Helpful?
Sam, Customer Support on 04/09/2018 09.33.28
We're sorry to hear that you're having trouble with PCIUSB7! There are a number of reasons a computer may fail to boot into its operating system after connecting new peripherals to it. Please ensure that the card is fully seated in the PCI slot its installed in. If you are booting the computer with a USB device connected to it, you can also ensure that your primary boot device is set to top priority in your computer's BIOS. If you continue to have any problems, we recommend contacting one of our Technical Advisors for troubleshooting at https://www.startech.com/support.
(1 Stars)

Thor17

By: Thor17 - 11/20/2018
Very suck stuff,I bought many cards and install to advantech PC industrial then just 20% work
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Sam, Customer Support on 20/11/2018 11.26.31
Thank you for your feedback on PCIUSB7. We're very sorry that they haven't worked for you and want to help. It's very unusual for only 20% of the cards you received to work, so we'd like to know more about your configuration in order to look into the issue further. Please reach out to our Technical Advisors at www.startech.com/support for troubleshooting assistance. We are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, to provide support.
(1 Stars)

PC fails to POST when card is installed.

By: obi78 - 04/09/2020
Installed in a standard PCI slot on a system running Windows 10. System would not boot to Windows with card installed. Removed and reseated card to ensure it was installed properly, not the issue persisted.
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Matt, Customer Support on 17/04/2020 16.17.03
It's important to us that our customers have a positive experience with our products and we're sorry to hear about the problems you've had installing our PCIUSB7. This card should not be causing your computer to have issues booting and testing the card in a second slot may help verify if this is a faulty card or a faulty PCI slot in the computer. If you require any assistance we'd be happy to help look into this with you. Our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week and you can contact us at www.startech.com/support
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