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2 Port PCI SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Adapter

Add 2 USB 3.0 ports to a desktop computer through a PCI slot

Product ID: PCIUSB3S2

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  • 2 external USB 3.0 ports
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host connection
  • Provides up to 900mA of power over USB

The PCIUSB3S2 2-Port PCI to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card allows for legacy PCI slots to support the USB 3.0 standard, which is capable of data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps (10x faster than USB 2.0). Using USB 3.0 devices with this Card will allow data transfer rates at up to 1.3 Gbps, double the performance versus using USB 2.0 cards and peripherals.

Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.x devices, this versatile PCI USB 3.0 card will work with any future USB 3.0 devices, while still being able to support older devices.

Designed for older PCI-based systems or computers with only PCI expansion slots left available, this adapter card allows those systems to stay relevant and up-to-date with the latest USB technology.

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

Applications

  • Add USB 3.0 capabilities to an older PCI-based system
  • Expand system capabilities with additional external USB ports
  • Enable high speed USB 3.0 data communication for external storage devices and audio/video devices

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity with backwards compatibility to USB 2.0/1.x devices from a single PCI card
  • Using USB 3.0 devices with this PCI Card will allow data transfer rates at up to 1.3 Gbps, double the performance versus using USB 2.0 cards and peripherals
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • ACTUAL Systèmes 2586440
  • UPC 065030842921

Compatibility

  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
Windows XP(32/64-bit)/ Server 2003(32/64-bit)/ Server 2008 R2/ Vista(32/64-bit)/ 7(32/64-bit)/ 8(32/64-bit)

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit)
1 - Internal Ports LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)
2 - External Ports USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Humidity 15% ~ 90% RH
Hardware Ports 2
Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Renesas/NEC - µPD720200
Packaging Information Package Length 17.5 cm [6.9 in]
Package Width 14 cm [5.5 in]
Package Height 30 mm [1.2 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 145 g [5.1 oz]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 1.3 Gbps (PCI Bus)
UASP Support No
Physical Characteristics Product Length 12 cm [4.7 in]
Product Width 12 cm [4.7 in]
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Weight of Product 54 g [1.9 oz]
Software OS Compatibility Windows XP(32/64-bit)/ Server 2003(32/64-bit)/ Server 2008 R2/ Vista(32/64-bit)/ 7(32/64-bit)/ 8(32/64-bit)
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available PCI expansion slot
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package PCI USB 3.0 card
Low Profile Bracket
Driver CD
Instruction Manual

Drivers/Downloads

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, right-click the Setup.exe file and select Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, double-click the Setup.exe file.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  4. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Compliance and safety

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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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