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7 Port PCI Express Low Profile High Speed USB 2.0 Adapter Card

Add six external and one internal high speed USB 2.0 ports to any PCIe compatible PC

Product ID: PEXUSB7LP

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  • 6 external USB 2.0 ports and 1 internal USB 2.0 header
  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant, with support for transfer rates up to 480Mbps
  • Backwards compatible with USB1.1/1.0 devices

The PEXUSB7LP Low Profile PCIe USB 2.0 Adapter Card offers a cost-effective way to add seven USB 2.0 ports to a small form factor computer for enhanced versatility and performance.

The card adds 6 external USB 2.0 slots and 1 internal USB 2.0 header port, with support for high speed USB 2.0 data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps; to help save time, this versatile PCIe USB card includes WHQL-certified drivers and easy plug and play installation.

Capable of adapting to virtually any PC case form factor, the low profile USB card includes a standard profile bracket for installation in full form factor cases.

Applications

  • Add 7 additional USB 2.0 ports to small/slim form factor computer system
  • Add an internal USB 2.0 header for use with internal/front-bay mounted USB peripherals
  • Maximize the number of available USB 2.0 ports on a computer system

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Unique design layout allows for the maximum number of USB ports to be mounted to the external bracket, while still being able to fit both small form factor and full desktop systems
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030837408

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1
Internal Ports 1 - IDC (5 pin, Motherboard Header)
1 - SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power)
External Ports 6 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)
Humidity 5~95% RH
Hardware Ports 7
Interface USB 2.0
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Low Profile (SP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VT6212
Packaging Information Package Height 31 mm [1.2 in]
Package Length 14.2 cm [5.6 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.3 lb]
Package Width 17.2 cm [6.8 in]
Performance Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 53 g [1.9 oz]
Product Length 9.1 cm [3.6 in]
Product Width 64 mm [2.5 in]
Product Height 1.8 cm [0.7 in]
Software 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
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - PCI Express USB 2.0 Card
1 - Full Profile Bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

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:

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.

Before You Buy

Yes, it is required to use the included power connector with this card. Additional power is required above what the PCI or PCI Express slot on the motherboard is able to provide. If the power connector is not used with the card, the devices used with the card are not likely to function correctly, and the ports on the card will not be able to output the maximum amount of power USB is capable of.

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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