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2-Port USB PCIe Card with 10Gbps/port - USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2 Type-A PCI Express 3.0 x2 Host Controller Expansion Card - Add-On Adapter Card - Full/Low Profile - Windows & Linux

USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) | PCI-Express 3.0 | PCIe x2 Slot | USB Type-A

Product ID: PEXUSB312A3

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  • HIGH PERFORMANCE: 2-Port USB PCIe Card with ASMedia ASM3142 host controller (PCIe 3.0 x4) has two SuperSpeed 10Gbps USB-A ports (USB 3.1 Gen 2 / USB 3.2 Gen 2x1); Speeds up to 10Gbps/port; Upgraded version of our popular USB card PEXUSB312A2
  • MAXIMIZED USB PERFORMANCE: Add-on card supports Multiple Ins for max bandwidth when using mixed-speed devices; Supports UASP & optimized for SSDs/HDDs, NVMe, thumb drives; Supports USB 3.0/2.0 devices
  • POWER: USB PCI Express 3.0 expansion card w/ SATA power header supplies supplemental power to the USB ports (when motherboard power is insufficient) providing up to 4.5W (5V @ 0.9A) per USB-A port
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$85.99 NZD excl. GST
$98.89 NZD incl. GST

This PCIe USB 3.2 Gen 2 controller card installs into an available PCI-Express x4 slot in your computer and enables you to upgrade your current system by adding two SuperSpeed USB-A (10Gbps) ports.

Add two 10 Gbps USB Type-A Ports to Your Desktop Computer

The controller card enables you to connect two USB-A Gen 2 (10 Gbps) devices to your desktop computer. The USB-A ports are ideal for connecting USB devices such as external hard drives and solid state drives or powering and syncing your mobile devices. The USB-A ports provides up to 4.5W (5V/0.9A) of power per USB port, and are backward compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), and USB 2.0 (480 Mbsp) devices.

Note: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) is also know as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), and USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) is also know as USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 (5 Gbps).

SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) Performance

The USB 3.2 Gen 2 card features an ASMedia ASM3142 host controller that utilizes x2 lanes of the PCIe 3.0 bus, making the card capable of speeds up to 10Gbps on each port, and enabling fast access to high-performance devices like NVMe drives and SSDs. The controller card supports Multiple INs to reduce bandwidth loss when multiple devices are connected, even when connected through a USB Hub (Note: The USB hub must also support this feature). The card also supports UASP for improved performance with storage devices.

Wide Installation Compatibility

This add-on card includes both full-profile and low-profile installation brackets ensuring you can install it into either a full or low-profile PCIe 3.0 x4 slot (backward compatible w/PCIe 2.0). For wide platform support the card is compatible with Windows, Linux and macOS. For hassle-free installation the drivers install automatically on computers running Windows 8 or higher. Works w/USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 devices

PEXUSB312A3 is backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty with free 24/5 multi-lingual North American based technical support. StarTech.com has been the IT professionals' choice for over 30 years.

Applications

  • Connect high-performance devices like NVMe drives and SSDs

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro New Zealand 4934924
  • UPC 065030887427

Compatibility

  • Linux logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • macOS Catalina (10.15) logo
  • macOS Big Sur (11.0) logo
Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
macOS 10.13 to 10.15, 11.0
Linux® 3.5 or later LTS version only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) PCI Express x4
1 - Internal Ports SATA Power (15 pin)
2 - External Ports USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Humidity 20%~80% RH
Hardware Ports 2
Interface PCI Express x4
Bus Type USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Port Style Integrated on Card
Industry Standards USB 3.2 Specification
PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 3.0
Intel xHCI Specification Rev. 1.1
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Rev. 1.0
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM3142
Packaging Information Package Height 1.4 in [35.0 mm]
Package Length 5.7 in [14.5 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 5.0 oz [142.0 g]
Package Width 8.5 in [21.5 cm]
Performance Total USB Power Output 4.5W (5V @ 0.9A) nominal, per port - Current draw above 2.0A (10W) will initiate Over-Current Protection
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.2 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Product Height 0.7 in [19.0 mm]
Product Length 4.3 in [11.0 cm]
Weight of Product 2.8 oz [78.0 g]
Product Width 4.7 in [12.0 cm]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
macOS 10.13 to 10.15, 11.0
Linux® 3.5 or later LTS version only
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements PCI Express enabled computer or server with a PCI Express x4 slot or higher (x8, x16)
Optional SATA power connector
The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. PCI Express Gen 1.0 max throughput is 2.5Gbps. PCI Express Gen 2.0 and Gen 3.0 max throughput is 10Gbps
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB 3.1 Card
Full-Profile Bracket (Pre-Installed)
Low-Profile Bracket
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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.
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