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3-Port PCI Express USB 3.0 Card + Gigabit Ethernet

Running low on expansion slots? Merge USB 3.0 and GbE into a single PCIe combo card

Product ID: PEXUSB3S3GE

  • Frees up a PCIe slot by consolidating 3x USB 3.0 & 1x Gigabit Ethernet ports into a single card
  • Provides installation flexability for standard and low-profile computers, with a dual-profile design
  • Lets you save money and connect your existing devices with USB 2.0 and 1.x backward compatibility
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  • Perfect for high-powered USB devices, with optional SATA power providing up to 900mA per port
  • PCIe x1 interface, compliant with PCI Express 2.0 specifications
  • Supports Wake-On-LAN, Energy-Efficient Ethernet, jumbo frames, full duplex flow control, VLAN tagging, and layer 2 priority encoding
73,99 € EUR
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Overview

This PCIe USB 3.0 card couples your peripheral and network connections into a single, scalable solution.

By combining three USB 3.0 ports and one RJ45 port onto a single card, you only need a single PCIe slot for installation, which lets you free up space for other add-ons or upgrades and get more out of your desktop or server.

Combo-card convenience and cost-savings

If you have separate cards for your USB and network connections, this versatile card overcomes the aggravation of running out of PCIe slots while helping to reduce clutter inside your PC.

This dual-purpose card is perfect for building or upgrading your computer. It helps you save money by avoiding the additional costs of purchasing separate USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet adapters.

Flexible install options and legacy device support

You can rest assured this card will fit in your small form-factor system, if needed. It features a dual-profile design that makes it easy to install in either standard or low-profile cases.

The combo card makes it easy to connect peripherals such as your external hard drives or mobile devices. Plus, it’s backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.x, so you won’t have to replace all of your existing USB devices.

Gigabit connectivity and network management

Functioning as a network adapter, the card delivers wired network access in locations where Wi-Fi® is unavailable or unreliable.

Support for advanced features such as jumbo frames and VLAN tagging means you can optimize network traffic as needed.

Effective USB 3.0 performance enhanced by UASP

This high-performance SuperSpeed USB 3.0 adapter card supports data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps and is enhanced with UASP support, which can perform ~70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0, when paired with a UASP-enabled enclosure.

The PEXUSB3S3GE is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Connect tablets, smartphones, external hard drives, printers, and other USB-based devices to your computer

Add scalable connection options when building or upgrading your computer

Upgrade or replace your onboard USB 3.0 or RJ45 ports

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Renesas/NEC - µPD720201
Realtek - RTL8153
Industry Standards USB 3.0 Specification Rev. 1.0
PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 2.0
Intel xHCI Specification Rev. 1.0
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX, IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
IEEE 802.3az Energy-Efficient Ethernet, IEEE 802.3x Flow Control, 802.1q VLAN Tagging, 802.1p Layer 2 Priority Encoding
Interface USB 3.0
RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 3
Performance
Auto MDIX Yes
Auto-Negotiation Yes
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Flow Control Full duplex flow control
Full Duplex Support Yes
Jumbo Frame Support 9K max.
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
2 Gbps (Ethernet; Full-Duplex)
MTBF 1,920,042 Hours
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 Male
External Ports 3 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
Internal Ports 1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Plug
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Linux 2.6.31 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. If used with PCI Express Gen 1.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 2.5 Gbps. If used with PCI Express Gen 2.0 enabled computers, the max throughput is 5 Gbps.
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), is supported in Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2012 and Linux kernel 2.6.37 or later. Test results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, StarTech.com add-on USB 3.0 cards, a UASP-enabled StarTech.com enclosure, and a SATA III solid-state drive.
System and Cable Requirements PCI Express enabled computer with an available PCI Express x1 slot or higher (x4, x8, x16)
SATA power connector (recommended, but optional)
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Link (Green)
1 - Activity (Amber)
Environmental
Humidity 20~80% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 120 mm [4.7 in]
Product Length 77 mm [3 in]
Product Weight 60 g [2.1 oz]
Product Width 18 mm [0.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 150 g [5.3 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 3 Port PCI Express USB 3.0 Card w/ Gigabit Ethernet
1 - Low-Profile Bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Linux 2.6.31 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

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Drivers & Downloads

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:\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. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Double-click Setup.exe.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  5. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

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.