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2-Port USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Card - 2x USB-A - PCIe

Upgrade your computer to the faster speed of USB 3.1, by adding two 10Gbps USB Type-A ports

Product ID: PEXUSB312A

  • Transfer files and access USB 3.1 devices faster, with up to 10Gbps throughput
  • Expand the overall USB capabilities of your computer by adding two 10Gb USB-A ports
  • Fast, hassle-free setup with native support in Windows 10 and 8
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  • Fits into standard or low-profile systems with a dual-profile design
  • Cost-effective backward compatibility
  • Compatible with high-powered USB devices, with integrated SATA power providing up to 1.5A per port (connection to SATA power is required)
  • Compliant with UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Revision 1.0
  • Compliant with Universal Serial Bus 3.1 Specification Revision 1.0, and Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0
  • PCIe x4 interface compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 3.0
  • Equipped with a full-profile bracket, includes a half-height/low-profile bracket for installation in small form-factor computers
32,99 € EUR exc VAT
40,58 € EUR inc VAT

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Overview

This USB 3.1 card prepares you for the next generation of USB performance, adding two USB-A ports to your desktop with a combined bandwidth up to 10Gbps. Now you can access USB 3.1 Gen 2 peripherals at twice the speed of traditional USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) devices.

USB speed chart that showcases the performance advantage of USB 3.1 at 10Gbps when compared to older USB standards

With greater bandwidth you can save time and avoid the performance bottlenecks often associated with other connectivity technologies.

Faster USB performance

By adding 10Gbps USB ports to your computer, you can harness the speed of USB 3.1 Gen 2 and rest assured you’re ready for both current and future high-bandwidth USB-A devices.

With higher data throughput, this PCI Express USB 3.1 card is a necessity for external hard drives, hard drive enclosures, and many other USB 3.1 peripherals. Plus, the USB card integrates a SATA power connector to support high-powered devices, making it ideal for use with large external storage solutions. (The card requires a connection to your computer's SATA power connector.)

For more flexibility, you can couple the card with a USB-C to USB-A Cable (USB31AC1M) and connect your USB Type-C™ devices.

Compatible with older USB devices

Connecting older peripherals isn’t a problem. This versatile USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card is backward compatible with legacy USB 3.0/2.0 devices that use the common USB Type-A port, so you can eliminate the added expense and aggravation of purchasing new devices.

Easy to install, in virtually any Windows based PC

The USB 3.1 card offers hassle-free installation with no additional software or drivers required in natively supported Windows® 10, 8.1, and 8 operating systems. Plus, the high-quality card includes both standard-profile and low-profile/half-height brackets, making it easy to install in full or small form-factor PCs or servers.

The PEXUSB312A is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Upgrade an older PCIe based desktop from USB 3.0/2.0 to USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps)

Expand the USB capabilities of your system, or install the card as a vital hardware component when building a new PC

Ideal for backing up files, video editing, and data recovery using high-bandwidth USB 3.1 Gen 2 external storage solutions

Connect your legacy USB devices to your computer

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1142
Industry Standards USB 3.1 Specification Rev. 1.0
USB Specification Rev. 2.0
PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 3.0
Intel xHCI Specification Rev. 1.1
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Rev. 1.0
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 2
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10Gbps
MTBF 50,000 Hours
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x4 Male
External Ports 2 - USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female
Internal Ports 1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Plug
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.9 to 10.10
Linux® 3.5 to 4.11.x LTS version only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note 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 max throughput is 5Gbps. PCI Express Gen 3.0 max throughput is 10Gbps.
The available bandwidth (10Gbps) is shared equally between the two ports.
System and Cable Requirements PCI Express enabled computer or server with a PCI Express x4 slot or higher (x8, x16)
SATA power connector
Environmental
Humidity 5~95% RH (Non-condensing)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 120 mm [4.7 in]
Product Length 90 mm [3.5 in]
Product Weight 50 g [1.8 oz]
Product Width 18 mm [0.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 100 g [3.5 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2-port USB 3.1 gen 2 card
1 - low-profile bracket
1 - instruction manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.9 to 10.10
Linux® 3.5 to 4.11.x LTS version only

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