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4 Port PCI Express Low Profile High Speed USB Card

Add 4 USB 2.0 ports to your low profile/small form factor computer through a PCI Express expansion slot

Product ID: PEXUSB4DP

  • 3 external and 1 internal USB 2.0 port
  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant, with transfer rates up to 480Mbps
  • Backward compatible with USB 1.0/1.1 devices
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  • Provide up to 500mA of power per port with dedicated power input
  • Plug-and-Play compatible
  • Includes a full profile installation bracket
$75.99 NZD exc GST
$87.39 NZD inc GST
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Overview

The PEXUSB4DP is a low profile 4 port USB card designed for versatility and performance.

Providing simple system expansion for added peripheral connections, this PCI Express USB card adds 3 external USB 2.0 slots and 1 internal USB 2.0 slot, with support for high speed USB 2.0 data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps, and 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.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Add 4 USB 2.0 ports to a low profile/small form factor (SFF) computer system, to conserve expansion port availability
  • Dedicated power input ensures each port receives the full amount of power capable under USB 2.0 specification
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

Add USB 2.0 connectivity to any PCIe based desktop, workstation or server

Expand on a computers USB 2.0 capabilities with 4 additional ports for more USB device connections

Add an internal USB port to connect internal or front-bay mounted USB devices

Connect additional external hard drives, CD/DVD drives, MP3 players, printers, scanners, webcams, game controllers, digital cameras, etc. to a computer system

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Low Profile (SP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VT6212
Industry Standards PCI Express One Lane 2.5Gb/s
Interface USB 2.0
Ports 4
Performance
Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 Male
External Ports 3 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
Internal Ports 1 - SP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power) Male
1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
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
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements PCI Express enabled computer with an available PCI Express x1 slot or higher
Environmental
Humidity 80% RH
Operating Temperature -0°C to 75°C (32°F to 167°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 125°C (-40°F to 257°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 0.8 in [20 mm]
Product Length 3.5 in [90 mm]
Product Weight 1.6 oz [46 g]
Product Width 3.1 in [80 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.4 lb [0.2 kg]
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

Compatibility

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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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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: