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Item#: 14G-0001-00013

ORICO PFU3-2P Lightning 2 - Port MAC PCI - Express to USB3.0 Controller Adapter Card for MAC & Windows Mini PCI - E USB3.0 Host Card

  • PCI Express to USB3.0 Card
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 5.0 Gbps Data Transfer Rate
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With an FL1009 USB3.0 host controller, the Orico PFU3-2P adds two downstream USB 3.0 ports to your PC via a PCI express slot, which offers transfer rates up to 5Gbps, ten times faster than USB 2.0. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, 1.1, and 1.0.

The integrated filtering unit with solid state capacitors allows a reliable and safe connection. With two Plug and Play high-throughput USB 3.0 hosts, the Orico PFU3-2P is the perfect solution to update your Mac or Windows computer to USB 3.0. Enjoy transferring your files in a breeze!

Installation and Compatibility:

  • Compatible with Mac OS X V10.8, no additional driver or application needed
  • A driver is needed for other Mac OS. Please contact Orico for a GenericUSBXHCI open source USB 3.0 xHC driver when you use it under another Mac OS
  • Compatible with Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and Windows 8 32 or 64 Bit with WHQL certified driver
  • Both standard and low-profile PCI slot covers included. Fits any PCI Express x1, x2, x4, x8, or x16 slot. Doesn’t fit PCI slots.
  • A 15-pin SATA power connector in the available hard drive bay and a 15-pin male to 4-pin female cable (NOT included in the box) are required. Please ensure you have the cable, and connect the card to the 15-pin SATA power connector in the hard drive bay with it
  • newegg FL1009 USB3.0 HOST CONTROLLER Achieved with an FL1009 USB3.0 host controller and based on the exclusive GoXtream xHCI accelerator engine from FrescoLogic, the Orico PFU3-2P provides strong compatibility and stable connectivity.
  • newegg TWO SUPER SPEED 3.0 PORTS Two super speed USB3.0 ports offer transfer rates up to 5Gbps.
  • newegg MORE SLOT CHOICES Both standard and low-profile PCI slot covers are included. Fits it in any PCI Express x1, x2, x4, x8, or x16 slot.


Learn more about the Orico ORICO PFU3-2P

Model

Brand
ORICO
Model
ORICO PFU3-2P

Spec

Type
PCI Express to USB3.0 Card
External USB Ports
2 x USB3.0 Port
External Ports
2 x USB3.0 Port
Internal Ports
1 x 4 PIN IDE/ATA Power Supply Connector
Standard
USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 5.0 Gbps
Operating Systems Supported
Windows & MAC OS X V10.8.2 or above
Compatibility
PCI-E x1, x2, x4, x8, x16
Specifications
Performance
- Gen2 FrescoLogic FL1009 USB3.0 Host Controller offer Transfer Rate Up To 5Gbps , 10x Faster of USB2.0 480Mbps
- Easy Powered by Power Supply of Computer offer 5V 900mA Power for each USB3.0 Host

Compatibility
- ORICO Lightning USB3.0 Card Compatible with Mac OS X V10.8.2 or Later ONLY and NOT Compatible with Early Mac OS . No Driver and Utility is Need for Mac OS
- Compatible with Windows XP or Later ( Both 32 & 64 Bit ) with WHQL Driver , Compatible with Windows 8 32Bit and 64Bit
- Compatible with PCI-Express x1 , x2 , x4, x8 or x16 Slot and NOT Fit PCI Slot. An Available PCI Express Slot is Required
- Fully Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification 2.0 and Compatible with PCI Express 3.0 , 1.0
- Plug and Play USB3.0 Host Fully Compatible with any USB3.0 , 2.0 , 1.1 and 1.0 Devices , No Reboot is needed
- Both Standard & Low-Profile PCI Slot Cover Plate included Fit Any Desktop Computer Chassis

Physical Spec

Dimensions
120x70x18 MM
Weight
50 G

Features

Features
One step to upgrade your Windows or Mac PC to USB3.0, offers transfer rates up to 5Gbps, 10 times faster than USB2.0. Also backwards compatible with USB2.0, 1.1 or 1.0.

Fresco USB3.0 Host Controller Enable 2x USB3.0 Hosts offer Transfer Rates Up To 5Gbps , 10x Faster of USB2.0

Filtering unit with solid capacitors offers a fast and secured connectivity, fits in any PCI-Express x1, x2, x4, x8 or x16 socket, compliant with PCI Express Base specification 2.0

Compatible with Mac OS X V10.8.x without driver, compatible with other Mac OS with GenericUSBXHCI open source USB 3.0 xHC driver

Compatible with Windows XP or later, including Windows 8 32/64 Bit, with WHQL certified driver

The controller also supports energy-saving mode

Fit in any PCI-Express x1 , x2 , x4 , x8 or x16 Socket , Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification 2.0

Both Standard & Low-Profile PCI Slot Cover Plate included Fit Any Desktop Computer Chassis

24/7 customer service and lifetime technical support. 18 months warranty on parts from ORICO or ORICO Direct Store

Packaging

Package Contents
1x ORICO PFU3-2P Lightning USB3.0 PCI Express Host Controller Card
1x Driver CD with WHQL Certified Driver
1x Low-Profile PCI Slot Cover
1x Mounting Screw
1x User's Manual
1x Warranty Card

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  • Ryan B.
  • 7/21/2014 8:25:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsFAST USB CARD!

Pros: Super Fast! Went from 26 MB/sec read on intel chipset mobo USB 2.0 to 108 MB/sec read! Easy install on PCIe 1x/2x/4x/8x slot. Download newest driver easily from web site.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Would like to have a front plate 2.5" USB 3.0 plug-in, but plugging into the back of the PC will work for now...

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  • John B.
  • 7/13/2014 7:25:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFinally

Pros: USB3 PCI Express Card for Mac Pro 2010
works great, no drivers needed for mavericks
I have the Radeon 5770 and an OWC Accelsior PCIE SSD cards as well. The Radeon is in slot 1, the OWC is in slot 4. I put the Orinco card in slot 3 and it worked great. reworld increase of 4 x the data transfer rate on an external drive using blackmagic speed test (31m/s usb2 vs 125 usb3). I did not need the power connection as I intend to use this soley for externally powered drives

Cons: Does not include Cable. As I had all drive bays occupied (including the two 5 1/4 bays) I would have had to run a line from the drive bay and put a sata power splitter in. It would have been difficult.
There is a pdf manual on the included cd but it is useless

Other Thoughts: included a low profile bracket and a driver disk. I Did not check out the windows drivers

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  • Purvis M.
  • 3/20/2014 7:24:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpgrade Your Coputer To USB 3.0

Pros: This controller card is a great way to add two ports of USB 3.0 to your computer.

After installing this card into my computer, which is a very simple task. I installed the driver from the supplied disk, and that was it.

Now I have two USB 3.0 ports that allow me to use my USB 3.0 external hard drives at their full speed. I am able to copy a movie almost five times as faster than using the older/slower USB 2.0.

Inside the box you will find everything you need to add the high transfer rate of USB 3.0 turn your computer. I would recommend supplying power to the card with a 4-Pin Molex (not included) connector to ensure there is enough power to external devices.

This is a great way to update your computer without breaking the bank. The best part is, they have included a "Low Profile Bracket", which gives the card more flexibility than most.

Cons: None

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  • Robert S.
  • 3/16/2014 7:55:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExactly what was needed

Pros: Slick little card - PCIe-1x. Comes with with full and half height brackets, and multiple drivers on disk.

Didn't need the driver disk with W8.1 core or Pro - they both recognized right out of the box. Very good xfer speeds in the 130MBs range consistantly.

For a very cheap price this is an egg salad card.

Cons: None. This time you get more than you pay for.

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  • Zachary W.
  • 3/6/2014 3:41:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat USB 3.0 Card

Pros: Worked out of the box in my MacPro 3,1 running Mavericks (10.9) with no driver installation required. Worked in Windows 7 on the same machine with driver install from included disk. Very happy with this card.

Cons: Not quite as fast as I was hoping, but a significant improvement over USB 2.0 speeds I was getting.

Other Thoughts: I bought this card expecting it to work in my MacPro running Windows 7, but with very low hopes for functionality in OS X. I was very pleasantly surprised when I had it working for both OSes in less than 10 minutes! I haven't had the chance to try booting from it yet, although I really don't expect that to work. I am just very happy to have USB 3.0 support on my older Mac for less than $15!! I will be recommending this product to anyone interested.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/24/2014 6:55:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorking fine.

Pros: Shipping is fast, and safe. Got the item, works, very easy to install, haven't had problem yet. Good customer service, sent me a message before the item arrives. I have nothing to complaint about.

Cons: Can't think of any, haven't had any problem yet.

Other Thoughts: Before I purchased the item, I read the reviews below, I thought maybe just give it a shot, and it does what it is supposed to do. I think it's good deal regarding the price.

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  • Craig s.
  • 2/10/2014 9:48:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOrico pfu3 2port pci express card for mac

Pros: Price was right.

Cons: Does not work on a mac running 10.8.5, drives show up on desktop, but will not open. Manufacturer states it will not work on a mac in email response, including the later versions of osx. Nomanclature in NE add says it will work in anything over 10.8.2 - not for me anyway.

Other Thoughts: So far NewEgg has been great, offered to give a cost gift certificate, but I don't think that included exchange.

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  • Tamia H.
  • 1/22/2014 11:51:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks As Expected

Pros: Price, ease of install, plug and play with os x 8.5

Cons: I have not run across any yet. I am thinking of taking one of my Mac Pro's to Maverick. I will order another card, only 4 port for that one. I will post results.

Other Thoughts: I have 4 Mac Pro's 4.1, also everyone of Mac's notebooks. USB 3.0 has always been a problem for Mac Pro. This is what senior tech support told me. They say you must run latest OS x, haven't talked to them about Maverick. Bottom line, product works as stated. The company is from China, but they strive to give me the best support possible. I appreciate that.

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  • Lee T.
  • 11/25/2013 4:14:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: doesnt work so no pros there

Cons: 1 week to receive from Cal to Ct installled that night ! My mac wont even boot, and my pc tells me a device can perform faster with usb 3.0 card?? after installing with there drivers using a 16g usb 3 flash drive or usb 3 HD Doesnt matter this 16.00 wannabe is going back

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