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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

Details

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

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

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
120x70x18 MM
Weight
50 G

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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  • Mark B.
  • 5/5/2015 7:41:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMac Pro Issues

Pros: The card installs easily and is a perfect fix. It provides everything you need to run power from one of your HDD bays in the card. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. Once installed, it ran fine and was much quicker than any USB 2 I have on the Mac Pro.

Cons: Think about what you want to run on this card before you install it. If you plan to run any external HDD or USB flash memory on your MacPro - don't buy this card. It goes to sleep when the Mac goes to sleep and does not properly eject your HDD. I lost a few files on a flash memory card when the computer went to sleep and dropped the connection with they card.
My plan was to run an external disk array and use the quicker USB 3 connection to move data quicker. Not going to work as I don't want to leave my computer running 24/7.
If you plan to leave your Mac awake all the time - or just use this and then unplug your device after each use - this card works. I just don't want my Mac on all the time and so I'm having to work on "plan B" for my external disk array.

Other Thoughts: Its not the card's fault - its my fault and Apple's fault - that the computer goes to sleep and drops the HDD. I have found programs that eject a HDD when going to sleep, but they do not remount the HDD when the system wakes up. So if this is what you want it to do, it won't do it.
It works in Windows 8 and Mac. I have boot camp and this card works fine in Win 8 and the "eject" is not an issue in Win 8 with drivers built into the OS. Maybe I need to consider switching...
I don't like giving up a HDD bay as I'm pushed for disk space already (thus adding an external array). There are cards out there that do not require an external power supply and work fine. I bought one and its working fine. It was not worth the time to return a $14 purchase so I'll just suck it up for now.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Dear Valuable Client ,

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice.I am Lor from ORICO.I have just received your product reviews about the product you purchased.I sincerely sorry for the issue your experienced and I believe this issue could be fixed with our Customer Care Team.It will be great if you can offer our Customer Care Team an opportunity to correct this issue and our team members will be more than happy to help.

Thank you again for purchase ORICO Products.

Best Regards
Lor

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  • franklin s.
  • 4/22/2015 12:15:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOne worked, one was DOA

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Bought two of these cards. One worked great the other was dead on arrival.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Dear Valuable Client ,

Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice.I am Lor from ORICO.I have just received your product reviews about the product you purchased.I sincerely sorry for the issue your experienced and I believe this issue could be fixed with our Customer Care Team.It will be great if you can offer our Customer Care Team an opportunity to correct this issue and our team members will be more than happy to help.

Thank you again for purchase ORICO Products.

Best Regards
Lor

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  • Robert K.
  • 3/16/2015 9:04:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Linux drivers

Pros: Pretty color.

Cons: Linux has a kernel panic during system boot with a drive plugged in. Plugging a drive in after locks up the system tight -- no recovery possible.

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  • Brian B.
  • 12/2/2014 9:55:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy upgrade

Pros: Fast upgrade thats easy and cheap. Installed card, plugged in power cable, started computer, downloaded driver from website.

Works great on Windows 7 x64, avg 125MBps on large file syncs to my Backup plus slim drives.

Cons: None at all

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  • Gary W.
  • 9/10/2014 9:52:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast and faster!

Pros: Very fast transfers-reads and writes.
Good price on sale.
Has a low profile bracket...
this is a just a basic unit---

Cons: no internal header for front panels ports
I had to use the cd for the drivers but no biggie
not really a con but you may not have a Molex connector on some of the more slimmed down newer pc's. I had to actually install one on an HP unit. The unit only had SATA power cords and one fan plug....talk about cheap!!! That's what they made soldering irons----------

Other Thoughts: I can't believe how fast this thing is. I put this in a cheap HP sff pc for a faster usb port and it really works great with USB3 flashdrives! It transfers all my video/medial files so much faster than the old USB2. I am so glad I got this......no waiting around! Now to see how long it will last......for the price just get it-------------------

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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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