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StarTech USB to PS2 Keyboard and Mouse Expansion Slot Adapter Model USBPS2PLATE

  • USB to PS2
  • USB 1.1

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Use your favorite PS/2 keyboard or mouse on your USB system. This add on bracket connects to a USB header on your motherboard and lets you hot plug your favorite input devices.

  • newegg PS2 Ports The StarTech USBPS2PLATE features two external PS2 ports, allowing you to connect two PS2 devices such as a keyboard and mouse to your computer.
  • newegg USB Interface The StarTech USBPS2PLATE features an internal USB port compliant with Plug and Play so your can hot-plug and unplug the PS/2 devices without rebooting the system.

Learn more about the STARTECH USBPS2PLATE




USB to PS2
USB 1.1
Operating Systems Supported
Any Windows operating system with a USB interface


For USB boot-up support, the USB connector must be plugged in to a built-in type A or header connector on the motherboard
Allows users to use PS/2 compatible mice and keyboards on computers equipped with a USB port
Designed with universal connectors allowing users to use either of the two PS/2 connectors for either keyboards or mice
Does not require any external power adapter
Easy installation and set up
Plug and Play compatible
Use your PS/2 devices on newer desktops or servers without PS/2 interfaces
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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Customer Reviews of the STARTECH USBPS2PLATE

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  • Ian L.
  • 12/15/2011 5:43:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad manual

Pros: Didn't damage my motherboard.

Cons: The pinout for the internal usb header in the manual is backwards!

Other Thoughts: I was worried when the manual showed a picture of the card with the usb internal cable hooked up one way on the cover, but specified the opposite way in the diagram inside the manual. I hooked it up per the diagram, since I figured the photographer just connected it randomly. The only result I got was a burning smell from my keyboard. Checking the pinout for a USB-A port on the internet verified that the pinout was backwards. How hard is it to put a plus and minus on the pcb?

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  • Blade S.
  • 11/14/2011 7:33:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsps/2 awesome

Pros: East to instal
No software to deal with
Allows both my mouse and keyboard to function at the same time

Cons: The mounting break is a little weak

Other Thoughts: The device does not get power fast enough from the internal U.S.B. pins in my pc to see if it works in bios

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  • Michael F.
  • 5/10/2010 6:37:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWith a little attention, it's working well

Pros: This adapter has allowed me to continue to use my old, expensive ergonomic keyboard and customized trackball in a new system with only one PS/2 port. It works more reliably than a PS/2 splitter I bought at the same time.

Cons: The adapter worked very irregularly after I installed a video card -- the mouse would move only in spurts -- but moving the adapter's jacks from a lot adjacent to the video card to one farther away solved that problem.

Other Thoughts: I've had some glitches under Ubuntu 9.10 ( kernel) -- mouse freezes sometimes after a while -- but I've found that a quick "sudo modprobe usbhid" will bring it back. I may try putting "noapic irqpoll" in the kernel arguments (in the grub menu), which has been recommended for the problem, but the mouse has behaved well for a while since the last modprobe.

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  • Joseph K.
  • 8/19/2009 11:10:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLow quality :(

Pros: I can actually use my old Black Box KVM, since my new motherboard lacks two PS/2 ports.

Works with a lot of PS/2 keyboard and mice I've tested.

Cons: Backplate is too thin and easy to bend. I have to open my case and hold the back of the card when I'm plugging in a connector.

The header on the card itself causes the motherboard to flip out on boot, so I had to rewire the cable to a USB plug, and use the usb socket. It goes something like this:

Motherboard USB connector->original header cable->a male USB A plug I soldered in->USB A socket on the card

Oh, and the manual is pretty useless.

Other Thoughts: This is better than the 'passive' converters I've been trying to use before, as I don't get any weird mouse or keyboard bugs.

But the build quality is really low for a Startech product (one of my old computers has a Startech heatsink/fan that's been running nonstop for nearly 8 years straight).

As far as I can tell, the header pins on my particular adapter are incorrectly wired, causing it to short the connector on the motherboard out. I'd return this, but the RMA and shipping just isn't worth it.

Beware of what you might get...

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  • Steve C.
  • 7/15/2009 12:00:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsconverts (not passive)

Pros: Now you can buy the last ps/2 keyboards remaining on the market with silver and biege colors to match a Dell inspiron 530s and have a place to plug it in on newer model comuters. Be assure that once you snap this low-profile (or std profile) expansion slotted converter it will work provided red wire 1 per fig 3 in owner's manual & the other end red wire on your available USB header having 2 thru 10 pins on one side of the block and 1-3-5-7-blank on the other side, put the red pin 1 on the 1-3-5-7-blank side dead nuts wire red 1 on block pin 1.
put the cover back on your pc and hook all the plugs in the back of your tower. then plug your ps/2 favorite keyboard (or mouse) on the device you just installed. I recommend the stiffer port of the 2 ports which is the one farthest away from the bottom slot (closest to the top frame of your tower) like all expansion plates, they are weak in strength.

Cons: should be $5.00 since it is not made in the United States by U.S. Workers.

Other Thoughts: $7.00 shipping for this little pip squeak of a chinese card is shameful. Total was $20 just because there are not any silver/beige keyboard beauties out there for sale.

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  • Eric M.
  • 2/24/2009 2:12:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsps2 ports

Pros: great! got my very old pentium 1 bord working with new keyboard and mouse. prevented computer from landfil. win9x has native automatic drivers. supports hot plug of ps2 keyboard and mouse ! yea. very nice.

Cons: it is suposed to work with bios onboard usb pin out and supplied wire. bios usb switch on. win98 installed driver, but no go. i gues it is broken on my mother board. not startech fault. rare usb to usb wire not supplied, but I had one. -has 2 flat ends. could cut and wire or solder a standard cable. the cable plugs into usb external port and goes inide and connects to usb device with other same type end. was hoping all internal wires. a pci usb card with onboard header would have made wire internal.

Other Thoughts: old broken win98 computer with large round keyboard plug. broken 9 pin d shape serial mouse ports. also broken onboard bios usb header. I only required a ps2 mouse port. it works perfect. can not get into bios with ps2 keyboard connected to new ps2 port, I knew that before buying. so use a large round keyboard or adapter dongle AT to ps2 connected to motherboard large round keyboard port to get in bios and make changes. runs 2 keyboards at same time in windows. looks like startech and syba make similar product. also see pci card 2 usb and 2 ps2 ports. external usb to ps2 key mouse dongle does same thing. I wanted internal so could not loose cable.

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  • Travis I.
  • 1/14/2009 5:59:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggseh its ok

Pros: Well ease of hookup

Cons: Well price, The mouse port dosen't seem to work (I dont know if its because I am using vista or not) that is why I gave it less of a rating

Other Thoughts: I am going to contact Startech and see if it is a issue that is known to them (if it isan't then it could be vista) although if it is it still could be vista lol who knows anyway if I get it resolved I will change this review and give it 5 eggs otherwise this Rating will stand!!!

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