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StarTech 4 Port PCI SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Adapter Card with SATA / SP4 Power Model PCIUSB3S4

  • PCI to USB Card
  • 1.3 Gbps (PCI Bus) Data Transfer Rate
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Learn more about the STARTECH PCIUSB3S4

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
PCIUSB3S4

Spec

Type
PCI to USB Card
External USB Ports
4x USB Ports
External Ports
4 - USB 3.0 A (9 pin; SuperSpeed) Female
Internal Ports
1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Plug
1 - SP4 (4 pin; Small Drive Power) Plug
Data Transfer Rate
1.3 Gbps (PCI Bus)
Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP(32/64-bit)/ Server 2003(32/64-bit)/ Server 2008 R2/ Vista(32/64-bit)/ 7(32/64-bit)/ 8(32/64-bit)

Physical Spec

Dimensions
5.2" x 2.6" x 0.8"
Weight
2.8 oz [80 g]

Features

Features
Increased data transfer rates (up to 1.3 Gbps PCI bus limit) with USB 3.0 compatible devices
Suitable for installation in standard-sized and Small Form Factor computers
Supports bus-powered USB 3.0 devices

Add 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to a computer through a PCI slot

Compatible with Dell OptiPlex 7010 / HP Compaq dc7800

4 Port PCI USB 3.0 Adapter Card / PCI USB 3.0 Card Adapter

PCI USB 3.0 Controller / SATA Powered PCI USB 3.0 Card / USB 3.0 Expansion Card

Add Quad USB 3.0 Ports to a desktop PC / Connect USB 3.0 peripherals to a legacy PC through a PCI slot

Standard and Low Profile USB 3.0 PCI-X Card

Optional SATA Power for high power USB 3.0 devices such as external hard drives

Packaging

Package Contents
1 - PCI USB 3.0 Card
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Terrell D.
  • 8/16/2013 11:16:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Twice as fast as built-in USB 2.0

Cons: Much slower than USB 3.0 standard - not cards fault, limitation of legacy PCI Bus on older computers.

Price for card seems high

Other Thoughts: This card is twice as fast as the built in USB 2.0 on my computer. However it is much slower than the USB 3.0 standard. This is not the cards fault, it is the limitation of the legacy PCI bus. This card provides enough power to power my external 2.5" laptop hard drives. You must connect an internal power source to PCI card. To achieve the best performance with this card, limit the amount of devices connected to it. Example - My keyboard, mouse, non USB 3 devices are running off my USB 2.0 ports. When I was running these off the USB 3.0 card it dropped transfer rates by 10MB/s!

Tested using a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter with 256GB SSD connected. Bart's Stuff Test v5.1.4

USB 2.0 (built-in USB on my computer for comparison)
33MB/s Read
29MB/s Write

USB 3.0 (Startech PCIUSB3S4)
83MB/s Read
58MB/s Write

USB 3.0 (Built-in to newer PC)
142MB/s Read
158MB/s Write

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