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Koutech 4-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express (x1) (3xExt+1xInt) with 15-pin SATA Power Connector Model IO-PEU437

  • PCI Express to USB Card
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 5.0 Gbps Data Transfer Rate
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Easily add four USB 3.0 ports (Three external and one internal) to your computer. Koutech’s PCI-e USB 3.0 solution, IO-PEU437, provides ultra-fast data transfers at up to 5Gbps to address the needs of higher performance connections between the PC and increasingly sophisticated peripherals. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.0/1.1/2.0 devices and fully plug-n-play and hot swap compatible. The IO-PEU437 is a great way to take advantage of the latest USB 3.0 data transfer technology.

  • newegg PCI Express to USB 3.0 Solution The Koutech IO-PEU437 uses one free PCI Express (x1) slot to provide four USB 3.0 ports (3 external + 1 internal connector). With up to 5Gbps maximum transfer rate, the IO-PEU437 offers an ideal connection for digital cameras, scanners, printers, external CD/DVD/Blu-ray writers, hard disk drives, flash memory drives and etc. (To meet available maximum transfer speed, high quality USB 3.0 cables and devices are required.)
  • newegg External Power Connector The IO-PEU437 has built-in 15-pin SATA power connector for added power source to better support power hungry bus-powered devices.

Learn more about the Koutech IO-PEU437

Model

Brand
Koutech
Model
IO-PEU437

Spec

Type
PCI Express to USB Card
External USB Ports
3x USB Ports
Internal USB Ports
1x USB Port
Standard
USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 5.0 Gbps
Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7
Specifications
Power Input: 15-pin SATA power connector
Output Voltage per Port: DC +5V
Output Current per Port: 900mA (max)

System Requirements:
- PC with 512MB of RAM and 1.0GHz or faster processor
- One (1) available PCI Express slot
- Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7
- To meet USB 3.0 transfer speed, high quality USB 3.0 cables and devices are required
- Supports both 32-bit & 64-bit OSes

Features

Features
Fully compliant with one-lane (x1) PCI Express 2.0 specifications

5Gbps SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports

Three (3) external + one (1) internal connectors

USB 3.0 complies with Intel eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI)

Up to 5Gbps maximum transfer rate

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 offers a performance increase of 10 times over Hi-Speed USB 2.0

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 1.0/1.1/2.0 devices (data transfer rate at 1.5/12/480Mbps)

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is fully compatible with original USB system, peripherals and cables

Built-in with 15-pin SATA Power Connector for added power source to better support power hungry bus-powered devices

Ideal connection for digital cameras, scanners, printers, external CD/DVD/Blu-Ray writers, hard disk drives, flash memory drives and etc.

Fully Plug-N-Play and Hot Swap compatible

Packaging

Package Contents
One (1) PCI Express card
Software drivers CD
User manual

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Joanne N.
  • 7/1/2013 4:32:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdoes not recover from "sleep" cycle

Pros: a good idea that almost worked. the configuration - 3 additional external USB 3.0 ports plus an internal port - was exactly what I needed for my corsair graphite 600 build. This case combined with my asus p8z68-v pro mobo were light on available USB 3.0 ports. this was part of the designed work-around. almost?

Cons: often does NOT recover from a windows 7 "sleep" cycle. when it disappears, it normally recovers with a restart cycle or a cold boot.

Other Thoughts: annoying and, given the protracted reboot times with this particular computer, slows down a typical session by forcing a slow & otherwise unnecessary reboot cycle.

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  • Raul Z.
  • 4/16/2013 9:23:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsneeds sata power

Pros: Small three external ports one internal and good price.

Cons: Requires Sata power connection. Not sure if this is because the motherboard i connected it to is fairly older. Its possible newer x1 ports deliver more power? But anyway this card did not function correctly for me until I connected the 15-pin sata power connector. So be aware you will need a spare one or adapter for the molex.

Other Thoughts: It would be nice if the instructions clearly stated that the sata power be connected. I assumed it would only be required if I were to be connecting usb devices that required extra power. This was not the case. Even nonpowered usb 2.0 devices didnt work till the sata power was connected internally on the card.

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  • Eric P.
  • 1/25/2013 2:24:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Coustomer Service. Excellent Product.

Pros: Contacted Koutech (and 5 other companies) asking what eSATA and USB 3.0 cards they had that would work in Windows Server 2012. A support tech responded that same day. Every other company still hasn't responded 2 months later. The rep said he hasn't tested any of their cards in Server 2012, but he would start testing and give me a product list in 2 days.

He did exactly that. In less than 2 days I had a list of 18 different PCI-E cards that worked in Server 2012.

I ordered two of these cards (PEU437) for my Dell Servers (T620, & T710).

I have installed the card in the T620 Server, and the card did require the 15 pin SATA power cable in order to work properly (Instructions make it sound optional). My server didn't have any extra 15 pin SATA power cables, I had to buy a 15 pin SATA extension cable and daisy chain off the SATA CD-ROM drive, but it works just fine.

I'm transferring at speeds over 170mb/s (which is the fastest I've seen on usb 3.0 thus far) My M18X, and MacBook Pro usb 3.0 seem to cap around 100mb/s. I'm going to attribute the extra speed to the ridiculous raid set up, and H710 controller card as I've done file replication well over 1gb/s.

All in all, the product is working exactly as described, and tech support was amazing from Koutech.

I will definitely purchase future PCI-E cards from them.

And of course NewEgg pricing and delivery speed was top notch.

Cons: Directions were slightly misleading. I interpreted them as saying the 15 pin SATA power connection were "optional" for USB drives that didn't have their own power source.

Windows Server 2012 did see the PCI-E card with out the 15 pin SATA power connection hooked up, but it wouldn't acknowledge any USB External HDD, even if it had it's own power source.

In most cases this isn't an issue, desktop workstations usually have an abundance of 15 pin SATA power sources... however my Servers didn't have any. I had to daisy chain off of my SATA DVD-ROM drive. The Cable wasn't long enough, so a 12" extension cables was needed, which I got off newegg for under 9 dollars each.

Minor issue, and acceptable. Directions should be more clear, but that's a technology limitation not a design flaw.

Other Thoughts: I did a Bare Metal Server Backup of slightly over 1TB of data in 1 hour and 42 minutes. A vast improvement over USB 2.0.

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  • Anthony C.
  • 11/29/2012 12:32:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUseless

Pros: None.

Cons: I bought 2 of these cards and neither work in my motherboard (Biostar AM3+).
I reinstalled the drivers (v 1.9) from website. The drivers appear to install fine, but nothing works when plugged into the cards

Other Thoughts: Buy something else. The few bucks you save with this card will be paid for in time and frustration.

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  • James O.
  • 11/1/2012 8:00:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHandy card to have

Pros: I purchased a USB 3.0 external HDD for faster backups and needed a USB 3.0 port. I went this this item because of the 4 ports. I needed them due to an internal all in one media reader that required two ports. I have Windows 7 and installed the latest drivers and the card is working very well for me.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Make sure you either have the new power connector or a converter from the old style to the new.

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  • Stephen S.
  • 2/26/2012 2:21:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt DOES Work

Pros: Works fine with the 1.8 drivers. Thanks for thr tip!

Cons: Drivers that come with it are useless

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  • Kevin M.
  • 2/10/2012 11:52:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: I take it back, none of the 3 I ordered worked at all! I tried USB 3 and USB 2 docks with it.

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  • Kevin M.
  • 2/9/2012 8:08:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: If you're wondering, it uses the VIA VL800-Q8 chipset.

Cons: Driver disk comes with 1.40a drivers so download the 1.80a drivers on via-labs' website.

I would have rather had 4 USB ports externally rather than 3 external and 1 internal but oh well.

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  • Kenneth A.
  • 2/6/2012 10:29:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsSame as SYBA

Pros: None

Cons: Don't watse your money! This is the same unit as the Syba model, it even comes in the same generic box. The drivers don't work! I had to buy a SIIG which cost more but it worked.

Other Thoughts: None

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