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VANTEC 4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCIe Host Card w/ Internal 20-Pin Connector Model UGT-PC345

  • PCI Express to USB Card
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 5.0 Gbps Data Transfer Rate
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4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCIe Host Card w/ Internal 20-Pin Connector

The Vantec 4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCIe Host Card upgrades any desktop computer to the newest USB 3.0 standard. Integrated with the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, transferring files to an USB 3.0 external hard disk is faster than ever with transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps. Back up important data such as HD video, high resolution photos to an external USB 3.0 in a fraction amount of time. Backwards compatible, the 4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCIe Host Card allows the use of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices making this card truly versatile. Upgrading your computer to the newest USB 3.0 technology has never been so easy with the Vantec 4-Port PCIe SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Host Card.


Learn more about the Vantec UGT-PC345

Model

Brand
VANTEC
Model
UGT-PC345

Spec

Type
PCI Express to USB Card
External USB Ports
2x USB Ports
Internal USB Ports
2x USB Ports
Standard
USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 5.0 Gbps
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, & 8 (32/64bit)

Physical Spec

Dimensions
120 x 80 x 19mm

Features

Features
Blazing Fast Transfer Speeds of up to 5Gbps

10x Faster than USB 2.0

Four USB 3.0 Ports to Support Multiple Devices

Two External & Two Internal USB 3.0 (20-pin connector) Ports

Supports Hot-Swap: Plug & Play Devices Without Rebooting

Backwards Compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0 Devices

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Terry B.
  • 12/21/2014 9:44:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVANTEC USB 3.0 PCIe

Pros: Purchased this for a Corsair Carbide Series 200R case. Easy installation, does what it's suppose to do.

Cons: None

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  • David C.
  • 12/21/2014 9:52:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible product -don't purchase

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: does not work with Win 8.1. On other sites it is documented that this does not work on 8.1. Website drivers are wrong. Works when initially installed then will not operate on reboot. Spent hours trouble shooting this to find it is a known problem that vendor has not addressed ... do not waste YOUR time

Other Thoughts: misleading and does not work on win 8.1. New egg want

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  • John D.
  • 12/6/2014 8:37:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks if connected successfully

Pros: Has performed well after tricky installation.

Cons: Pins in 20-pin internal connector are very delicate and connector is a tight fit. Very frustrating trying to properly insert the plug without bending pins -- like the old days of connecting IDE devices. Once connected, card has functioned well. Bought two similar adapter cards (even less expensive) from a different manufacturer -- much easier installation and equally-good performance.

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  • Adam S.
  • 10/6/2014 7:40:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Little Device

Pros: This thing does what it's designed to do. It has been working in a build I made for my mom for about 10 months now.

Cons: The only con I can think of is that the USB 3.0 pin connector for the case'a USB 3.0 cable doesn't seem quite deep enough. It seems as if it's just barely inserted enough to work, but this is probably more of a problem with the USB 3.0 spec, not this specific device.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a build for my mom. I had overlooked the fact that the case I got has only USB 3.0 ports on the front but the motherboard does not have a USB 3.0 pin connector. This item allowed me to hook up the case's USB 3.0 ports to the PCIe slot. It works perfectly.

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  • David L.
  • 10/5/2014 12:12:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUSB 3.0 Add on

Pros: Quick way to add 2 external and 2 internal USB 3.0 connections to a desktop.
Quick transfer speeds.

Cons: You Have to be careful choosing the correct driver.
Does not always reconize a docking station.

Other Thoughts: I paired this with a Sabrent EC-HDD2 USB 3.0 to SATA Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD with Hard Drive Duplicator/Cloner.
You have to plug it into the first port to get it to be recognized.
You have to sometimes turn off and on the docking station to get it to be recognized.

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  • ADAM E.
  • 10/4/2014 10:50:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best USB 3.0 chipset

Pros: Don't be scared away by this card's Renesas/NEC controller. It is superb and in some cases works better than Intel's.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My experience with USB 3.0 compatibility issues involves BlackMagic video devices. They do not work well with Intel USB controllers, but work brilliantly with this.

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  • John C.
  • 9/19/2014 12:47:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper simple

Pros: Easy peasy installation

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I needed this to upgrade my system to USB 3.0. I added an AFT Pro-77u hub/reader and everything's up-to-speed again.

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  • Eric P.
  • 8/3/2014 2:18:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes The Job...

Pros: USB 3.0
Internal & External

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Normally I wouldn't buy and addon card for something like USB 3.0 but I just purchased a "Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935" and on the front it has 2 USB 3 and 2 USB 2 ports. I'm moved my File Server into this case and it really seemed like a waste to not have the case fully functional, the problem being my motherboard didn't have any USB 3.0 connecters and for what it does buying a brand new motherboard would have been pointless. So Vantec to the rescue.

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  • khoa b.
  • 6/7/2014 8:59:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works and cheap

Cons: installing drivers is confusing and the drivers from the official website don't work

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  • Ray M.
  • 6/5/2014 12:34:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy as pie

Pros: It works as advertised

Cons: None that I've discovered

Other Thoughts: The card install is simple and straight forward. I know this may be painful to so many people, but you need to read the instructions! The driver disk does not auto install. Pick the folder of the model card you have (UGT-PC345) and install those drivers, Reboot and enjoy. I chose this card because the internal header matched what my new case provided. The motherboard is an older Asus P5N7A-VM running Windows Vista. So far, no compatibility issues.

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