- PCI Express to USB Card
- USB 3.0
- Fully Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 2.0
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4 ports and fast 11/06/2013
All four ports work. Some cards select either inside or external ports, not all. Much faster than the first gen 3.0 card it replaced. Software install went smoothly after a 40 minute hassle getting the mount to align. Overall it was worth the hassle for the improved performance and the heavy duty plug receptacles.
Fit. The bracket fit was terrible. Given that all PCI-e cards need some bending adjustments, this one was off in all three axis by as much as 3/32". I had to remove the bracket, flatten it in a vise, re-bend the tab (lengthen the mount height), and clip off the tab so the screw would fit. The two tabs that screw to the card were not 90 degrees and made the card not align with vertical.
Given that this is an Antec aluminum case and an ASrock mobo, slot alignment is not guaranteed. I do not know what industry standards exist here. All cards I have installed in many computers have required some adjustment. This card was an extreme example.
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