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This USB 3.1 card lets you add two USB-Cª ports to your computer, through a PCI Express slot. It enables you to upgrade your current system by adding two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports to your computer and giving you access to data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps.
With the addition of two USB Type-Cª ports, you can rest assured your computer is compatible with the growing popularity of USB-C peripherals.
Faster USB performance
By adding 10Gbps USB ports to your computer, you can harness the speed of USB 3.1 Gen 2 and rest assured youÕre ready for both current and future high-bandwidth USB-C devices.
With higher data throughput support, this USB 3.1 PCIe card is a necessity for external drives, drive enclosures, and many other USB 3.1 peripherals. Plus, the USB card includes an optional SATA power connector to connect to your system power supply and deliver up to 900mA of power per port to USB 3.1 bus-powered devices (500mA for USB 2.0). The card is ideal for use with large external storage solutions.
Compatible with older USB devices
The card is backward compatible with USB 3.0 (5Gbps) and USB 2.0 (480mbps) devices. You can add the card now for use with newer USB-C devices, while still connecting your existing USB peripherals using a variety of USB-C cables and adapters.
The USB 3.1 card is compatible with a broad range of Windows¨ and Linux¨ operating systems. Plus, the high-quality card includes both standard-profile and low-profile brackets, making it easy to install in full or small form-factor PCs and servers.
The PEXUSB312C2 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- Upgrade an older PCIe equipped desktop from USB 3.0/2.0 to USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
- Expand the USB capabilities of your system with two USB-C ports, or install the card as a vital hardware component when building a new PC
- Ideal for file backups, video editing, and data recovery, using high-bandwidth USB 3.1 Gen 2 external storage solutions
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM2142|
|Industry Standards||USB 3.1 Specification Rev. 1.0 |
USB Specification Rev. 2.0
PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 3.0
Intel xHCI Specification Rev. 1.1
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Rev. 1.0
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Port Style||Integrated on Card|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||10Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s|
|Connector Type(s)||1 - PCI Express x4 Male|
|External Ports||2 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Female|
|Internal Ports||1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Plug|
|OS Compatibility||Windows¨ 7, 8, 8.1, 10 |
Windows Server¨ 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
Linux¨ 3.5 to 4.11.x LTS version only
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||The card's USB-C ports are standard data throughput port. They do not support DP Alt Mode or USB Power Delivery.|
|The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. PCI Express Gen 1.0 max throughput is 2.5Gbps. PCI Express Gen 2.0 max throughput is 5Gbps. PCI Express Gen 3.0 max throughput is 10Gbps.|
|The available bandwidth (10Gbps) is shared equally between the two ports.|
|System and Cable Requirements||PCI Express enabled computer or server with a PCI Express x4 slot or higher (x8, x16)|
|Optional SATA power connector|
|Operating Temperature||5¡C to 50¡C (41¡F to 122¡F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20¡C to 60¡C (-4¡F to 140¡F)|
|Product Height||0.8 in [2.1 cm]|
|Product Length||4.8 in [12.2 cm]|
|Product Width||3.5 in [90 mm]|
|Weight of Product||1.6 oz [46 g]|
|Package Height||1.2 in [30 mm]|
|Package Length||6.7 in [17 cm]|
|Package Width||5.6 in [14.2 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||4.2 oz [120 g]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - USB 3.1 card|
|1 - low-profile bracket|
|1 - quick-start guide|
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