4 Port PCIe USB 3.0 Interface Expansion Card for PCs and Macs

The VisionTek 4 Port PCIe USB 3.0 Interface Expansion Card lets you easily add four SuperSpeed USB 3.0/2.0 ports to your PC or Mac® through an available PCI Express slot.

These ports can be used to connect your computer to external hard drives, CD/DVD drives, MP3 players, printers, scanners, webcams, game controllers, digital cameras, and other devices. With each port providing 900mA of bus power, you can use many of your desktop devices with needing a power adapter. Each port is also hot swappable, so you can attach and disconnect external drives as desired. When used with an external drive, each port can deliver up to 5Gb/s (600MB/s) data rates for transferring and/or backing up music, photos, and HD movies.

 

Plug and Play Connectivity
It’s never been easier to expand the capabilities of your PC or Mac. Just install the interface expansion card into an available PCIe slot (2.0 preferred) and then run the included driver CD if using a Windows based machine. Use with Macs is Plug and Play driverless.

 

Money-Saving Compatibility
With backward compatibility to USB 2.0/1.0 standards, you can connect all the devices you presently own and not have to buy new ones.

 

Benchmark Proven Performance
On a 2009 Mac Pro running OS X 10.9, the interface expansion card delivers over 356MB/s Read and over 338MB/s Write data transfers via a VisionTek mSATA 480GB SSD installed in a VisionTek mSATA mini enclosure.
 
On a PC equipped with an ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z (990FX chipset) motherboard using an AMD 8350 CPU running Windows 8, the interface expansion card delivers over 317MB/s Read and over 296MB/s Write data transfers with a VisionTek mSATA 240GB SSD installed in a VisionTek mSATA mini enclosure.
 
Both systems performance tested with Intech Software’s QuickBench disk performance utility.

 

{tab Key Features}

  • Adds four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports each with up to 5Gb/s (600MB/s) data rate – up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.
  • Power USB devices or charge them without needing an AC adapter... each port provides 900mA of power.
  • USB 2.0/1.1 backward compatible... works with legacy USB devices.
  • Hot swap capable... add/detach devices without rebooting.
  • Plug and Play with Macs... no drivers to install.
  • Compatible with UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) enclosures for faster data rates and a reduction in required processor resources.

{tab Specifications}

  • Uses Fresco Logic FL1100 chipset for PC and Mac compatibility
  • Compliant with Intel’s Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Specification Revision 0.96
  • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification 2.0
  • Compliant with Universal Serial Bus 3.0 Specification Revision 1.0
  • Supports Support UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol)
  • Supports all USB compliant data transfer types
  • Supports all USB compliant peripherals
  • Full support of real time dynamic insertion and removal of USB devices

{tab System Requirements }

  • PC or Mac computer with one available x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCI Express 2.0/1.0 slot
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface is required to obtain maximum USB 3.0 bandwidth

 

Windows Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows® XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1
  • Optical drive for Windows driver installation

 

Macintosh® System Requirements:

  • OS®X 10.8.2 or later for driverless install.
  • May be able to be used with OS X versions back to 10.7.5 if a generic USBXHCI open source USB 3.0 xHC driver is utilized.

{tab Included}

  • 4 Port PCIe USB 3.0 Interface Expansion Card  
  • SATA to Molex Power Cables
  • Driver CD
  • User Manual
  • 18 month warranty

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$32.99

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