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Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 2-Port PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Mini PCI-E USB 3.0 Hub Controller Adapter, with Internal USB 3.0 20-PIN Connector - Expand Another Two USB 3.0 Ports - [ Include with A 4pin to 2x15pin Cable + A 15pin to 2x 15pin SATA Y-Cable ]

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  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 supports transfer rates of up to 5Gbps - The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected.
  • One Step Update your Windows Computer to USB3.0 Easily with PCI Express to USB3.0 Controller Adapter Card; 1 USB 3.0 20-pin Connector ( expand another two USB 3.0 ports )
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices; Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • With quick and easy installation, this USB 3.0 PCI express I/O Card offers a simple solution for connecting to and using USB 3.0 devices on your standard desktop PC. Enjoy copying videos, music, photos, data files between USB devices and the computer at blazing fast speeds
  • Notice: To ensure sufficient power supply. it is necessary to connect the card to the power supply of the PC
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Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 2-Port PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Mini PCI-E USB 3.0 Hub Controller Adapter, with Internal USB 3.0 20-PIN Connector - Expand Another Two USB 3.0 Ports - [ Include with A 4pin to 2x15pin Cable + A 15pin to 2x 15pin SATA Y-Cable ] + Anker® Uspeed USB 3.0 3.5 inch Front Panel with 2 USB 3.0 Ports Hub [20 Pin Connector & 2ft Adapter Cable] + StarTech.com 3.5 inch Hard Drive to 5.25 inch Front Bay Bracket Adapter
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Technical Details
Item Weight141 g
Product Dimensions15 x 13.4 x 3.2 cm
Item model numberKTU3FR-2O2I
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 3,930 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight141 g
Date First Available23 Aug 2013
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Product Description

Please go to the following address to download the latest drivers: http://www.inateck.com/support/

- If your PC's power supply unit only has free 4pin Molex plugs left, please use the enclosed 4pin Molex to SATA converter to power the card;
Please make sure the power cable strand colours match each other when connecting to the power augmentation, as to avoid faulty currents.
- If there is no free 15pin SATA plug available in your PC, please use the enclosed 15pin to 2x 15pin SATA Y-cable
- Internal USB3.0 20PIN Connector need work with USB3.0 20PIN Adapter to Achieve 2x USB3.0 Hosts - USB3.0 20PIN Adapter is not included in Package

- Extend with 2 USB 3.0 downstream ports and 1 USB3.0 20-pin Connector (can expand another two USB 3.0 ports) for standard desktop PC
- Support UASP: 70% Faster than traditional USB 3.0, with UASP Transfer Protocol; The UASP Transfer Protocol only can accelerate read and write speed of SSD hard disk

Operating Systems
Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (with included drivers)
Windows 8 - No additional drivers are needed for Win8, it has built-in support for the FL1100 chipset
Windows XP and Vista Users Please Note: Due to OS limitations, the real transfer speed after installation of the respective drivers will be located between the level of USB 2.0 and 3.0

1x USB3.0 PCI-E Expansion Card
1x SATA to 4 Pin Molex Power Converter (the cable in older computers without 15pin SATA power connector is used to 4pin convert Molex to SATA ports)
1x 15pin to 2x 15pin SATA Y-cable
1x CD Driver
1x Low-Profile PCI Slot Cover
1x Mounting Screw
1x User's Manual

To ensure sufficient power supply, it is necessary to connect the card to the power supply of the PC

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and Simple Upgrade 30 Dec 2013
Size Name:2 Ports + 1x 20 Pin Internal
The Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 expansion card is a great little upgrade for the price.

***** In the box: *****

Upon opening the box, i found the PCI-E card which was nicely protected in an antistatic bag.
1 x spare back plate and screws, to allow the PCI-E card to be fitted into a small chassis that requires a half height card.
1 x SATA power splitter - to allow a single SATA power cable to be slit into 2.
1 x IDE power adapter - to allow a single IDE power connector to be converted to 2 SATA power connectors.
1 x User Manual
1 x Driver CD

***** The installation is very easy: *****

* Open the chassis and locate the PCI-E slot.
* Slot the PCI-E to USB 3.0 card into the slot and screw it in.
* attach a spare SATA power cable to the card (or use one of the supplied power Y cables).
* Boot the computer and then install the driver (I chose to go straight to Inateck.com and download the latest driver, but a driver is supplied on CD with the card).

***** Testing *****

Unfortunately my aging motherboard is only equipped with a PCI-E v1.0 slot, so i knew that i wouldn't be able to take full advantage of the theoretical 5Gbps transfer speeds that the card could possibly manage when using a PCI-E v2.0 slot, but i hoped that the card would offer atleast a small boost in transfer speeds over my current USB 2 connection.

I ran a CrystalDisk Mark test on my Buffalo USB 3.0 MiniStation Slim HDD connected to my usual USB 2 interface - the Sequential Read speed was 36.09 MB/s while the Sequential Write speed was 27.35 MB/s.

I then connected the Buffalo USB 3.0 MiniStation Slim HDD to the new Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 card and ran the CrystalDisk Mark test again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent USB 3 support for the Mac Pro 22 Feb 2014
Size Name:4*USB3.0 for MAC Pro/ No Cable Needed
Length: 4:30 Mins
As a professional photographer I'm often dealing with huge amounts of data, so somewhat frustrated that my older Mac Pro pre-dates the USB3 spec and was therefore a little restricted in data transfer speed compared to my Macbook Pro laptop. I was really happy then when Inateck contacted me and asked if I would consider reviewing their new card for the Mac Pro.

[Full disclosure: Whilst I wasn't paid for the review, Inateck did contact me and ask if I would test the card for them and supplied me with the card to do so]

This is far better than cards I've seen advertised previously as it's bus powered and doesn't need any external power connectors. It was easy to fit as the Mac Pro has easy access to the PCIe slots with no screwdriver required. It literally only took 2 minutes to install and that was including powering down the Mac and restarting afterwards!

I'm really happy to report it's fantastic. My initial tests included importing a full 16gb worth of raw images from a Compact Flash card via a Kingston USB 3.0 card reader. That took only about 10% the time it would have previously so that in itself was amazing. Then, as a real speed test I copied over 600Gb of images from an internal drive to an external drive which I normally use with my laptop for backups. It look about 90 minutes to transfer, whereas previously I would have left that copying all night for about 12+ hours.

So, I have to say this is a great little card and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to all Mac Pro owners.


Richard Olpin LRPS
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Size Name:2 Ports + 1x 20 Pin Internal
Length: 2:01 Mins
Up for review if the Inateck PCI Express to USB 3.0 2 port card. This internal card comes with a few cables just in case you need them. I do feel that having these extra cables come in handy if you need them. It also comes with a low profile PCI slot cover if you need it as well for your computer build.

Comes with extra cables
Low profile cover slot
Transfer speeds on par with USB 3.0 based on my setup

Transfer rates on 2.5 GB and 4 GB file using the Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure Case with usb 3.0 Cable with a seagate 500 GB hard drive on a USB 3.0 port was about the low 100 MB / second. Files wrote to the drive in about a minute or less. This was used on Windows 7 Ultimate Machine, Intel Core i7-3770K CPU with 8 GB of RAM.

Note: I was given a sample by the company for a fair and honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By A. Camilleri TOP 50 REVIEWER
Size Name:4-Port|Verified Purchase
Having gone through some reviews, I was cautious that the Inateck would have compatibility issues with WD drives. So once mounted I immediately connected my 3 WD external drives, including the latest 2TB My Passport Ultra, and am pleased to report that I have no problems whatsoever.

Installing the card is very easy, and no force is needed to secure it in place. The useful bundled accessories come in very handy, as the USB card needs to be powered in order to function. A set of screws is also included for those cases older style cases.

The comprehensive English only, (I hate going through a manual with a zillion languages) well laid out colour user guide should be read prior to proceeding with the installation.
It specifically mentions "Please make sure the hardware is installed before installing the driver". The mentioned driver is on an included CD.

Supported systems are Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (332 &64 bit)

My Windows 7 64bit recognised and installed the corresponding drivers in a jiffy.

I have had no problems whatsoever with this USB3 card, and definitely give it the thumbs up. Great buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solved my faulty usb sockets on motherboard issue.
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Published 5 days ago by Ian Speed
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it is designed to do
Easy to install! Didnt even need the discs that it came with
Works well
Fast Delivery
Happy Days! No more swapping USB's
Published 7 days ago by Adrian Coombe
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice if you need an extra header
works like i expected. I installed, boot up computer, installed drivers - and it worked - check all the usb ports with a usb 3.0 stick - everything works
Published 7 days ago by Erik Berghmans
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a driverless card with no extra power required
USB 3 support for older machines on Mac OS X has been more complex than necessary due to cards requiring third party drivers or power connectors with molex connectors. Read more
Published 14 days ago by matt
5.0 out of 5 stars USB3 sockets
Nice bit of kit easy to install and works well with USB 2 and USB3 attachments. I like this product
Published 19 days ago by H. J. Cazaly
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant no problems
Brilliant no problems. Just popped in my Dell PC, Win7 installed the drivers and it work fine with no probems.
Published 19 days ago by Mr. David Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the most stable
I have tried other USB3 PCI cards but have always had problems where they are not fully compatible with Wind 8.1 or they were just flaky. Read more
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