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TeckNet USB 3.0 2 Port PCI-Express Card, Mini PCI-E USB 3.0 HUB Controller Adapter, with 1 USB 3.0 20-pin Connector and 5V 4 Pin Male Power Connector

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  • USB 3.0 supports transfer speed of up to 5Gbps (The actual speeds limited by connected device's settings)
  • Extend with 2 USB 3.0 downstream ports and 1 USB3.0 20-pin Connector for standard desktop PC.
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices. The PCI-E Port support PCI-E X1/X16 slots.
  • 4-pin DC connector to power USB devices from your PC power supply. Support hotswap, Plug-And-Play
  • Free lifetime technical support and free 24 Months Manufacturer Warranty from TeckNet
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Technical Details
BrandTeckNet
Item Weight59 g
Product Dimensions14.7 x 11 x 2.9 cm
Item model number76142
  
Additional Information
ASINB00F21Y07Q
Best Sellers Rank 57,686 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight118 g
Date First Available18 Sept. 2013
  
 

Product Description

TeckNet Product Introduction:
TeckNet EU305C USB3.0 PCI-Express Card with VLI Super Speed USB3.0 Controller from VIA Labs offer blazing fast speed up to 5Gbps which is 10 times of USB2.0 and compatible with USB2.0 & USB1.1 , Fully compliant to PCI Express 2.0 specification . Ready for both Windows & Linux Computer, Ready for Linux without Additional Driver

Features:
- Ready for both Windows & Linux Computer, Ready for Linux without Additional Drivers
- 4 PIN IDE/ATA Power Connector with Power Management Unit & All-Solid Capacitor allow to connect with 4PIN Power Supply for a Powerful and Reliable connectivity easily
- Offer 2 Ports USB3.0 Port outside & 1 USB 3.0 20-pin inside

System Requirements:
- Drivers for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit) & 8 included on provided CD)

Package Include:
- 1 X USB 3.0 express card, 1 X installation CD

PLEASE NOTE:
- This PCI-E card is powered by a 5V 4 pin power connector. Please confirm that your computer motherboard is equipped with a 5V 4 pin power connector plug before purchasing. This is necessary to ensure sufficient power supply and smooth transfers, particularly for large data transfers from hard drive disks (3TB or above).
- This TeckNet PCI Card has 12 CM Bracket size, which is NOT suitable for those SLIM desktops.


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Does the job much faster than USB 2.0. It does require power via moulex connector, does not function properly with out. Easy to install no problem with driver for windows 7, 8.0 and 8.1. Recommend this product and provider.
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This is a review for the 2 USB3 ports + 20 pin USB3 header + molex power connector card.
I have only had the card for a day so I can't comment on its long term use.

The card comes with a mini CD (which contains the VIA driver) and a screw for securing the back plate. It has a full height back plate. Installation was easy but the back plate needed to be bent slightly so the card didn't pop out of the PCIe slot when the screw was tightened. I had a spare molex power lead from the PSU so that wasn't a problem.

Windows7 doesn't have any suitable drivers so you will either need to extract the EXE from the ZIP file on the mini CD and run it, or get the latest driver from the internet. I got the latest from the VIA Labs Inc. website for my AMD system. (link [...] ). Look for the VIA_XHCI_Driver in downloads.

For a quick speed test, I hooked up an HDD using a USB2 port, then copied 2GB of data to it. Transfer speed was around 17.8MB/s. I then did the same with the drive connected using the new USB3 card. Transfer speed was 34MB/s so a decent increase. :)

As well as 2 rear facing USB3 ports, the card has a 20 pin header which can used to provide 2 front mounted USB3 ports using a suitable kit. Search for "USB3 20 Pin 2 Port Front Panel".

Looking good so far.

Update May 2014:
My PC is on 24/7 and after a while (several days), the TechNet card disappears from the system.
It is no longer in device manager and the VIA driver installation package can't find the device.
The USB ports are also dead.
I have to shutdown the PC, turn off at the mains, leave 30 seconds, then reboot.
The card is then available again (for several more days).
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Item arrived rapidly to Amazon Locker. Very impressed with speed of standard delivery.

First the Bad: I hate PC hardware. Why is it always such a struggle to install the simplest thing in a PC tower? It has bent flanges that impede pressing it into place and bits of spiky metal that prevent inserting it flush. The little black screw is not the correct thread for the PC so I had to scrounge a spare one from my box of bits. There was no new hardware prompt when I powered on the PC, so I had to go into Computer Management, find the warning triangle, then tell it to look on the CD for the driver. Except there is no driver file on the CD. I then ignored the manual and ran the .exe on the CD to install the driver. After rebooting the computer it worked!

Then the Good: it works. Only very brief experience so far but it seems to be fine.

Dec 2014 update: spontaneously fails to recognise my Seagate 1TB Expansion drive, causing extreme irritation. Uninstalling and reinstalling the driver is a major headache. Not happy. Taking two stars away!
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This is a review for the TeckNet® USB 3.0 2 Port PCI-Express Card, Mini PCI-E USB 3.0 HUB Controller Adapter, with 1 USB 3.0 20-pin Connector and 5V 4 Pin Male Power Connector (Stating this due to Amazon's multiple product choice / confusion).

The card sent was in fact an Orico USB 3.0 2 Port Mini PCI-Express Card, with 1 USB 3.0 20-pin Connector and 5V 4 Pin Male Power Connector.

Bought this with the intention of using it in a Playstation Eye camera array for Markerless motion capture, thinking it was a Renesa/Intel based USB controller. Unfortunately it is a controller based off the VIA VL800 chipset which is known to be very problematic, figured that out when I started searching through the driver disk. Didn't need to install the disc drivers, as I already have a VL800 chip on my motherboard. It caused havoc with both of my internal motherboard USB controllers, slowing the entire machine down and delaying input from keyboard/mouse. Video games would stutter and eventually crash.

Avoid this this controller for the sake of compatibility and go for one with maybe an Etron chipset.
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This seems to work somewhat sporadically. I've had it a while now and I've put up with it. It sems to disappear from Windows and stop detecting anything plugged in to it. I, like som other reviewers, received a four port version. This seems to have some problems.
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Used to provide USB3 on an old MB which only has USB2. The board fit in perfectly and the software loaded from the disc no problems. It showed straight up on device manager and works a treat - very fast - 1Tb USB disc full of movies in around a minute. If you are installing this I would suggest you plug in the cables before positioning the board as the sockets (on mine anyway) are quite tight and trying to push them in 'in situ' flexes the MB which can damage components and track. . Also make sure you have a spare 4pin male molex plug available on your power supply (or invest in a splitter) as it will not boot without power. Excellent value.
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Installed easily and worked first time as a USB expansion card. The USB 3 driver was more problematic and I had to mess around to get it recognised and operating properly, or at least not showing a yellow ? in the Windows device manager list . Still not certain that I'm getting the performance increases from USB 2 to 3 that is promised and there doesn't seem to be a straightforward way to test it.
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