Startech PEXUSB311AC3

2-Port USB-C USB-A PCI Express Card – USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C – Internal USB Hub for Windows Mac and Linux

This USB 3.1 Gen 2 card allows you to add a USB-C ™ port and a USB-A port to your computer, through a PCI Express slot. It allows you to upgrade your current system by adding two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports to your computer and get data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps per port. The USB 3.1 Gen 2 (also known as USB 3.2 Gen 2×1) PCIe Add-On card supports Multiple INs, maintains maximum bandwidth even when connecting mixed speed devices.

Plus, by adding a USB-C port and a USB-A port to your computer, it is easy to connect both previous generation, modern or future USB devices, regardless of the type of USB connector.

USB 3.1 Gen 2 performance
By adding 10Gbps USB ports to your computer, you take full advantage of the speed potential of USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology, ensuring current and future compatibility with high-bandwidth USB-A and USB-C devices.

With higher data transmission performance, this PCI Express USB 3.1 card is a must have for external hard drives, disk drive enclosures, as well as many other USB 3.1 peripherals. In addition, the SATA powered expansion card enables supplemental power to the USB ports (when the power supply from the motherboard is not enough), up to 5V 3A / 15W, through the USB-C port, and 5V 0.9A / 4.5 W through the USB-A port. The card is ideal for high-volume external storage solutions.

Compatible with previous generation USB devices
Connecting with older generation peripherals is no longer a problem. This versatile dual-port USB 3.1 card is backward compatible with previous generation USB 3.0 / 2.0 devices that use the common USB Type-A port, to avoid the hassle and additional expense of upgrades or the purchase of new devices. You can also connect older generation devices to the USB Type-C ™ port, using various USB-C cables and adapters.

Easy installation
The USB 3.1 card is compatible with a wide range of Windows®, macOS, and Linux® operating systems. Additionally, this high-quality card includes both standard-profile and low-profile brackets, making it easy to install in full or small form factor computers or servers.

Faster transfer speeds with UASP
The card supports 10Gbps USB data transfer speeds. In addition, it allows you to achieve transfer speeds 70% faster than conventional USB, when connected to a UASP-compliant computer. UASP support allows you to harness the full potential of a SATA III SSD or DD drive. Supports UASP on Windows® 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or higher) and Linux®.

In tests, UASP performed with 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed, in contrast to the peak performance of conventional USB 3.1 Gen 2.

At the same full performance capabilities, UASP tests also show an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

Upgrade a previous generation PCIe-equipped desktop computer from USB 3.0 / 2.0 to USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
Expand the USB capability of your system by adding a USB-C port and a USB-A port, or install the card as an essential hardware component of a new computer that you are mounting
Ideal for file backup, video editing, and data recovery using high-bandwidth USB 3.1 Gen 2 external storage solutions.

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