This USB 3.1 Gen 2 card prepares you for the next generation of USB performance, both inside and outside of your computer. This 2-port card adds both an internal and external USB Type-A connector to your desktop computer, offering a combined bandwidth of up to 10Gbps. For demanding devices, the card also includes an internal SATA power connector, allowing you to tap into your computer’s power to deliver power through the ports.
USB speed table showing 10Gbps USB 3.1 advantage over previous generation USB speeds
Thanks to the higher bandwidth, you can save time and avoid the bottlenecks often associated with other connectivity technologies.
Connectivity inside and out
With the internal port, you can connect internal devices that use a USB Type-A connector, such as a front bay SD card reader. Additionally, you can use the internal port to keep peripherals safely inside your computer case – the perfect solution for large capacity USB (Flash) memory drives or interface devices used with external wireless peripherals, such as Bluetooth® keyboards, mice, or adapters.
The card also includes an external port that can be used with any USB Type-A device, such as an external hard drive or any wired peripheral.
Faster USB 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 devices.
With higher data transmission performance, this PCI Express USB 3.1 card is a must have for External Hard Drives, External Drive Enclosures, as well as many other USB 3.1 peripherals. In addition, the USB card integrates a SATA power connector for devices that require a lot of power, which is ideal for high-volume external storage solutions.
For added flexibility, the card can be paired with a USB31AC1M (USB31AC1M), to connect it to your USB Type-C ™ devices.
Compatible with your previous generation USB devices
Now connecting with your previous generation peripherals is not a problem. This versatile USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card is backward compatible with previous generation USB 3.0 and 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.
Easy to install on almost any Windows based computer
For hassle-free installation, requiring no additional programs or driver software, the card is natively compatible with most operating systems and interfaces to your computer’s PCI Express 3.0 x4 slot. Additionally, this high-quality card includes both standard-profile and low-profile (half-height) brackets, making it easy to install in full- or small-form-factor computers or servers.
Upgrade a previous generation PCIe-equipped desktop computer from USB 3.0 / 2.0 to USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
Plug a USB device inside the case of your computer, for more security and functionality
Expand the USB capability of your system, or install the card as an essential hardware component when assembling a new computer.