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Anker USB 3.0 2-Port PCI-E Express Card

Anker USB 3.0 2-Port PCI-E Express Card

Product Description

Technical Details

- SuperSpeed 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 (can expand another two USB 3.0 ports) 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.
- Free lifetime technical support and free 18-month Manufacturer Warranty.

Introduction

With quick and easy installation, this Uspeed 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. USB 3.0 is the latest generation of USB technology, boasting enhanced transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, which means you can copy videos, music, photos, data files between USB devices and the computer at blazing fast speeds.

Features

- SuperSpeed USB 3.0: accelerated file access and transfer speeds, up to 5 Gbps;
- Boost Your Peripheral Capability: USB 3.0 PCI express I/O Card with 2 ports and 20-pin Connector;
- Connect and Go: Connect any USB 3.0 devices to your PC;

System Requirements

Drivers for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (32/64-bit) included on CDROM 

Package include

1 USB 3.0 2 Port PCI-E Card, 1 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).

Customer Reviews

T_Casey "RopinTony"
  • Good product and great support
  • Good product and great support. No issues yet, but due to excellent support from Anker (from previous experience), I know that if it ever DOES give me a problem (which I doubt), that Anker will take care of it.
  • 2015-05-22

Marshall D Hance
  • but sounds much better. Otherwise
  • Bought it because noise was getting into my USB DAC. Didn't get rid of it all, but sounds much better. Otherwise, works well.
  • 2015-05-22

David A Palmer
  • Nice 3.0 USB
  • This item is great for internal card readers that require flat cable connection
  • 2015-05-20

Gary Wilburn "Cincinnati, Ohio"
  • Update the driver if your having issues / USB hub may fall asleep
  • Received the card quickly from Amazon and plugged it into an unused PCI-e card slot and was having a problem getting my Dell Optiplex with Windows 7, 64 bit to recognize anything I plugged into the new 3.0 ports. Yes, there was power going to the new card but at best it was very slow to recognize any of my thumb drivers or external multi-card readers I tried to use.I checked Anker's support site for this device and found that they have upgraded the VIA XHCI driver from V4.20 that was on the small included disc to V4.90 that I downloaded from their site. Once I completed the firmware update to V4.90 everything started working fast and no problems recognizing the new card or anything attached to it.I am using an external Kingston 3.0 multi-card reader and once it started working correctly it would "fall asleep" about every half hour requiring the device to be plugged in again. Going to Device Manager>Universal Bus Controller>USB Root Hub>Power Management and un-checking "Allow the computer to turn off the device to save power" solved that issue.I will attach the Anker sites new driver link in the comments section if you need it.For a couple of hours I was frustrated with this 3.0 port card and believe that Anker could do a better job in letting new purchasers know that an updated driver is available if your having issues. That is why I gave it a 4 star rating, other than that it's a fast reliable 3.0 USB card.
  • 2015-05-18

Flying Dave
  • Finally something that works out of the box
  • Finally something that works out of the box, I got the front panel outlets also and it all fit together perfect and works great too definitely 5 stars
  • 2015-05-17
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  The device connected via the PCI-E card keeps disconnecting from the computer or restarting while transferring data. Why is this?
This is probably being caused by insufficient power supply. The PCI-E interface provides some power, but the main source is the 4-pin DC connector. Ensure the 4-pin connector has been securely inserted into its socket on the motherboard.
Q2.  Why am I receiving a “Code 10” error?
"In simple words, a Code 10 error is a very generic message indicating some kind of unspecified driver or hardware problem. Please try the chipset maker's newest driver, which you can download at: http://via-labs.com/en/support/downloads.jsp. For more troubleshooting tips, you are welcome to have a look at this page: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/code-10-error.htm"
Q3.  I’m getting a driver conflict/error/failure message. What should I do? Where can i get the updated driver?
In addition to installing the driver on the CD you can also download it via our website. You can even download the chipset maker's newest driver from: http://via-labs.com/en/support/downloads.jsp.
Q4.  Which types of computer frames are compatible with the PCI-E card?
The PCI-E card is compatible with all standard computer frames. For Mini frames, the Low Profile Bracket is needed to insert the card into the computer’s internal PCI-E port. Please note that the Low Profile Bracket is not included.
Q5.  What are the different interface types for PCI-E cards?
The interface types for PCI-E cards include: PCI-E X1/X2/X4/X8/X16. The most prevalent types are PCI-E X1 and X16, which are supported by our products. Remember to only connect to PCI-E slots when the computer is powered off.
Q6.  How do I install the PCI-E card?
There are 3 steps needed to install the PCI-E card:
    a. Be sure your computer has been powered off, then open the computer case.
    b. Insert the PCI-E card firmly into one of the available PCI-E X1 / X16 interfaces, then connect the 4-pin DC power cable to its corresponding connector on the motherboard.
    c. Turn on the computer and install the driver.
Q7.  Why is the transfer rate so much slower than the 5Gbps promoted?
The USB 3.0 transfer rate is 5Gbps and has a theoretical transfer speed of 500MB/s which is about 8 times faster than the USB 2.0 transfer rate of 480Mb/s with theoretical transfer speed of 60MB/s There are numerous variables that will affect USB transfer rate including data source and destination and file type. With all reasonable usage environments taken into account USB 3.0 can achieve average transfer speeds about 3 times faster than that of USB 2.0.
Q8.  What is the USB 3.0 20-pin interface?
The 20-pin interface is the standard USB 3.0 pin interface, usually located on the computer’s motherboard. This 20-pin interface can be converted into 2 USB 3.0 female ports via the USB 3.0 adapter cable.

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Latest Post

Fergus Treanor

What I wanted to know was, which two pins on the 4 pin socket take the plus and minus 5Vs.

Replies(5) Collapse Report as spam May 11, 2015 at 11:09 AM
Gabrielkbkim

if you are using with your desktop you can use 5 port from the power supply or 20 port to use with the USB PCI Express card

Reply Report as spam May 11, 2015 at 4:14 PM
FergusTreanor

Sorry, but that is not what I asked.frown

Reply Report as spam May 11, 2015 at 5:20 PM
MikeC

If you mean the male molex connection the 2 center pins are ground connections while the right pin is a 5v positive and the left pin is a 12v positive.

Reply Report as spam May 11, 2015 at 8:07 PM
ANKER Team
Thank you, MikeC! We can confirm the information you provided.
Reply Report as spam May 12, 2015 at 2:30 AM
FergusTreanor

Thank you all. That is what I was looking for.yes

Reply Report as spam May 12, 2015 at 4:14 AM
FergusTreanor

Hello team. I have just fitted a USB 3 E card. Because my Acer EL1850 PC is fairly new, I presumed it would have a 5V 4 pin plug to spare. Silly me!

I do have an external 5V DC power source I'd like to connect. Would you please give me the 4 pin details of the 4 pin socket on the card so I can plug in correctly.

Regards

Fergus

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam May 9, 2015 at 11:33 AM
Gabrielkbkim

there is 20 pin and 4 pin in power supply if you have power supply with 20 pin or 4 pin connector use those

Reply Report as spam May 9, 2015 at 8:21 PM
ANKER Team
You will need a normal peripheral 4 pin power connector for PC.
Reply Report as spam May 11, 2015 at 4:00 AM
Front panel card reader

I have a Lian Li card reader CR-26U3 which plugs into the 20pin port of this unit. The USB port on the reader works fine but none of the SD or MS slots come alive when I insert a memory card.

Lian Li told me their device doesn't need any specific drivers and I have updated my Anker PCI-E device drivers to 4.90 from this web site.

Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam May 7, 2015 at 6:15 AM
ANKER Team
We need a little more information on this to help you out. Do the USB ports work OK?

Could you please contact us at support@ianker.com?
Reply Report as spam May 7, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Gabrielkbkim

Little more info should help us 

Reply Report as spam May 7, 2015 at 11:51 PM
TechToyWizard

Quote From Gabrielkbkim: or as ANKER Team said, THEY need more information. They are the manufacturer.

Reply Report as spam May 8, 2015 at 2:08 AM
include low profile bracket

why this product dont come with a low profile bracket..plz make me one low profile bracket available wqith this product.

thank you..

Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Apr 12, 2015 at 6:52 AM
TechToyWizard

Anker does a good job listening to suggestions but they don't make custom products to order. Can you adapt this card to a generic low profile bracket?

Reply Report as spam Apr 12, 2015 at 12:41 PM
Gabrielkbkim

could you stick with generic low progile bracket because anker does not make an custom attachment

Reply Report as spam Apr 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM
ANKER Team
Due to market strategy reasons, we will not provide a low profile bracket for this express card.
Reply Report as spam Apr 14, 2015 at 1:30 AM
availability in india

why the product is noy available in India directly through your web site??

Replies(4) Collapse Report as spam Apr 12, 2015 at 6:47 AM
TechToyWizard

Anker sells though their storefront at Amazon and also through their storefront at eBay. You may find that because of the way Amazon operates that some products have wider distribution worldwide at the eBay store.

Reply Report as spam Apr 12, 2015 at 12:39 PM
Gabrielkbkim

Might wana check with ebay Seller: ANKERDIRECT

Reply Report as spam Apr 12, 2015 at 1:50 PM
TechToyWizard

Quote From Gabrielkbkim: it is important that they buy from an AUTHORIZED Anker reseller. There are many that are not authorized.

Reply Report as spam Apr 12, 2015 at 2:33 PM
ANKER Team
Thanks for taking an interest in our products! We're currently working on it and will open a representation on Amazon India soon.
Reply Report as spam Apr 13, 2015 at 9:00 PM

ACB

Adding extra USB ports.

I am not clear how to add 2 extra USB 3.0 ports using the outlet on the PCI-E card. What do I need to order? Can it connect to the PC's existing USB 2.0 front sockets to convert them to 3.0?

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Gabrielkbkim

If you have Desktop you dont need to order anything IF you have PCI-Express slot (Check your motherboard they are all listed)

This is usb 3.0 that mean that it can transfer file Faster than usb 2.0 

Usb 2.0 will be still active on the front of the desktop

This is very Simple

1. plug the adaptor to the PCI-Express

2. Download the driver and your done 

Reply Report as spam Apr 11, 2015 at 11:36 AM
TechToyWizard

Easy. If you want to add 2 extra USB 3.0 ports to this card just get a USB 3.0 hub. Anker sells several different models up to 13 additional ports!  Just look under Accessories>Connectivity>USB Data Hubs above.

Reply Report as spam Apr 11, 2015 at 1:28 PM

c3k

Not working

Folks,

I've just installed an Anker AI210 USB 3.0 PCI-e card in my computer. It is not working...at all.

I downloaded and installed driver v. 4.70C_AP. That installation seemed fine. I restarted, and no usb thumb drives are recognized. The card doesn't even seem to be recognized, that I can tell. Yes, it's seated. Yes, it has a molex supply plugged in (which is working). I've checked the USB ports on the card, and I've connected a 20 pin usb header to a pair of front usb ports: they don't work, either.

 

How do I find out what's wrong, and how do I fix it?

Thank you,

Ken

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ANKER Team
Could you give our customer service team a shout at support@ianker.com? They'll be ready and waiting to help further.
Reply Report as spam Mar 5, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Gabrielkbkim

support@ianker.com will help you out 24/7

Reply Report as spam Apr 11, 2015 at 11:38 AM
UEFI Compliance Follow-Up Question

Hi, I don't understand the response you gave to the question posted on July 7, 2014 regarding UEFI compliance.  You stated that this card won't work with UEFI BIOS, yet the system rqmts on this page state that drivers for 32/64-bit Windows 8 are included.  Microsoft's website states "All 64-bit versions of PCs running Windows with a logo from the Windows Certification Program will use UEFI instead of BIOS."  (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-uefi)

It sounds like, contrary to the sys rqmts listed above, the card won't work with any 64-bit Windows platforms.  Am I missing something?

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TechToyWizard

This is a user forum. Maybe you will get a more technical answer directly from Anker. Contact them at 1-800-988-7973 (US) Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (PST) or support@ianker.com anytime.

Reply Report as spam Feb 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM
goglinpl

I'll give it a try, TTW - thanks for the info.

Reply Report as spam Feb 23, 2015 at 12:33 PM
ANKER Team
Sorry for any confusion, we may have been mistaken.

Please give our customer service team a shout at support@ianker.com, they'll be able to help out further.
Reply Report as spam Feb 25, 2015 at 2:00 AM
riser

Is possible to connect a riser for mining (PCI-E risers x1 to x16 via cable usb 3.0) to this usb to pci-e card?

Thank you.

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ANKER Team
Yes, this should work fine.
Reply Report as spam Feb 16, 2015 at 1:30 AM
Not loaded properly

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Feb 11, 2015 at 7:52 PM
gherardini

Let me Google that for you:
Solution:
You are getting this error because your BIOS is likely in native PCIe mode. The way that you can tell that your computer is in native PCIe mode is that one of your ports will be listed as a "PCI standard PCI Express to PCI/PCI-X Bridge" in the Windows Device Manager. Because the chassis is a PXI chassis rather than a PXIe chassis, the BIOS is having trouble enumerating the chassis while your PC is in native PCIe mode.

In order to disable PCIe native mode, try the following steps:

Open the start menu and type cmd in the search box

Right-click on cmd.exe and select Run as administrator

In the command window, type bcdedit /set pciexpress forcedisable

Reboot your computer


If you decide that you want to enable native PCIe mode again, you can reverse this using the command: bcdedit /set pciexpress default .

Reply Report as spam Feb 11, 2015 at 8:13 PM
ANKER Team
Please give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com, they'll have you up and running very soon.
Reply Report as spam Feb 11, 2015 at 8:30 PM
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