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Anker USB 3.0 2-Port PCI-E Express Card

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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

Adam Trexler
  • Companion product "Anker® 3. 5 inch Front Panel USB ...
  • Companion product "Anker® 3.5 inch Front Panel USB Hub with 2 USB 3.0 Ports" available to make use of 20 pin connector.Only con I had was that I needed to buy a power cable adapter to convert a sata power connector to a classic 4-pin power connector.
  • 2015-03-27

puzz
  • Works like a charm(Win 7 pro)
  • Works like a charm(Win 7 pro). Popped itin, hooked up the 20 pin connector to the front usb 3 ports, loaded the driver from the disk and whammo... usb3. Installation was as easy as it gets.
  • 2015-03-27

Amazon Customer
  • Quality control.
  • Ordered two of these units for two of my computers. One works flawlessly. Other card didn't work, DOA.
  • 2015-03-25

Carolyn L. Mcmanamy "Ken"
  • I talked to some great folks in California
  • The card does everything asked of it. I had to talk to Anker tech support. I talked to some great folks in California. Customer support is outstanding. The card works as advertised.The bottom of the bracket is bent outwards; most cards nowadays are meant to have straight brackets. A few seconds with a pair of pliers straightened the bracket so it would slide right into my case.
  • 2015-03-23

Scott Wagoner
  • Five Stars
  • Worked immediately on my synology pc, no drivers needed.
  • 2015-03-22
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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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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
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)

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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
Anker USB 3.0 2-Port PCI-E card

Hi, is Anker USB 3.0 2-Port PCI-E card controller Intel based? or maybe Fresco Logic?

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ANKER Team
The controller is VIA labs.
Reply Report as spam Feb 8, 2015 at 10:30 PM
where do you get a low profile bracket

I have looked around for a low profile bracket , I know they are not included but where can i get one

Thank you

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ANKER Team
We're not really sure what bracket you mean. This card should slot into your motherboard and then sit flush with your case.

Please give our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com for further info.
Reply Report as spam Jan 30, 2015 at 2:00 AM
ajay singh

i too in need of a low profile bracket//so that the card could be fitted in a slim type PC cabinet of dell.

and low profile bracket means the metallic angle having the two usb ports and which holds the card firmly in the PC cabinet .

if Anker could provide me with such a low profile bracket then i would order one card for mine slim type PC too.. thanks..

Reply Report as spam Mar 29, 2015 at 8:29 AM
Linux OS compatibility at today

Hello. Before purchase, I want to know if this device is compatible today with Linux OS Ubuntu 14.04 (especially Linux Mint 17 XFCE). Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic. Thank you very much.

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ANKER Team
Unfortunately this card is not compatible with Linux.
Reply Report as spam Jan 28, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Juanjomaglione
Will it work in the future?
Reply Report as spam Jan 31, 2015 at 11:56 AM

n87

PCI-E backwards compatibility

Will this work on an old motherboard (socket 939 NF4 chipset) with PCI-E 1A slots?

 

Thanks
 

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ANKER Team
Yes, it should work fine as long as the motherboard has a PCI-E slot.
Reply Report as spam Jan 12, 2015 at 12:30 AM
USB PCIe 3.0 2 port Code 28
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)Brand new Card, Second Card of this type same problemWindows 7 64bI7 3.2 Ghz Oc to 4Ghz12G of Viper LLC 1600  of ramAsus PT6 Mobo Socket 1366Zotech 770 GTX1000Watt Antec942 Haf case.SSD kingson 120's boot.Solid Tech knowledge(19 years doing it)After inital failure I did my homework and updated to teh lastest Via driverI downloaded the 4.70 VIA driver from Twian.  Still nothing.I even downloaded 4.50 and tried just incaseYellow error in device manager.Tried two different full sized PCI-E ports.Currently in the PCIe 2.0 x16 portMultiple reboots.This the second card of this type, I know it is something on my end.Seached and searched and do not know why it does not work.Tried it with power with out power in both PCIe slots.With and without 19 pin plugged in. I was hoping to use it with my anker 7 port usb 3.0 power hub I just bought to minimize all my cables spread across my desk. Anyone out there have the same issue? All posts I have followed either are fixed by fixing VIA driver or are dead ends.  Thanks   
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ANKER Team


If you haven't already given our customer service guys a shout at support@ianker.com then you should, they'll help you with all the technical side of things.
Reply Report as spam Sep 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Not bad at all. But...
Got this card 2 days ago.Installed it on Windows 7 64 bit. Installed without any issues & works fine.Wish the power output of the ports was more than 0.9A. Anker should make a High Power version of this card with at least 1.5A output for each port so Devices could charge faster.
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ANKER Team


Thanks so much for the suggestion!

We're always working to improve our products and we know how important fast charging is to our customers.
Reply Report as spam Sep 4, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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