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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.


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.


- 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


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

Jonathan Cohen
  • works great, gets good speeds
  • works great, gets good speeds, just need to get a 3.0 port hub so i can use it on the front of my case
  • 2015-04-20

  • No problems so far...
  • Works as advertised.
  • 2015-04-18

R. Mathis
  • Problem Solved
  • This product really helped me. I had just completed a build of my new computer, but wasn't satisfied. After trying for an hour, I just couldn't get the USB 3.0 cable to insert into the motherboard. The angle was just too difficult. I went looking for solutions and saw this product. Problem solved. Now, I have use of my top case USB 3.0, and I have two more USB 3.0 opportunities in the rear. I'm happy. Good product. Easy to install. And, the drivers worked for me on Win7-64.
  • 2015-04-18

Anthony M.
  • Five Stars
  • Performs as expected.
  • 2015-04-18

  • Five Stars
  • Good price. Easy install.
  • 2015-04-18
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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: For more troubleshooting tips, you are welcome to have a look at this page:"
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:
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

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

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

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
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

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

Might wana check with ebay Seller: ANKERDIRECT

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

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
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


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?

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Apr 11, 2015 at 8:42 AM

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

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


Not working


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


Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Mar 5, 2015 at 9:05 AM
Could you give our customer service team a shout at They'll be ready and waiting to help further.
Reply Report as spam Mar 5, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Gabrielkbkim 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."  (

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?

Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Feb 23, 2015 at 11:35 AM

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 anytime.

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

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

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

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

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.

Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Feb 15, 2015 at 9:50 PM
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

Let me Google that for you:
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
Please give our customer service guys a shout at, 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?

Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Feb 6, 2015 at 5:51 PM
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

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Jan 29, 2015 at 7:10 PM
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 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.

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Jan 28, 2015 at 3:56 PM
Unfortunately this card is not compatible with Linux.
Reply Report as spam Jan 28, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Will it work in the future?
Reply Report as spam Jan 31, 2015 at 11:56 AM
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