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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

Dierk Meyer
  • just what I needed, installed downloaded drivers,
  • just what I needed ,installed downloaded drivers, now I have USB 3
  • 2015-07-27

  • Five Stars
  • Good Deal.
  • 2015-07-27

  • Perfrect USB 3 card to expand an older workstation
  • Perfect USB 3 card to expand an older workstation. The rest of the workstation is perfect, but the lack of USB 3 made things difficult. I used this card and a front panel to complete the upgrade.
  • 2015-07-24

  • Good product
  • This card worked well. No problem with drivers
  • 2015-07-24

mohammed hussien
  • Five Stars
  • Just as described
  • 2015-07-23
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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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All working fine BUT

Works fine apart when i shut down computer , it hangs for a while the i get a blue screen saying  it cant recover from a hardware problum .

I then have to press the reset button on the computer .  i have tried the new drives from this site but still plays up .. ????


Please note i have a reader CSL  pluged into the header of the card .

Baught from Amazon sold together  with adaptor...      Please can you advise  THANK YOU 

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Jul 5, 2015 at 5:06 PM

Please contact 

Reply Report as spam Jul 6, 2015 at 10:48 AM
Sorry to hear about this issue! Please contact our service team with more information about your computer and OS, and they will help you quickly.
Reply Report as spam Jul 9, 2015 at 3:00 AM
Will Windows 10 be supported?

Will the PCI-E USB3 card be supported in Windows 10?

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Jul 1, 2015 at 10:46 AM
Sorry, but as Windows 10 will only be released by the end of this month we did not have the chance to get it tested yet.
Reply Report as spam Jul 2, 2015 at 3:30 AM

not yet and no As Window 10 Beta Developer it will not work 

Reply Report as spam Jul 2, 2015 at 7:39 AM
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

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

Sorry, but that is not what I asked.frown

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

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
Thank you, MikeC! We can confirm the information you provided.
Reply Report as spam May 12, 2015 at 2:30 AM

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

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

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.



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

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
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
We need a little more information on this to help you out. Do the USB ports work OK?

Could you please contact us at
Reply Report as spam May 7, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Little more info should help us 

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

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

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
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