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This USB 3.1 card lets you add one USB-C™ port and one USB-A port to your computer, through a PCI Express slot. It enables you to upgrade your current system by adding two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports to your computer and giving you access to data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps per port.
Plus, by adding one USB-C and one USB-A port to your PC, you can easily connect legacy, modern, and future USB devices, regardless of the USB connector type.
By adding 10Gbps USB ports to your computer, you can harness the speed of USB 3.1 Gen 2 and rest assured you’re ready for both current and future high-bandwidth USB-A and USB-C devices.
With higher data throughput support, this USB 3.1 PCIe card is a necessity for external drives, drive enclosures, and many other USB 3.1 peripherals. Plus, the USB card includes an optional SATA power connector to connect to your system power supply and deliver up to 900mA of power per port to USB 3.1 bus-powered devices (500mA for USB 2.0). The card is ideal for use with large external storage solutions.
Connecting older peripherals isn’t a problem. This versatile dual-port USB 3.1 card is backward compatible with legacy USB 3.0/2.0 devices that use the common USB Type-A port, so you can eliminate the added expense and aggravation of purchasing new devices. You can also connect older devices on the USB Type-C™ port using a variety of USB-C cables and adapters.
The USB 3.1 card is compatible with a broad range of Windows® and Linux® operating systems. Plus, the high-quality card includes both standard-profile and low-profile brackets, making it easy to install in full or small form-factor PCs and servers.
The PEXUSB311AC2 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Port Style||Integrated on Card|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||120 g [4.2 oz]|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||10Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s|
|Product Height||21 mm [0.8 in]|
|Product Length||122 mm [4.8 in]|
|Product Weight||50 g [1.8 oz]|
|Product Width||108 mm [4.3 in]|
|OS Compatibility||Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10|
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Linux® 3.5 to 4.11.x LTS version only
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||The available bandwidth (10Gbps) is shared equally between the two ports.|
|The card's USB-C port is a standard data throughput port. It does not support DP Alt Mode or USB Power Delivery.|
|The maximum throughput of this card is limited by the bus interface. PCI Express Gen 1.0 max throughput is 2.5Gbps. PCI Express Gen 2.0 max throughput is 5Gbps. PCI Express Gen 3.0 max throughput is 10Gbps.|
|System and Cable Requirements||Optional SATA power connector|
|PCI Express enabled computer or server with a PCI Express x4 slot or higher (x8, x16)|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||low-profile bracket|
|USB 3.1 card|
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Industry Standards||USB 3.1 Specification Rev. 1.0 |
USB Specification Rev. 2.0
PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 3.0
Intel xHCI Specification Rev. 1.1
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Rev. 1.0
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM2142|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)|
|Internal Ports||SATA Power (15 pin) Plug|
|External Ports||USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Female|
|USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps) Female|
|Connector Type(s)||PCI Express x4 Male|