• Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
  • Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
  • Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
  • Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
  • Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
  • Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
  • Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca
Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card   5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca

Inateck Pc Ie To Usb 3.0 7 Ports Expansion Card 5 Usb 3.0 Ports And 2 Rear Usb 3.0 Ports Express Ca

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  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 supports transfer rates of up to 5Gbps - The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected.
  • 7 Ports USB 3.0 downstream ports for standard desktop PCs; Support Hot Plug, Plug & Play; Support LPM, Low Energy Consumption.
  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7,Windows 8 and Window 10(32/64-bit); Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices.
  • With quick installation, this USB 3.0 PCI express Card offers a simple solution for your standard desktop PC. Enjoy copying videos, music, photos, data files at blazing fast speeds.
  • Notice: 1. It is necessary to connect the card to power supply of the PC. 2. For Windows XP/Vista Users, due to OS limitations, the real speed will be located between the level of USB 2.0 and 3.0

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Works well, except for 2 MAJOR problems Major Issues:1. Programs pinned from static external drives will show up with blank icons after windows 7 reboots, even if you rebuild iconcache.db2. Devices connected to this card will ALWAYS autoplay and search for contents on windows boot up sequence, unless you disable windows autoplay features completely.Work Arounds:1. Use the motherboard's on board USB 3.0 for drives with programs that you plan to pin to taskbar.2. Disable windows autorun feature completely. 1Doesn't workI'm IT Helpdesk, with 20 years exp, so this is unlikely a user error. The device doesn't work, and its too much hassle to return for its price. They didn't give my any hassle, just the act of shipping it, or driving to a Kohl's, isn't worth the 5 or so bucks I paid.Issue. Plugging in the power to the board, blows the breaker in my power supply on start. The power cables are in correctly, color to matching color. One of the 4 Molex wires came undone from the plug, so I had to re clamp it down/reset it, but that didn't resolve the issue. Having the PCI plugged in alone allows my computer to start, but has not worked for USB. Even for a USB thumb drive.I would like to assume that I have a one-off failed device, but I wouldn't buy this same thing again, because it makes me assume that it had no test validation before boxed at manufacturing. Not sure what I expected for this price, but I wouldn't buy the brand again.1Will not work with Windows 10 [anymore].I don't know who to blame or what to do with this card, which is now useless. After a recent Windows 10 Pro update (version 1803, OS build 17134.48) the card is no longer detected by Windows. It used to work okay, now it's basically a brick. I tried reseating the card, ensuring the external power was good, uninstalling and then trying to install 3 different drivers from the vendor's website (3.5.106.0, 3.6.8.0, and 3.8.33709.0) but they all stopped at the same point with the same error, which is "Fresco Logic USB3 Host Controller is not found!". A quick search on Google shows that many folks have experienced the same issue since this recent Windows update. I contacted the manufacturer, and their response was basically, and I'm paraphrasing, "contact Microsoft and see if they'll change their OS so it'll be supported again, or... try to use this in another computer running a different OS". That's not an option for me. Bummer.1Works great and works in Multi-Card setup. Beware of newer drivers though (update) I managed to get two of these cards installed on my ASUS Z-97 Pro motherboard. Both work well and now I have 10 external USB 3.0 ports and 4 internal USB 3.0 ports.I use the internal ports for things such as USB Bluetooth dongle, Logitech USB receiver (mouse, keyboard), a small hard drive mounted inside my PC case. The external ports work flawlessly and I've had no problems with them.If you have a motherboard similar to the ASUS Z-97 Pro and have a SATA drive plugged into the internal SATA Express port, then note that one of your PCIe slots will not function and you will not be able to use that PCIe slot as the SATA Express drive is taking up the data lane for that PCIe slot. This can be very frustrating if you aren't aware of this situation .To install one card it is straight forward and pretty much self explanatory. To install multiple cards you will need an open PCIe (and functioning) slot for each additional card and a power supply. I suggest a multi-SATA power cable. Before installing the second card, if you haven't already installed the first card do so and install the drivers and make sure it is working, then turn off the computer and slot in the second card and turn on the computer. You do not need to install the drivers again. The original drivers for the first card should recognize and configure the second card as well. You might receive a minor error while the computer is configuring the drivers for the second card. It shouldn't affect the functioning of the card.During the installation of the second card, once I turned on my computer, my computer automatically recognized the card and installed drivers for it automatically (which were the same drivers already installed and hence the error).Once you have the second card working, verify both cards are functioning properly.I don't think the drivers were really designed for multiple cards in mind, but they seem to work under Windows 7 64-bit no problem. As for Windows 10 I don't know.I deducted a star from my review because the drivers haven't been updated since 2014 and are likely out of date, especially for Windows 10.So, that is my experience with multi-card installation and my two cards are identical cards with identical chipsets. Using different cards with differing chipsets might yield differing results.I hope this helps anyone trying to get two or more cards working.---------------update---------------------------As of yesterday (1/27/17) after updating the drivers ( to 3.6.9.0 8/2/16), the external ports (all 5 ports on both cards) no longer work. The internal ports (2 on each card) still work fine, but no external ports work at all. Trying to diagnose the issue. I will update when and if I find a fix.--------------update -----------------------------After some tinkering with the cards (installing and uninstalling and restarting the computer a few dozen times) I was able to determine the cause of the problem. It appears that when I updated the drivers to version 3.6.9.0 8/2/16 that the old drivers were left behind and still active. I imagine some sort of conflict was being caused with the old drivers and new drivers trying to control the same cards at the same time. Anyhow, the solution I found was to user Driver Boost 4 to uninstall all the drivers (old and new) (while removing the drivers you will find about 7 per card and they all contain the name 'Frisco' in their description). Once all the drivers were removed I removed both cards from my PCI slots and started my computer absent of the cards. Then registry cleaned my registry to get rid of any lingering registry entries. I then shut down the computer, and installed only one card then turned on the computer. Once the desktop appeared the card was present but no drivers could be found for it. That was a positive sign. So I installed the newest drivers again (3.6.9.0). I removed all the USB cables from the external ports and reconnected them one by one and they came back to life and all my devices worked.For the second card, I then shut down the computer and installed the second card (connecting power and placing in a seperate PCI slot). Then I restarted the computer. Once the desktop came up the computer automatically installed the drivers for the second card as it recognized that it uses the identical drivers to the first card. I connected my USB cables to the second card and everything worked as expected.So, the cards are very good, however, for some reason the new drivers did not uninstall the old drivers properly and that is what caused my problems. 5Added a few more years to an aging PC This is a great upgrade for my old X58 based workstation. I hate to buy a new pc just for some updated interfaces. This old thing is still a 6 core Xeon that performs very well.Comes with the power cables which is useful. The connectors in my case wouldn't reach so the SATA power slitter was a handy extension.Having to connect the power is a huge bonus for attaching devices. I have a USB 2.0 Blu-Ray drive that wouldn't behave right if it wasn't on the right port on the motherboard and even then it was flaky as it drew too much power. On this card, it operates reliably and having a 2.0 device on with 2.0 didn't slow anything down that I saw.All at the same time I was able to do2 4tb Seagate External Drives copying at 130MB/s1 240GB V300 SSD writing at 188MB/S in an Inateck enclosureTotal throughput of 448MB/s USB 3 theoretically tops out at 640MB/s when you consider overhead and PCI-E x1 2.0 limit of 500MB/s I'm very happy.Couple notes for performance.Make sure it is installed in at least a PCI-E 2.0 slot if you have one on a 1.0 slot you will be limited to 250MB/sDownload the drivers from the internet or use the CD. This thing was not performing up to speed and after installing the drivers there was a huge boost. 5since the Oculus compatibility tool doesn't like my motherboard's USB 3I got this card for VR, since the Oculus compatibility tool doesn't like my motherboard's USB 3.0 ports. The card works perfectly well, and passes the Oculus compatibility test. Do NOT toss the CD away though. Windows 10 installed drivers for it on its own, but they didn't work for me. I had a bizarre problem with an external hard drive, which had horrible transfer rates when copying files TO it (~5 MB/s), but perfectly good ones when copying FROM it (90+ MB/s). The problem went away after installing the "Red card" drivers on the CD.In order to use the two internal USB ports on the card as front USB ports, I bought this: Amebay 5.25 Inch Front Panel USB Hub with 2 USB 3.0 Ports 20 Pin Connector & 2ft Adapter Cable, and this: uxcell 27cm Blue USB 3.0 A Male to Male 19 Pin Header Slot Adapter Cable, BUT you can skip the cable if you get the card with the internal 20-pin connector instead: Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 5-Port PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Mini PCI-E USB 3.0 Hub Controller Adapter, with Internal USB 3.0 20-PIN Connector - Expand Another Two USB 3.0 Ports5If you're having OCULUS problems, this is a MUST HAVE!If you're having random Oculus crashes it may be your USB controllers, not the ports. Since the get go, I loved my Oculus but I get random errors like crashes, sensor drop-off, and loss of audio. It turns out my USB controllers were being overloaded.Oculus hardware moves a lot of data continually, each sensor moves approx ~76mb/s. With two, you are moving around 152mb/s and that's not including the headset! A typical USB 3.0 controller can move a maximum of 400mb/s total. Depending on how many other devices you have hooked on USB 3.0 (headphones, hard drives, peripherals) you may be over the data or power limit of your USB 3.0 controller. Oculus actually RECOMMENDS a maximum of 2 sensors per controller. They recommend using 2 sensors on USB 3.0 and 1 on USB 2.0 because the USB 2.0 is on a separate controller. However with USB 2.0, you are limiting the amount of data transfer as USB 2.0 maxes out around 30mb/s.Hence, this card is recommended by Oculus. This is not JUST extra ports but also has a separate USB 3.0 controller so safely expand your USB 3.0 ports as well expand your maximum data transfer. Installation was easy. Just plug into an empty PCI-E port, attach the power cable (either molex or SATA) and download the newest drivers on the website and restart your computer. With this little card I can use my Oculus at full speed. I can even expand my Oculus by added a third sensor for room-scale tracking and getting rid of the pesky blind spot in the rear!5USB 2.0 Speeds . So far, it simply doesn't work.I am getting USB 2.0 speeds, no matter what I do. I installed the drivers it came with, I downloaded newer drivers from Fresco's website, looked for settings in the bios,... nothing works.Windows 7 Ultimate(64)HP Compaq 6005 Pro MicrotowerIf I find a way to resolve the problem, I will update my review. (Mar-22-2019 at 05:21:41PM): Turns out, installation of this card wrecked ALL of my usb drives, so its worse than I thought. I essentually paid you, so that I could break my own computer. Cool. ( - - ): Still no joy. Drivers sporadically turn off, so you have to reinstall then, EVERY TIME. Has still, NEVER reached anywhere close to USB 3.0 speeds. , . 1Works with oculus but use windows driver insteadI bought this specifically for the Oculus Rift as thats what Oculus has on the website to get. I contacted the inateck and asked if this would be able to run all my sensors and they said it would no problem. I just installed it along with the latest drivers and I have nothing but problems with this card. Motion controllers are lagging beyond belief. After doing research it turns out this is a major problem with this card and a ton of people have this problem. If you are looking for USB for the oculus rift stay away from this card!Update: So Microsoft has released a new set of drivers for this card in its fall creators update. Make sure you uninstall the drivers from inateck, restart the computer and then run Windows update to install the drivers. After doing this everything now runs perfectly and I can now recommend this card again.5Solid USB Expansion Card, Once Installed In summary, I recommend the Inateck USB 3.0 expansion card.Overall Design: ABuild Quality: AInstallation: DValue: BI purchased this expansion card to add additional USB 3.0 ports to support an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality game setup. I'm running three sensors and the headset and it's easy to saturate the USB controller on the PC motherboard. This card adds a second controller. The card was relatively inexpensive, appears to be well designed/manufactured and was well packaged.My only complaints had to do with the installation. The (English version) of the instructions skip an important step: connecting the power cable. The card has a SATA 15-pin connector on it that is intended to be connected to a SATA power cable from your power supply. The included "Y" cables are needed only if you don't have a free SATA power connection and need to share one with an existing drive.After installing the driver from the included DVD and rebooting, my computer (Windows 10 64-bit, Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero Z390 motherboard) only saw the card as a USB 2.0 controller. I was able to download a newer driver from the Inateck.com web site that, once installed, did work correctly. The DVD driver was dated 7/2015. The inateck.com driver was dated 9/2018. 4This Is The One To Get...!Unlike other PCIe USB 3.0 cards that I've tried (4 others) this one works...!I have 2 computers, one running XP SP3 and one running Win 7 SP1, and this card works on both of them.I have 4 Western Digital external hard drives connected to these computers which can utilize USB 3.0, and after a couple of years of using them with the USB 2.0 ports these machines are equipped with, I wanted to realize the faster transfer rates that are available via USB 3.0.I tried a number of different cards from different manufacturers, and had problems with each. Then I came across someone's review who's experience was similar to mine, but had installed a PCI-e adapter in a friends machine that worked great. Upon further investigation, he discovered that his friends USB 3.0 adapter had a "FRESCO" chipset, while the cards he had been trying had NEC chipsets.When I inspected the cards that I had purchased, I was surprised to find they all had NEC chipsets. So, I wrote to Inatek support and asked which of their cards had FRESCO chipsets. I was told all of their cards with green circuit boards had NEC chipsets, and all of their cards with red circuit boards had Fresco chipsets. There are two cards for the PC KT-4004 which is a cordless card, and the KTU3FR-4P which is a powered card, they told me. They also mentioned that the KTU3FR-4P would be more stable, as it would receive auxiliary power from the computers power supply. So, I opted for the powered card, as after trying so many other cards I wanted to give this card every possibility of working properly.I ordered one card first, and after it arrived and was installed, I went to the manufacturers website and downloaded the latest driver and installed it. Once the computer recognized the PCI-e USB 3.0 adapter, I started connected my external hard drives.The first thing I noticed was that rather than the normal "connect and " that I was accustomed to, the was nearly instantaneous. On that first computer I had 3 of my external drives connected, and with each one of them, as soon as the USB cable was connected to the card, it was nearly instantaneous that the "ding" of the bell indicating a USB device had been detected rang, rather than the old second or two delay I was used to with USB 2.0.The next thing I noticed after all of my drives were connected, was that the performance of the entire machine seemed faster. Every menu opened quicker, every folder I clicked on responded faster. After a few minutes of noticing how much more responsive the entire computer seemed to be, it occurred to me just why this might be. If you've ever had more than one hard drive connected to your computer, and one of them begins running out of space, you'll notice your entire computers performance slowing down. If you get to where you only have 1 or 2% of space left on one of your drives, your computer will slow to a crawl. Once you delete or move some files off of that drive and get it back to about 10% free space, or even better 25% free space, your performance will pick back up again, as the computer can access the drives index faster once again. Going from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 increases the speed at which your computer can access these external drives indexes, as well, and hence the performance increase.I ordered a 2nd card for my XP machine after this, and again, it worked just great.If you've tried other PCI-e USB 3.0 adapters that haven't worked, do yourself a favor and give this one a try.I had poor results with every other card I tried until I found out about the difference in the chipsets, and set out to get a card with the "fresco" chipset on it. I've got this installed in two different machines now, and they both work like champs.I have no doubt if you get this card your headaches will be over, and you'll be just as happy as I now am.P.S. Measure the distance from the SATA connector you'll be using to the PCI-e slot. You may want to pick up an 8" or 12" SATA Power Extension Cable at the same time you order this. Even though it comes with a SATA splitter, you may need a little more cable if the distance is more than a few inches, as I did.5STAY AWAY: 2 out of 7 ports workI bought the Inateck Superspeed 7 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card - 5 USB 3.0 Ports and 2 Rear USB 3.0 Ports Express on Feb. 29th 2016. I installed the card and drivers and connected 2 usb hard drives which worked fine. My mistake was not testing to see if each usb port was working. Fast forward to a couple days ago when I bought another usb hd for my Plex server and all the other ports, (5) would not work when I plugged the hd in. I tried a usb stick, phone cable to see if I was getting power and nothing. I contacted customer support and explained the issue but since it is out of warranty I can't get a replacement. This tells me that the card is cheaply made and will fail in the long run. I'm thankful none of my hard drives were damaged. I will be purchasing another brand. Stay away.1WIN10 Users READ THISThis card works with WIN 10. I had originally rated this product as 1-star because it initially did not work with my WIN10 machine. However after receiving phenomenal support form the vendor, I got it to work. The box comes with a CD which directs you to the Inateck website. Once there you have to search for your product to download the driver. At the time of this posting, 2 drivers were listed, but neither specified the applicable OS thus I did not use either driver. Rationale for my decision was that it was stated that if you had WIN10, you did not need to install any driver -- this is not true! (read below). If not loading the driver, the Device Manager only showed a generic USB 3.0 HUB.Here was THE FIX recommended by the vendor:1. Connect the card to the power supply using the included cables (and applicable connectors inside your PC). NOTE: My previous card (although it had a power port) did not require the power supply connection. This card however does require use of the power supply port. Once connected, a green LED illuminates on the card.2. Download/install driver ver-3.8.33709.0" from Inateck official website. NOTE: After installing the driver, my Device Manager indicated a specific (vs generic) 3.0 USB Hub.YES, I RECOMMEND THIS CARD.Good luck with your application.5Some tips for Windows 10 Oculus Rift owners...Others covered off on this, so here's my experiences:1. Installation is fairly straightforward. There should be a slot to put this on your motherboard, find a matching cable from the power supply to connect to. If you've never messed inside your computer, don't be scared. Just make sure you unplug the power cord from your computer before doing ANYTHING, remove any static electricity from your body (tap a metal object in the room, for instance), and make sure not to unplug anything inside the computer when moving around. Close everything up, re-plug the computer.2. Don't use the install CD - it's woefully out of date. The correct drivers are on the Inateck site, the ones ending in 'a' (the one BELOW the manual). I had some issues installing these, but eventually they took. I don't know how/why the struggles took place (I received some driver errors), but patience is a virtue...?3. Reboot your machine after driver install.4. You can plug the Oculus sensor/s in this...I have two...just NOT the headset. Also, if you're using any type of USB extension cables you may be out of luck. Personally, my headset kept dropping when plugged into this versus directly into the motherboard. Zero issues with the two sensors I have.5. Check Device Manager (per Inateck) instructions, also Oculus Device info (under Settings) to ensure everything is working properly. If done according to Step 4, everything should state USB 3.0 connectivity. If something isn't working, odds are the card isn't seated properly, ditto cable to power supply, or you accidentally pulled something out when installing. In short: easy fix, don't panic. :)When in doubt, reboot. Any new card/hardware can be funky. Reboots, driver re/installs often fix...and require yet another.Finally...6. Install the free Oculus Tray Tool. The Fresco chipset on this tends to power down USB ports (read: sensors!) at the worst of times. This tool eliminates this by turning off the irritating power saver.4Beware this card shouldn't be purchased it barley works and is more of a headache than anything. This card is a pile of junk. I have tried and tried to get it working and some days it works the next day it keeps making sounds like something is connected to It. Constant error, The drivers are terrible I don't know if the card is even working half the time because I had to purchase an external USB The NOISE Is driving me insane it is constantly saying something plugged up then it is not.Also You can only have 2 slots you can plug anything else up to or it will constantly lose connections with other devices I got this for OCULUS and it isn't working for it. I have never been so frustrated with anything I like I have been with this card. 1Instructions were useless, installation was difficult, but card worksThe card works well and I recommend it, but installation was a unnecessarily painful, as several here have mentioned. I installed the card on a Dell Optiplex 790 running Windows 10.The first thing to do when you receive the card is take out the instructions and throw them away. They're almost completely wrong.You must connect the card to a power supply on your computer or the driver won't install (the instructions don't say this). That was a problem for me because the single SATA power supply plug in my computer was a long distance from the card slot. I had to buy an extension cable and wait for that to come in.The "Y" cable that comes with the card cautions you to ensure that the wire colors match when you plug it in to your computer's power source. That was impossible for me. The Y cable doesn't have an orange wire, and the supplied cable has a yellow wire. The "matching" wire in my computer was white. I figured that, since the plugs were compatible, it wouldn't matter, so I plugged it in and it worked. After a bit of research, I discovered that most devices don't need the 3.3V connection, which correspond to the orange wire, so they omit it. I never did figure out why Dell uses a white wire instead of a yellow one. That wire is supposed to carry 12V. The red wire carries 5V, which is what I think the card must require, and the red and black wires did match.Another customer here at Amazon said that Windows 10 would not install the driver automatically, and that he had to download version 3.8 of the driver and install it manually. I downloaded that version just in case I needed it, but Windows 10 did install the driver automatically for me! Device Manager in Windows lists the driver as "Fresco Logic USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft)". Perhaps there has been an update of some kind since that customer installed his or hers.So, I recommend the card, it works well, but installation was a hassle. I hope my experience helps others.4
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Works well, except for 2 MAJOR problems Major Issues:1. Programs pinned from static external drives will show up with blank icons after windows 7 reboots, even if you rebuild iconcache.db2. Devices connected to this card will ALWAYS autoplay and search for contents on windows boot up sequence, unless you disable windows autoplay features completely.Work Arounds:1. Use the motherboard's on board USB 3.0 for drives with programs that you plan to pin to taskbar.2. Disable windows autorun feature completely. 1Doesn't workI'm IT Helpdesk, with 20 years exp, so this is unlikely a user error. The device doesn't work, and its too much hassle to return for its price. They didn't give my any hassle, just the act of shipping it, or driving to a Kohl's, isn't worth the 5 or so bucks I paid.Issue. Plugging in the power to the board, blows the breaker in my power supply on start. The power cables are in correctly, color to matching color. One of the 4 Molex wires came undone from the plug, so I had to re clamp it down/reset it, but that didn't resolve the issue. Having the PCI plugged in alone allows my computer to start, but has not worked for USB. Even for a USB thumb drive.I would like to assume that I have a one-off failed device, but I wouldn't buy this same thing again, because it makes me assume that it had no test validation before boxed at manufacturing. Not sure what I expected for this price, but I wouldn't buy the brand again.1Will not work with Windows 10 [anymore].I don't know who to blame or what to do with this card, which is now useless. After a recent Windows 10 Pro update (version 1803, OS build 17134.48) the card is no longer detected by Windows. It used to work okay, now it's basically a brick. I tried reseating the card, ensuring the external power was good, uninstalling and then trying to install 3 different drivers from the vendor's website (3.5.106.0, 3.6.8.0, and 3.8.33709.0) but they all stopped at the same point with the same error, which is "Fresco Logic USB3 Host Controller is not found!". A quick search on Google shows that many folks have experienced the same issue since this recent Windows update. I contacted the manufacturer, and their response was basically, and I'm paraphrasing, "contact Microsoft and see if they'll change their OS so it'll be supported again, or... try to use this in another computer running a different OS". That's not an option for me. Bummer.1Works great and works in Multi-Card setup. Beware of newer drivers though (update) I managed to get two of these cards installed on my ASUS Z-97 Pro motherboard. Both work well and now I have 10 external USB 3.0 ports and 4 internal USB 3.0 ports.I use the internal ports for things such as USB Bluetooth dongle, Logitech USB receiver (mouse, keyboard), a small hard drive mounted inside my PC case. The external ports work flawlessly and I've had no problems with them.If you have a motherboard similar to the ASUS Z-97 Pro and have a SATA drive plugged into the internal SATA Express port, then note that one of your PCIe slots will not function and you will not be able to use that PCIe slot as the SATA Express drive is taking up the data lane for that PCIe slot. This can be very frustrating if you aren't aware of this situation .To install one card it is straight forward and pretty much self explanatory. To install multiple cards you will need an open PCIe (and functioning) slot for each additional card and a power supply. I suggest a multi-SATA power cable. Before installing the second card, if you haven't already installed the first card do so and install the drivers and make sure it is working, then turn off the computer and slot in the second card and turn on the computer. You do not need to install the drivers again. The original drivers for the first card should recognize and configure the second card as well. You might receive a minor error while the computer is configuring the drivers for the second card. It shouldn't affect the functioning of the card.During the installation of the second card, once I turned on my computer, my computer automatically recognized the card and installed drivers for it automatically (which were the same drivers already installed and hence the error).Once you have the second card working, verify both cards are functioning properly.I don't think the drivers were really designed for multiple cards in mind, but they seem to work under Windows 7 64-bit no problem. As for Windows 10 I don't know.I deducted a star from my review because the drivers haven't been updated since 2014 and are likely out of date, especially for Windows 10.So, that is my experience with multi-card installation and my two cards are identical cards with identical chipsets. Using different cards with differing chipsets might yield differing results.I hope this helps anyone trying to get two or more cards working.---------------update---------------------------As of yesterday (1/27/17) after updating the drivers ( to 3.6.9.0 8/2/16), the external ports (all 5 ports on both cards) no longer work. The internal ports (2 on each card) still work fine, but no external ports work at all. Trying to diagnose the issue. I will update when and if I find a fix.--------------update -----------------------------After some tinkering with the cards (installing and uninstalling and restarting the computer a few dozen times) I was able to determine the cause of the problem. It appears that when I updated the drivers to version 3.6.9.0 8/2/16 that the old drivers were left behind and still active. I imagine some sort of conflict was being caused with the old drivers and new drivers trying to control the same cards at the same time. Anyhow, the solution I found was to user Driver Boost 4 to uninstall all the drivers (old and new) (while removing the drivers you will find about 7 per card and they all contain the name 'Frisco' in their description). Once all the drivers were removed I removed both cards from my PCI slots and started my computer absent of the cards. Then registry cleaned my registry to get rid of any lingering registry entries. I then shut down the computer, and installed only one card then turned on the computer. Once the desktop appeared the card was present but no drivers could be found for it. That was a positive sign. So I installed the newest drivers again (3.6.9.0). I removed all the USB cables from the external ports and reconnected them one by one and they came back to life and all my devices worked.For the second card, I then shut down the computer and installed the second card (connecting power and placing in a seperate PCI slot). Then I restarted the computer. Once the desktop came up the computer automatically installed the drivers for the second card as it recognized that it uses the identical drivers to the first card. I connected my USB cables to the second card and everything worked as expected.So, the cards are very good, however, for some reason the new drivers did not uninstall the old drivers properly and that is what caused my problems. 5Added a few more years to an aging PC This is a great upgrade for my old X58 based workstation. I hate to buy a new pc just for some updated interfaces. This old thing is still a 6 core Xeon that performs very well.Comes with the power cables which is useful. The connectors in my case wouldn't reach so the SATA power slitter was a handy extension.Having to connect the power is a huge bonus for attaching devices. I have a USB 2.0 Blu-Ray drive that wouldn't behave right if it wasn't on the right port on the motherboard and even then it was flaky as it drew too much power. On this card, it operates reliably and having a 2.0 device on with 2.0 didn't slow anything down that I saw.All at the same time I was able to do2 4tb Seagate External Drives copying at 130MB/s1 240GB V300 SSD writing at 188MB/S in an Inateck enclosureTotal throughput of 448MB/s USB 3 theoretically tops out at 640MB/s when you consider overhead and PCI-E x1 2.0 limit of 500MB/s I'm very happy.Couple notes for performance.Make sure it is installed in at least a PCI-E 2.0 slot if you have one on a 1.0 slot you will be limited to 250MB/sDownload the drivers from the internet or use the CD. This thing was not performing up to speed and after installing the drivers there was a huge boost. 5since the Oculus compatibility tool doesn't like my motherboard's USB 3I got this card for VR, since the Oculus compatibility tool doesn't like my motherboard's USB 3.0 ports. The card works perfectly well, and passes the Oculus compatibility test. Do NOT toss the CD away though. Windows 10 installed drivers for it on its own, but they didn't work for me. I had a bizarre problem with an external hard drive, which had horrible transfer rates when copying files TO it (~5 MB/s), but perfectly good ones when copying FROM it (90+ MB/s). The problem went away after installing the "Red card" drivers on the CD.In order to use the two internal USB ports on the card as front USB ports, I bought this: Amebay 5.25 Inch Front Panel USB Hub with 2 USB 3.0 Ports 20 Pin Connector & 2ft Adapter Cable, and this: uxcell 27cm Blue USB 3.0 A Male to Male 19 Pin Header Slot Adapter Cable, BUT you can skip the cable if you get the card with the internal 20-pin connector instead: Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 5-Port PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Mini PCI-E USB 3.0 Hub Controller Adapter, with Internal USB 3.0 20-PIN Connector - Expand Another Two USB 3.0 Ports5If you're having OCULUS problems, this is a MUST HAVE!If you're having random Oculus crashes it may be your USB controllers, not the ports. Since the get go, I loved my Oculus but I get random errors like crashes, sensor drop-off, and loss of audio. It turns out my USB controllers were being overloaded.Oculus hardware moves a lot of data continually, each sensor moves approx ~76mb/s. With two, you are moving around 152mb/s and that's not including the headset! A typical USB 3.0 controller can move a maximum of 400mb/s total. Depending on how many other devices you have hooked on USB 3.0 (headphones, hard drives, peripherals) you may be over the data or power limit of your USB 3.0 controller. Oculus actually RECOMMENDS a maximum of 2 sensors per controller. They recommend using 2 sensors on USB 3.0 and 1 on USB 2.0 because the USB 2.0 is on a separate controller. However with USB 2.0, you are limiting the amount of data transfer as USB 2.0 maxes out around 30mb/s.Hence, this card is recommended by Oculus. This is not JUST extra ports but also has a separate USB 3.0 controller so safely expand your USB 3.0 ports as well expand your maximum data transfer. Installation was easy. Just plug into an empty PCI-E port, attach the power cable (either molex or SATA) and download the newest drivers on the website and restart your computer. With this little card I can use my Oculus at full speed. I can even expand my Oculus by added a third sensor for room-scale tracking and getting rid of the pesky blind spot in the rear!5USB 2.0 Speeds . So far, it simply doesn't work.I am getting USB 2.0 speeds, no matter what I do. I installed the drivers it came with, I downloaded newer drivers from Fresco's website, looked for settings in the bios,... nothing works.Windows 7 Ultimate(64)HP Compaq 6005 Pro MicrotowerIf I find a way to resolve the problem, I will update my review. (Mar-22-2019 at 05:21:41PM): Turns out, installation of this card wrecked ALL of my usb drives, so its worse than I thought. I essentually paid you, so that I could break my own computer. Cool. ( - - ): Still no joy. Drivers sporadically turn off, so you have to reinstall then, EVERY TIME. Has still, NEVER reached anywhere close to USB 3.0 speeds. , . 1Works with oculus but use windows driver insteadI bought this specifically for the Oculus Rift as thats what Oculus has on the website to get. I contacted the inateck and asked if this would be able to run all my sensors and they said it would no problem. I just installed it along with the latest drivers and I have nothing but problems with this card. Motion controllers are lagging beyond belief. After doing research it turns out this is a major problem with this card and a ton of people have this problem. If you are looking for USB for the oculus rift stay away from this card!Update: So Microsoft has released a new set of drivers for this card in its fall creators update. Make sure you uninstall the drivers from inateck, restart the computer and then run Windows update to install the drivers. After doing this everything now runs perfectly and I can now recommend this card again.5Solid USB Expansion Card, Once Installed In summary, I recommend the Inateck USB 3.0 expansion card.Overall Design: ABuild Quality: AInstallation: DValue: BI purchased this expansion card to add additional USB 3.0 ports to support an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality game setup. I'm running three sensors and the headset and it's easy to saturate the USB controller on the PC motherboard. This card adds a second controller. The card was relatively inexpensive, appears to be well designed/manufactured and was well packaged.My only complaints had to do with the installation. The (English version) of the instructions skip an important step: connecting the power cable. The card has a SATA 15-pin connector on it that is intended to be connected to a SATA power cable from your power supply. The included "Y" cables are needed only if you don't have a free SATA power connection and need to share one with an existing drive.After installing the driver from the included DVD and rebooting, my computer (Windows 10 64-bit, Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero Z390 motherboard) only saw the card as a USB 2.0 controller. I was able to download a newer driver from the Inateck.com web site that, once installed, did work correctly. The DVD driver was dated 7/2015. The inateck.com driver was dated 9/2018. 4This Is The One To Get...!Unlike other PCIe USB 3.0 cards that I've tried (4 others) this one works...!I have 2 computers, one running XP SP3 and one running Win 7 SP1, and this card works on both of them.I have 4 Western Digital external hard drives connected to these computers which can utilize USB 3.0, and after a couple of years of using them with the USB 2.0 ports these machines are equipped with, I wanted to realize the faster transfer rates that are available via USB 3.0.I tried a number of different cards from different manufacturers, and had problems with each. Then I came across someone's review who's experience was similar to mine, but had installed a PCI-e adapter in a friends machine that worked great. Upon further investigation, he discovered that his friends USB 3.0 adapter had a "FRESCO" chipset, while the cards he had been trying had NEC chipsets.When I inspected the cards that I had purchased, I was surprised to find they all had NEC chipsets. So, I wrote to Inatek support and asked which of their cards had FRESCO chipsets. I was told all of their cards with green circuit boards had NEC chipsets, and all of their cards with red circuit boards had Fresco chipsets. There are two cards for the PC KT-4004 which is a cordless card, and the KTU3FR-4P which is a powered card, they told me. They also mentioned that the KTU3FR-4P would be more stable, as it would receive auxiliary power from the computers power supply. So, I opted for the powered card, as after trying so many other cards I wanted to give this card every possibility of working properly.I ordered one card first, and after it arrived and was installed, I went to the manufacturers website and downloaded the latest driver and installed it. Once the computer recognized the PCI-e USB 3.0 adapter, I started connected my external hard drives.The first thing I noticed was that rather than the normal "connect and " that I was accustomed to, the was nearly instantaneous. On that first computer I had 3 of my external drives connected, and with each one of them, as soon as the USB cable was connected to the card, it was nearly instantaneous that the "ding" of the bell indicating a USB device had been detected rang, rather than the old second or two delay I was used to with USB 2.0.The next thing I noticed after all of my drives were connected, was that the performance of the entire machine seemed faster. Every menu opened quicker, every folder I clicked on responded faster. After a few minutes of noticing how much more responsive the entire computer seemed to be, it occurred to me just why this might be. If you've ever had more than one hard drive connected to your computer, and one of them begins running out of space, you'll notice your entire computers performance slowing down. If you get to where you only have 1 or 2% of space left on one of your drives, your computer will slow to a crawl. Once you delete or move some files off of that drive and get it back to about 10% free space, or even better 25% free space, your performance will pick back up again, as the computer can access the drives index faster once again. Going from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 increases the speed at which your computer can access these external drives indexes, as well, and hence the performance increase.I ordered a 2nd card for my XP machine after this, and again, it worked just great.If you've tried other PCI-e USB 3.0 adapters that haven't worked, do yourself a favor and give this one a try.I had poor results with every other card I tried until I found out about the difference in the chipsets, and set out to get a card with the "fresco" chipset on it. I've got this installed in two different machines now, and they both work like champs.I have no doubt if you get this card your headaches will be over, and you'll be just as happy as I now am.P.S. Measure the distance from the SATA connector you'll be using to the PCI-e slot. You may want to pick up an 8" or 12" SATA Power Extension Cable at the same time you order this. Even though it comes with a SATA splitter, you may need a little more cable if the distance is more than a few inches, as I did.5STAY AWAY: 2 out of 7 ports workI bought the Inateck Superspeed 7 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card - 5 USB 3.0 Ports and 2 Rear USB 3.0 Ports Express on Feb. 29th 2016. I installed the card and drivers and connected 2 usb hard drives which worked fine. My mistake was not testing to see if each usb port was working. Fast forward to a couple days ago when I bought another usb hd for my Plex server and all the other ports, (5) would not work when I plugged the hd in. I tried a usb stick, phone cable to see if I was getting power and nothing. I contacted customer support and explained the issue but since it is out of warranty I can't get a replacement. This tells me that the card is cheaply made and will fail in the long run. I'm thankful none of my hard drives were damaged. I will be purchasing another brand. Stay away.1WIN10 Users READ THISThis card works with WIN 10. I had originally rated this product as 1-star because it initially did not work with my WIN10 machine. However after receiving phenomenal support form the vendor, I got it to work. The box comes with a CD which directs you to the Inateck website. Once there you have to search for your product to download the driver. At the time of this posting, 2 drivers were listed, but neither specified the applicable OS thus I did not use either driver. Rationale for my decision was that it was stated that if you had WIN10, you did not need to install any driver -- this is not true! (read below). If not loading the driver, the Device Manager only showed a generic USB 3.0 HUB.Here was THE FIX recommended by the vendor:1. Connect the card to the power supply using the included cables (and applicable connectors inside your PC). NOTE: My previous card (although it had a power port) did not require the power supply connection. This card however does require use of the power supply port. Once connected, a green LED illuminates on the card.2. Download/install driver ver-3.8.33709.0" from Inateck official website. NOTE: After installing the driver, my Device Manager indicated a specific (vs generic) 3.0 USB Hub.YES, I RECOMMEND THIS CARD.Good luck with your application.5Some tips for Windows 10 Oculus Rift owners...Others covered off on this, so here's my experiences:1. Installation is fairly straightforward. There should be a slot to put this on your motherboard, find a matching cable from the power supply to connect to. If you've never messed inside your computer, don't be scared. Just make sure you unplug the power cord from your computer before doing ANYTHING, remove any static electricity from your body (tap a metal object in the room, for instance), and make sure not to unplug anything inside the computer when moving around. Close everything up, re-plug the computer.2. Don't use the install CD - it's woefully out of date. The correct drivers are on the Inateck site, the ones ending in 'a' (the one BELOW the manual). I had some issues installing these, but eventually they took. I don't know how/why the struggles took place (I received some driver errors), but patience is a virtue...?3. Reboot your machine after driver install.4. You can plug the Oculus sensor/s in this...I have two...just NOT the headset. Also, if you're using any type of USB extension cables you may be out of luck. Personally, my headset kept dropping when plugged into this versus directly into the motherboard. Zero issues with the two sensors I have.5. Check Device Manager (per Inateck) instructions, also Oculus Device info (under Settings) to ensure everything is working properly. If done according to Step 4, everything should state USB 3.0 connectivity. If something isn't working, odds are the card isn't seated properly, ditto cable to power supply, or you accidentally pulled something out when installing. In short: easy fix, don't panic. :)When in doubt, reboot. Any new card/hardware can be funky. Reboots, driver re/installs often fix...and require yet another.Finally...6. Install the free Oculus Tray Tool. The Fresco chipset on this tends to power down USB ports (read: sensors!) at the worst of times. This tool eliminates this by turning off the irritating power saver.4Beware this card shouldn't be purchased it barley works and is more of a headache than anything. This card is a pile of junk. I have tried and tried to get it working and some days it works the next day it keeps making sounds like something is connected to It. Constant error, The drivers are terrible I don't know if the card is even working half the time because I had to purchase an external USB The NOISE Is driving me insane it is constantly saying something plugged up then it is not.Also You can only have 2 slots you can plug anything else up to or it will constantly lose connections with other devices I got this for OCULUS and it isn't working for it. I have never been so frustrated with anything I like I have been with this card. 1Instructions were useless, installation was difficult, but card worksThe card works well and I recommend it, but installation was a unnecessarily painful, as several here have mentioned. I installed the card on a Dell Optiplex 790 running Windows 10.The first thing to do when you receive the card is take out the instructions and throw them away. They're almost completely wrong.You must connect the card to a power supply on your computer or the driver won't install (the instructions don't say this). That was a problem for me because the single SATA power supply plug in my computer was a long distance from the card slot. I had to buy an extension cable and wait for that to come in.The "Y" cable that comes with the card cautions you to ensure that the wire colors match when you plug it in to your computer's power source. That was impossible for me. The Y cable doesn't have an orange wire, and the supplied cable has a yellow wire. The "matching" wire in my computer was white. I figured that, since the plugs were compatible, it wouldn't matter, so I plugged it in and it worked. After a bit of research, I discovered that most devices don't need the 3.3V connection, which correspond to the orange wire, so they omit it. I never did figure out why Dell uses a white wire instead of a yellow one. That wire is supposed to carry 12V. The red wire carries 5V, which is what I think the card must require, and the red and black wires did match.Another customer here at Amazon said that Windows 10 would not install the driver automatically, and that he had to download version 3.8 of the driver and install it manually. I downloaded that version just in case I needed it, but Windows 10 did install the driver automatically for me! Device Manager in Windows lists the driver as "Fresco Logic USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft)". Perhaps there has been an update of some kind since that customer installed his or hers.So, I recommend the card, it works well, but installation was a hassle. I hope my experience helps others.4
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