• Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
  • Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
  • Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
  • Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
  • Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
  • Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
  • Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136
Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136

Syba USB 3.0 PCI-e Card Components SY-PEX20136

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  • Supports Simultaneous Operation of Multiple USB 3.0 USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 Devices
  • 4 External Ports, Supports 4 Downstream Ports for all Speeds
  • Etron EJ188H chipset; Molex 4-pin Power Connector
  • Single-lane (x1) PCI Express Throughput Rates up to 5Gbps
  • Fully Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 2.0
  • Supports 4 downstream ports for all speeds.
  • Molex power connector to provide extra power to the USB ports.
  • Single-lane (x1) PCI express 2.0 throughput rates up to 5Gbps.

Customer Reviews

Old chipset not worth itI ordered the SD-PEX20158 to use on my windows 10 pc. I was running into usb bandwidth issues with several ps3 eye webcams and a kinect v2. This card does not work with the kinect v2 but does work with two ps3 eyes. However my experience with the card has not been great. The card does not wake up properly and any usb device must be plugged back in every time you sleep/hibernate or shut off your pc. This was annoying so I rearranged my usb devices and instead used the card with some usb hubs. Everything was fine until one of the ports stops working after a reboot and requires some tinkering to get it working properly again. I've tried the default windows drivers and the old 2013 drivers and the problem is still there. I would not recommend this card.2Good for adding more USB 3.0 portsNeeded the driver disk for installation in Windows 7, Windows 10 has native drivers, so no disk needed. Works very well to power two additional front panel USB 3.0 ports. I couldn't boot a USB drive from this card, had to use the motherboard ports, as I believe the drivers have to be loaded for it to allow access to the added ports. Otherwise, no problems. Fast transfers, much faster than USB 2.0. Using it in a HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF, for which I had to order a power adapter cable; this card uses a Molex connector for power, and the PC had only SATA power connectors.5It's OKJust a quick update: The utility whose name I could not remember is HD_Speed. It is a free utility available from SteelBytes.com*******************************************************************************************************************************************************************Surprise, surprise. It delivers nowhere near the speeds it promised. 5 GB/s? Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!! You're killing me :- |Installation was simple, as I expected. I had to slightly modify the mounting bracket on the card (which required the judicious use of a pair of channel-locks). I bent the bracket upwards just a hair because when I screwed it down, the last peg of contacts pulled out of the PCIE x1 slot. Odd.A couple of points:*I did have to use the molex power connector, which required some creative re-wiring. The external would not recognize on my system until I did.*I also had to install the included drivers. Someone had posted they did not need the drivers but the card came up as unknown in my Device Manager.Strangely enough, I found 4 USB 2.0 ports I didn't remember I even had via the main board connection to a slot-mounted bracket. I removed it to free up the power connection. I 2also took advantage of the opportunity and cleaned a ton of dust out of my case and components.Here are my results. (Yours, of course, may differ)My desktop specs follow:Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 main boardIntel Q9550 Core2Quad CPU Overclocked to 3.5 GHz4 GB Kingston 800 MHz DDR2 RAM700 W PNY PSUWindows 7 SP1 64-bitI downloaded some little free utility, the name of which for the life of me I cannot remember (and now cannot even find on my system).I compared write tests between:1) (G: Drive) My brand new WD MyBook 2.0 TB USB 3.0 External2) (C: drive) WD Raptor 10K RPM SATA II 500 GB3) (F: drive) Seagate 5400 RPM SATA II 320 GBThe results:G: = max ~135 MB/s and ~109 MB/s averageC: = max ~170 MB/s and avg 131 MB/sF: = max 97 MB/s and avg 91 MB/sI did not compare it to a USB 2.0 port yet because I just really didn't feel like contorting myself again to get behind my tower.I also tested the same drives using WINSAT.exe in Windows 7. Once I figured out the syntax (it's been a very long time since I've used DOS for anything besides ipconfig) BTW from an Administrator Command Prompt it's: winsat disk -seq -write -n X :where "X" is the disk number you get from Disk Management.G: = 95 MB/sC: = 133 MB/sF: = 65 MB/sRead tests were ~5% slower on C: and G: but almost dead equal on F:. As you can see, other than the Raptor, WINSAT was not very kind. In "real" time (how long it SEEMS to take) the speed isn't too terribly bad. I'm in the process of backing everything up to reinstall a dual boot of 7 and 8 just for the hell of it. I'm even thinking of tri-booting with Ubuntu to just make my life really interesting.Anyway, F: is my music hard drive which contains just over 280 GB of my eclectic collection of just about every kind of music you could possibly want in .mp3, .flac and .ogg formats. That took about 40 minutes to move over to the external.My E: drive (WD Caviar SATA II 500 GB) has my movie collection (390 GB- ~70% AVI to 30% ISO) took just over an hour to migrate.In closing, all in all, it's OK. Not a great product but not horrible, either. Just like most things you buy nowadays, as long as you have reasonable expectations and don't buy into the hype, you won't be too disappointed.4Didn't work for meI chose to give the Syba SD-PEX20122 2 Port USB 3.0 with 19 Pin Header PCI-E x1 Card a shot in my Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (rev. 1.0) for two reasons:1. It's one of the few PCI-E USB 3.0 expansion cards that actually has a header that I can use to connect to the front USB ports. Most other cards have a USB port on the card itself which I find kinda useless since the header itself supports 2 ports instead of just 1.2. It's based on the VIA USB 3.0 host controller which is supposed to be more reliable than the NEC/Renesas that's on the Gigabyte MotherboardTo make a long story short... I couldn't get it to work with Windows 7 64-bit. One review on another very popular shopping site for computer components stated that the reviewer (who had the same mobo) had to upgrade to the Gigabyte UEFI BIOS to get it to work.I tried that and I had no luck. I tried various things like: disabling the onboard USB 3.0 ports, changing the BIOS and playing around with various combinations of the BIOS settings including xHCI and eHCI hand-offs.No matter what I tried it still wouldn't work. The expansion card was recognized by Windows but the peripherals I plugged in (USB 2.0 and USB 3.0) wouldn't work or even get power. I tried to different versions of the drivers (1.80A and 1.90A) but still no luck. There's always a possibility that the one I received was defective but I really didn't want to waste any more time on this and there are no signs that it was indeed defective.So it went back. Not recommended. USB 3.0 still seems to be in its infancy.1A great USB 3.0 addition to your buildSeems to be working fine, though it was just installed a few minutes ago! I almost didn't order this one based off of the 1 star review by "Paul" because I have the same motherboard as he and I was worried I would suffer a similar fate. Not so.I will say this: the mini disc that comes with the card didn't install the driver correctly. So I went to Syba's website for the driver and Windows finally gave me the green check mark (I'm also running Windows 7 x64). I plugged in my 3.0 extension and then a 3.0 flash drive and transferred a 100MB file. Done in a flash with barely a chance for the transfer file window to pop up.However, I cannot comment on the complete functionality as I have not yet used the internal 3.0 header, which is the main reason I got this card. My motherboard only has 1 USB 3.0 header, and it is currently used for my Corsair Carbide 300R front panel (which works beautifully as well). I will use the second header for a memory card reader with a 3.0 on the front, as soon as it gets delivered! I'll try to follow up on this review after I've tested out the card for awhile.Why I chose this card over the many now available:- It has a 3.0 internal 19 pin header, not an internal 3.0 hub.- It's printed on a black circuit board, so it matches my mobo and case and everything else ("black" is my theme)- It's slim and small- The price is very decentWhat would make it better:- Using a SATA power connection instead of the LP4... or at least including a cheap adapter- Including a better driver in the box??Overall, totally satisfied with this purchase so far, but time will tell (and then I'll tell you).UPDATE: 8 months later, no complaints with this product. I've purchased a second card for use in another build and it also worked flawlessly. Here's a tip for easy access to the latest driver (from the included instructions): visit www [dot] drivers [hyphen] download [dot] com, in the Drivers Search section, enter this Download Code: DL-0313102. Unzip and install, then do a restart. Enjoy!5Worked seamlessly out of the box Win 8 PRO + ASUS P8Z77V PremiumThis little gem of an adapter card worked seamlessly right out of the box. The drivers on the mini-CD in the box were surprisingly more current than those posted on the SYBA web site - by many months. I installed the adapter, which now gives me 2 USB 3 headers (one on my ASUS P8Z77V Premium MOBO and the other on this card). I attached an ATECH Pro 37U USB 3 media reader, which has a 19 pin cable on it to this adapter card. I checked with Station Drivers to ensure that I have the latest drivers and in fact the CD was correct and up-to-date.Note that I have all of the latest Windows 8 drivers installed on my system. I rebooted my machine expecting to be prompted to install drivers for the adapter from the CD. Nothing. I checked Device Manager and no yellow diamonds ... no error indicators. I plugged a Patriot USB 3 flash drive into the 2 ports on the card. It was immediately recognized and all of the files on it displayed. I HAD TO DO NOTHING - i.e. I did not install ANY drivers on Windows 8. Remarkable!My media reader (1 USB 3 port), my case (Cooler Master Storm Enforcer with 2 USB 3 ports), the SYBA card (2 USB 3 ports), and the USB 3 hub on my ASUS P248Q (4 ports).When everything seems to be working - out of the box and without error, I'm not going to mess with any drivers. Just savor the moment.SYBA... update your web site with the latest drivers and do us all a favor: post the date when you put the drivers on the site and state the version, release, and modification levels of the code..... PLEASE! I don't like chasing chipset manufacturers, Microsoft, et al. to ensure I'm current with my drivers. For that reason: 4 stars... not a perfect 5.4Only brand of USB-3 PCIe card that worked with my old PC but lots of trial & error to make it work.Hardware - excellent; Syba customer service - nothing after two days.After trying three different brands, Syba was the one that finally worked on my 2012 H61 chipset-based PC under Windows 10 but it was trial and error and took several steps:1. First, I updated the BIOS in my older PC2. After installing the card and drivers, the Device Manager showed that "the card did not start"3. Then, I entered BIOS and disabled the onboard USB, thinking that it may help. Rebooted and the card was "working normally" in Device Manger. However, the USB 3.0 ports didn't work.4. Finally, I attached the power cable to the PCIe card, renabled onboard USB and rebooted. That was the solution; the USB 3.0 ports need the extra power; all the 8 onboard USB 2.0 ports also work.Windows 10 had no problem finding drivers but I also did an "update driver" with the latest Renasas (ex-NEC) drivers from their site.The lesson is that older chipsets and BIOS versions may not be fully compatible with some PCIe USB 3.0 cards, and the BIOS may need tweaking according to your specific system. Unfortunately, one has to be a bit tech-savvy, searching on fora (forums) for solutions as Syba Customer Service seem to be unavailable in a timely fashion (no reply after two days).4Card installed easily, but the drivers on the disc didn't work ...Card installed easily, but the drivers on the disc didn't work with my USB device at all (AV.io 4K capture). Uninstalling them and reverting to the Microsoft default drivers partially fixed the problem, and I was able to see that the device was performing at the bandwidth I needed it to for 4K capture, unlike my other USB 3.0 ports, but unfortunately the card seems to be incompatible with the audio portion of my capture device. I've found a really complicated workaround to solve that, but it's more work than it needs to be for something that should be so simple. I've found newer drivers online and they have the same problem as the drivers on the disc. While the card appears to have the bandwidth I needed, it doesn't work 100% with the device I bought it for, so I have to give it 3 stars.3Does what its to supposed to do but with some issuesCard installs easily into a PCI-E slot. But the OS does not have the card's drivers and the included CD drivers do not work (for Windows 7 anyway) . The drivers can be found on the manufacturers web site.There are two ways to access the USB 3.0 slots, directly on the card and/or by attaching a 19 pin cable (i.e. to case front USB slots). The USB slots on the card itself work fine. The 19 pin header is not very snug and the cable slips off easily3So far so good...Works as expected. The CD that came with the product is in a "8cm" format, not like your regular 700MB CD, so it may or may not fit in your disk tray. I listened to Vinayak and didn't even bother to use the CD anyways and directly downloaded the drivers from the via-labs site(should be in v2.10B, 66.5 MB file size, ZIP format). The box does not provide any cables of any sort so you better have a molex connector somewhere (yes you can convert SATA to Molex or split your SATA and then use a SATA-Molex converter; I will put links below)Tech Talk/Specs (mainly for ppl that don't understand transfer speeds):Performance is not that great, due to my PCI-E x1 being v1.0/1.1 which gives the theoretical max speed of *2.5 Gbps rather than 5 Gbps for USB 3.0. If my motherboard were to have PCI-E v2.0+ slots, then I should approach 5 Gbps. However, this USB 3.0 card does improve the performance of USB 2.0 speeds, even if by a little bit (tested with CrystalMark). I am currently using the back port (the one next to the molex) for a bluetooth dongle so it doesn't waste space. Installation of this card should have taken less than 3 minutes, but my card guard (I guess I could have removed that useless thing) kept pushing the card down in an awkward position so it took me about 20 minutes to place it in a good position.*2.5 Gbps = ~0.31 GBps AND 5 Gbps = ~0.625 GBpsGbps = gigaBIT per second, GBps = gigaBYTE per second-We use Gbps/Mbps/Kbps (and possibly Tbps in the future) mainly in link/network speeds, e.g. your connection is rated at 100 Mbps.-We use GBps/MBps/KBps (usually noted as GB/s , MB/s , KB/s) in file transfers, e.g. moving files from computer to flash drive/external hard drive.SATA Splitter: StarTech.com PYO2SATA 6in SATA Power Y Splitter Cable Adapter - M/FSATA TO 2x MOLEX: KingWin SATA Power Adapter Cable (SAC-05)SATA TO 1x MOLEX: C2G / Cables to Go 10149 ATA Male to LP4 Female Power Cable -6-Inch, MultiSATA TO MOLEX ADAPTER (NO NEED FOR MOLEX CABLES, ONLY SATA POWER CABLES): Sata to LP4 15 Pin Power Adapter5
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Description
  • Supports Simultaneous Operation of Multiple USB 3.0 USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 Devices
  • 4 External Ports, Supports 4 Downstream Ports for all Speeds
  • Etron EJ188H chipset; Molex 4-pin Power Connector
  • Single-lane (x1) PCI Express Throughput Rates up to 5Gbps
  • Fully Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 2.0
  • Supports 4 downstream ports for all speeds.
  • Molex power connector to provide extra power to the USB ports.
  • Single-lane (x1) PCI express 2.0 throughput rates up to 5Gbps.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Old chipset not worth itI ordered the SD-PEX20158 to use on my windows 10 pc. I was running into usb bandwidth issues with several ps3 eye webcams and a kinect v2. This card does not work with the kinect v2 but does work with two ps3 eyes. However my experience with the card has not been great. The card does not wake up properly and any usb device must be plugged back in every time you sleep/hibernate or shut off your pc. This was annoying so I rearranged my usb devices and instead used the card with some usb hubs. Everything was fine until one of the ports stops working after a reboot and requires some tinkering to get it working properly again. I've tried the default windows drivers and the old 2013 drivers and the problem is still there. I would not recommend this card.2Good for adding more USB 3.0 portsNeeded the driver disk for installation in Windows 7, Windows 10 has native drivers, so no disk needed. Works very well to power two additional front panel USB 3.0 ports. I couldn't boot a USB drive from this card, had to use the motherboard ports, as I believe the drivers have to be loaded for it to allow access to the added ports. Otherwise, no problems. Fast transfers, much faster than USB 2.0. Using it in a HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF, for which I had to order a power adapter cable; this card uses a Molex connector for power, and the PC had only SATA power connectors.5It's OKJust a quick update: The utility whose name I could not remember is HD_Speed. It is a free utility available from SteelBytes.com*******************************************************************************************************************************************************************Surprise, surprise. It delivers nowhere near the speeds it promised. 5 GB/s? Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!! You're killing me :- |Installation was simple, as I expected. I had to slightly modify the mounting bracket on the card (which required the judicious use of a pair of channel-locks). I bent the bracket upwards just a hair because when I screwed it down, the last peg of contacts pulled out of the PCIE x1 slot. Odd.A couple of points:*I did have to use the molex power connector, which required some creative re-wiring. The external would not recognize on my system until I did.*I also had to install the included drivers. Someone had posted they did not need the drivers but the card came up as unknown in my Device Manager.Strangely enough, I found 4 USB 2.0 ports I didn't remember I even had via the main board connection to a slot-mounted bracket. I removed it to free up the power connection. I 2also took advantage of the opportunity and cleaned a ton of dust out of my case and components.Here are my results. (Yours, of course, may differ)My desktop specs follow:Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 main boardIntel Q9550 Core2Quad CPU Overclocked to 3.5 GHz4 GB Kingston 800 MHz DDR2 RAM700 W PNY PSUWindows 7 SP1 64-bitI downloaded some little free utility, the name of which for the life of me I cannot remember (and now cannot even find on my system).I compared write tests between:1) (G: Drive) My brand new WD MyBook 2.0 TB USB 3.0 External2) (C: drive) WD Raptor 10K RPM SATA II 500 GB3) (F: drive) Seagate 5400 RPM SATA II 320 GBThe results:G: = max ~135 MB/s and ~109 MB/s averageC: = max ~170 MB/s and avg 131 MB/sF: = max 97 MB/s and avg 91 MB/sI did not compare it to a USB 2.0 port yet because I just really didn't feel like contorting myself again to get behind my tower.I also tested the same drives using WINSAT.exe in Windows 7. Once I figured out the syntax (it's been a very long time since I've used DOS for anything besides ipconfig) BTW from an Administrator Command Prompt it's: winsat disk -seq -write -n X :where "X" is the disk number you get from Disk Management.G: = 95 MB/sC: = 133 MB/sF: = 65 MB/sRead tests were ~5% slower on C: and G: but almost dead equal on F:. As you can see, other than the Raptor, WINSAT was not very kind. In "real" time (how long it SEEMS to take) the speed isn't too terribly bad. I'm in the process of backing everything up to reinstall a dual boot of 7 and 8 just for the hell of it. I'm even thinking of tri-booting with Ubuntu to just make my life really interesting.Anyway, F: is my music hard drive which contains just over 280 GB of my eclectic collection of just about every kind of music you could possibly want in .mp3, .flac and .ogg formats. That took about 40 minutes to move over to the external.My E: drive (WD Caviar SATA II 500 GB) has my movie collection (390 GB- ~70% AVI to 30% ISO) took just over an hour to migrate.In closing, all in all, it's OK. Not a great product but not horrible, either. Just like most things you buy nowadays, as long as you have reasonable expectations and don't buy into the hype, you won't be too disappointed.4Didn't work for meI chose to give the Syba SD-PEX20122 2 Port USB 3.0 with 19 Pin Header PCI-E x1 Card a shot in my Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (rev. 1.0) for two reasons:1. It's one of the few PCI-E USB 3.0 expansion cards that actually has a header that I can use to connect to the front USB ports. Most other cards have a USB port on the card itself which I find kinda useless since the header itself supports 2 ports instead of just 1.2. It's based on the VIA USB 3.0 host controller which is supposed to be more reliable than the NEC/Renesas that's on the Gigabyte MotherboardTo make a long story short... I couldn't get it to work with Windows 7 64-bit. One review on another very popular shopping site for computer components stated that the reviewer (who had the same mobo) had to upgrade to the Gigabyte UEFI BIOS to get it to work.I tried that and I had no luck. I tried various things like: disabling the onboard USB 3.0 ports, changing the BIOS and playing around with various combinations of the BIOS settings including xHCI and eHCI hand-offs.No matter what I tried it still wouldn't work. The expansion card was recognized by Windows but the peripherals I plugged in (USB 2.0 and USB 3.0) wouldn't work or even get power. I tried to different versions of the drivers (1.80A and 1.90A) but still no luck. There's always a possibility that the one I received was defective but I really didn't want to waste any more time on this and there are no signs that it was indeed defective.So it went back. Not recommended. USB 3.0 still seems to be in its infancy.1A great USB 3.0 addition to your buildSeems to be working fine, though it was just installed a few minutes ago! I almost didn't order this one based off of the 1 star review by "Paul" because I have the same motherboard as he and I was worried I would suffer a similar fate. Not so.I will say this: the mini disc that comes with the card didn't install the driver correctly. So I went to Syba's website for the driver and Windows finally gave me the green check mark (I'm also running Windows 7 x64). I plugged in my 3.0 extension and then a 3.0 flash drive and transferred a 100MB file. Done in a flash with barely a chance for the transfer file window to pop up.However, I cannot comment on the complete functionality as I have not yet used the internal 3.0 header, which is the main reason I got this card. My motherboard only has 1 USB 3.0 header, and it is currently used for my Corsair Carbide 300R front panel (which works beautifully as well). I will use the second header for a memory card reader with a 3.0 on the front, as soon as it gets delivered! I'll try to follow up on this review after I've tested out the card for awhile.Why I chose this card over the many now available:- It has a 3.0 internal 19 pin header, not an internal 3.0 hub.- It's printed on a black circuit board, so it matches my mobo and case and everything else ("black" is my theme)- It's slim and small- The price is very decentWhat would make it better:- Using a SATA power connection instead of the LP4... or at least including a cheap adapter- Including a better driver in the box??Overall, totally satisfied with this purchase so far, but time will tell (and then I'll tell you).UPDATE: 8 months later, no complaints with this product. I've purchased a second card for use in another build and it also worked flawlessly. Here's a tip for easy access to the latest driver (from the included instructions): visit www [dot] drivers [hyphen] download [dot] com, in the Drivers Search section, enter this Download Code: DL-0313102. Unzip and install, then do a restart. Enjoy!5Worked seamlessly out of the box Win 8 PRO + ASUS P8Z77V PremiumThis little gem of an adapter card worked seamlessly right out of the box. The drivers on the mini-CD in the box were surprisingly more current than those posted on the SYBA web site - by many months. I installed the adapter, which now gives me 2 USB 3 headers (one on my ASUS P8Z77V Premium MOBO and the other on this card). I attached an ATECH Pro 37U USB 3 media reader, which has a 19 pin cable on it to this adapter card. I checked with Station Drivers to ensure that I have the latest drivers and in fact the CD was correct and up-to-date.Note that I have all of the latest Windows 8 drivers installed on my system. I rebooted my machine expecting to be prompted to install drivers for the adapter from the CD. Nothing. I checked Device Manager and no yellow diamonds ... no error indicators. I plugged a Patriot USB 3 flash drive into the 2 ports on the card. It was immediately recognized and all of the files on it displayed. I HAD TO DO NOTHING - i.e. I did not install ANY drivers on Windows 8. Remarkable!My media reader (1 USB 3 port), my case (Cooler Master Storm Enforcer with 2 USB 3 ports), the SYBA card (2 USB 3 ports), and the USB 3 hub on my ASUS P248Q (4 ports).When everything seems to be working - out of the box and without error, I'm not going to mess with any drivers. Just savor the moment.SYBA... update your web site with the latest drivers and do us all a favor: post the date when you put the drivers on the site and state the version, release, and modification levels of the code..... PLEASE! I don't like chasing chipset manufacturers, Microsoft, et al. to ensure I'm current with my drivers. For that reason: 4 stars... not a perfect 5.4Only brand of USB-3 PCIe card that worked with my old PC but lots of trial & error to make it work.Hardware - excellent; Syba customer service - nothing after two days.After trying three different brands, Syba was the one that finally worked on my 2012 H61 chipset-based PC under Windows 10 but it was trial and error and took several steps:1. First, I updated the BIOS in my older PC2. After installing the card and drivers, the Device Manager showed that "the card did not start"3. Then, I entered BIOS and disabled the onboard USB, thinking that it may help. Rebooted and the card was "working normally" in Device Manger. However, the USB 3.0 ports didn't work.4. Finally, I attached the power cable to the PCIe card, renabled onboard USB and rebooted. That was the solution; the USB 3.0 ports need the extra power; all the 8 onboard USB 2.0 ports also work.Windows 10 had no problem finding drivers but I also did an "update driver" with the latest Renasas (ex-NEC) drivers from their site.The lesson is that older chipsets and BIOS versions may not be fully compatible with some PCIe USB 3.0 cards, and the BIOS may need tweaking according to your specific system. Unfortunately, one has to be a bit tech-savvy, searching on fora (forums) for solutions as Syba Customer Service seem to be unavailable in a timely fashion (no reply after two days).4Card installed easily, but the drivers on the disc didn't work ...Card installed easily, but the drivers on the disc didn't work with my USB device at all (AV.io 4K capture). Uninstalling them and reverting to the Microsoft default drivers partially fixed the problem, and I was able to see that the device was performing at the bandwidth I needed it to for 4K capture, unlike my other USB 3.0 ports, but unfortunately the card seems to be incompatible with the audio portion of my capture device. I've found a really complicated workaround to solve that, but it's more work than it needs to be for something that should be so simple. I've found newer drivers online and they have the same problem as the drivers on the disc. While the card appears to have the bandwidth I needed, it doesn't work 100% with the device I bought it for, so I have to give it 3 stars.3Does what its to supposed to do but with some issuesCard installs easily into a PCI-E slot. But the OS does not have the card's drivers and the included CD drivers do not work (for Windows 7 anyway) . The drivers can be found on the manufacturers web site.There are two ways to access the USB 3.0 slots, directly on the card and/or by attaching a 19 pin cable (i.e. to case front USB slots). The USB slots on the card itself work fine. The 19 pin header is not very snug and the cable slips off easily3So far so good...Works as expected. The CD that came with the product is in a "8cm" format, not like your regular 700MB CD, so it may or may not fit in your disk tray. I listened to Vinayak and didn't even bother to use the CD anyways and directly downloaded the drivers from the via-labs site(should be in v2.10B, 66.5 MB file size, ZIP format). The box does not provide any cables of any sort so you better have a molex connector somewhere (yes you can convert SATA to Molex or split your SATA and then use a SATA-Molex converter; I will put links below)Tech Talk/Specs (mainly for ppl that don't understand transfer speeds):Performance is not that great, due to my PCI-E x1 being v1.0/1.1 which gives the theoretical max speed of *2.5 Gbps rather than 5 Gbps for USB 3.0. If my motherboard were to have PCI-E v2.0+ slots, then I should approach 5 Gbps. However, this USB 3.0 card does improve the performance of USB 2.0 speeds, even if by a little bit (tested with CrystalMark). I am currently using the back port (the one next to the molex) for a bluetooth dongle so it doesn't waste space. Installation of this card should have taken less than 3 minutes, but my card guard (I guess I could have removed that useless thing) kept pushing the card down in an awkward position so it took me about 20 minutes to place it in a good position.*2.5 Gbps = ~0.31 GBps AND 5 Gbps = ~0.625 GBpsGbps = gigaBIT per second, GBps = gigaBYTE per second-We use Gbps/Mbps/Kbps (and possibly Tbps in the future) mainly in link/network speeds, e.g. your connection is rated at 100 Mbps.-We use GBps/MBps/KBps (usually noted as GB/s , MB/s , KB/s) in file transfers, e.g. moving files from computer to flash drive/external hard drive.SATA Splitter: StarTech.com PYO2SATA 6in SATA Power Y Splitter Cable Adapter - M/FSATA TO 2x MOLEX: KingWin SATA Power Adapter Cable (SAC-05)SATA TO 1x MOLEX: C2G / Cables to Go 10149 ATA Male to LP4 Female Power Cable -6-Inch, MultiSATA TO MOLEX ADAPTER (NO NEED FOR MOLEX CABLES, ONLY SATA POWER CABLES): Sata to LP4 15 Pin Power Adapter5
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