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Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card

B&H # TRECU3 Mfr # TS-PDU3
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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 and 1.1 Compatible
  • Data Rates Up to 5Gbps

Install the 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card from Transcend to add two USB 3.0 ports to your computer. The USB 3.0 standard supports data transfers as fast as 5Gbps, more than ten times faster than USB 2.0. The card is fully compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices, and is designed to fit in a PC with an available PCIe slot. The PCIe slot must be connected to the power supply via a molex connector.

Add USB 3.0 ports to any desktop computer with a PCI Express slot
Connection bandwidth up to 5Gbps
Ultra-fast PCI Express interface eliminates speed bottlenecks
Installs easily in any PCIe slot, including x1 and x16 slots
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices
Supports PCI bus power management interface rev. 1.2
Compact size saves space and inside your PC
Fully compatible with PCI Express 2.0
Two external USB 3.0 ports
xHCI compliant
Dimensions 3.1 x 2.7" (80 x 69mm)
Weight 1.7 oz (47g)
USB Power Output: DC 5V/900mA per port
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x1
Ports 2 USB 3.0 (2.0 and 1.1 Compatible)
Transfer Rate Up to 5Gbps
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41-95°F (5-35°C)
System Requirements Windows 7, Vista, or XP
Certifications CE, FCC, BSMI
Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card
  • CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    Transcend2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card
     
    4.2

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (26)
    • Fast connection (15)
    • Reliable connection (13)
    • Fast (8)
    • Reliable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network (11)
      • Desktop (8)
      • Small networks (4)
      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (26), Low bandwidth user (3), Quality oriented (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (26), Business (11)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (33)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Don't overlook a key point

      I bought a 3TB external HDD but my system lacked USB 3.0. So this card was an inexpensive addition in order to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds. I would like to say everything...Read complete review

      I bought a 3TB external HDD but my system lacked USB 3.0. So this card was an inexpensive addition in order to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds. I would like to say everything worked fine out of the box, however, I didn't realize this card required additional power from the PSU, not the PCIe bus. And it requires a molex 4 pin source. I had none available so I had to order a SATA to molex adapter. When that arrived, everyhting seemed to work fine. But, I receive occasional disconnects of devices connected to the USB 3.0 card. I suspect it may be when the PSU is unable to provide enough power to the card. I don't know. It's an issue I can live with.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      You get what you pay for

      First off, once you get it installed, this adapter does work, and that counts for something.

      However, there are reasons why it costs very little, and they add up...Read complete review

      First off, once you get it installed, this adapter does work, and that counts for something.

      However, there are reasons why it costs very little, and they add up to there is very little in this.

      For instance, it needs a device driver, but none is included. The directions, in which the English text is there if you but look for it, provide a website address for the driver. The address is non-existent, and getting close to it gets you to the manufacturer's Taiwanese website. In Chinese. No joy there.

      So, a Google search for the driver, using the adapter's part number, gets you the URL of the proper web page, and away you go. It took us two tries to get the driver recognized, but that might have been nothing worse than bad karma.

      Power for the bus comes from a power supply lead in the computer, so you will need not only a spare power lead but an extension cable to get it all the way over to the back of the computer. The power supply lead by itself will likely not reach. The instruction sheet shows an old-style Molex connector, and that's what you get. Not the current SATA style power connector.

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      5.0

      Works great !

      By Southern man

      from NC

      Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

      This works perfect with the 4tb drive I also bought. Fast

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      4.0

      Easy Install fast velocity

      By MJ

      from Brazil

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Expanded
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Small

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Desktop

        Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

        Easy Install fast velocity

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        3.0

        Must be powered

        By RayF10

        from Sayville, NY

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not For Novices

          Best Uses

          • Desktop

          Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

          Finding a cable to connect the power in my Dell XPS7100 was not an easy task! Even called B&H to see if they had one that would work. Tech said that power would only be required if I was connecting devices that were powered via USB. Wasn't the case. My powered external drives "exceeded power capacity" until I finally found and connected a sufficient cable. Powering a USB card is pretty standard, but finding the proper cable was tedious.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Price and Performance Outstanding

          By Pipestem

          from Jacksonville, FL

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Expanded
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Reliable
          • Small

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Desktop

            Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

            This is simply a USB3.0 card but for $, it can't be beaten for price and performance. Have been using it with a USB3 4TB external WD drive for several weeks and no problems.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Good product

            By MATG

            from Ecuador

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast

            Cons

            • Energy Inefficient

            Best Uses

            • Desktop

            Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

            I installed an HP computer and it works well without problems

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Does it's job, good price

            By Matt

            from Northridge, CA

            About Me High bandwidth user

            See all my reviews

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Desktop

              Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

              Does it's job, wish it had a couple more ports though.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              4.0

              Great little card

              By Phillip

              from Birmingham, Al

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Expanded
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Reliable
              • Small

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Desktop
                • Home
                • Smaller Networks

                Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                I'm very happy with the 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card from Transcend. Be aware that this card requires power. I had to purchase an additional SATA power extension cable and connect it to an unused power connector so that I could extend it across to the new board. Once I had the power cable in place it worked fine.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                Easy Installation

                By Buzz

                from St. Louis, MO.

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Small

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Desktop

                  Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                  The installation was very easy. You do need either a 15 pin sata type cable or a basic 4 pin power cable that will reach from the power supply; like the one that is used to hook up to a DVD drive on an older computer. I have an old Windows 98 computer and salvaged a cable out of it (female to male). I installed this in a about a 2006 Dell E510. The driver had to be found on another website. Someone else who rated this for B&H has the webpage listed. I believe it was driver 30230. The one numbered 21390 didn't work for me. I intend to use it to power a external 3.0 HDD.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Good buy for fast transfers

                  By Silurian

                  from Colorado Springs, CO

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                  • Possible Driver Problems

                  Best Uses

                  • Desktop
                  • Home

                  Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                  I use the product mainly for fast creation of system images on Win 7 computers. It has saved me two complete system rebuilds. It has worked very well.
                  It was easy to install physically and the driver download and install was straightforward.
                  The one problem that I have had so far seems to be software driver related. Accessing the drive or other usb devices during a transfer can cause the driver to hang.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Nice product! I even found the driver!!!

                  By sNaUcTk

                  from San Bernardino, CA

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Pros

                  • Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                    Product works fine and fast. I have Windows 7 64bit. I couldn't get the driver from the Transcend website to work. Found out this card had a Renesas/NEC USB controller chip onboard. I went to the site that had the drivers. The exact driver is uPD720201 & uPD720202 ver 3.0.23.0For Windows 7 Users. Once you download it, unpack/unzip the downloaded file, click the installation file and install. Or right click on "my computer" select "properties" select "device manager" (located on left column) right click on the "usb controller" the is outstanding. Select "update driver" choose "browse my computer" and locate the extracted folder and click okay.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Works Great

                    By Ken

                    from Austin TX

                    About Me high bandwidth user

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast Connection Speed
                    • Reliable connection
                    • Secure Connection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network
                      • Small Networks

                      Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                      Easy to install and worked with no problems. A must have to if you are running external USB 3.0 drives. It will at least triple data rate transfer compared to USB 2.0.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      Does what it should

                      By Quote

                      from Woodbridge, VA

                      About Me high bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cheap
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast Connection Speed
                      • Reliable connection
                      • Works

                      Cons

                      • Tricky Windows Drivers

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network

                      Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                      I bought this to go with a USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. I ran the software that came with that drive to back up data, and also made a forensic image using dd on Linux, prior to attempting to upgrade Windows XP up to Windows 8. I then had to restore that forensic image; i.e., I wrote its contents directly to my internal drive. That was a very fast operation. I'm not sure it was anywhere close to 5 Gb/s, but I feel the speed of my internal drive was more of a limiting factor to the speed than the PCI card or the external drive.

                      If I had to choose something not so great about this card, it'd be the drivers. It took several tries to get them installed (in Windows XP). The Setup.exe file never did anything; instead you have to use the Add or Remove Programs dialog and point it at the right directory. I can't remember which one it is, but it takes some poking around. However, when I booted into Knoppix, it recognized the card immediately without any additional action. Newer versions of Windows (with USB 3.0 support built-in) may work as easily as Knoppix, or they might not.

                      For the price, I'd say you can't beat this.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      Don't overlook a key point

                      By Futomara

                      from Hilmar, CA

                      About Me high bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Inexpensive

                      Cons

                      • Requires Additional Power
                      • Unreliable connection

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network

                      Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                      I bought a 3TB external HDD but my system lacked USB 3.0. So this card was an inexpensive addition in order to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds. I would like to say everything worked fine out of the box, however, I didn't realize this card required additional power from the PSU, not the PCIe bus. And it requires a molex 4 pin source. I had none available so I had to order a SATA to molex adapter. When that arrived, everyhting seemed to work fine. But, I receive occasional disconnects of devices connected to the USB 3.0 card. I suspect it may be when the PSU is unable to provide enough power to the card. I don't know. It's an issue I can live with.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By KTP

                      from Kannapolis NC

                      About Me high bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast Connection Speed
                      • Reliable connection
                      • Secure Connection
                      • Smart Features

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network

                        Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                        Makes backing up photo's much faster.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Works with caveats

                        By Brian M.

                        from Buffalo, NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                            So I got this to for its USB 3.0 capability; however, Windows seems to have a known problem with recognizing the 3.0 capability. The card works fine at 2.0 speeds. I researched the problem online and it seems many people have the same problem with these USB 3.0 PCIe cards. It's actually a Windows 7 problem, but nonetheless it makes purchasing these cards useless.

                            Aside from that the card was easy to install in the slot. The drivers from the Transcend site were not 100% easy to figure out which one to use, but I figured it out eventually and the ports started working as expected (obviously minus the USB 3.0 capability).

                            All in all, it's a fine card. I only wish I could use it for the reason I bought it.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Works great, easy to install

                            By Joe

                            from West Palm Beach ,FL

                            About Me high bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast Connection Speed
                            • Reliable connection

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home network

                              Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                              Great to access USB 3.0 hard drive. easy to install and forget it. It works.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Great expansion card

                              By Flyingkite

                              from Dallas Texas

                              About Me high bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast Connection Speed
                              • Reliable connection
                              • Secure Connection

                              Cons

                              • Nothing

                              Best Uses

                              • Treansferring Big Files

                              Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                              Installation was simple and easy. Make sure that you have extra, X1 or PCI express 16 slots. You need to download the software from the website which is also simple and easy to do. After installstion of software, you just need to use it without any worries. Your computer recognise it automatically. Enjoy!!!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great card for older PC

                              By Solenoid

                              from Philadelphia, PA

                              About Me high bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast Connection Speed
                              • Reliable connection

                              Cons

                              • Needed Power Extension

                              Best Uses

                              • Home network
                              • Small Networks

                              Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                              Installed to a 2008 PC; USB 3.0 works great with an IOSafe disaster-proof hard drive. A great buy! Was my first time using B&H, and would recommend to others.Recommendation: Since this card is small, at 65mm deep, plan ahead that your internal power cable will reach. It has both 4-pin old standard as well as (15 pin?) SATA power ports on the card. I had to buy an extension cable (~$) to bring power to it inside an Acer mini-tower PC. In my experience, most power cables won't reach that far to the rear of the case without an extension.

                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              1.0

                              COULD NOT INSTALL - OVERALL DISSATISFIED

                              By Raj

                              from New York City, NY

                              About Me Low bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cheap

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Set Up

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                                I bought this card because it was cheaper, but the port don't work even after lots of driver installations.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again and again

                                By memo1970

                                from olanchito, Yoro, Honduras

                                About Me Low bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                • Not Secure

                                Best Uses

                                • Small Networks

                                Comments about Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card:

                                exellence is only a word

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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