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Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card

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Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card

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  • USB 2.0 and 1.1 Compatible
  • Data Rates Up to 5Gbps

You Pay: $12.99

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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
UPC: 760557818205
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.3 x 1.9"
Transcend 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card
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  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    Transcend2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card
     
    4.2

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (28)
    • Fast connection (15)
    • Reliable connection (13)
    • Fast (10)
    • Small (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Desktop (14)
    • Home network (11)
    • Home (5)
    • Small networks (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (29), Low bandwidth user (5), Quality oriented (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (31), Business (12)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (39)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice product! I even found the driver!!!

    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....Read complete review

    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.

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    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

    simple to use

    By blink blink

    from montgomery tx

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop
      • Home

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

      work right out of the box

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

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      5.0

      Life extender

      By DJT

      from Fresh Meadows, NY

      About Me Low bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Desktop

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

        Will extend the life of my desktop, I can now share USB 3.) peripherals with my newer laptop with very little loss of speed.

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

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        3.0

        Works As Expected, But Expect Delays Too

        By Photoman

        from Austin, Texas

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Expanded

        Cons

        • Power Cord Sold Separate

        Best Uses

        • Desktop
        • Extra Port For Added Item

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

        As always with my experiences with B&H, this product works as I expect it will and even better. My intention was to use this for the 2 Seagate Backup External Hard Drives that I purchased from B&H.Buyer we aware though, that white thing you see at the top left is a connection for a four pin "Molex Drive Power" cord with a male and female connector that needs to be connected to the power supply of your computer (thus it is not a "plug and play" card). I checked the B&H website for one, but did not find one. Perhaps if B&H does sell this item, they could put it as a suggested purchase like they do with so many other items that are accessories to the item they are selling. Thus, I had to wait on the Molex Drive Power cord to come from a separate supplier. Thus, I was not able to use the card for close to two weeks, because the other supplier did not deliver as expected causing a delay in using this product.

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

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        4.0

        Good, inexpensive USB 3 adapter

        By Paul C

        from Madison, NJ

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to install
        • Fast
        • Small

        Cons

        • Power Cable Not Included

        Best Uses

        • Desktop
        • External Storage Adapter

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

        I bought this for use with an external LG Blu-Ray burner. It was easy to install, but you should be aware that it doesn't include a (required) internal power cable, and it's very likely that your desktop computer's power cords won't be long enough to reach it.

        It supports both 4-pin and SATA power connectors. Do yourself a favor, check your computer ahead of time, and order the appropriate internal power extender cable for your computer.

        It should just work under Windows 8.x. With Windows 7 SP1, you'll have to download the current drivers from Transcend.

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

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        5.0

        Good performance for cheap price

        By Richard

        from NYC

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

        This product is great for any PC usb interface upgrade from 2.0 to 3.0. Installation of the hardware and driver is very easy and the performance is very stable. Customer service in B&H is very helpful too.

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        5.0

        Easy to install

        By Dick Z.

        from Downers Grove, IL

        About Me Low bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Small

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desktop
          • Home

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

          I purchased This USB 3 card for added USB 3 ports. My Desktop only has one on the front. The price was right and was very easy to install I figured I couldn't go wrong. I believe it took me under 10 minutes to install.

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

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          4.0

          Nice hardware

          By Opjjm

          from Arizona

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

          It was easy to install. Had a little trouble finding the right driver but once I did it is working fine

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          3.0

          I would by this product again with corre

          By BJnorthwest

          from Seattle, wa

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Desktop

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

            a Review saying " . 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" solved the problem.
            I would say the Transend web site should have had this info so only 3 stars but the product works fine and fast.

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

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            3.0

            I would by this product again with the g

            By BJthewalker

            from Seattle, wa

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

            a Review saying "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" solved the problem.
            I would say the Transend web site should have had this info so only 3 stars but the product works fine and fast.

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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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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

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                  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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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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

                          Share this review

                           
                          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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