2 Ports USB 3.0 PCI-Express (PCI-e) Controller Card w/ Molex 4pin Power
Add two external SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to your desktop PC with this PCIe card. It provides speeds up to 5Gbps, more than ten times the speed of the USB 2.0 standard, yet retains full backwards compatibility with USB 2.0/1.1 devices.
The kit includes the card, a driver CD, and a Quick Install guide. There are no jumpers or IRQs to worry about, just plug it in, install the drivers, and you're ready to connect at SuperSpeed!
This card and its drivers are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and Server 2008 Release 2. Both x86 and x64 versions of each OS are supported, where applicable.
- User's Manual (Jul 8, 2010)
Included in the box:
- 1x PCI-E card
- 1x User Manual
- 1x CD Driver
- 1x Bracket
Compatible Operating Systems:
- Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows 2008 Server Release 2
74.04% of the reviewers recommend this productADD YOUR REVIEW
Works but needs help
- Denver, CO
- 11/6/2015 3:12:19 PM
Pros: It works
Cons: Poor physical design: does not anchor properly in the PCI card slot.
Couldn't find another 3.0 card on Monoprice, so had to buy this one. Both ports work but none of my Lexar 3.0 thumb drives work at 3.0, which I think is Lexar's problem. Toshiba and Seagate external drives work fine at 3.0.
- 6/24/2015 8:45:45 PM
Pros: Haven't found any yet as it isn't operating as USB3
Cons: loaded and removed software 8 times. Searched for better drivers....no luck, Every time I plug in my usb 3 memory stick or my 1T USB 3 hart drive. I get the message "This device will work faster with a USB 3 connection". I'm running Win XP, so better drivers should be available.
So far, I'm with others who say "Junk"
by Monoprice Administrator
Thank you for your feedback and truly sorry to hear about your experience with PID 8089. This USB PCI-Express controller card uses Renesas Electronics drivers. I can email the latest driver to you if you would like. Also, would you happen to have your order number so that I may look further into the matter? Thanks in advance!
I think I found the problem. The supplied cable is too short, so I used a standard USB cable extension. Once I removed the extension, it is recognised as USB3. My question now is...Can I use a powered USB3 hub with no problems?
by Monoprice Administrator
Glad to hear the issue with USB 3 recognition has been resolved! Yes, you may use a powered USB3 hub with PID 8089. Please let me know if you need any further assistance.
Forget the included CD-ROM
- Rancho Cucamonga, CA
- 5/12/2015 5:08:37 PM
Pros: Seems to work okay now. I don't have the Molex plug connected my USB3 devices don't pull power from the USB port anyway but your mileage may vary of course.
Cons: Insanely bright blue LEDs on back which are always lit even if nothing is plugged in. The included CD-ROM is useless: the drivers on it don't work.
I had some major problems getting the drivers to work, I had the same "error 31" problems as others reported not just here but elsewhere too. The thing that finally fixed it was to simply download the latest driver at http://www.frescologic.com/support.php. My driver is version 220.127.116.11 dated 1/5/2015, and I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a Dell Optiplex 790 (Core i5-2400 @3.1GHz, C200(?) chipset)
Driver issues but works as advertised...
- Prosper, TX
- 9/28/2014 7:47:18 AM
Pros: - Excellent Price.
- Good Quality.
- Speedy shipping and handling.
Cons: - Missing driver CD.
- Driver issues.
- Support provided wrong drivers.
Like others posting reviews I had driver problems. My card did not ship with a driver CD so I contacted support and I was provided with Renesas Electronics drivers. These did not work and as it turned out my card is a Fresco Logic FL1009 USB 3.0 Host Controller. After installing the proper drivers it worked perfectly.
This card sucks
- San Bernardino, Ca
- 11/21/2013 12:41:11 PM
Pros: cheap. usb 2 performance is not bad
Cons: Drivers supplied don't work. You need to find the right drivers for the card. Mediocre performance. Won't find some of my usb 3 peripherals.
This card is a nightmare. Drivers that come with it don't work and you need to find the right drivers based on the model number on the card itself. When I did find the right drivers I saw that the usb 3 hard drives I wanted to use this for do not come up unless I use usb 2.0 cables. It essentially negates the speeds I wanted to get from usb 3.0. On the up side my drives in usb 2.0 run fairly fast at 30-40 MB/s. I'm just going to take a hit on this card since it is so cheap and chuck it. no worries Monoprice I am not blaming you. Card looks fairly generic and from what I read it looks to be a generally crappy card. For anybody looking I did find a 4 port usb 3 card made by Orico Technologies that suited my needs. On that card I can transfer 50-100 MB/s on one usb HD and it works straight out of the box. BTW, I have pci express version 1 on my mobo. I did not think I could get these speeds until I got the new card.
by Monoprice Administrator
Thank you for your review and my apologies for the issues you have experienced with PID 8089. A shame this didn't work out for your needs. Now if you happen to change your mind, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to process an RMA for you. Sorry again for the trouble and thanks for your support!
Tech Support Associate