ASRock Model USB 3.1/A+C Card


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This is a PCI-Express x4 card which provides a pair of USB 3.1 ports. One is Type A, the same shape as older USB 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0 ports, and are backward compatible with older devices without need for adapters. The other is the new Type C port, which is smaller and expected to be the new standard going forward.

The maximum power output of these ports is 3 amps at 5V, which is what the USB 3.1 spec calls for. There is an additional, optional USB spec called "USB Power Delivery 2 (v1.1)" which is 5 amps at 20V - and this card does not support that standard. By not providing that, this card gets away without requiring a dedicated power connection from the power supply; that means cleaner system wiring, and easier installation as an upgrade for existing computers.
William George (Customer Service)
William George (Customer Service) Says:
USB just keeps getting faster! The latest version (3.1) supports speeds on par with Thunderbolt and introduces a new connector shape: Type C. Those new connectors are going to take a while to catch on, I think, but they are starting to show up on some motherboards. If you need to add one to a system, though, this card provides one - along with a traditional Type A port.
Model: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C

- 3.1-in x 3.2-in, 7.9 cm x 8.1 cm

- ASMedia ASM1142 Controller

- PCI Express x4 Connector (x2 lane)
- Compliant with PCI Express 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 specifications
- Supports data rates up to 10 Gbps
- Compliant with x4, x8 or x16 PCI Express Slots

- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))*
- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))**

*For charging Type-A USB devices, we suggest using the Type-A connectors on your motherboard.
**This port supports power outputs up to 5V/3A. For charging Type-C USB devices, the device should support Type-C standards to adjust the current because it will be different in Power On state (3 Amp) and Sleep state (1 Amp).
***Some Type-C USB devices may only be charged by its own adapter.

- Microsoft® Windows® 10 32-bit / 64-bit / 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit

Configure a custom workstation with the ASRock Model USB 3.1/A+C Card.