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StarTech 2 Port Type A&C USB 3.1 Gen 2 Card


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This StarTech brand card 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 is 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.

Internally, this card requires a PCI-Express x4 (or larger) slot on the motherboard. It also needs a SATA power connection, in order to ensure plenty of power delivery to connected devices.

Some motherboards already have USB 3.1 ports, in which case a card like this may not be needed. If additional USB 3.1 ports are needed, though, this card should fit the bill. Check the specifications of the motherboard you are considering, or ask our consulting staff, if you are unsure how many USB ports you will already have access to.
William George (Puget Labs Technician)
William George (Puget Labs Technician) 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: StarTech PEXUSB311A1C

Card Specifications
Manufacturer  StarTech
Number of Ports  2
Port Location(s)  External
Slot Style  PCI-Express x4
Form Factor  Low/Full Height
Controller Chip
Brand  Asmedia
Model  ASM1142
Height  177.8 mm (7.0 in)
Width  152.4 mm (6.0 in)
Depth  50.8 mm (2.0 in)
Weight  .4 kg (0.9 lbs)

USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
Chipset - Asmedia ASM1142

  • StarTech 2 Port Type A&C USB 3.1 Gen 2 Card Drivers
    • driver.zip
      Version Released 06/07/17
      For Win7_64, Win8_64, Win10_64

Configure a custom computer with the StarTech 2 Port Type A&C USB 3.1 Gen 2 Card.