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[Newegg] Rosewill RC-509 PCIe USB 3.1 Type A + C (USB-C) card, FREE SHIPPING

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[Newegg] Rosewill RC-509 PCIe USB 3.1 Type A + C (USB-C) card, FREE SHIPPING

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 1516095778

Rosewill RC-509 PCI-E (PCI Express) to USB 3.1 (Type A +Type C) Expansion Card USB 3.1 Gen II SuperSpeed 10Gbps Internal 15-Pin Power Connector USB-C Port 3A Charging Power With Asmedia Chipset

PCI-E (PCI Express 2.0 x4 form factor) to 2-Port USB 3.1 (Type-C and Type-A)
USB 3.1 Gen II (2nd Generation) SuperSpeed up to 10 Gbps Data Transfer
USB 3.1 Expansion Card Supports Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 Operating System
Low-profile Ready with Low-Profile Bracket Included in the Packaging
Built with Asmedia ASM1142 Chipset, it is the #1 Choice for USB 3.1 Controller Chipset
This PCIE to USB 3.1 Expansion Card has 3 Ports: 1 USB 3.1 Type A Port; 1 USB 3.1 Type C Port, 1 Internal 15-pin Power Connector


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Currently $10 off $39.99 for a price of $29.99, with free shipping. I checked yesterday and shipping yesterday was $5.99.
Includes regular bracket and low profile bracket.
Seven reviews at Newegg.ca - 6 reviews 5/5, 1 review 2/5

I'll give it a shot - I just ordered one. I had an old D-Link DUB-1310 USB 3.0 card but that causes sleep problems on my machine. Note that the Rosewill card is a PCIe x4 card, NOT a x1 card. Typically the older USB 3.0 cards are x1.
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would this fit into my mobo. the elite group H61h2-m2 v2? i already have a pci slot taken up by another usb.3.0 ports card
http://www.pc-specs.com/mobo/ECS/ECS_H6 ... V2.0)/2125

it doesn't look good for me! one reviewer said this:
ByJacques Amaron January 9, 2018
Style: USB 3.1 Type A + C|Verified Purchase
The card is not PCI-E x1 but x4, so I couln't use it as my motherboard doesn't have that.

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if yes, this might 'fastcharge' an iphone 8 plus?
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mikka2017 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 7:52 am
would this fit into my mobo. the elite group H61h2-m2 v2? i already have a pci slot taken up by another usb.3.0 ports card
http://www.pc-specs.com/mobo/ECS/ECS_H6 ... V2.0)/2125

it doesn't look good for me! one reviewer said this:




thx
if yes, this might 'fastcharge' an iphone 8 plus?
You have:

2 x PCIe x1 v2.0
1 x PCIe x16 v3.0

The Rosewill PCIe x4 card would fit into the PCIe x16 slot, if it isn't already filled by something else (like a discrete video card).

As for fast charge, I'm not sure, but it would only work on the USB-C output. The power output for the regular USB-A port is 900 mA x 5 V, which is less than the iPhone charger. The USB-C port is supposed to support up to 3 A, so the only way this could work is if you had the proper USB-C to Lightning cable.

"The two USB 3.1 ports go beyond data transfer. They can also charge your USB-powered portable devices. The USB 3.1 Type-C port delivers up to 5V/3A output, while the USB 3.1 Type-A port offers 5V/900mA output."
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Pros: USB-C port seems to carry data fine

Cons: USB-C port does NOT provide the full 3A power. My GPD Win with a full charge ran down its battery while running connected to the USB-C port.
From a review
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EugW wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 8:11 am
You have:

2 x PCIe x1 v2.0
1 x PCIe x16 v3.0

The Rosewill PCIe x4 card would fit into the PCIe x16 slot, if it isn't already filled by something else (like a discrete video card).

As for fast charge, I'm not sure, but it would only work on the USB-C output. The power output for the regular USB-A port is 900 mA x 5 V, which is less than the iPhone charger. The USB-C port is supposed to support up to 3 A, so the only way this could work is if you had the proper USB-C to Lightning cable.

"The two USB 3.1 ports go beyond data transfer. They can also charge your USB-powered portable devices. The USB 3.1 Type-C port delivers up to 5V/3A output, while the USB 3.1 Type-A port offers 5V/900mA output."
So it's gonna fit for sure? Here is a pic of my mobo... It will install to the black slot under" Audio " part huh.. Thx if u can confirm
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coffeebean wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 8:30 am
From a review
Ya it's unlikely to fast charge... Prolly under charge alot
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mikka2017 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 8:34 am
So it's gonna fit for sure? Here is a pic of my mobo... It will install to the black slot under" Audio " part huh.. Thx if u can confirm
Yes it should fit in the long slot on the right.

I’m not sure how much power the iPhone 8 needs but I find iOS devices are quite picky for chargers. It probably doesn’t need the full 3 Amps or 15 Watts but that might not be issue. The issue might just be compatibility. Plus you still need the USBC Lightning cable.
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1)so if i get this pci card, i dont need to hook up any molex or power supply connector to the motherboard right its just plug and play?

2) if i plug into the usb3.1 port a usb3.0 SSD enclosure/SSD drive, i will get max. ssd speeds from that said drive? or do i need a usb3.1 enclosure? (more cost since i only have usb3.0 cables and enclosures)

its prolly just cheaper(more cost effective if i upgrade my mobo/cpu/video card lol

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Can the USB c port transfer data?
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mikka2017 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 9:45 am
1)so if i get this pci card, i dont need to hook up any molex or power supply connector to the motherboard right its just plug and play?
No, there is a 15 pin SATA power plug on the card. I guess you would need that for 3A support, since 3A is 15 Watts. My understanding is the specification for these limits a x4 slot to 25 Watts, but that includes what the card itself uses (not sure how much) and what the other plug needs (4.5 Watts). So it's safer to just plug it in.
2) if i plug into the usb3.1 port a usb3.0 SSD enclosure/SSD drive, i will get max. ssd speeds from that said drive? or do i need a usb3.1 enclosure? (more cost since i only have usb3.0 cables and enclosures)
You'll get max USB 3.0 speeds, which is theoretically 5 Gbps or 625 MB/s but in real life much lower than that. But that's still good enough for most people for an external drive. You don't need a 3.1 enclosure. A 3.1 Gen 2 10 Gbps enclosure is expensive.

The card is 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2, which is theoretically 1.25 GB/s, but I'm sure real world it's way, way slower. But again, it doesn't really matter for most people.
its prolly just cheaper(more cost effective if i upgrade my mobo/cpu/video card lol
Probably not cheaper, but it some ways easier. However, my setup works fine so I don't want to spend a lot of money to get a new machine, and my main desktop is a Mac anyway. My Windows 10 PC is an old AMD AM3 system, but it works fine and already has an SSD in it. All I really want on it is a faster CPU and having USB 3 would also be nice (but not critical in this machine), so I ordered a used Phenom II X6 1055T CPU for ~$75 and ordered this USB 3.1 card for $30 plus tax. Total cost of upgrades about $110.

The card is PCIe 2.0 card, and my motherboard doesn't even support that, just supporting PCIe 1.x, but PCIe 1.x should be good enough.

I believe in theory a PCIe 1.1 x4 slot can do up to 1 GB/s, and a PCIe 2.0 x4 slot can do up to 2 GB/s. So, my PCIe 1.x slot is going to be insufficient to max out the theoretical speed of the USB 3.1 card, but I don't care. If I can just hit even USB 3.0 speeds I'd be happy. I just wanted to have a USB-C slot on the card, which is more important to me than the actual speed, as long as the speed is half decent.
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mikka2017 wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 9:45 am
1)so if i get this pci card, i dont need to hook up any molex or power supply connector to the motherboard right its just plug and play?
EugW wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 11:01 am
No, there is a 15 pin SATA power plug on the card. I guess you would need that for 3A support, since 3A is 15 Watts. My understanding is the specification for these limits a x4 slot to 25 Watts, but that includes what the card itself uses (not sure how much) and what the other plug needs (4.5 Watts). So it's safer to just plug it in.
Actually it's because USB uses 5V and PCI-E only provides 12V and 3.3V hence why you need to plug the SATA cable in :)
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tkyoshi wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 11:11 am
Actually it's because USB uses 5V and PCI-E only provides 12V and 3.3V hence why you need to plug the SATA cable in.
OK, that makes sense.
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Jan 16th, 2018 10:57 am
Can the USB c port transfer data?
Of course.
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Well, that was quick. I ordered yesterday, and it's out for delivery today. Smiling Face With Sunglasses

Hopefully it works fine in my machine. (The old D-link USB 3.0 PCIe x1 card I tried previously gave my machine wake-from-sleep problems.) I'll post back once I get the Rosewill one installed.
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Since I don't need this in a hurry... Im gonna wait for price drop... Hopefully 20 and free shipping? 20% chance prolly lol
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mikka2017 wrote:
Jan 17th, 2018 10:32 am
Since I don't need this in a hurry... Im gonna wait for price drop... Hopefully 20 and free shipping? 20% chance prolly lol
There are a bunch of Orico PCIe USB 3 cards there on sale for less than $20 and free shipping as of today.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductLi ... agesize=36

All the USB 3.0 cards are currently less than $20. These are all PCIe x1 cards, which would work in your middle PCIe slot (which is the left empty one).
However, the lone USB 3.1 card (two USB-A ports) with Gen 2 10 Gbps speed is $29. This is a PCIe x4 card, which would use your right PCIe slot.

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