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[Amazon.ca] Inateck 4 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card $15.99

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[Amazon.ca] Inateck 4 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card $15.99

[Cord-free Power Supply, New Version] Inateck 4 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card Interface USB 3.0 4-Port Express Card Desktop for Windows XP/7/8, Mini PCI-E USB 3.0 Hub Controller Adapter, No Additional Power Connection Needed . $15.99 no tax, was $26.99

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00QRJ ... UTF8&psc=1
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No support for Windows 10. Sad.
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prifx7 wrote: No support for Windows 10. Sad.
Q&A says there should be no problem with Windows 10.
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this card doesn't have power connector on the card, so it is useless
it also says
Power Usage Alerts -For stable operation, do not connect it to more than 2 high power-consuming devices, such as 1TB hard drive. -This USB 3.0 express card is not meant to serve as a stand-alone charger.
this one that has power connector is better
https://www.amazon.ca/SupaHub-Expansion ... B07Q1HXN42
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Who even needs something like this in the modern age ?
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Tcalp wrote: Who even needs something like this in the modern age ?
Everyone else but you? I had to get one @ $30 (powered) b/c I already had 6 devices plugged into the back of the pc, 3 more in a hub and had the two in the front used as well. I am sure I am not alone.
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daviddavieboy wrote: Everyone else but you? I had to get one (powered) b/c I already had 6 devices plugged into the back of the pc, 3 more in a hub and had the two in the front used as well. I am sure I am not alone.
Most people don't even own a desktop PC anymore. While I"m sure you aren't "alone", you very nearly are :)
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Tcalp wrote: Most people don't even own a desktop PC anymore. While I"m sure you aren't "alone", you very nearly are :)
OK thanks for the info. I wasn't aware most people didn't have desktops, I am a old guy and have 3 LOL.

Although you wouldn't know this by the amount of people buying a gaming computers.
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Tcalp wrote: Who even needs something like this in the modern age ?
Have you seen the rear Io of some of the newer intel boards? Some have like 4 USB ports
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Tcalp wrote: Most people don't even own a desktop PC anymore. While I"m sure you aren't "alone", you very nearly are :)
I think this statement is very inaccurate.

And most boards haven't enough USB ports and that'd why hubs are so popular. I'd rathe buy one of these though for the flexibility. If you don't need, no need to comment. Just look and move along.
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Keigotw wrote: this card doesn't have power connector on the card, so it is useless
This. For external devices without its own supply, a p/s input is needed on the card.
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flame02 wrote: This. For external devices without its own supply, a p/s input is needed on the card.
Not saying this card is good by any stretch but the description alone says no extra power supply needed. Why won't the 75w through PCIe work to supply power?

Also it says further that if it isn't working for power, you can augment it providing the card optional power:

If the card doesn't work properly from the start, you may try out the following steps:

Step 1:De- and reattach the devices to be recognised, so the system can try another recognition search

Step 2: Augment with the optional power supply, so an automatic search can be retried

Step 3: Check the PCI-E socket on the main board for possible faults

Step 4: Try out another Desktop PC, if available, to determine the card's general functionality
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divx wrote: Strange as PCIe buss can handle 75W so it should be plenty for 4 usb ports.
I concur.
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I have a card like this one and another that has the power supply attachment. The one with the attachment is more useful, but I think I paid 50$ for it. I read reviews and wanted the very best one. Devices like this keep old computers alive and useful. I see a moral purpose in making technology last as long as possible. I hope I am not "alone" in this. I use the powered card on an ancient PC that is still useful as a server. The non powered card is in a pentium 4 that drives my CNC router. The PC came with the router and uses proprietary and expensive software - so the PC has no monetary value, but the replacement cost would be prohibitive.
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I thought it was 75 watts too I'm pretty sure people run ssf gpu cards off 4x pci-e slots fine rated for 75w. But I have seen dell boards say 35w limit on some slots too perhaps its an atx standard and can be different with sfx supplies?

wiki:


All PCI express cards may consume up to 3 A at +3.3 V (9.9 W). The amount of +12 V and total power they may consume depends on the type of card:[25]:35–36[26]

x1 cards are limited to 0.5 A at +12 V (6 W) and 10 W combined.
x4 and wider cards are limited to 2.1 A at +12 V (25 W) and 25 W combined.
A full-sized x1 card may draw up to the 25 W limits after initialization and software configuration as a "high power device".
A full-sized x16 graphics card[21] may draw up to 5.5 A at +12 V (66 W) and 75 W combined after initialization and software configuration as a "high power device".

Optional connectors add 75 W (6-pin) or 150 W (8-pin) of +12 V power for up to 300 W total (2x75 W + 1x150 W).
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Tcalp wrote: Most people don't even own a desktop PC anymore. While I"m sure you aren't "alone", you very nearly are :)
Says who?

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