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Non PCI USB-C expansion options?

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Non PCI USB-C expansion options?

ITX build would like one USB-C port to use with USB-C dock which has 4x USB 3.1, 1x USB-C ports.


PC does not have any open PCI slots. I see ASRock made a product back in 2015 that is SATA to USB-C, but it does not exist anymore or was never manufactured. Any options to add a port?

https://www.asrock.com/mb/spec/card.asp ... .1%20Panel
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mr_raider wrote: What is your motherboard?
https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z97E-ITXac/


- 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
- 1 x TPM Header
- 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
- 1 x 4 pin 12V Power Connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
- 1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
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coriolis wrote: https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z97E-ITXac/


- 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
- 1 x TPM Header
- 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
- 1 x 4 pin 12V Power Connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
- 1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
That board has rear USB 3.1 ports. Just get a USB type A to C converter.
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What are you using the existing PCI slot for?
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mr_raider wrote: That board has rear USB 3.1 ports. Just get a USB type A to C converter.
Problem solved, the usb A to USBC cable was faulty, switched to another and it worked. I also had to uninstall my other cheaper usb hub driver which was conflicting with it, but I'm upgrading from 3 ports to 5. Thanks for making me check my cable again, I wouldn't of thought of it.

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