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Hello, been awhile since I've messed with upgrading a PC. I want a USB 3.0 card, just making sure these are PCI express slots?
My device manager reads like there are two of them. Any suggestions on which USB 3.0 card to buy are appreciated. Only need 2 inputs.

Any help is appreciated.
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Looks like the following:

(3) PCI - White slots
(1) PCI Express x8 - Larger brown slot between video card and PCI slots
(1) PCI Express x1 - Small brown slot above video card

I can't see what the video card is plugged into. If you post your PC model number I could probably tell you for sure what they are.

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I don't have that info with me. But thank you for the help. If I need more advice, I will reply again, with the model #.
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Hello, been awhile since I've messed with upgrading a PC. I want a USB 3.0 card, just making sure these are PCI express slots?
My device manager reads like there are two of them. Any suggestions on which USB 3.0 card to buy are appreciated. Only need 2 inputs.
Any help is appreciated.
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If you want a USB card get a PCI-X card.

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If you want a USB 3.0 card get a PCI-X card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124113

$12.99


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If you want a USB card get a PCI-X card.
Umm, no! PCI-E. He does not have a PCI-X slot.

PCI-E = PCI Express
PCI-X = PCI Extended
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Umm, no! PCI-E. He does not have a PCI-X slot.

PCI x1.

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That is a PCI-E slot. "x1" is the speed
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That is a PCI-E slot. "x1" is the speed

I know. Just going too quickly.

Technically it's a PCI Express x1 slot. which is very different than a PCI X

But the slot for PCIX is way longer so I am sure there won't be any confusion on his part. Just my typo.

Thanks for the clarification. You are correct.

@ OP- Just get the link and picture card I posted for $13 and put it into the slot I circled and incorrectly labeled PCI-X when it is a PCIx1. It should be obvious it's the only slot it will fit into.

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@ OP- Just get the link and picture card I posted for $13 and put it into the slot I circled and incorrectly labeled PCI-X when it is a PCIx1. It should be obvious it's the only slot it will fit into.
It will also work in the x4/x8 slot (I can't tell which it is from the pic) but yes, that card will work.
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BTW

USB 3.0: up to 400MB/s
PCI Express 1.0 x1: 250MB/s
PCI Express 2.0 x1: 500MB/s

So older PCI Express 1.0 slot could be the bottleneck of the transfer speed, although that's still a lot faster than USB 2.0 60MB/s.

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BTW
USB 3.0: up to 400MB/s
PCI Express 1.0 x1: 250MB/s
PCI Express 2.0 x1: 500MB/s
So older PCI Express 1.0 slot could be the bottleneck of the transfer speed, although that's still a lot faster than USB 2.0 60MB/s.
There is nothing you can do with this mb, of course. wink.gif

Great points.

A normal HDD is about 125MB/sec and a green drive is probably a bit slower...

A high end near empty HDD can be 150MB/sec


I doubt his speed would be bottlnecked. I say slam it into the small x1 slot and go.

I am not even sure they make USB 3.0 cards for x2 , x4 x8 or x16 slots. They certainly are not popular like the x1 slot cards are.

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A possible case is a RAID enclosure, where > 300MB/s is pretty normal. But I haven't seen any actual comparison.
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