Adding USB 3.0 card to desktop PC

  Gummomarx 13:21 20 Feb 2018
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I want to add USB 3.0 capability to my desktop PC. How will I know which card to buy in terms of compatibility with the machine (HP Workstation xw8400 Base Unit)?

  Gummomarx 18:38 21 Feb 2018

Thanks!

  Gummomarx 11:47 22 Feb 2018

If I also want to add front-facing ports, will I be able to connect them to the Inateck?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:01 22 Feb 2018

No you are going to need one with an internal connector click here see the front panel and connector that you can buy with this one for £26 in total.

  Gummomarx 14:09 22 Feb 2018

The front bay has a useless card-reader unit. If I remove that, can I use instead of buying the Amazon one?

  Gummomarx 14:13 22 Feb 2018

... can I use the exiting adapter....

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:42 22 Feb 2018

your first picture doesn't work

the reader /USB2 assembly will only run at USB 2 speed (usb3 has extra contacts) thats if it will evn plug into the USb3 card.

  Gummomarx 14:50 22 Feb 2018

Sorry for being vague. I mean to replace the reader unit with this: click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:27 22 Feb 2018
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yes your reader looks like a 3 1/2 inch unit so its probably in an adaptor so you should be able to do a straight swap.

  Gummomarx 16:16 22 Feb 2018

Thanks very much, *Fruit Bat /\0/*, for your time, knowledge and patience.

  Gummomarx 16:41 26 Feb 2018

I fitted the new card (see below) but I'm getting slower than USB 2.0 speeds from it. (drivers updated and molex attached).

The documentation says the card needs a PCI-E 1.0 x16 port. My graphics card is in my only x16 slot.

Anker card purchased

Anker

PCI

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