Home Forums Tech Helproom Adding USB 3.0 card to desktop PC Tech Helproom | Windows Help | Apple Help | Digital Home & Smartphones Help | Consumer Rights Advice | Games | Speakers Corner | Beta Testing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post << Prev… Pages 1 2 Adding USB 3.0 card to desktop PC Gummomarx 13:21 20 Feb 2018 Locked Answered 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 Answer 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 << Prev… Pages 1 2 This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.