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Syba PCI -Expres USB 2.0 5-port Host Controller Card

3.7 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews
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  • PCI-E Specifications Revision 1.1 Compliant
  • USB2.0 Specification Compliant
  • Enhanced Host Controller Interface Specification for USB Revision 1.0
  • Supported Real Time Dynamic Insertion and Removal of Devices
  • Supports: High, Full, Low Speed Transmission
  • Compliant with PCI-Express Base Specifications Revision 1.1 with data transfer rate up to 2.5Gbps.
  • Compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0. Compliant with Open Host Controller Interface
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Syba
  • Model Number: SD-PEX20019
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Graphics Coprocessor: Syba

Product Description

Not just the regular USB 2.0 ports. The Syba SD-PEX20019 5 Port USB 2.0 PCI-e 1.1 x1 Controller Card NEC Chipset with One Internal Header USB ports can supply steady power to the USB devices connected to them. 4-pin header included for desktop front panel USB port. NEC 720101 chipset

Product Information

Product Dimensions 7 x 1.5 x 6 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0026I4DZ2
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Item model number SD-PEX20019
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3.7 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #16 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > I/O Port Cards > SCSI Port Cards
Date first available at Amazon.com May 10, 2004

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By F. Bradley on February 11, 2010
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I bought this card because it has FIVE external USB ports, it is PCI-E, and the price was very reasonable. The instructions are easy to follow and installed on first startup. NOTE: This card does require external power from a molex connector which are in most PCs. NOTE: Do not worry if you have used up all available molex power connectors in your PC because along with the card comes an adapter that splits one power source to two so you can connect the card along with whatever other device you have in your PC.
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My onboard USB controller went dead due to some surge or something. All the USB ports (8 total) stopped working!! This card converted an unused PCI-E X1 slot into 5 USB ports!! Best way to add USB ports to your PC. Most of the time PCI-E X1 slots lie unused for the whole life of your PC. This card makes good use of it.

One more important note: If your PC crashes when after installing this, try changing the "PCI-E Maximum Payload Size" in BIOS to different values. Mine works perfect at 128. For all other values the system crashes.
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I have a personal recording studio that I built for my own use, and most of my sound interfaces use USB. I've always had a hard time getting good, low latency numbers, which matters with some recording gear, like the Presonus 1818vsl, particularly when used on Linux devices.

I did some research, and discovered that there are two driver models for the USB 1.1 layer, and they're still important on USB 2.0 cards. The models are UHCI and OHCI, and while they look the same to the user and to software, they function very differently inside - the UHCI cards make the processor do all the grunt work of being a USB port, and the OHCI cards do it themselves, in hardware. This means that UHCI cards are generating a lot more bus interrupts than OHCI cards, and are also using more CPU (processor) time.

The latter isn't very important, but the interrupt load is _very_ important, in live audio capture, because you never want your captures to be interrupted by anything else.

_This_ is an OCHI chipset card, using a chipset made by NEC of Japan. It replaced a UCHI chipset card, which was made by Intel. And while there's no meaningful difference for most applications (printing, gaming, skype, etc), there is a _huge_ difference in a recording studio environment. My latency numbers in Ardour on Linux dropped from a working minimum of 30ms all the way down to what seems to be a workable minimum of 0.7ms - a 97.7% drop, far, far more than I expected.

As far as I know, NEC and SiS make only OHCI chipsets, and Intel and VIA make only UHCI chipsets. Other chipmakers, I don't know. But this card uses NEC chips, and so far, everything is great.
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MY HP PC came with four USB ports which I out grew real fast. So I added a five port internal PCI card a few years ago which has worked flawless-fully. Still in need of extra ports I purchased an external seven port USB Hub with power supply. It served it's purpose for a while but even with its own power supply some components needed to be plugged directly into the PC in order to function. So I purchased this Syba five port card. Snapped it in. Hooked it to the internal power supply with a handy splitter cable which was supplied. Closed up my PC turned it on and all is well. My: printer, bamboo pad, three external drives, two mice(mouse), scanner, external USB calculator, IPod cable, keyboard and external USB Jump Hub all function properly. At times with the external hub I had to shut components down or move the cable. Bottom line, if you have the slot go with a card. Most have four this one has five but it requires a power supply same as my external hub but the card handles the workload better. Now if I can figure out how to plug in all this stuff without burning down my house.
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Relatively inexpensive and works well. I installed this into my recent HP Windows 7, quad processor desktop that had issues recognizing two USB devices: Droid 2 phone and CED M2 chronograph. Other devices worked well including two Brother laser printers, Sony HD video camera,several different external hard drives, USB-Ethernet bridge, Magic Jack, APC UPS, two IBM monitors with USB hubs, HP and Microsoft keyboards, Logitech track ball and an Epson Scanner.

This card fixed the issues and both devices now work reliably.
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Easy Plug & play on the HP Pavilion running AMD quad core Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Computer came with only 4 rear USB connections and 2 are taken by KB and mouse, so effectively only 2 can be used. This card plugs right into PCI X1 slot and gives me 5 more powered USB connections. Not all USB PCI cards have the provision for connecting to the power supply, this one makes a separate connection through a daisy chain power cable supplied with the card. Very Nice.
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At first this card worked great, but after a few weeks, my computer started freezing at random, and the only way to unfreeze it was to do a restart. I began hunting down what was causing the freeze, and long story short, it was this card. Once I removed it from the computer, I haven't had this problem again.

I can verify what others have said about the Molex power connector, it's a very tight fit and you have to be careful plugging it in or the connector will bend and could possibly break the electical connections. But once you get it in, no problems with it.

I didn't pinpoint the freezing issue until it was too late to return for a refund, and I'm not interested in exchanging it for another. I know there are many good reviews on this card, and maybe I just received a dud, but I'm going to try either a different brand, or go with a USB hub.
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