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smalltalker 02-18-2013 12:46 PM

SYBA USB 3.0 External 2-port, 19-pin Header PCI-e Card - $14.99 delivered
 
I have been waiting for a USB 3.0 card with an internal header to drop in price for quite some time and this is the lowest I have ever seen this. It looks like there has been a price drop to $19.99 and there is a 25% coupon code at the moment SYBACARD25 (Try SYBACARD30 first to see if you can get 30% off making it about $13.99 - Thanks to proghouse for that update - I have not tried the 30% code since I already ordered my card but I don't see why it won't work) and free shipping if you use the free shipping option. There are 2 external USB 3.0 ports AND a 19 pin header. So if your case has USB 3.0 ports in the front in a bracket but your Mother Board did not have a built in 3.0 header, this is a good way to add / activate those ports.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6815124122

K6-2 02-18-2013 01:36 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Etron chipset. Newegg reviews OK.
Etron? :dontknow:
Considerting this, because it includes a low-profile bracket.
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KITHPOM 02-18-2013 05:31 PM

Newegg [newegg.com] has products from like $11 to add a couple usb 3 ports to the front of the case in a 3.5 drive bay.

smalltalker 02-19-2013 12:18 PM

Looks like eTron USB 3.0 controller gets thumbs up from toms hardware
http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...024-2.html

The additional port products referred to by KITHPOM as just that, ports. If you motherboard has built in support for USB 3.0, but no ports, then you can very easily add those ports using one of the products. However, if you have a intel based motherboard based on Z68, P67, and X58 chipsets, you do NOT have native USB 3.0 support and will need to add in a controller like the Syba.

My case already had USB 3.0 ports, but my MB did not, so I have to add the add in controller.

proghouse 02-19-2013 01:10 PM

SYBACARD30 gives 30% off to make this even a bit cheaper.

K6-2 02-19-2013 06:53 PM

$19.99 current retail price
_-6.00 less 30% with code SYBACARD30 (Thanks, proghouse)
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$13.99 FS [newegg.com]

recountryman 02-19-2013 07:19 PM

i'm in for one. Going to use this to hook up the 3TB external USB 3 drive deal from yesterday.

smalltalker 02-22-2013 06:18 AM

Be careful if trying to download the drivers from the manufacturer website. AVG blocks it for me saying the page is virus infected. JS/Redir.BL
The included drivers on CD worked for me.

The infected URL is: http:// it.us.syba.com/support_download/download/index.html <= breaking it up so a link is not created.

OhFrugal 02-22-2013 06:35 AM

This one has 3 external connections as opposed to two on this thread and one dollar less. Any thoughts? TIA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6815124117

K6-2 02-22-2013 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OhFrugal (Post 57753300)
This one has 3 external connections as opposed to two on this thread and one dollar less. Any thoughts? TIA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124117

· Both are 4-port cards.
· All four ports share (are limited by) one PCIe x1 lane, one controller, e.g.:
· - PCIe x1 has a maximun transfer speed of 250MB/s*
· - This bandwidth is shared between all four ports.

Do you need three rear ports? Or would you rather fully support a two device header for, say, two front USB 3.0 ports?

Other than that (and $1), I don't see much difference.

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*A PCI-E 2.0 lane carries 500 MB/s (4 Gbit/s).

cardboardbox 02-22-2013 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smalltalker (Post 57686952)
Looks like eTron USB 3.0 controller gets thumbs up from toms hardware
http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...024-2.html

The additional port products referred to by KITHPOM as just that, ports. If you motherboard has built in support for USB 3.0, but no ports, then you can very easily add those ports using one of the products. However, if you have a intel based motherboard based on Z68, P67, and X58 chipsets, you do NOT have native USB 3.0 support and will need to add in a controller like the Syba.

My case already had USB 3.0 ports, but my MB did not, so I have to add the add in controller.

hmm, I have a Z68 mobo with usb 3.0 i/o ports. Is that not native usb 3.0?

K6-2 02-22-2013 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cardboardbox (Post 57756918)
hmm, I have a Z68 mobo with usb 3.0 i/o ports. Is that not native usb 3.0?

Define native.

All Intel Panther Point 1155 chipsets support USB 3.0, AFAIK. (Z75, Z77, H77, Q75, Q77, B75). Your Z68 Cougar Point chipset does not itself support USB 3.0, Rev 3.0 support on the m/b would be provided by a third party USB 3.0 controller chip such as the Etron used on the cards discussed in this thread.

smalltalker 02-22-2013 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cardboardbox (Post 57756918)
hmm, I have a Z68 mobo with usb 3.0 i/o ports. Is that not native usb 3.0?

I guess it is possible for your motherboard to have a USB 3.0 controller on the MB. The Intel Z68 does not natively support USB 3.0. When I bought my MB (Asus), there were 2 models, almost identical but one with an on the MB USB 3.0 header and one without (so check the manufacturer website or your MB box if you still have it to see if there was a 19 pin USB 3.0 header on the MB). I went with the one without because based on the deals going, price different was over $80.

smalltalker 02-22-2013 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OhFrugal (Post 57753300)
This one has 3 external connections as opposed to two on this thread and one dollar less. Any thoughts? TIA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6815124117

Depends on what you are looking for. If you already have some front usb 3.0 ports that you want to operate (but are not connected), then you need the other card that has an internal 19 pin header (this card does not). If you don't have a case with the ports and just want to add some usb 3.0 cards in the back, then this will do as well.

jdsoohoo 02-24-2013 05:17 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6815124120

Almost the same price, but based off of the renesas chipset which is OS X (Hackintosh) compatible! Just got one and is working at full speed on both my windows and OS X boots.

wwu123 02-24-2013 06:41 PM

Thanks OP, installed mine and Win8 automatically installed drivers. Finally got those front USB 3.0 ports working on my case with my 1156 mobo...


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