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Add a USB 3 PCIE controller

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nichosi, Jan 17, 2015.

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  1. nichosi

    nichosi Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Have difficulty to show my Toshiba V63700-A 500gb external HD plugged in the USB 2s of my motherboard.

    Saw this below in Amazon (£9.99) but does not mention Win8 only w7, has anybody by chance used it in w8?

    Also my mobo has 2 free PCIE slots, will I need anything else with them or just plug into them & + power cable?.

    The seller did not answer my Q. .....thanx ......nick

    ".......eLifeStore® 4 Ports USB 3.0 PCIE PCI Express Card for PC with USB 3.0 Extension Cable (30CM), SuperSpeed 5.0Gbps, Support MS Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/XP 64-bit/Vista /win 7....."




    Home build, Asus P5K Premium WiFiiFi Intel,
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    EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX KO 512MB GDDR3 (PCI-E),
    Seagate Barraguda sata 500gb, TOSHIBA vb63700-A 500GB external HD,
    Corsair TX750M Psu, X45, XPhome/Win8 ​
     
  2. KomputerKid

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    That does say it's compatible with Windows 7. It's a PCI Express card which is different than a PCI slot. If you're not sure if you have a PCI Express slot can you post a pic of your motherboard?
     
  3. Triple6

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    Windows 8 has built in USB 3.0 so it should just work.
     
  4. nichosi

    nichosi Thread Starter

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    OK thanx both,

    I have 3 PCI EXPRESS slots.
     
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