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Best USB 3.0 card out now for the G7?


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OK, i find this intriguing, what are you doing that needs more then two USB 3.0 ports? Also for my education, would an add on card still not have the USB ports seen til after boot; I assume so. I ask because I think the MS G8 only sees the USB 2.0 ports until after it boots.

Once again, just curious, Matt

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OK, i find this intriguing, what are you doing that needs more then two USB 3.0 ports? Also for my education, would an add on card still not have the USB ports seen til after boot; I assume so. I ask because I think the MS G8 only sees the USB 2.0 ports until after it boots.

Once again, just curious, Matt

Well I am only asking for 2, so how do you come to the conclusion that I need more than 2? And if you read the title it states G7

Here's one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124105

The G7 (N54L) microserver doesn't have any USB3 ports.  So adding a USB3 card is a common upgrade for that system in order to add external backup drives.  Copying 4TB of data over USB2 would be glacially slow.

I cant seem to find if that comes with an LP bracket though, no one mentions it :(

this one is LP and doesn't require extra power,

http://plugable.com/products/PCIE-USB3-SP

That is 100% perfect, but it looks like its discontinued

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Well I am only asking for 2, so how do you come to the conclusion that I need more than 2? And if you read the title it states G7

 

LOL..Came to the conclusion because my minds eye saw  "G8" and not "G7". Minus one for me, for attention to detail.

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Here's one:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16815124105

The G7 (N54L) microserver doesn't have any USB3 ports.  So adding a USB3 card is a common upgrade for that system in order to add external backup drives.  Copying 4TB of data over USB2 would be glacially slow.

I cant seem to find if that comes with an LP bracket though, no one mentions it :(

 

It also uses an Etron chipset instead of the NEC. Not sure how well the Etron works. There have been lots of issues with USB3 cards. The NEC chipset seems to be a good one, although you have to be careful which drivers you use.

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