MAXPower 4-Port USB 3.1 Gen 1 PCIe Controller Card
Mac / PC / PCIe / USB 3.1 Gen 1
The MAXPower USB 3.1 Gen 1 – 4-port PCIe card gives you more options. Four more options, in fact. Four high-power, high bandwidth USB ports for Mac Pro and PC with maximum wattage and data throughput, for a total of up to 5 Gb/s and 15W.
With up to 15 watts of total power to fully charge and power your USB devices, you won't have to mess around with plugging and unplugging devices to keep them powered and charged any more.
Up to 5 Gb/s total data transfer speed means you can use all your USB devices at their maximum speeds. With this much available bandwidth, you can do much more with your devices.
This Card Adds:
Four USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports
Available PCIe Slot
See specifications below for system and/or OS compatibility information
PC running Windows, Linux or FreeBSD and available PCI-Express x4 lane or better slot
OWC Mercury Helios 3
Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion chassis
OWC Mercury Helios
Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis
Fresco Logic FL-1100EX
PCIe 2.0 (fits x4 or larger slot, runs at x1 speeds)
OS X 10.8.5 or higher
Windows 7 or higher
Driver not required for OS X
Driver required for Windows 7
Boot Camp is not supported
Mac or PC featuring PC with a PCIe 1.0 slot
Recommended (Best Performance)
Mac or PC featuring PCIe 2.0 or higher slot
Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis are supported 1
Requires a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis that is connected to a Mid-2013 or later Mac host computer
Port Multiplier Support
Sequential Read/Write (compressible data)
Read: 350 MB/s
Write: 333 MB/s
Speeds will vary based on drives used, setup, and other factors.
USB Battery Charging
Supports USB BC 1.2 specification
Total power available: 24W (5V/4.8A)
Each port provides 5V/1
Hot Plug / Hot Swap Support
Supported on any compatible Mac or PC
USB Hubs / Card Reader Support
Supported on any compatible Mac or PC
Sleep / Hibernation Support
If using a Mac, you may experience disk ejections when waking from Sleep mode. This is a known issue that occurs when using add-on PCIe cards with the Mac operating system. It is suggested that you manually eject USB devices prior to enabling Sleep mode on a Mac. This issue is not present with Windows
Temperature (°F) 32° – 158°
Temperature (°C) 0° – 70°
Temperature (°F) −40° – 185°
Temperature (°C) −40° – 85°
Height (PCB): 120 mm (4.7 in)
Width (bracket): 22 mm (0.9 in)
Length (bracket and PCB): 94 mm (3.7 in)
68 g (2.4oz)
Tested with OWC Mercury Helios. May not support other PCIe expansion devices.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n MXPCIE4U3 UPC#: 811643016446
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