• Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
  • Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
  • Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
  • Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
  • Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
  • Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
  • Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)
Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)

Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 (5 Ports) PCI Express Card and 15-Pin Power Connector, Red (KT5001)

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  • SuperSpeed USB 3. 0 supports transfer rates of up to 5Gbps - The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected
  • One Step Update your Computer to 5 ports USB3. 0 Easily with PCI Express to USB3. 0 Controller Adapter Card; 1 USB 3. 0 20-pin Connector ( expand another two USB 3. 0 ports )
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2. 0 and 1. 1 devices; Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • With easy installation, this USB 3. 0 PCI express I/O Card offers a simple solution for your standard desktop PC
  • Windows XP and Vista Users Please Note: Due to OS limitations, the real transfer speed after installation of the respective drivers will be located between the level of USB 2. 0 and 3. 0

Customer Reviews

Card itself seems great, has some issues with Rift. Bought for use with Oculus Rift. Using Inatek drivers the headset randomly disconnects momentarily. Sticking with W10 installed drivers, it works fine. However, I get a warning in Oculus Home to update the drivers. It also sometimes says the headset is on USB 2.0. Since the last major update to W10 I get a frequent disconnect sound. Will get me by until I can build a new system.Edit: I have been in contact with Inatek Support. They actually do follow the comments and do all they can to assist in solving any problems with the card. Customer service is top notch. I am still having software problems, but it is not the card itself. It is either the Windows 10 driver, or quite possibly even the Occulus Rift. I have been reading online, and it is looking more and more as if it is the Rift. The Rift is working currently. Just plug the sensor/rift in as far apart from each other as you can. Problems persist, but it DOES work. Hope this helps others! 5Good product with some installation problems The problem with the product on my computer was that Win 8.1 recognized it as a (Logitech Unifying USB Receiver). New USB card drivers were ignored by Windows due to this mistaken identity. Inateck needs to fix this.I came up with the following work around;Go to Start, Control Panel, Device Manager, then select Universal Serial Bus controllersSelect the (Logitech Unifying USB) item with the (yellow triangle error notice) and double click to open it.Select (Driver) tab, (Update Driver), (Browse my computer for driver), select (Let me pick from a list) and finally select (USB Composite Device) and then okay.The product now worksOnce I got the driver to work the card operated without incident. Tested it with my fastest USB 3.0 device, a SSD with a USB 3 adapter (see results in photo). Its speed was limited by the SSD to 188mb/s.Supplies a decent amount of current but not enough to charge my phone at full amperage. The maximum current it could provide was 0.71amps and that dropped the voltage from 5.00v to 4.68v. Even at that low voltage I was able to transfer files to and from the computer. 4Works as advertised I have an older (circa 2011) tower PC that is nearing obsolescence. One annoying thing it is lacking is USB 3. This card fits in its one PCIe slot and provides 5 powered USB 3.0 ports. (I didn't try the USB 3.1 model because my PCIe bus isn't fast enough to support it. It immediately quadrupled the transfer speed of the external hard drive I use for backups, and runs my WiFi card (almost) as fast as my cable modem can run.It is a little annoying, but straightforward, to plug a hard-disk power connector to the card to provide power to the ports. The driver install was trivial, and the driver has a clever little pop-up that detects a USB 3 device being plugged into a USB 2 port, saying that it could run faster if you plug into USB 3.One nit: In my computer, the ports end up upside-down. That is, you plug in devices with the USB logo facing downward. That makes my WiFi adapter hang towards (and touch) the floor. Other cards solve this by rotating the ports 90 degrees. 4Excellent card and USB 3.0 drivers are oculus rift compatible 100%! Oculus rift has issues with a lot of USB 3.0 drivers. And they don't discriminate. Much better drivers than the Fresno logic fl1100 drivers that you install from their website do not function properly. I've never had an issue, and I have 2 separate cards in my pc. No issues. Also solves the issue with logitech Saitek x52pro Intel ext host USB 3.0 drivers (will hang your system every time you shutdown or update software if you use those ports) because the HOTAS works just fine with Fresno chipset.Many cables offer multiple ways to connect power to your card, and also a USB 3.0 front panel header in case you need it, although I've found it to be quite, quite a bit slower than the actual rear ports. Could be the temp/fan speed controller Interface that they ports are used with, but I don't know for sure.Beware, getting your USB header cable into the card will take some elbow grease and you much be careful not to break the solder points. Same with the SATA power connector. Both inputs are extremely right and if our push too hard you will snap the connector back and scare yourself to death. Hold input down with one thing and then plug your respective cords in with your other hand.Works awesome, just Jake SURE TO DOWNLOAD DRIVERS FROM INATEK WEBSITE - DO NOT SURE THE WINDOWS DRIVERS THAT AUTO-INSTALL. they are just not as stable.A great buy at a good price! 5... would give the board five stars if Inateck had better documentation / software support I would give the board five stars if Inateck had better documentation / software support. The hardware itself seems to be good.I use 5+2-port card version (KTU3FR-5O2I) in a Dell T7400 machine that does not natively support USB 3.0.Pros:1) The card and the cables seem to be well made. It's really nice that Inateck included adapter power cables. I ended up using the SATA power cable as an extension cord since my native cables were too short to reach the card.2) Once I figured out the right drivers to use with the card in Windows 10 it seems to work well (see below). USB 3.0 WD MyBook achieves a little over 150MB/s at sequential reading/writing; the same drive in USB2.0 port does 30-40MB/s.Cons:1) The card does not recognize WD MyBook with Windows 10 default drivers, throwing an error in device manager. The problem can be solved with updated drivers directly from the chipset manufacturer Fresco Logic ( USB 3.0 Host Driver, v3.6.8.0 from Fresco website ). It's a pity that Inateck has no mention of these drivers (or any Windows 10 drivers for that matter) on their website.2) My USB keyboard is not recognized by motherboard BIOS on Dell T7400 if connected to the Inateck card (and works well when connected to the motherboard USB ports). Keep that in mind if you are looking to connect your keyboard to a USB 3.0 hub plugged into the card.Overall the card is not perfect, but good enough.UPDATE, 4/21/2016. I wrote Inateck about the drivers problem and how I solved it. They wrote back suggesting I uninstall Fresco drivers (even though I wrote them that the card IS working with these drivers) and replug the card. I kept the Fresco drivers and did not replug the card - the card is still working well :-).UPDATE, 5/02/2016. I did try removing the Fresco drivers as Inateck tech support suggested. This time the card recognized my WD drives (WD MyBook USB3 and WD MyPassport USB3) without a problem. However, a SanDisk USB 3.0 flash drive (SanDisk Extreme CZ80 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Transfer Speeds Up To 245MB/s- SDCZ80-064G-GAM46) that I recently purchased does not work when plugged into the bottom three ports of the Inateck card (the ports directly connected to the DL1100 controller), but it works with the top 2 ports that are connected to the controller via an internal USB 3.0 hub. Apparently this is a known problem with FL1100 chipset and some flash drives. So keep that in mind in case a device does not work with the card.UPDATE, 1/25/2017. This card *may* conflict with nVidia Pascal GPUs (specifically GTX 1060, but may be other 10X0 as well), at least on some motherboards. nVidia Pascal GPUs have a well-known bug that, on some motherboards, causes the computer to sometimes crash upon going into the sleep mode. It appears that this bug occurs more frequently when this USB3 card is present. I tried various combinations of PCIe slots with no positive result. The card worked completely fine with my old nVidia Quadro FX1700 GPU though. I'll post here if I find a solution.UPDATE, 1/14/2018. I found a reliable solution to the above problem. Apparently, the system crashes only if it's woken up from sleep mode with the power button, but does not crash when it's woken up by moving the mouse. 4.*Update* to: I love Inateck's response to my problem. I am possibly giving Inateck the short end of the stick but I have two new Seagate 5Tb USB-3 external drives (with external power) connected to this card. Initial installation was routine and no issues appeared. What I am experiencing is a drop-out of one of the drives with no notice and no errors. It could be one or the other. I switched ports around and the same issue continued. With one drive attached, it still drops out from time to time. Rebooting solves the issue temporarily. I keep only one drive attached and connect the second one to back up the first one. It usually stays up long enough for the backup but I just do not trust my system. I have since run short on disk space so I ordered 2 new 8 TB Seagates and a 7 port Inateck.*Update* Inateck has contacted me several times and took responsibility for my issue, even though I am not sure that it is their issue. My two Seagate 5TB drives kept randomly dropping out. I tried to use the Seagate Drive Manager to look at the drives but it never worked for me. I was looking for some way to determine what the power setting was. Since I needed more storage anyway, I decided t replace the USB-3 drives with 8TB ones and a new 7-port Inateck card as well, just in case that was the problem. These Seagate drives came with a utility that was designed for adjusting the power sleep-no sleep setting. I set them to never sleep.Long story short, Inateck refunded the full amount of the new card (not the old one) and apologized for the inconvenience. Everything is working great and that is what I wanted all along. Thank you Inateck for stepping up to get me satisfied, even if your product was not the cause. I am very impressed. 5Five is Better than Four You can never have too many USB ports and, unfortunately, most desktop computers come with too few. With almost all peripherals connected to PCs via USB cables, you need a lot. USB ports on the front of your PC are fine for occasional use but I really want my "permanent" USB connections to be on the back and out of the way. Therefore, one needs to utilize the PCI expansion slots that a decent modern PC should provide. This product fills this need very well especially in that it has five ports whereas most cards I have seen for sale only have four.The installation is essentially quite straight-forward with no need to employ the software disk on my Windows 10 O/S. The only problem I had was that neither cable supplied in the package was "right" for my PC due to the distance from the PCI slots to the motherboard power point. Therefore, I had to purchase an additional cable to bridge the gap. My suggestion would be for the company to provide a slightly longer SATA cable if that does not wreck the product's pricing structure. This accounts for my awarding only four stars in my rating. 4Card I recieved uses included Fresco Logic driver which I manually installed from the disc. Works great! Based upon earlier reviews, and the content of the included driver disc, there seems to be some confusion regarding which driver to use for this product. I am happy to report that I have the card up and running in a Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 PC, and providing USB3 to the front ports of its Coolermaster Cosmos II Case, thanks to the included 20 pin header on the card. It is the main reason I picked this particular card.Apparently, these cards once used a Renesas USB 3 controller. They now are using a Fresco Logic USB3 controller. BOTH sets of drivers for these 2 brands are on the disc. I did not give the Autorun a change to install the wrong (Renesas) driver, which appears to be what happened to some reviewers. I found that the disc has a Drivers folder, and inside that are 2 subfolders. One of them is named "USB_allOS_2.1.19.0_PV". That is the one which contains the needed Fresco Logic driver files, and is in fact the same version of driver currently offered for download on the Inatek website, being version 3.5.106.0. Alongside those files is a Setup.exe file, which will install the Fresco Logic drivers. I used that Setup.exe file (not the Autorun file) to install the drivers once I had the card installed, and things went smoothly. 5Some installation problems, but works great now! There were installation problems. I inserted the card, and plugged a separate 2 port USB back panel into the card, then powered up. The drivers were installed by Win 10, but the device wouldn't recognize any devices plugged into it. I double checked power (supplied by Corsair rm750i), seating, etc. The controllers are recognized in the Control Panel Device Manager. The devices did not disappear from the Device Manager, so Power was getting to the card. The motherboard was an Asus X299 (there was a slot conflict on PCI slot #4 due to an M.2 SSD added to the motherboard - not an Inteck problem).----- update -----After receiving an email from Inateck tech support, I uninstalled all drivers, disconnected most USB devices from my computer, removed the KT5001 and the extra USB rear panel connected to the KT5001, powered back up (to verify nothing was left installed), then powered down and reinstalled the KT5001. The secondary 2 port back panel was not connected to the KT5001 at this time. I powered back up, let Win 10 install the drivers and the KT5001 worked! After powering down again I plugged into 2 port back panel and it worked too. So, all is good.The problem may have been the extra 2 port back USB panel I had originally connected. I should have brought the system up, tested it, then plugged the extra USB panel in.Moral: Don't connect and devices or external ports to the KT5001 on the initial install. Just let Win 10 do its thing.Updated rating from 1 star to 4 stars due to installation problems (5 stars if no problems).Side note: I also suggest loading the USB Device Viewer SDK from Microsoft to debug USB issues (you only need to keep the 2 USB related files). It lists all controllers and shows what (by Vendor & Product) is plugged into all USB ports and is immensely useful for other USB performance and issues. It's a very nice tool. 4Good Product With Shortfalls Overall a good product that has two (2) major flaws. They are:1) The supplied cables to connect power to the card are ridiculously short. Just refer to the 'paid' reviewer's review who received the product for little to no cost (Josh H.) and view his video and see when he connects the power cable to to the card it is stretched and barely fits. This necessitated me to purchase a cord (for $10.00) to make the power work. Even though the reviewer, Josh states in his review that you do not need power unless you are charging devices do not believe it. No matter what I connected to this card the system would not recognize it. Although the device manager in Windows 10 recognized the card with no issues it would not recognize any devices without power.2) The web site for Inateck has to be, hands down, one of the worst support sites that I have seen in the over 30 years of being in IT. Finding the drivers was painful.Now that the two issues are dealt with a little background. I am installing this card on a Dell Optiplex 980 tower with Windows 10. It is now working correctly but what should have been a 10 minute install turned out to be a many hours install needlessly.Overall I am satisfied (so far but will come back to give a longer term update) and it would have been 5 stars but 4 stars is all I can give it. 4
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Description
  • SuperSpeed USB 3. 0 supports transfer rates of up to 5Gbps - The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected
  • One Step Update your Computer to 5 ports USB3. 0 Easily with PCI Express to USB3. 0 Controller Adapter Card; 1 USB 3. 0 20-pin Connector ( expand another two USB 3. 0 ports )
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2. 0 and 1. 1 devices; Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • With easy installation, this USB 3. 0 PCI express I/O Card offers a simple solution for your standard desktop PC
  • Windows XP and Vista Users Please Note: Due to OS limitations, the real transfer speed after installation of the respective drivers will be located between the level of USB 2. 0 and 3. 0
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Card itself seems great, has some issues with Rift. Bought for use with Oculus Rift. Using Inatek drivers the headset randomly disconnects momentarily. Sticking with W10 installed drivers, it works fine. However, I get a warning in Oculus Home to update the drivers. It also sometimes says the headset is on USB 2.0. Since the last major update to W10 I get a frequent disconnect sound. Will get me by until I can build a new system.Edit: I have been in contact with Inatek Support. They actually do follow the comments and do all they can to assist in solving any problems with the card. Customer service is top notch. I am still having software problems, but it is not the card itself. It is either the Windows 10 driver, or quite possibly even the Occulus Rift. I have been reading online, and it is looking more and more as if it is the Rift. The Rift is working currently. Just plug the sensor/rift in as far apart from each other as you can. Problems persist, but it DOES work. Hope this helps others! 5Good product with some installation problems The problem with the product on my computer was that Win 8.1 recognized it as a (Logitech Unifying USB Receiver). New USB card drivers were ignored by Windows due to this mistaken identity. Inateck needs to fix this.I came up with the following work around;Go to Start, Control Panel, Device Manager, then select Universal Serial Bus controllersSelect the (Logitech Unifying USB) item with the (yellow triangle error notice) and double click to open it.Select (Driver) tab, (Update Driver), (Browse my computer for driver), select (Let me pick from a list) and finally select (USB Composite Device) and then okay.The product now worksOnce I got the driver to work the card operated without incident. Tested it with my fastest USB 3.0 device, a SSD with a USB 3 adapter (see results in photo). Its speed was limited by the SSD to 188mb/s.Supplies a decent amount of current but not enough to charge my phone at full amperage. The maximum current it could provide was 0.71amps and that dropped the voltage from 5.00v to 4.68v. Even at that low voltage I was able to transfer files to and from the computer. 4Works as advertised I have an older (circa 2011) tower PC that is nearing obsolescence. One annoying thing it is lacking is USB 3. This card fits in its one PCIe slot and provides 5 powered USB 3.0 ports. (I didn't try the USB 3.1 model because my PCIe bus isn't fast enough to support it. It immediately quadrupled the transfer speed of the external hard drive I use for backups, and runs my WiFi card (almost) as fast as my cable modem can run.It is a little annoying, but straightforward, to plug a hard-disk power connector to the card to provide power to the ports. The driver install was trivial, and the driver has a clever little pop-up that detects a USB 3 device being plugged into a USB 2 port, saying that it could run faster if you plug into USB 3.One nit: In my computer, the ports end up upside-down. That is, you plug in devices with the USB logo facing downward. That makes my WiFi adapter hang towards (and touch) the floor. Other cards solve this by rotating the ports 90 degrees. 4Excellent card and USB 3.0 drivers are oculus rift compatible 100%! Oculus rift has issues with a lot of USB 3.0 drivers. And they don't discriminate. Much better drivers than the Fresno logic fl1100 drivers that you install from their website do not function properly. I've never had an issue, and I have 2 separate cards in my pc. No issues. Also solves the issue with logitech Saitek x52pro Intel ext host USB 3.0 drivers (will hang your system every time you shutdown or update software if you use those ports) because the HOTAS works just fine with Fresno chipset.Many cables offer multiple ways to connect power to your card, and also a USB 3.0 front panel header in case you need it, although I've found it to be quite, quite a bit slower than the actual rear ports. Could be the temp/fan speed controller Interface that they ports are used with, but I don't know for sure.Beware, getting your USB header cable into the card will take some elbow grease and you much be careful not to break the solder points. Same with the SATA power connector. Both inputs are extremely right and if our push too hard you will snap the connector back and scare yourself to death. Hold input down with one thing and then plug your respective cords in with your other hand.Works awesome, just Jake SURE TO DOWNLOAD DRIVERS FROM INATEK WEBSITE - DO NOT SURE THE WINDOWS DRIVERS THAT AUTO-INSTALL. they are just not as stable.A great buy at a good price! 5... would give the board five stars if Inateck had better documentation / software support I would give the board five stars if Inateck had better documentation / software support. The hardware itself seems to be good.I use 5+2-port card version (KTU3FR-5O2I) in a Dell T7400 machine that does not natively support USB 3.0.Pros:1) The card and the cables seem to be well made. It's really nice that Inateck included adapter power cables. I ended up using the SATA power cable as an extension cord since my native cables were too short to reach the card.2) Once I figured out the right drivers to use with the card in Windows 10 it seems to work well (see below). USB 3.0 WD MyBook achieves a little over 150MB/s at sequential reading/writing; the same drive in USB2.0 port does 30-40MB/s.Cons:1) The card does not recognize WD MyBook with Windows 10 default drivers, throwing an error in device manager. The problem can be solved with updated drivers directly from the chipset manufacturer Fresco Logic ( USB 3.0 Host Driver, v3.6.8.0 from Fresco website ). It's a pity that Inateck has no mention of these drivers (or any Windows 10 drivers for that matter) on their website.2) My USB keyboard is not recognized by motherboard BIOS on Dell T7400 if connected to the Inateck card (and works well when connected to the motherboard USB ports). Keep that in mind if you are looking to connect your keyboard to a USB 3.0 hub plugged into the card.Overall the card is not perfect, but good enough.UPDATE, 4/21/2016. I wrote Inateck about the drivers problem and how I solved it. They wrote back suggesting I uninstall Fresco drivers (even though I wrote them that the card IS working with these drivers) and replug the card. I kept the Fresco drivers and did not replug the card - the card is still working well :-).UPDATE, 5/02/2016. I did try removing the Fresco drivers as Inateck tech support suggested. This time the card recognized my WD drives (WD MyBook USB3 and WD MyPassport USB3) without a problem. However, a SanDisk USB 3.0 flash drive (SanDisk Extreme CZ80 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Transfer Speeds Up To 245MB/s- SDCZ80-064G-GAM46) that I recently purchased does not work when plugged into the bottom three ports of the Inateck card (the ports directly connected to the DL1100 controller), but it works with the top 2 ports that are connected to the controller via an internal USB 3.0 hub. Apparently this is a known problem with FL1100 chipset and some flash drives. So keep that in mind in case a device does not work with the card.UPDATE, 1/25/2017. This card *may* conflict with nVidia Pascal GPUs (specifically GTX 1060, but may be other 10X0 as well), at least on some motherboards. nVidia Pascal GPUs have a well-known bug that, on some motherboards, causes the computer to sometimes crash upon going into the sleep mode. It appears that this bug occurs more frequently when this USB3 card is present. I tried various combinations of PCIe slots with no positive result. The card worked completely fine with my old nVidia Quadro FX1700 GPU though. I'll post here if I find a solution.UPDATE, 1/14/2018. I found a reliable solution to the above problem. Apparently, the system crashes only if it's woken up from sleep mode with the power button, but does not crash when it's woken up by moving the mouse. 4.*Update* to: I love Inateck's response to my problem. I am possibly giving Inateck the short end of the stick but I have two new Seagate 5Tb USB-3 external drives (with external power) connected to this card. Initial installation was routine and no issues appeared. What I am experiencing is a drop-out of one of the drives with no notice and no errors. It could be one or the other. I switched ports around and the same issue continued. With one drive attached, it still drops out from time to time. Rebooting solves the issue temporarily. I keep only one drive attached and connect the second one to back up the first one. It usually stays up long enough for the backup but I just do not trust my system. I have since run short on disk space so I ordered 2 new 8 TB Seagates and a 7 port Inateck.*Update* Inateck has contacted me several times and took responsibility for my issue, even though I am not sure that it is their issue. My two Seagate 5TB drives kept randomly dropping out. I tried to use the Seagate Drive Manager to look at the drives but it never worked for me. I was looking for some way to determine what the power setting was. Since I needed more storage anyway, I decided t replace the USB-3 drives with 8TB ones and a new 7-port Inateck card as well, just in case that was the problem. These Seagate drives came with a utility that was designed for adjusting the power sleep-no sleep setting. I set them to never sleep.Long story short, Inateck refunded the full amount of the new card (not the old one) and apologized for the inconvenience. Everything is working great and that is what I wanted all along. Thank you Inateck for stepping up to get me satisfied, even if your product was not the cause. I am very impressed. 5Five is Better than Four You can never have too many USB ports and, unfortunately, most desktop computers come with too few. With almost all peripherals connected to PCs via USB cables, you need a lot. USB ports on the front of your PC are fine for occasional use but I really want my "permanent" USB connections to be on the back and out of the way. Therefore, one needs to utilize the PCI expansion slots that a decent modern PC should provide. This product fills this need very well especially in that it has five ports whereas most cards I have seen for sale only have four.The installation is essentially quite straight-forward with no need to employ the software disk on my Windows 10 O/S. The only problem I had was that neither cable supplied in the package was "right" for my PC due to the distance from the PCI slots to the motherboard power point. Therefore, I had to purchase an additional cable to bridge the gap. My suggestion would be for the company to provide a slightly longer SATA cable if that does not wreck the product's pricing structure. This accounts for my awarding only four stars in my rating. 4Card I recieved uses included Fresco Logic driver which I manually installed from the disc. Works great! Based upon earlier reviews, and the content of the included driver disc, there seems to be some confusion regarding which driver to use for this product. I am happy to report that I have the card up and running in a Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 PC, and providing USB3 to the front ports of its Coolermaster Cosmos II Case, thanks to the included 20 pin header on the card. It is the main reason I picked this particular card.Apparently, these cards once used a Renesas USB 3 controller. They now are using a Fresco Logic USB3 controller. BOTH sets of drivers for these 2 brands are on the disc. I did not give the Autorun a change to install the wrong (Renesas) driver, which appears to be what happened to some reviewers. I found that the disc has a Drivers folder, and inside that are 2 subfolders. One of them is named "USB_allOS_2.1.19.0_PV". That is the one which contains the needed Fresco Logic driver files, and is in fact the same version of driver currently offered for download on the Inatek website, being version 3.5.106.0. Alongside those files is a Setup.exe file, which will install the Fresco Logic drivers. I used that Setup.exe file (not the Autorun file) to install the drivers once I had the card installed, and things went smoothly. 5Some installation problems, but works great now! There were installation problems. I inserted the card, and plugged a separate 2 port USB back panel into the card, then powered up. The drivers were installed by Win 10, but the device wouldn't recognize any devices plugged into it. I double checked power (supplied by Corsair rm750i), seating, etc. The controllers are recognized in the Control Panel Device Manager. The devices did not disappear from the Device Manager, so Power was getting to the card. The motherboard was an Asus X299 (there was a slot conflict on PCI slot #4 due to an M.2 SSD added to the motherboard - not an Inteck problem).----- update -----After receiving an email from Inateck tech support, I uninstalled all drivers, disconnected most USB devices from my computer, removed the KT5001 and the extra USB rear panel connected to the KT5001, powered back up (to verify nothing was left installed), then powered down and reinstalled the KT5001. The secondary 2 port back panel was not connected to the KT5001 at this time. I powered back up, let Win 10 install the drivers and the KT5001 worked! After powering down again I plugged into 2 port back panel and it worked too. So, all is good.The problem may have been the extra 2 port back USB panel I had originally connected. I should have brought the system up, tested it, then plugged the extra USB panel in.Moral: Don't connect and devices or external ports to the KT5001 on the initial install. Just let Win 10 do its thing.Updated rating from 1 star to 4 stars due to installation problems (5 stars if no problems).Side note: I also suggest loading the USB Device Viewer SDK from Microsoft to debug USB issues (you only need to keep the 2 USB related files). It lists all controllers and shows what (by Vendor & Product) is plugged into all USB ports and is immensely useful for other USB performance and issues. It's a very nice tool. 4Good Product With Shortfalls Overall a good product that has two (2) major flaws. They are:1) The supplied cables to connect power to the card are ridiculously short. Just refer to the 'paid' reviewer's review who received the product for little to no cost (Josh H.) and view his video and see when he connects the power cable to to the card it is stretched and barely fits. This necessitated me to purchase a cord (for $10.00) to make the power work. Even though the reviewer, Josh states in his review that you do not need power unless you are charging devices do not believe it. No matter what I connected to this card the system would not recognize it. Although the device manager in Windows 10 recognized the card with no issues it would not recognize any devices without power.2) The web site for Inateck has to be, hands down, one of the worst support sites that I have seen in the over 30 years of being in IT. Finding the drivers was painful.Now that the two issues are dealt with a little background. I am installing this card on a Dell Optiplex 980 tower with Windows 10. It is now working correctly but what should have been a 10 minute install turned out to be a many hours install needlessly.Overall I am satisfied (so far but will come back to give a longer term update) and it would have been 5 stars but 4 stars is all I can give it. 4
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