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Startech High Speed USB 2.0 Controller Card PCI

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SKU: 39908
Shipping Weight: 0.2lbs

Part #: PCI420USB

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Add 5 USB 2.0 ports to any desktop computer with a PCI slot. This PCI-based High Speed USB 2.0 Adapter Card adds five USB 2.0 ''A'' Female ports (1 internal, 4 external) to your PCI-capable PC.

Supported by popular operating systems including Windows 98SE, the PCI USB 2.0 card is a versatile solution that lets you add USB 2.0 connections without having to upgrade the system motherboard. A convenient and time-saving solution, the PCI USB card is WHQL certified to simplify driver installation in Windows XP operating environments, and supports USB device hot-swapping - allowing you to connect/disconnect USB peripherals without having to power down the computer.

Designed and constructed to provide long-lasting USB capability, the adapter card is backed by''s Lifetime Warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Quick Specs:
Host Interface PCI
Platform Supported PC Mac
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Total Number of USB Ports 5
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 5

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General Information  
     Brand Name:
     Manufacturer Part Number: PCI420USB
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Packaged Quantity: 1
     Product Name: USB Adapter Card
     Product Type: USB Adapter
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 5
     Total Number of USB Ports: 5
     Additional Information:
  • Connect up to 4 additional USB 1.0/1.1/2.0 peripherals to the computer simultaneously.
  • Adds both external and internal USB ports to connect regular external devices or internal or front bay mounted USB peripherals.
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Platform Supported: PC
Physical Characteristics  
     Form Factor: Plug-in Card
Technical Information  
     Host Interface: PCI
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

Customer Reviews of PCI420USB

Product reviews on are screened for relevance and inappropriate content. Reviews may contain inaccurate information about the product. If there is a discrepancy, please use the Flag this Review link located beside each review. Reviews are not an endorsement expressed by, but opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product. We do not recommend you make purchasing decisions based on facts or opinions expressed regarding PCI420USB reviews.
Experience: 90 Days


easy way to add 5 usb ports
Cons pricematch needed


good build quality and has very handy internal usb port for internal hidden connection

Experience: 2 Weeks

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


4 back ports
1 inside port
Plug and play
Cons none


Plug and play, work perfectly.
The inside USB port is perfect for hiding wireless mouse dongle.

Experience: 1 Days

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


plug n play
quick easy install
Cons none currently


Ordered this usb card because the onboard USB ports of someone's computer i built 6 years ago fried.

Installed this card and it worked directly out of the box, no installation drivers from a cd required.

Impressed with the product,

not so impressed with canada post express who created unnecessary aggravation and confusion by claiming in tracking information the product was received successfully BEFORE I EVEN GOT IT. They claimed i had to get in contact with ncix about the package whereabouts, even though its not ncix's responsibility for the tracking information to be falsified. Fortunately it showed up shortly after discovering this

Experience: 20 Days

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Good cards I really like them
Cons none I can think of


I was making my new machine and having many usb ports isn't a bad thing. Everything takes a port from you. Also it's better than a USB hub because you don't need to plug it in and it clutters the room up (probably would have crappy LED on it too).

Definitely buy these cards.

Experience: 10 Days

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Plug and Play, Easy Setup. Windows 7 detected it on start up and intalled the drivers. Had to reboot my computer a couple times before it worked properly but in the end it did.
Cons Ran into a couple errors with the drivers, but was solved by restarting the computer a couple times


Nice and cheap, Easy to setup. Works like a charm. Great deal

Experience: 10 Days

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


No driver install needed
Easy to setup
Cons Internal port doesn't seem to work for me..


I bought this as I was running out of USB ports on my desktop. With mouse, keyboard, bluetooth adaptor, RF remote receiver, headset, and webcam plugged in constantly, I didn't have much left for external harddrives or usb keys. Adding one of these helped alleviate that problem, and for the 8 bucks I paid it was definitely worth it.

My only issue so far is that I can't seem to get the internal port working. I wanted to put my bluetooth adaptor in the internal port, and found it didn't detect it. Won't even detect a usb key. Not a huge issue as I've got more than enough ports now, but still a bit annoying...

Experience: 2 Days

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Lifetime warranty
Simple installation
Cons none


My brother has an older case/motherboard that has messed up USB ports. He can't even get external 2.5" USB hard drives to properly install and work. For < $10, he has 4 fully functioning USB 2.0 ports now. Very easy to install... Win7 recognized it and it worked right away.

Experience: 4 Months

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


Adds extra USB ports to our machine
Cons USB plugs stick out a little too much for my liking


The device adds extra USB ports to a computer. I haven't had any problems with it and my only complaint is that the USB plugs stick out a little too much after they get plugged into the card.

Experience: 2 Weeks

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


pretty cheap
Cons plus do not enter fully!


Well, i didn't like it because your usb plugs don't enter fully inside them, so they stay like 3/4 outs, and can easily fell out.

Experience: 1 Days

Verified OwnerVerified Owner


The card is cheap and easy to install.
Cons For 10 bucks? None!


I needed to get USB 2.0 support on an old OEM machine with an 850 Mhz Celeron to use as a security webcam server. There was nothing I could do to get the cams I bought working properly on the built in USB 1.1 ports, just terrible, inconsistent performance.

I decided to pop in this ~$10 card and give it another go. After removing the buggy Logitech drivers and having another go with the default XP SP3 drivers, the cams work flawlessly and motion capture beautifully.

StarTech makes some useful products. I also got the USB 2.0 Active Extensions, which I'll try out and review also.

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