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Fitting a USB 3.0 PCIe card in an Inspiron 580 MT

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Hi there,

Is it possible to fit a USB 3.0 PCIe Card into an Inspiron 580 MT, & can that card co-exist with the 2.0 ports that are already there?

Any help appreciated!

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RE: Fitting a USB 3.0 PCIe card in an Inspiron 580 MT

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Is it possible to fit a USB 3.0 PCIe Card into an Inspiron 580 MT?
* Yes, in either of the PCIe x1 slots.

can that card co-exist with the 2.0 ports that are already there?
* As long as the card manufacturer can provide the driver for the operating system, yes.

RE: Fitting a USB 3.0 PCIe card in an Inspiron 580 MT

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Perfect! Thank you!

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RE: Fitting a USB 3.0 PCIe card in an Inspiron 580 MT

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https://www.amazon.com/Mailiya-Express-Controller-Adapter-Connector/dp/B01G85LFEK/

 


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RE: Fitting a USB 3.0 PCIe card in an Inspiron 580 MT

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Thanks for the link.

Being in Germany I went for the unit below. Inateck do provide the necessary drivers as a Download. Also, this one free PCI-e port is right by the fan of my Nvidia Video card (The second one is hidden by the fan), & this card being very "short" stops any masking of the fan,

(Plus they were selling an "as new" unit for EUR 7,99 - it's covered by their warranty, so I basically got a new card for a tiny price!)

https://www.amazon.de/Inateck-KTU3FR-4P-expresskarte-SATA-Stromanschluss-Strom-Y-Kabel/dp/B00B6ZCNGM...

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RE: Fitting a USB 3.0 PCIe card in an Inspiron 580 MT

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Update - I had to take the card out. We are having some speed issues with the Computer right now & removing the card seemed to help a little - maybe the power supply is feeling its age or maybe the improvement  is psychological, I don't really know :-(

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