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geoffbates
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XPS 8300, USB 3.0 PCIe card

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I have an old XPS 8300 with 2 HDDs and 2 disk reader/writers running Win10. I am looking to add 5 or more USB 3.0 connectores via a PCIe card, budget ~$25.

Is the Inateck KT5001 or KT5002 compatible? There are only 4 wires in there SATA power Y-cable whereas my original cables have 5.

 

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Tesla1856
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Re: XPS 8300, USB 3.0 PCIe card

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@geoffbates wrote:

There are only 4 wires in there SATA power Y-cable whereas my original cables have 5.

 


Yes, these types of cards need the additional internal power, as USB-3.0 can run about 1-amp per port.

You can get extension power-cables and adapters.


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Tesla1856
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Re: XPS 8300, USB 3.0 PCIe card

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Inatech cards are suppose to be good, but mine died soon after installing in in my XPS-8300.

The replacement StarTech card is still working fine . Spans several post starting here:

https://www.dell.com/community/Vostro-Desktops/Vostro-460-XPS-8300-Upgrade-Adventures/m-p/6067522/hi...


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Tesla1856
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Re: XPS 8300, USB 3.0 PCIe card

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@geoffbates wrote:

There are only 4 wires in there SATA power Y-cable whereas my original cables have 5.

 


Yes, these types of cards need the additional internal power, as USB-3.0 can run about 1-amp per port.

You can get extension power-cables and adapters.


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geoffbates
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Re: XPS 8300, USB 3.0 PCIe card

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I have ordered separate Y-splitter cables with the five connecting wires which are compatible with those specific cards according  to the manufacturer's blurb on Amazon.

 

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Re: XPS 8300, USB 3.0 PCIe card

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I recommend Orico ORI-PME-4U

https://www.newegg.com/model-orico-pme-4u-pci-express-to-usb-card/p/17Z-0003-00005

Works with windows or Macos or linux etc.

Drivers are built into current os.

 


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