Category: Upgrade card
Caution Level: Safe
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 24 Dec 2002
The PCI to USB 2.0 Card is an adapter card. It can be used with any USB 2.0 ready devices like scanners, printers and external hard drives. This tool can also provide USB connectivity for desktop computers without USB ports. It is also used as a workaround for problematic onboard USB host controllers since it also increases USB bandwidth. The speed of this product is up to 480Mbits/sec. It also supports legacy keyboards and mouse devices. The PCI to USB 2.0 Card makes use of the NEC chipset like most USB 2.0 PCI cards found in the market. When a user adds a USB to a computer with an older version, the success rate will depend on the BIOS version which properly supports USB and Win98 or newer operating systems. Many older systems like vintage 1996-97 motherboards cannot achieve good USB connectivity.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The PCI to USB 2.0 Card, unlike hubs, provides additional USB bandwidth which is normally 12Mb/s per card. Since USB connections can be found almost everywhere, there is a great chance that if a user purchases a device that plugs into a computer, it uses a USB connector. But not all USB peripherals perform at the same level since many of the latest devices operate at high speeds that push data up to 40 times faster than the regular USB devices. The PCI to USB 2.0 card was developed as an add-on tool because of this. The user can just easily install the device to a computer that has low range USB connectivity and it can speed up the connection. This device also supports all industry-standard USB 1.1 and 2.0 peripherals. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and PCI to USB 2.0 Card errors before installing any driver updates.