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Topic # 228609 14-Jan-2018 11:12
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I'm looking at this startech one on amazon which PB tech have listed as in stock with supplier for not too much more,

 

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Anyone know of any other cards that have multiple controllers on one card? I am limited for slots on this computer and even with the onboard USB and a single controller card I am getting the dreaded insufficient USB controller resources message sometimes when connecting a few HDDs up to the computer.

 

The orientation of the plugs on the startech one sideways like they are worry me since I may have issues with plugs going in the gap in the case which many people have reported.





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  Reply # 1938684 14-Jan-2018 17:11
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Power draw issue with the number of devices you are plugging in ?  If so a powered hub would probably help.




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  Reply # 1938695 14-Jan-2018 17:44
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No, they are all powered devices. Each hub is about 6 USB devices in one, and the drives have multiple devices. I always thought usb was supposed to go to 127 devices, but it seems there is a lower number of things called endpoints available on each controller, which HDD's use many of.

 

Something about it here - https://plugable.com/2015/09/08/not-enough-usb-controller-resources/

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1938722 14-Jan-2018 19:28
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use real harddrives for your storage?





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  Reply # 1938822 14-Jan-2018 23:14
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I've had the USB endpoint problem too, seems crazy they would impose such limits ... even worse if you have oculus rift as that uses a heap of USB ports too.

 

 

That startech card on amazon seems to be the best card for the money, am thinking about it myself.

 

 

A possible alternative is to buy usb2.0 backplates , connect them to the motherboard internal usb2.0 headers (most mobos seem to have these ) . Shift some slower devices from the usb3.0 ports to the usb2.0 ports (eg, mouse , keyboard etc).

 

 

That should free up some resources on the usb3.0 controller.... maybe enough if you are lucky.

 

 

Otherwise, get that startech card ( maybe consider usb3.1 c type controller , with adaptors)



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  Reply # 1939034 15-Jan-2018 13:19
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USB 2 is on the same controller as 3 so even trying to use those headers won't help. Not like the old days where there was a separate controller for the 2 and 3 onboard.

Just noticed that the startech is a larger card so I may have to check what slots I have before trying to replace my aweful card with it. When I have the case out can check the size of the slots for the horizontal sockets.




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  Reply # 1939639 16-Jan-2018 11:30
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Whatever you decide on, do a quick search to make sure it has drivers friendly to your OS.  I've had a couple of USB3 cards that were a bugger to use with Windows 10. 





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