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Reddit mentions of StarTech.com 4 Port USB 3.1 PCI-e Card - 10Gbps - 4X USB w/Two Dedicated Channels - PCI Express Expansion Card/Adapter (PEXUSB314A2V)
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We found 5 Reddit mentions of StarTech.com 4 Port USB 3.1 PCI-e Card - 10Gbps - 4X USB w/Two Dedicated Channels - PCI Express Expansion Card/Adapter (PEXUSB314A2V). Here are the top ones.
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- INCREASE YOUR USB CAPABILITIES: Add four USB Type-A ports with two independent 10Gbps channels to your computer, through a PCI Express slot with this PCIe to USB adapter card
- ENHANCE YOUR COMPUTER’S PERFORMANCE: By adding 10Gbps USB ports to your computer, you can harness the speed of USB 3.1 Gen 2 and rest assured you’re ready for both current and future high-bandwidth USB-A devices
- SHARED BANDWIDTH: This PCI Express USB adapter card features dual independent channels to your computer and shares 10Gbps of bandwidth between two USB ports
- ADD A USB TYPE C DEVICE: For more flexibility, you can couple the USB 3.1 PCI-e card with a USB-C to USB-A cable and connect your USB Type C devices
|Number of items||1|
|Release date||June 2019|
|Size||4x USB-A w/10G Dual Channel|
I use the StarTech PCI Expansion Card with 4 USB 3.0 ports.
It has 2 separate channels for the USB ports which helps spread out the bandwith and ensure that you don't overload anything. Each port has it's own controller.
It's a little more pricey than the Inateck and some of the others, but I didn't want to take a chance with any issues and I wanted all 4 sensors running at 3.0
StarTech card works like a charm.
Just saw this and it specifically mentions Unraid in one of the customer reviews. It's expensive though - $100USD:
Might want to ask on the Unraid forums, you'll probably get better answers there.
For me it ended up being the onboard Usb controller (Usb 3). I ended up buying a pci-e Usb 3.1 (gen 2) card that has 4 ports. It has 2 separate USB 3.1 controllers on the board dedicated to 2 ports each. It pretty much eliminated lockups and lag. I run all 3 USB cables to the card. Most motherboards have only 1 controller for all the USB ports, and it just can't handle the bandwidth of the sensors and rift. I bought the card for approx $130 canadian on Amazon.
Here is the link for the one I bought.
This is the Startech 3.0 I was looking at, this is the Startech 3.1 it doesn't mention it as Gen. 2 so I think it's not. I guess that means I'm better of with the 3.0?
As I said, probably over the top. But back in the day when Room Scale was the newest shit for Rift, those were the only ones that managed. I got the 4 port ones.