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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-09-24T02:42:31Z by nachito
PeterSheridan
PeterSheridan
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Pinned topic USB 3.0 Controller for IBM Server

‏2013-07-13T23:45:26Z |

Hello,

Has anyone had any experience with installing a PCI USB 3.0 controller in an ibm xseries server?

If so what card/chipset has been used?

Thanks

Peter

  • DHusby
    DHusby
    6 Posts

    Re: USB 3.0 Controller for IBM Server

    ‏2013-07-15T20:02:35Z  

    I am wondering the same thing. What is the best card to get for USB 3 ports.

  • PeterSheridan
    PeterSheridan
    8 Posts

    Re: USB 3.0 Controller for IBM Server

    ‏2013-08-08T11:19:36Z  
    • DHusby
    • ‏2013-07-15T20:02:35Z

    I am wondering the same thing. What is the best card to get for USB 3 ports.

    I am trying the following card in an x3100 M4 series server.

     

    DUB-1310 2-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI-Express Card

     

    Server is running ESXi 5.0 and the pci device has been configured for pass through directly to a vm.

    Will post be my results.

  • PeterSheridan
    PeterSheridan
    8 Posts

    Re: USB 3.0 Controller for IBM Server

    ‏2013-08-18T23:40:31Z  

    I am trying the following card in an x3100 M4 series server.

     

    DUB-1310 2-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI-Express Card

     

    Server is running ESXi 5.0 and the pci device has been configured for pass through directly to a vm.

    Will post be my results.

    Been running this for a little bit now and all is well. Backups are nice and fast and seems to be stable.

    FYI, Backup software is Backup Exec 2012

  • nachito
    nachito
    69 Posts

    Re: USB 3.0 Controller for IBM Server

    ‏2013-09-24T02:42:31Z  

    http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA_new/cs-series_RocketU1144A-Series.htm
    HighPoint RocketU 1144A USB PCIe adapter: PCIe.2 X1 to 4 USB 3.0 ports
    model-no is RU1144A

    Unless cheaper cards this one uses the asmedia ASM-1042 chipset; each port has a dedicated chip: you'll be getting simultaneous full 5 Gbps per port. There are 1/2/4 ports versions of this card also.

    I have one of these installed on each X3650 M2/M3 server since November 2011 under Windows Server 2008 R2 and I have no, repeat, no, issues since. I use them for backup to external drives. Tip: the drivers come as a folder structure with INF files so at first I tried to install them with the INF files but I have to default to the setup exe (which I try to avoid whenever possible) because (as usual with a lot of drivers) the INF files are poorly coded. Hate the companies with good hardware where software is just an afterthought; and by the way this is starting to be the norm ...
     

    Bottom line: my opinions aside: you won't have any issue with these cards under W2008R2