Hi there, I have the following system. I am considering putting in an internal USB 2.0 Card. My question is should I use a PCI card or a PCI-e x1 card? Does the ACTUAL throughput of USB 2.0 warrant the use of PCI-e x1 or will the slower PCI "do"? Thanks.
IIRC, the max transfer speed of USB 2.0 is 480 Mbps, which roughly translate to 60 Mb/s. The max speed of a PCI slot is 132 Mb/s, and thus a PCI USB 2.0 card should work without any bandwidth issues. PCI-e 1x provides 1000 Mb/s max, which would be far more useful as a sound card or some other PCI-e peripheral.
Thanks to all. I suspected as much but haven't found a use for my PCI-e x1 card slot yet so wanted to make sure before I purchased. I will go with the PCI and let the chips fall where they may. Thanks again