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Can my motherboard support and run a USB3.0 card?

We have a Dell PowerEdge 700 service tag 5JCJW41 for a server with Symantec Backup Exec
2012 installed..currently we use a tape backup (no one around at 2:00 AM to put
another tape in) but would like to try a 2TB USB 3.0 external drive. All the documentation I can find
from Dell only says USB on the motherboard....want to add a USB 3.0 card but not sure if
motherboard will support it...............Thanks Jim
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  1. I don't think that what you want, a standard PCI to USB3 card, even exists. I couldn't find it at newegg.
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    There are PCI to USB 3.0 card (yes, I mean PCI). But they are rare and not as fast (PCI bottleneck).

    http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Port-SuperSpeed-Adapter-PCIUSB3S2/dp/B004QNHNUM
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  4. abekl said:
    I don't think that what you want, a standard PCI to USB3 card, even exists. I couldn't find it at newegg.

    Thanks...the motherboard has PCI-X slots and there is a card for that but the
    thruput is only one and a half times as much as a straight PCI . Without a PCI-E
    slot we probably will wait for a replacement server...
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  6. Thank you for BA

    jims_94 said:
    will wait for a replacement server...

    Probably a better way to go in terms of productivity.
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