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HP Elite 800 SFF
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I would like/need to add a USB 3 port card (or replace the USB 2 at the back)  Which card, would do the job and is it possible to get card and drivers from the same source/supplier (needs to be in the UK) and do I need to do anything else?  

 

Thanks in advance

johnf52

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is your system a elite 800 (and if so a G1 through G6) or a 8000 elite? they are  very different systems

 

elite 800 G1

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03832938

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-compaq-8000-elite-small-form-factor-pc/4065894/document/c019...

 

USB 3 cards using the "TI" chip are considered to be the best followed by the NEC/Renesas chip

 

all of the others are "budget" chips and the boards they reside on are usually of a cheaper quality

 

last, keep in mind that USB is a SHARED buss, meaning the card/chip's bandwidth is shared between all devices attached this means that a 4 port card will be quite slow if you connect 4 high bandwidth devices to it such as ext hard drives

 

there do exist highend usb 3 cards that do not share bandwidth, but these cards cost over 100 dollars used on ebay

 

 

 

 

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Hi  Sorry  typo (missed an 0 off)

 

Its an Elite 8000 SFF  

 

So need the best USB3 PCI  card available in the UK, so £ not $)

 

Many Thanks

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one thing i forgot to mention is that you can only use Low Profile cards and your system has a Pci-E x1 and a x8 (using x16 slot)

 

https://www.amazon.com/HP-608151-001-SuperSpeed-PCIe-interface/dp/B008MO515U

 

https://shentek.com/product/ti-usb-3-0-pcie-4-port-usb-a-card-tusb7340/

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