Scan code: LN65090 Manufacturer code: UB-205

Lycom USB 3.0 with SATA3 PCIe Combp Expansion Card

Lycom UB-205 4 Port USB/SATA Combo Card, 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 2x SATA III 6Gbps, PCIe 2.0 x1 Interface, Low Profile

Scan code: LN65090 Manufacturer code: UB-205
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Product Overview 5Gbps USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 2x Ports and 6Gbps SATA III 2x Ports in one Low Profile PCIe 2.0 Host Adapter! Features • USB3.0 2x and 6Gbps SATA III 2x 4Ports PCI Express 2.0 x 1 Lane Host Adapter
• Compliant with 5Gbps PCI Express 2.0
• Supports PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 motherboard
• Low Profile PCIe Form Factor
• Regular size PCIe bracket on board and Low Profile bracket included
• Fully RoHS compliant

USB 3.0
• Compliant with Universal Serial Bus 3.0 Specification Revision 1.0
• Compliant with Intel eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Specification 1.0
• All USB ports can handle SuperSpeed (5 Gbps), HighSpeed (480 Mbps), FullSpeed (12 Mbps), and LowSpeed (1.5 Mbps) transaction
• Support USB3.0, USB2.0 and USB1.1 devices
• Supports Max 1.5A USB 5V bus power one USB 3.0 port
• USB bus power automatically from PCIe bus or from PC power supply through 15Pin SATA power connector
• OS built-in in-box USB3.0 driver natively supported in Mac 10.8.4, 10.8.5, 10.9, Windows 8, Linux kernel 2.6.31 or later
• Provides USB3.0 driver for 64bit and 32bit Windows 7, Vista, XP and 64bit 2008 R2

6Gbps SATA 3.0
• Fully compliant with Serial ATA specifications 3.0 transfer rate of 6Gbps
• Supports SATA I & SATA II & SATA III HDD, SSD, Optical Drive and Blu-Ray Drive
• Supports ATA and ATAPI commands
• Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
• SATA Hot-plug capability
• Two Pin headers on board for SATA LED connection
• SATA BIOS on board support Windows OS booting
• Built-in AHCI inbox driver support 64bit / 32bit Windows 8, Win7, Vista, 2008, 2012, Linux and Mac 10.x, no additional driver required
• Supports Asmedia 64bit / 32bit Windows driver
• Supports SATA FIS-based or Command-based switching Port Multiplier when Mac and Asmedia Windows driver installed
Ports Total 4 Port
Ports Internal 2 Int Ports
Ports External 2 Ext Ports
  • 2 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Interface PCIe 2.0 x1
RAID Support N/A
Low Profile Compatible Yes
Cables Inc.  
Cache Memory  

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Lycom UB-205 4 Port USB/SATA Combo Card, 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 2x SATA III 6Gbps, PCIe 2.0 x1 Interface, Low Profile is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A piece of junk. Avoid! I bought this PCIe card with the intention of upgrading my 3GB motherboard to 6GB and getting the most out of my SSD. After installation and a visit to Asmedia's site for the latest driver (the CD driver was out of date) I got 1.2 GB/s throughput compared to 2.1GB when connected to my Asus mobo. That's half the existing throughput, or transfer speed; half! Something had to be wrong? . I checked the BIOS, located my SSD, configured in AHCI mode, all seemed OK. Another search for drivers and firmware got me nowhere, so on to the Forums for help. What was I doing wrong? Why was this SATA/USB 3.0 card so slow? If you want, search the Forums too, but you will find what I did: a) many like me are baffled by the poor performance, and b) everyone on the forums said the card was useless and recommended I return to using my existing 3GB mobo controller. (Both SATA and USB 3.0 speeds for the card were dreadful). My title "A piece of junk" is a direct quote of one of the replies I received. How can I put it more clearly? Check out the picture of the card. I didn't spot it before, but the PCIe slot connections are only a centimetre wide. Not nearly enough gold contacts slotting into the mobo to get 6GB (about 1/10th of my video card contacts, so how can it possibly transfer data at a swift 6GB/s? Obvious when you think about it). . Conclusion: A useless card that does not deliver. If you don't believe me Goggle "Asmedia UB-205 controller very slow" and see what others have to say on the Forums. They all think it is a pile of crock. (Oh why didn't I check before I bought it...? £30 down the toilet). - Rob
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good little unit. All in all, an inexpensive way of bringing a good motherboard up to date with the latest transfer speeds.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Problems!!! Unfortunately as I am writing this review I have had no joy in adding this to a windows 10 machine, it stops the boot and will not continue, - it appears you only buy goods that is designated windows 10 compatible!!, the instructions say “Windows 8 or later support in-box USB 3.0 driver” but I cannot get it to accept the card from boot – I may try later to add this to a Win 7 pc. Once again Scan service impeccable as always, but this is not what I expected from the card.
Date published: 2015-09-29
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Questions & Answers

Windows 10 drivers

Hi, I'm getting poor performance out of this card when paired with my Asus P6T deluxe M-B and Samsung SSD850 Evo.
Asked by: Lemming
Check out my review of the card. The poor performance is the card itself. It's a pile of junk! Sorry to have to break the news to you. I wasted £30 too :-( Return to your motherboard's SATA or USB ports/connections. - Rob PS. I have an Asus P6T SE mobo!
Answered by: Rob56
Date published: 2017-03-30
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Lycom USB 3.0 with SATA3 PCIe Combp Expansion Card
Lycom USB 3.0 with SATA3 PCIe Combp Expansion Card