Expansion Cards     ECU01

■ Includes two USB 3.0 internal 19pin connectors

■ PCIe Gen2.0 x2 throughput 10Gbps

■ Supports Low profile chassis

■ Supports UASP and Turbo Boost

         The SilverStone ECU01 is the world’s first PCI-E Gen 2.0 x2 expansion card with two internal 19pin USB 3.0 connectors. With its 10Gbps bandwidth, it offers more stable and faster transfer rate when multiple external USB devices are in use simultaneously. The ECU01 supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), which enables enhanced performance. Even for users who can’t benefit from UASP, an included “Turbo Boost” driver can offer similar enhanced performance to make ECU01 the best choice for anyone looking to expand and maximize their USB 3.0 devices!

Test environment

Performance test

Dual port concurrent test

Model No. SST-ECU01
Power requirement 5V via SATA 15pin power connector
Form factor Low profile - PCI Express 2.0 x2 (10Gbps)
USB 3.0 controller Etron EJ198
USB Ports Two internal 19pin connectors (4 ports)
Transmitting Speed USB 3.0 (5Gbps), USB 2.0 (480Mbps), USB 1.1 (12Mbps)
Operating system support Windows 7 (32bit/64bit), 8, 8.1,10 (32bit/64bit)* or future release versions, Ubuntu**, Linux***, MAC OS****
Extra UASP and Turbo Boost
Remark :
*User should not install the driver of ECU01, because Windows 8 or 8.1 has supported ECU01.
**User should not install the driver of ECU01, because Ubuntu has supported ECU01.
*** User should be checked whether the Linux has included XHCI function.
**** If the version of MAC OS is before 10.8.4, please directly install the driver. On the other hand, if the version of MAC OS is after10.8.4, the MAC OS will install the right driver.
***** If your operating system is incompatible with the expansion cards developed by SilverStone, such that your device can not be detected or recognized, please update your motherboard’s driver or BIOS to the latest version. You may also try executing compatible mode in your operating system and select previous versions of operation system to install driver required by the expansion cards.

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ECU01 Manual
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ECU01 Driver Windows 7
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ECU01 Driver Mac
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ECU01 Tubro driver Windows 7
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Firmware for Windows 
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ECU01 High resolution photos
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ECU01 eDM (ECU01_EDM_EN.jpg)
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A:We suggest that the user could use the default driver on Windows 8 or 8.1, based on the ECU01 performance. However, if the user has installed the driver already, the user could uninstall driver on the Control Panel and Computer Management.

A:User should be checked whether the version of Ubuntu system has supported XHCI function. If your version of Ubuntu system is after 14.04.1 LTS, the Ubuntu has supported XHCI function.

A:User should be checked whether the version of Linux system has supported XHCI function.

A:Yes, because Windows 7 did not supported the ECU01, the user should install the driver to activate the ECU01.

A:If user feel the ECU01 has compatibility problem, the user could update the latest firmware.

A:User could run the turbo boost program in Windows 7 from driver CD or copy this file into startup program folder to enable autorun this program when turn on computer. This program will detect USB HDD that is supported UASP or not.