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StarTech.com PCI Express to 2 PCI & 2 PCIe Expansion Enclosure System - Full Length

Misco No. : 162091
Manufacturer/No: Startech / PEX2PCIE4L
£253.00 Ex VAT
£303.60 Inc VAT
Availability: In stock
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StarTech 2x PCI & 2x PCIe Expansion Enclosure System

This PCI/PCI Express Expansion chassis expands available expansion slots by providing additional external PCI and PCIe slots that can be connected to a notebook or desktop PC - a cost-effective and time-saving way to swap capability offered by PCI/PCIe add-in cards between mobile and desktop operating environments, or simply add and remove PCI/PCIe cards from the host bus without having to open the computer case.

The expansion chassis adds two full length (38cm long) PCI slots (32-bit/33MHz) as well as two PCIe x1 (single lane) to the host computer, through a single PCI Express connection to the host computer.

An innovative solution for both PCI expansion and PCIe expansion, the external chassis/enclosure includes a PCIe adapter card which can be installed in any PCIe (x1) slot on a host desktop computer in order to interface the chassis with the computer - in turn allow the host computer to function as though the PCI/PCIe cards were installed directly on the host motherboard.

For mobile applications, the PCI/PCIe Expansion chassis can be connected to a laptop computer using StarTech.com's ExpressCard Connection Cable For PEX2PCI4 (EC2PCI), which adds the functionality offered by the PCI/PCIe expansion cards to the laptop and in turn eliminates the expense of having to purchase duplicate adapter cards for the laptop computer.

A dependable I/O expansion solution, the PCI/PCIe Expansion chassis is backed by StarTech.com's 1-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

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The StarTech.com Advantage
  • Eliminate the need to take apart your computer to install additional or alternative expansion cards
  • Enable you to use full height, full length PCI and PCIe expansions cards with your Slimline or Micro systems
  • Includes alternative low profile bracket to use with included PCI Express card in slim, low profile systems
  • Powered by universal power adapter and includes power cords for North America, UK and Europe
  • Self-powered Expansion box with an on/off button
Product Description StarTech.com PCI Express to 2 PCI & 2 PCIe Expansion Enclosure System - Full Length - system bus extender
Device Type System bus extender
Interface (Bus) Typer 2 x PCI (32-bit/33MHz) and 2 x PCI Express x1
Power AC 120/230 V
Dimensions (WxLxH) 137 x 382 x 143 mm
Weight 4 kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year warranty
OS Required Windows 2000/XP/2003/ Vista, Linux, MAC OS X


  • This product has a compatibility issue with Silicon Image SATA Controllers on an AMD platform
  • The Maximum power consumption of the adapter cards used in this expansion box is 36W. Cards might not function if their total power exceeds the maximum power consumption

A Closer Look
StarTech 2x PCI & 2x PCIe Expansion Enclosure System
StarTech 2x PCI & 2x PCIe Expansion Enclosure System


  • Add an additional 2 PCI ports (32-bit/33 MHz) and 2 PCIe single-lane ports (250MBps) to your PC, using PCI Express
  • Complies with PCI 2.3 and PCIe 1.1 specifications
  • Rugged steel construction satisfies demands of industrial and server environments
  • Self-powered Expansion box with an on/off button
  • Simplifies swapping expansion cards in and out of computer systems, without ever having to take apart your computer
  • Support add-in cards with extended length (38cm)
  • Support advance error reporting including ECRC support
  • Supports both 5V and 3.3V add-in full length cards


  • Ideal for system testers, and engineers who may need to swap out PCI cards
  • Newer PCI Express systems (low profile and standard profile) are limited with the number of PCI slots available. With PEX2PCI4 you can easily add four PCI slots
  • Specially designed to convert a single PCI Express slot to two full length PCI and two PCIe x1 slots
  • Eliminates the need to purchase multiple expansion boxes for different cards
  • Provide PCI support to systems with only PCIe

Package Contents

  • 1 x Metal Expansion Enclosure
  • 1 x PCI Express host card
  • 1 x DVI expansion cable
  • 1 x Power Adapter
  • 1 x Screw kit
  • 1 x Driver CD
  • 1 x Installation Manual

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