The StarTech PEX2PCIE4L PCI Express to 2 PCI & 2 PCIe Expansion Enclosure System 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.
Product Description: StarTech.com PCI Express to 2 PCI & 2 PCIe Expansion Enclosure System, Full Length, system bus extender