I have a Dell Poweredge2600 running WindowsServer2003. It has USB1 ports, so I need to buy a PCI USB2 Card. But it's a confusing mess!
I've been unable to locate any information on Dell's web site I searched all of my favorite suppliers online looking for PCi cards; however, I do not want to purchase the wrong thing, and have my server lock-up every few days. The PCI cards I've found say nothing about being compatible with Windows Server 2003. Microsoft's HCL ( at
) seems to contradict vendor claims. For example, the popular "Belkin F5U220 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed 5-Port PCI Card' on the HCL says "Designed for Windows 2000 Server". Some people say it doesn't work with 2003 Server, some people say it does. Grrr.
And the original "Designed for 2003" cards are all discontinued, it seems.
Is there anyone here who can tell me what I need to purchase?
(special thanks to user Phoenix06 for some of this wording, he had the same issue)