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Dell PowerEdge 2650 2U USB 2.0 Suggstion

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I just bought a Dell PowerEdge 2650 2U. And I would like to upgrade the USB card to USB 2.0. I would appreciate any suggestions. I am looking for something compatable with Windows Server 2003 and the most cost effective product.
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You can use any card that was designed for Windows XP you don't need one designed specially for server 2003.  If there isn't Server 2003 drivers available just use the XP drivers as they use the same driver model.
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Thank you for the quick reply. I am wondering if this applies. "Most Dell Servers Have A PCI 5V 32bit Slot - Most PCs Have A PCI 3.3V 32bit Slot - The difference Is Where The Notch Is - Back of the slot for 5V and Front for 3.3V - PCI Universal has Two notches to Accomidate Both Slots". That is something that I am worried about. I looked at the pci slots we have on the server and they have 2 notches, closest one is towards the back of the server, where the ports would be on the card, about an inch from the end.
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The notches will prevent you from plugging the wrong voltage card into the slot.  Most cards nowadays are compatible with both.  Just make sure whatever PCI USB card you have has both notches in the card and you should be ok ;)
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It isn't pci-x. I will include a picture. Thanks for all of the help.
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You can ignore the area I boxed.  Its only for 64 bit cards.  32 bit cards will work just fine in this slot.  It wont plug into that area
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that slot will take a 3.3 or 5 volt card. this will help

http://www.voice-boards.com/pcislots.html

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