How to supply additional power to a USB3 card (with a molex connector) in a HP DL380G7 Server
Posted on 2012-04-10
I need to install a USB 3 PCIe card in a HP DL380G7 (ideally a 2 port card).
I saw that almost all the "low profile" cards use a "molex" connector to provide additional power to the one coming from the bus connector. The one I have is actually done in this way.
No molex connection is available inside the HP server (nor in other brands server we use like Intel's), so I wonder what is the best way to provide this extra needed power supply (the card without it does not work properly).
Are you aware if there is any USB card (low profile) that will work reliably without he additional power supply (need to have drivers for Windows 2008 R2) or any other idea about power connectors?