USB 3.0 CONVERSION? Will it work?

I have a Dell T7500 workstation. It has 2.0 USB. Is the following something that will work: I purchase an internal 3.0 card with 4 outputs. I then connect one of these outputs to a 3.0 usb hub. Will I have the speed of 3.0 usb at that point? The reason I am asking is that my 2.0 hub is defective and I see no reason to waste money on old technology when I can get an internal card for $20. to $30.
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Gary CaseConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
Sure, it will work fine.

One caveat:  As with all hubs, the hub will be more reliable if you use a powered hub.   Passive hubs split the signal fine; but can have issues with providing power to the other devices.

This is a good choice for your hub: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1DS0PS1255
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tailoreddigitalConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yep.    When you add the USB3 card on the inside, you've added those USB3 ports.    A USB3 hub connected to one of those ports will function at USB3 speeds.
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