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StarTech PEX2S553
8.1 out of 10

StarTech PEX2S553

The PEX4S553 4-Port Native PCI Express RS232 Serial Adapter Card Read more

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Overall 10
10

Good Solid Serial Card

David D., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I have used these Startech cards in several computers for clients that have the need for a serial interface still. In my case to connect to and older yet still functional APC Smart-UPS unit that I really do not want to add a NMC to. These do the trick just fine. No issues with drivers in Windows 10.
  • Pros: Easy to install and get drivers for.
  • Cons: Nothing I have found yet
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Overall 10
10

Finally let me get my server and my UPS to talk!

Colin B., Newegg
7 March 2016
  • Summary: Recommend to anyone who needs a serial port for any kind of serial port application.
  • Pros: I have a Dell PowerEdge 6800 running openSUSE Leap 42.1 and acting as a Xen server. I also have a APC UPS 2200, a huge beast of a UPS. However, the UPS's USB port is busted. I tried using the built in serial port for my server, but it is slaved to Xen as a console port. Installed this serial port...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 March 2016
Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Nate H, Amazon
4 March 2016
Overall 10
10

Works great and I love having the dual ports with low ...

OC Birder Trish, Amazon
25 February 2016
  • Summary: Needed a couple of serial ports on my W8 machine at work, for control and testing AV equipment. Works great and I love having the dual ports with low profile brackets. RS232 is not dead yet!
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Overall 4
4.0

I never could get my computer to recognize the card ...

Mike S., Amazon
22 February 2016
  • Summary: I never could get my computer to recognize the card and admit I am not a tech person. I gave up and used the Tera Grand - Premium High Speed USB 2.0 to Serial RS-232 DB-9 Converter - Supports Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, Linux and Mac - with FTDI Chipset. It worked without any issues.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Micktarheel, Amazon
4 February 2016
Overall 10
10

Needed a D 9 pin serial connector

Thomas Whetsell, Amazon
1 February 2016
  • Summary: I needed a 9 pin (RS232)serial connector, I installed this card. Installed the drivers no problems. Checked what com port it was on. Putty loves it.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 January 2016
Overall 10
10

Works like a champ!

bungfish, Amazon
2 January 2016
  • Summary: This serial adapter uses a bridge made by FTDI. The driver works great with Macs (get the latest driver from the FTDI support site). These are better than the Prolific PL2303 bridges. I had several Tandberg/Cisco devices that would not work with a Prolific bridge that worked with the FTDI bridge.
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