I am having a problem with my Plugable USB 3.0 PCI-E Card locking up my computer when performing a backup to an external hard drive.
I am running a Dell Server PowerEdge T110 II with MS Windows Server 2008 R2. I installed the card with no problems. I wanted to run backups to an external drive through the USB 3.0 connection. The server sees the card and it seems to work and run fine. I can see the drive with no issues and navigate on the drive. I run into problems when I am running a backup of a large piece of data.
I tested the backup with 3 different types of software programs. I even tried to just copy the folders. I finally wrote a small dos BAT file and ran that to do a disc copy and it still locked up.
Every time I would let it run for an extensive time period, 20 minutes+, the server would lock up and I had to do a hard reset to start it back up. The screen would go black and I could not do anything. I had to hold down the start button for 5 seconds to shut it down.
Finally to eliminate the card I tested the external drive through the USB 2.0 ports onboard and I did not have any issues backing up over 300GB of data. So this means there is an issue with the card.
Has anyone else run into this problem?