Any way to add second usb controller via M.2 B slot?

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  1. trs

    trs UDOOer

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    I'm looking for a way to convert the M.2 B slot to a USB controller so I can pass it through to a virtual machine (I need the existing USB 3.0 controller for the host OS). In the Udoo X86 docs, I noticed the M.2 E slot has USB 2.0, but I'm already using that slot for a WiFi card. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
     
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    ccs_hello UDOOer

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    UDOO x86's key-B slot does not have a direct-USB connection arrangement. You'll have to purchase a PCIe to USB 3.0 adapter such as this https://www.ebay.com/itm/M-2-NGFF-N...rt-USB3-0-Expansion-Card-Adapter/132797183001
    (Amazon and Newegg also have it.)
    P.S. it's using Renesas/NEC uPD720202 controller (pls check if VMware supports it)

    PPS, there is a version that has two USB 2.0 out, that adapter won't work since it's just a USB 2.0 hub using M.2's USB leads as its feeder (note that UDOO x86 does not have USB 2 connection)
     

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