PCI to PCIe Adapter for National Instruments Devices

Updated Aug 29, 2018

Reported In


  • Multifunction I/O Device
  • ExpressCard-8360
  • PCIe-8361
  • PCIe-8362
  • PCI-8361


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

  • If my computer has only PCIe slots, can I still use my NI PCI card?
  • Does NI sell PCI to PCIe adapters, bridges, or converters?
  • If I don't have a PCIe or a PCI slot in my computer, but I need to use a PCIe or a PCI card, what adapter does NI recommend?


NI does not support the use of third party PCI to PCIe adapters, and does not sell adapters.

The use of an adapter can work in some cases, but are generally not recommended, especially with high throughput cards because the adapter may not have the throughput to support the data transfer.

Additionally, some drivers may not work with the adapter, causing PCI cards to not be recognized by the system or behave incorrectly. 


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