This is how it looks:

screenshot of icon in device manager

What is this icon?

  • It's just part of the icon. I have it on my desktop too.
    – tombull89
    Nov 30 '16 at 14:25

It’s an add-in card, ie. a PCI Express or PCI card. It’s combined with an additional icon to signal the type of add-in card:

  • Display – hence the monitor
  • Disk HBA – hence the disk

On “Storage controllers”, you can see a slightly larger version:

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The secondary icon here is the “Single Ended Parallel SCSI icon”.

Higher-resolution version of the icons are present in setupapi.dll

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In the back of the chip you can see it's a hard drive, they put a chip on top of it to show that it's the controller of the hard drive and not the hard drive itself.

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