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Rosewill RC-505 - 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card

  • Up to 5.0 Gbps Data Transfer Rate
  • PCI Express to USB Card
  • USB 3.0
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Easily add two USB 3.0 ports to your computer. Rosewill’s PCI-e USB 3.0 solution, RC-505, provides ultra-fast data transfers at up to 5Gbps to address the needs of higher performance connections between the PC and increasingly sophisticated peripherals. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.0/1.1/2.0 devices and fully plug-n-play and hot swap compatible. The RC-505 is a great way to take advantage of the latest USB 3.0 data transfer technology.

  • newegg PCI Express USB 3.0 Solution The Rosewill RC-505 uses one free PCI Express slot to provide two USB 3.0 ports. With up to 5Gbps maximum transfer rate, the RC-505 offers an ideal connection for digital cameras, scanners, printers, external CD/DVD/Blu-ray writers, hard disk drives, flash memory drives and etc. It is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices. The Rosewill RC-505 supports simultaneous operation of multiple USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices.
  • newegg External Power Connector The RC-505 has built-in 4-pin power connector for added power source to better support power hungry bus-powered devices.

Learn more about the Rosewill RC-505

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RC-505

Spec

Type
PCI Express to USB Card
External USB Ports
2 x USB 3.0 Ports
Standard
USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 5.0 Gbps
Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32/64 bit)
Specifications
Chipset: uPD720200A

Features

Features
Fully compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 2.0
Single-lane (x1) PCI Express throughput rates up to 5 Gbps
Compliant with Universal Serial Bus 3.0 specification Revision 1.0
Supports simultaneous operation of multiple USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices
Supports the following speed data rates as follows:
Low-speed (1.5Mbps) / Full-speed (12Mbps) / High-speed (480Mbps) / Super-speed (5Gbps)
Supports 2 downstream ports for all speeds
Built-in 4-pin power connector for receiving extra power supply from system
Hot-swapping feature allows you to connect/disconnect devices without powering down the system

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Demian L.
  • 2/18/2015 12:27:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Bought this when I needed an USB3 connection for an external backup drive. It worked well. I then upgraded my mobo to one that had USB 3 and didn't install this device. After a bit I noticed that my external drive would be disconnected and I would have to manually reconnect it. After messing with power settings, drivers, etc. I reinstalled this PCI device and I haven't had any issues since. USB 3 tends to shut down devices when their not in use and that's not the case with this card.

Cons: Could be a problem if you don't want your USB 3 devices on all the time

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  • Alberto P.
  • 2/10/2015 9:15:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRosewill USB 3.0

Pros: works well with USB 2.0

Cons: Do not buy this card if you're going to use it on Widow 8.1. Was using it on USB 2.0 external drive but when I got a new USB 3.0 external drive no great speed improvements which was the reason why I bought this piece in the first place. Updated firmware and updated drivers from Rosewill website, no improvement. Emailed technical support and only got an automated reply. Save your money and buy something else.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

http://www.rosewill.com/products/1551/ProductDetail_Download.htm

Sounds like your product may be defective; please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Samuel M.
  • 1/9/2015 5:07:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRosewill USB 3.0 Adapter.

Pros: Work the first time. Installed on an AM2+ Motherboard, which only had PCI-Express X-16 slots available.

Cons: Wish it had an internal USB port. I would have liked to add USB 3.0 ports to the front of the case. However, finding a brand that actually worked was more important.

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  • Justin T.
  • 12/13/2014 2:33:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great for My Needs!

Pros: I bought this for one reason only. My X55 HOTAS needed a powered USB card since it would not work properly with my Sabertooth 990FX v1 mobo. Now the X55 works great.

Cons: I have no clue if this card is worth anything for transferring data. The other reviews seem to say no. However, I don't care. Just needed it for my X55.

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  • Ben C.
  • 11/27/2014 3:44:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Performance

Pros: USB 3.0 when it works.

Cons: I was intending on using this add-on card for my USB 3.0 flash drives, but the card continues to drop offline at random. It is aggressively annoying when attempting to transfer data to the USB flash pen and half way through the transfer the card drops offline. Also, the card does not support booting from a USB device.

There are no Windows 8.1 specific device drivers, nor an updated firmware to resolve these issues.

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this addon card to anyone. I suggest spending $10 - $20 more for SYBA or SIIG. Both of which are reliable add-on cards.

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  • Harry S.
  • 10/12/2014 2:59:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDON'T WASTE YOUR TIME

Pros: non, two extra USB 2.0 ports

Cons: does not give USB 3.0 speed

Other Thoughts: title says it don't waste your time, I checked to make sure my computer had the correct slots and correct everything. This is rare that I buy something that ends up in the trash, 35 years with computers I guess I can't always get things to work as they should.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We are sorry to hear that, please contact our support team to assist you with troubleshoot and/or warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • David D.
  • 10/12/2014 2:07:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with Windows 10 Preview

Pros: For anyone concerned with future upgradeability, it works fine with the Windows 10 Preview just released. The driver is built into Win10 so it comes right up if you fresh install.

Cons: Have to wait for final version of Win10.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/28/2014 3:58:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMarginal while it worked

Pros: When it worked-- faster than usb 2.0

Cons: bought 3 and within 12 months two had failed...
very lightly used. good power supplies and all well vented.

Other Thoughts: I have many Rosewill products and this is the first item that really is not fit to wear the Rosewill name.
It is not worth my time invested to get the RMA's and replaced with items that are similarly destined to fail.
Spend the extra 10 bucks and get a higher quality card.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams. In the event that you are having troubles please do not hesitate to contact our support team at the number below.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Charles L.
  • 9/25/2014 5:10:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a charm.

Pros: Easy install, Was worried because when I went to the Rosewell website to check for up to date drivers there wasn't any. The newest ones were from 2013 and were for Windows 7. I. I already knew Windows 7 drivers work fine in most cases with Windows 8.1 Pro. but sometimes you have to force installation. Not this time though. Card works great.

Cons: No drivers newer than Windows 7 that were made in 2013.

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  • David R.
  • 9/17/2014 8:31:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful

Pros: Cost for speed increase is incredible.

Cons: If there is one i haven't seen it

Other Thoughts: the disk doesnt work so just go to the site download drivers. also takes 4 pin molex. lucky me i had a sata to molex adapter i bought a while back and didnt need it. my pc is a dell xps 420 q6600 2.4ghz quad core new 128 samsung ssd with windows 7 professional both just installed both from newegg.My pc is about 5-6 years old. My 2 terabyte external hdd went from tranfering 2-5 mb a second to 125mb a second. i believe it can be used too boot from too but dont quote me on that and as usual another newegg product that works great.

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