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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, the RC-505, provides ultra-fast data transfers at up to 5 Gbps 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 is 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 transfer rates 5 Gbps maximum, the RC-505 offers an ideal connection for digital cameras, scanners, printers, external CD / DVD / Blu-ray writers, hard disk drives, flash memory drives, 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 a 4-pin power connector built-in 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

Details

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
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Todd T.
  • 8/15/2015 5:45:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRosewill RC-505

Pros: Works.. easy to install..

Cons: Unable to get speeds faster then 20mb/s? I thought this was suppose to be 5GB/S

Other Thoughts: Maybe I did something wrongs? Advice welcome!!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Todd,
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
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com


We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Gary D.
  • 7/29/2015 9:29:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Loaded driver from provided disk. Connected new 1TB USB 3.0 disk. Backed up system. Works great!

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  • Donald W.
  • 7/4/2015 4:56:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs intended

Pros: Fast transfers, compact, user friendly.

Cons: None

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  • Justin J.
  • 5/17/2015 1:08:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap, works.

Pros: • Low, if not lowest, price for such an item
• Minuscule form factor
• Works @ USB 3.0 speed

Cons: • I doubt there will be software updates for future versions of windows

Other Thoughts: Cheap and works.

Will update if needed but generally items such as this are either DOA or work forever so I doubt that will happen.

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  • Matthew H.
  • 3/31/2015 7:09:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRosewill RC-505

Pros: Works like it should.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Windows did not "plug and play" this device, but once the drivers were installed windows found it.

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  • RUDOLPH L.
  • 3/19/2015 12:43:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCheap $19.00

Pros: worked OK for 1yr

Cons: just stopped working after 1 yr

Other Thoughts: you get what you pay $4$

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
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com


We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Michael N.
  • 3/17/2015 12:25:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected

Pros: Benchmarks as you'd expect USB 3.0. Loaded with Windows default drivers and required no special software to get the correct speeds.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Requires additional Molex power connector. I do not use its USB charging feature so I cannot comment on its performance.

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  • Michael N.
  • 3/17/2015 12:18:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Benchmarked using ATTO benchmark in Raid 0 and 1. All performed exactly as one would expect. The "boost" feature with an SSD also works extremly well.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Requires additional power from molex.

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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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