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Rosewill RC-228U2 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 USB 3.0 Controller Card with Low Profile Bracket

  • 2 x USB3.0 External Connectors
  • Up to 10Gb/s (5Gb/s per port)
  • Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug
  • Low Profile Bracket Included
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Learn more about the Rosewill RC-228U2

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RC-228U2
Form Factor
Low Profile

Specifications

Type
USB 3.0
External Connectors
2 x USB3.0
Interface
PCI-Express 2.0 x1
Transfer Rate
Up to 5Gb/s per port
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 8, 7, 2008, Vista, XP and Linux

Features

Features
NEC Chipset

Supports PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 motherboard

Supports up to 2 external USB3.0 Devices
- Optimized for external USB SSDs, hard drives, drive enclosures, and USB3.0 Flash Drives

Supports Max 1.5A USB 5V bus power per USB 3.0 port

Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1

Compliant Intel eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Specification 0.95

Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug

Support Standard 4-pin Molex 8981 power connector or 15pin SATA power connector

Supports 64bit and 32bit Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP and 64bit 2008 R2, and Linux kernel 2.6.31 or later

RoHS Compliant

Packaging

Package Contents
1x RC-228U2 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 USB3.0 Controller Card
1x Driver CD
1x Low profile Bracket
1x SATA Power Converter Cable (SATA 15pin Female to Molex 4pin Female)

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Thomas W.
  • 2/12/2014 6:15:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCouldn't use the words I wanted too!

Pros: None

Cons: Worked for less than an hour! Now refuses to be recognized in any PCI slot! These cards are trash! Almost not even worth the bother for an RMA.

Other Thoughts: Wasted 4-5 hours jerking around with this junk. Do yourself a favor stay away! Should have listened to others here so my fault. If you hit the lottery every other week then give it a try otherwise save yourself from the grief and get 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.

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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  • Michael M.
  • 12/29/2013 12:06:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, So good

Pros: Reasonable price (but more expensive than the Rosewill card that I tried first). Still working well after more than 90 days. Provides throughput expected from USB3 and does not produce errors when used with WD My Passport 2TB drive.

Cons: More expensive than the Rosewill 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Model RC-505.

Other Thoughts: My initial experience with the less expensive Rosewill 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Model RC-505 was not good. NewEgg support went the extra mile to resolve that issue. Thank you Newegg!

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  • Steve V.
  • 11/24/2013 5:46:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after 90 days

Pros: Liked that it had a Sata power connector

Cons: I needed to add an external storage device and went with a USB 3.0 Since my mobo did not support USB 3.0 I ordered the Rosewill card For the last 90 days it has worked flawlessly. I had to reboot my system yesterday and received an error r message that a backup device was missing. Upon further investigation the drive was not showing in device manager. I started looking thorugh the USB info and there was no USB 3.0 Hub I swapped power cables and inserted it into another slot and it is dead

Other Thoughts: Waiting to hear about RMA from Rosewill

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.

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

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • William B.
  • 7/21/2013 11:08:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Runs nicely under Ubuntu 13.04, no special set-up.

Cons: First controller died on the 2nd day; no longer recognisable on the PCI-e bus. Since it worked 'at first', I dared try just swapping it out for another. The replacement has been running for just over a month with no issues.

Other Thoughts: I'm using it on a system with PCI-e 2.0; untested on PCI-e 3.0; Untried on other versions of GNU/Linux than Ubuntu 13.04, but it should work well.

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