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Mediasonic HP1-SU3 USB 3.0 2 Port External USB 3.0 PCI Express Card - LINUX Software RAID supported

  • 2 x USB3.0 External Connectors
  • Up to 5Gb/s
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Mediasonic ProBox HP1-SU3
Two-Port External USB 3.0 PCI Express Card

Mediasonic ProBox Two-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card can deliver data transfers up to 10 times faster than Hi-Speed (USB 2.0 Standard) in addition to the optimized power efficiency. This capability will enable the quick transfer of rich media and large digital files between PCs and devices.
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  • Supports USB transfer speeds of low speed (1.5Mbps), full speed (12Mbps), High Speed (480Mbps), and Super Speed (5Gbps)
  • Compliant with PCI Express Base specification revision 2.0
  • Supports Express Card Standard Release 1.0
  • Easy installation
  • OS support: Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8
  • Note: This item does not support Mac OS
 
Specification
Interface USB 3.0 Super Speed
Internal Power Connector SATA
Operating Systems Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32-/64-bit) / Windows 8
Transfer Rate Up to 5Gbps
External Port USB 3.0 Port x 2
Port Type USB 3.0 A-Type
Output Voltage 5VDC
Dimensions (L X W X H) 4.78in. x 3.15in. x .83in. (121.5mm x 80mm x 21mm)
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Learn more about the Mediasonic HP1-SU3

Model

Brand
Mediasonic
Model
HP1-SU3

Specifications

Type
USB 3.0
External Connectors
2 x USB3.0
Transfer Rate
Up to 5Gb/s
Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32/64 bit) / Windows 8
Dimensions
0.83" x 3.15" x 4.78" (H x W x D)

Features

Features
Support USB transfer speeds of low speed (1.5Mbps), full speed (12Mbps), High Speed
(480Mbps), Super Speed (5Gbps)
Linux software RAID supported
Compliant with PCI Express Base specification revision 2.0
Supports Express Card Standard Release 1.0
Easy installation
OS support: Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32/64 bit) / Windows 8
Note: This item does NOT support Mac OS

Packaging

Package Contents
USB 3.0 PCI EXPRESS CARD

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Ronnie R.
  • 3/22/2015 8:43:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRead the instructions.

Pros: So far so good!!!!

Cons: None as yet thou card has only been installed less than a week.

Other Thoughts: This was my first experience with a PCIe add-on card. This card has lain around for just over a year before I actually installed it in my machine and like most men, I didn't read the instructions first. After fussing with the card and driver for a couple of days I finally did read the guide. I had become frustrated that I repeatedly was getting a USB power bus error. I had to be missing something. I plugged in the SATA power connector and VIOLA. The card works better than my expectations. Allows me to transfer files to my external network backup drive in a flash.

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  • Michael S.
  • 3/1/2015 8:08:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Free

Cons: It was recognized in boot up but locked up after Bios looking for driver. loaded drivers and checked Bios and device was there but still locked up system did health check and there was a voltage problem. pulled it out after 6 times using different settings. could be the new board since it only has usb 2, but Pci is the same rev.

Other Thoughts: more for the junk pile

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer

thank you for your support with our product, if you have any questions or in need of technical assisstance, please contact our support at support@mediasonic.ca or visit our forum at
http://forum.mediasonic.ca/

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  • Michael M.
  • 2/18/2015 8:07:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPlug and Play.

Pros: I had no issues installing this.

Cons: Uses up a power connector.

Other Thoughts: Cant recall any connection problems when copy files.

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  • Arif W.
  • 2/17/2015 8:36:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap

Cons: If the internal power connector is not connected (6-pin molex) and a device that requires power is plugged in (ie. usb hard drive) the unit will give a "power surge" message and will then permanently fail.

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  • Aaron G.
  • 1/15/2015 1:24:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNever got to use this product...

Pros: - USB 3.0

Cons: - Updating drivers, disc was useless.
- Waste of money, see other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: Honestly I "NEVER" had the chance to use this product at all. I bought this item for a three year old desktop at the time because it didn't had any USB 3.0 ports and I was going to get ready to transition from USB 2.0 thumb-drive to 3.0 speeds. I did manage to install and update the drivers through some random website but never had the chance to test it out because I never had any form of USB 3.0 devices like a portable HDD or a USB thumb-drive that was 3.0 capable at the time. Overall I wasted $15 for nothing...

This may be a little of topic and or irrelevant but I ended up building my own PC about three months after I bought this product and well... I have like 8 USB 3.0 ports, which is a lot for my needs since I only have one USB thumb-drive that is 3.0 speed cable...

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  • Rigo C.
  • 1/1/2015 9:04:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's okay - Tricky driver issues

Pros: It is a USB 3.0 card. Hitting peak/burst rates of 73MB/s. Got it with rebate.

Working drivers at https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=19880

Cons: Lack of website support.
No low profile bracket.
No documentation for troubleshooting.
Loose power connector
WIndows 8.1 driver didn't seem to function. Need drivers from the Intel website. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=19880

Other Thoughts: I was never able to find Firmware update, but it wasn't necessary.
Win8.1 installed a driver that didn't seem to do anything.
Once I installed the USB drivers from the Intel website, (Renesas USB 3.0) it started complaining about power issues. They eventually stopped, but nothing was being recognized. I touched the power cable and it came to life. The power connector on the card is very loose. I might have to tape it or something.

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  • Ming K.
  • 12/8/2014 11:17:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSimply incompatible with Win7 Pro with power surge issue

Pros: N/A

Cons: Simply incompatible with Win7 Pro with power surge issue.

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  • Daniel F.
  • 11/27/2014 5:35:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEffective, inexpensive

Pros: It works, it's cheap, it's fast.
Installing from USB 3.0 to SSD is instant compared to spinning discs.

Cons: I haven't benchmarked it, so I don't know how it compares to others. That said, I only entered anything here because it's required.

Other Thoughts: The other USB 3 card I bought died after a week, but this one works over a year later.

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  • Ty S.
  • 11/15/2014 10:58:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMediasonic HP1-SU3 PCI Express USB 3.0 ProBox Card

Pros: It was a free gift with my order

Cons: None: DOA with a "blah blah current draw has exceeded sub hub blah blah blah" error upon driver installation.

Other Thoughts: Into file 13 where it belongs. At least it was free.

Can I get an RMA on a free item? :)

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  • tom r.
  • 10/18/2014 1:42:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWindows recognizes it, but it just won't work

Pros: cheap

Cons: Had the same experience as reviewer Michael Q. Card installs fine on Win 7, device manager says it is fine, but no USB device of any type is recognized when it is plugged in. Had to RMA after trying many drivers.

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