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Thermaltake AC0031 USB 3.0 Support MS Slot, CF Slot, SD Slot,Extreme Slot, Micro SD Slot, M2 Port Multi-Card Reader

  • USB 3.0
  • Multi-Card Reader
  • Supports USB3.0 x 2
  • Front eSATA port x1
  • 5V 2.5A charger port x1
  • 3.5" External Drive Bay
  • LED Display for Power and access

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Learn more about the Thermaltake AC0031

Model

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Brand
Thermaltake
Model
AC0031

Details

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Color
Black
Interface
USB 3.0
Support - Compact Flash
Yes
Support - Memory Stick
Yes
Support - SD
Yes
Dimensions
150 x 26 x 102 mm

Features

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Features
MS Slot, CF Slot, SD Slot,Extreme Slot, Micro SD Slot, M2 Port

Front I/O: 2 x USB3.0, eSATA x1 , 5V 2.5A charger port x 1

Weight: 370g

Material: SECC

Connector: 1 x USB3.0 internal 20pin , 1 x USB3.0 TYPE A, 1 x SATA , 1 x 4pin molex

OS Support: Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS 9.x / X, Windows 7, Windows 8

Super Speed USB3.0 Multi-Card Reader (MS Slot, CF Slot, SD Slot,Extreme Slot, Micro SD Slot, M2 Port )

Supports USB3.0 x 2 , front eSATA port x1 and 5V 2.5A charger port x1.

Charge port compliant with 2012 Smartphone Charging Specification BC1.2.

Fits in any 3.5 external drive bay

LED display for Power and access
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Tyler S.
  • 4/27/2016 12:51:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Design

Pros: If it worked you'd have a well functioning card reader/USB 3.0 ports and a charge port.

Cons: Bad design with the plugs in back of device. The card reader, what I bought it for primarily, did not work at all. Yes everything was plugged in and it seems defective. The USB ports and charge ports worked fine.

Called customer service during their scheduled hours and no one picked up. Left a message and I received no response.

Other Thoughts: - I would not recommend this product.

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  • Cole S.
  • 3/17/2016 1:27:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't Buy!

Pros: None

Cons: Tried this product twice. Device will randomly work. Unit will come up as an unknown device in device manager. I'll switch all of the ports around on my motherboard and then it will work, restart the computer and will come up as unknown again. My computer is a brand new build with every last update applied. Tried to contact Thermaltake support and couldn't even get a hold of someone. I live on the East Coast and their support is all Pacific time. You call during business hours and they just say leave a message. I work in the IT field and a can generally figure this stuff out, Sending unit back for a refund and never buying Thermaltake product again.

Other Thoughts: This product should not be this complicated, nor should a big company not have a live chat option on their website or a good enough call center

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the negative experience and understand loosing your patronage.
If you've left voicemails or an email, you should have been giving a response. The support issue has been escalated and will be handled accordingly.
Again, deeply sorry for the inconvenience but we hope to gain your support in the future.

Thermaltake USA
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Darrell C.
  • 2/13/2016 6:36:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThermaltake ac0031 usb 3.0 support.

Pros: USB works fine

Cons: The card slots do not work at all. Unable to read any cards. The card is read if using a usb card reader plugged into the usb slots, but if put the card in the appropriate card slot, it will not read or be detected at all.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
Please contact customer support to troubleshoot your unit.

Thermaltake USA
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/4/2015 7:20:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsmixef

Pros: looks nice lots of options

Cons: not all the ports work, yes I know what I'm doing. it just happens the ports I bought it for do work so I kept it

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake would like to apologize for the inconvenience.
Please contact Customer Support to troubleshoot the defective ports of the card reader.

Thermaltake USA
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Richard L.
  • 6/5/2015 6:20:24 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggstoo many cords & bad instructions.

Pros: Only had it one day and had to return. One USB 3.0 was dead.

Cons: If this is being installed internally, why do you have to lace a USB 3.0 cable outside the case to connect to your existing EXTERNAL USB 3.0?

Other Thoughts: I was going to have them send another one, but I think I will look around for a better product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake would like to apologize for the inconveninece this has caused.
The USB 3.0 Type A connects to your motherboard's rear I/O, simply as an extension. This is because the internal 20pin controls one USB 3.0 port and all the card readers.
Please allow us to have your unit replaced through warranty if one of the USB 3.0 ports is not functioning.
To obtain RMA information, please contact Customer Support at your earliest convenience.

Thermaltake USA
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Nizel A.
  • 5/10/2015 4:09:25 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDont waste your time

Pros: - USB 3.0
- Multi-card reader
- Reads micro-sd without SD adapter

Cons: - 2nd usable 3.0 port stopped working a few months in
- Usable USB 3.0 port is wasted on a "charging only" port
- 2nd USB 3.0 port requires additional usb 3.0 plug-in (so you must have a free internal or rear usb 3.0 port when you bought this because you either needed front ones in the first place or had none!!!!)
- 3.5 to 5.25" bracket barely holds it in

Other Thoughts: I bought this because my case doesn't have front usb 3.0 ports and the built-in card reader doesn't work despite the already overwhelmingly negative reviews.

This thing seems like a decent build (like all Thermaltake products), but like them all, they eventually start falling apart and you experience the design problems firsthand. A few months in the only other data usb 3.0 port stopped working (the one which requires you to plug it into another usb 3.0 port to even function...) Speaking on that it comes with a usb 3.0 header which only powers TWO of the THREE ports (the charging only one and one data port). To get the other usb 3.0 data port working you need to plug the extra usb 3.0 cord into another usb 3.0 port you already have which is lazy design.

The 3.5" to to 5.25 adapter is also laughably bad. I'm able to pull the entire thing out almost an inch when its supposed to be secured in.

If you plug something too powerful in like an external drive it shuts off the other usb 3.0 data port too so good luck trying to transfer data between two drives connected to the ports.

Whats even more sad is that this is a pretty unique product (combo usb 3.0 hub and card reader) so it's something you might end up buying anyway since the competition doesn't come close in most cases. If something better comes out, this thing is going out the window.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We can have the unit replaced through warranty. Please contact Customer Service for RMA instructions.

Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Andrew S.
  • 4/13/2015 1:49:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case addition

Pros: It works, and it even lets me use a USB 3.0 drive to boot from. Does everything I've asked of it!

Cons: The one yellow port looks funny.

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  • Alan M.
  • 12/15/2014 11:43:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsThis unit will not work on all motherboards

Pros: None

Cons: I bought this and installed it in my new computer and it would not work. My computer took 4 mins to start up now. After testing the unit out I found the 20 Pin connector was what was doing it. I called Thermaltake and did not get any answers from them. I called my mother board company and that told me to check the pin outs of this unit and after a long look I found the pin out and it was different. I found out there is two formats for this USB header 20 pin connector and that is what is doing it. I hope this will help other out when buying this unit.

Other Thoughts: come on makers set one format and call it for all boards.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
USB 3.0 uses a standardized 20 pin layout which the Extreme Speed 3.0 uses. Please refer to Intel's USB 3.0 internal connector and cable specifications for more detailed information. Please call Customer Service so we can view your motherboard layout and provide instructions on how to connect the Extreme Speed 3.0 to your motherboard.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • Michael M.
  • 9/30/2014 11:00:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect! However, make sure you understand the hardware requirements to run it!

Pros: extremely useful variety of ports. i have tested them and they run super fast. i believe all the mem card slots communicate with each other at USB 3 speed, too. product looks attractive (nice if you are concerned about appearance) and feels very high-quality. all blacked out plastic face, black metal body, and black rubber/plastic sleeved cables.

Cons: You need to be sure you understand the full requirements to run all of the ports in this bay. You will need: 1 female A (external-style) USB 3 port (from your motherboard, or from a pci-e USB 3 card that has a header, or you can cut a notch into a PCI bracket and feed the included cable out the back of the case into an avail USB 3 A port). You will need a 19-pin USB 3 internal header (from your motherboard or from a pci-e USB 3 card that has a header). You will need an internal SATA port. You will need a 4-pin Molex power connector.

minor cons? -- USB ports are upside-down. power connector is the only thing that is not black!

Other Thoughts: if your motherboard does not have the avail ports, and you would like to keep all of the cabling inside your case, the following product is extremely useful, since it features both an internal female A port AND a 19-pin header:

USB3.0 7Port PCI Express Card (5 USB3.0 Ports & Internal USB3.0 20PIN Connector)

As of this review, it is only avail by import from China, and i bought it on the electronic-bay website. It has all of the USB ports necessary to satisfy the Thermaltake bay by itself!

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/6/2014 10:18:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsStopped reading cards in less than 2 months

Pros: USB 3, Charging port, Many Card reader options

Cons: It lasted less than 2 months. It no longer reads any of the cards I use. The blue light comes on and that is about it. The USB ports still work, but the point is to read memory cards without using adapters.

Other Thoughts: It did get a little tricky to install with all the connections required for everything to work on the unit. When it work it was great. I hope there is a repair facility close because I an not going to spend almost half the purchase price to send it back.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
The card reader is backed by a 1 year warranty. Please contact Customer Service who will provide you with RMA instructions.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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