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Koutech IO-RCM430 USB 3.0 Multi-in-1 Front Panel Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 Hub (3.5")

  • USB 3.0
  • 3.5" Bay Front Panel
  • Supports over 40 types of flash memory media cards
  • 3 memory card slots
  • Supports up to 2TB on some flash media cards
  • Supports Hot-Swap and Plug-N-Play
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Koutech’s IO-RCM430 combines a 3-port USB 3.0 hub and a multi-in-one card reader designed for one 3.5" front bay. The 3 high-speed USB 3.0 ports allow transferring data at a maximum rate of 5Gbps bandwidth and they are also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 components. Its 3 memory card slots can read/write/erase over 40 types of flash memory media cards, such as Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (MS), MultiMediaCard (MMC), T-Flash and SDXC. With its hot-swap and plug & play abilities, you can store and manage your data easily with this product on a daily basis.

  • newegg High-speed USB 3.0 Ports Easily beat USB 2.0 with 2X (times) better performance gain with Koutech’s USB 3.0 Internal Front Panel Card Reader series RCM430.
  • newegg Multi-format Card Reader The RCM430 enables you to easily access over 40 types of flash memory media cards. All three (3) memory card slots can be used at the same time for data transfers & exchanges.

Learn more about the Koutech IO-RCM430

Model

Brand
Koutech
Model
IO-RCM430

Spec

Type
Multi-in-1
Slots
3
Installation Type
Internal
Interface
USB 3.0
Compatibility
Secure Digital (SD): SD, SD 3.0 UHS-I, SDXC, SDHC, SD Ultra II, miniSD, miniSDHC, microSD, microSDHC, T-Flash and etc.
Memory Stick (MS): MS, MS-Pro, MS Select, MS ROM, MS-MG, MS-Pro MG, MS-Duo MG, MS-Pro MG, MS-Pro Duo MG, MSXC, MSXC Duo, MSXC-HG Duo, MSXC Micro, MSXC-HG Micro, MS Micro, and etc.
MultiMediaCard (MMC): MMC-I, MMC-II, MMC 4.0, MMC Dual Voltage, RS-MMC, RS-MMC Dual Voltage, RS-MMC 4.0, MMC Micro, MMC Mobile, MMC 4.0 Dual Voltage, RS-MMC 4.0 Dual Voltage, MMC Micro, and etc.
Support - Compact Flash
No
Support - Memory Stick
Yes
Support - MMC
Yes
Support - SD
Yes
Support - SmartMedia
No
Support - xD
No

Features

Features
3.5" bay designed front panel

Supports virtually all current formats of Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (MS), MultiMediaCard (MMC), T-Flash (*1)

Supports over 40 types of flash memory media cards

Three (3) open memory card slots

Supports three (3) individual icons for easy recognition

All three (3) memory card slots can be used at the same time for data transfers & exchanges

Supports up to 2TB on some flash media cards; such as, SDXC, etc. (*4)

Built-in SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hub

Three (3) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports

Easily brings your USB port from the back of your PC to the front for easy access

Supports Hot-Swap and Plug-N-Play

Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 hosts & devices

Supports 32-bit & 64-bit Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7 or later

Supports Linux OS (*2)

PC Requirements:
One (1) available USB 3.0 port (*5)
One (1) available 3.5" front bay or one (1) 5.25" front bay with optional mounting kit
One (1) power connection
32-bit & 64-bit Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7 or later & Linux OS (*2)

*1 See "Flash Media Card Support" for details; optional adapters might be required on some media cards
*2 Now with USB 2.0 supports only; new Linux OS updates plus the use of USB 3.0 host controllers needed for maximum USB 3.0 speed
*4 Please check this webpage for updated supported media capacity size or contact support@koutech.com for additional info
*5 USB 3.0 for maximum performance; but also backwards compatible with USB 1.1 & 2.0 ports

Packaging

Package Contents
One (1) front panel device
One (1) slot bracket
Five (5) mounting screws
Drivers and installation CD

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Josh R.
  • 10/25/2013 2:17:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsWorks but has compatibility issue

Pros: It works as advertised. I haven't been able to speed test the front USB ports to confirm they're running at 3.0 instead of 2.0, but they do work. The card slots work as well. Also, my card "drives" show up in Computer even if no card is currently plugged in (or was ever plugged in). I have an ATX full size tower and the cord is long enough to reach the back USB 3.0 port without any trouble. Function in Windows 7 x64 is flawless in my experience.

Cons: This device conflicts with my motherboard which is an Asus Rampage IV Gene. Initially my computer would not get into BIOS with this plugged in. So then I unplugged it to get past BIOS and plugged it back in once I was in Windows, but Windows would start having problems and eventually bluescreen as well. The only solution wound up being to disabled USB 3.0 legacy support in the BIOS. This fixes the problem completely, but it caused me some other headaches because turning off the legacy USB 3.0 support made my USB keyboard and mouse stop working in BIOS. I finally got it all straightened out now though where everything works.

Other Thoughts: It gets a 5 eggs for performance now but I took off an egg for the incompatibility issue with my motherboard. That was a huge unnecessary hassle.

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  • Robert L.
  • 7/8/2013 7:04:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDON'T BUY

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Piece of junk. I'm on my second RMA now as the card reader does not work. I can't understand their quality control process. I thought they checked this stuff out.

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  • Derek K.
  • 5/1/2013 11:47:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWould not work properly

Pros: USB ports worked...

Cons: Everything other than the USB ports would not work. Even talked with Koutech Tech Support. All they would do is say "Install the Drivers and reboot your computer". After doing that...5 times, I gave up. Got a replacement from NewEgg, same issues & same response from Koutech Tech Support

Other Thoughts: Will never buy something from this company again. Poor Tech Support service, 2 items that do not work out of the box...just not going to waste my time

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  • Jeannie C.
  • 4/9/2013 10:27:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't Work

Pros: USB ports worked.

Cons: Card reader didn't work. The computer didn't see it nor an SD card inserted in the reader.

Other Thoughts: When the card reader didn't work, I contacted Koutech by email. It took them two days to respond and then it was to ask a bunch of questions, half of which I had already anwered in my initial email. Too little, too late. By then, I had already made arrangements to return the reader to NewEgg.

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  • Warren C.
  • 1/9/2013 4:11:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSlow on Windows 8

Pros: Doesn't require a 20 pin motherboard header.
Internal 3 port hub.
Integrated Card reader

Cons: Driver won't load on Windows 8. The installer crashes. It shows up in device manager as "USB Superspeed Hub (non-functional)."

Other Thoughts: It functions, but it's stuck at USB2.0 speeds under Windows 8.

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  • William
  • 1/8/2013 8:11:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks perfectly

Pros: Installed perfectly on Server 2008 R2 using the drivers on the CD. I opted for adding an internal USB3 port with a PCIe card instead of running the cord out the back (the back bracket can be removed from the USB cord).

Cons: The power cable is a little shorter than I'd like, but definitely not a dealbreaker.

Other Thoughts: Been running non-stop in Afghanistan around a squadron of Marines for almost two months and still works perfectly. Can't ask for much more than that.

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  • David B.
  • 12/26/2012 1:01:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNicely built

Pros: Memory drive letters do NOT show up until a memory stick is installed!!, Powered USb3.0 hub gives 3 USB3 ports on front

Cons: $45 for a usb3 hub is expensive.

Other Thoughts: Would be VERY nice if it came with an Internal USb3 card instead of using the "loop through the case to the back of the computer" cord. Just bought 2 more for other computers

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/14/2012 8:53:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs1/2 DOA

Pros: USB ports work out of the box

Cons: Card reader did not work out of the box. Followed all instructions...what little there was. Contacted tech support...RMA'd the item with Newegg. Got another one for replacement...same problem. Sending back for refund now.

Other Thoughts: I'll never buy a product again from this company. Although their tech support was helpful, Quality Control is bad.

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  • andrew l.
  • 7/11/2012 3:20:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOne big short-coming

Pros: Looks good , reads mini/micro sd , three USB3 ports

Cons: Does not come with a connector for motherboard USB 3 connections. Unless your motherboard has an external USB connection, you will have to route the cable through your computer to a USB 3 port in the back.

Additionally, if you have an extended case, even that option may not work.

Other Thoughts: Yes I can order usb3 a motherboard connector, But for 50 bucks it should've been in the box.

If it had included an internal motherboard connector, I would have given it five eggs

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  • Eric H.
  • 6/28/2012 12:35:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat front media port

Pros: 3 USB3 ports
SD, micro SD, MS ports

Cons: Would be nice to see more USB ports, ESATA, CF, XD

Other Thoughts: I bought this panel in order to add front USB3 and SD access to my computer build from about one year ago. My case, a Cooler Master, was advertised as having front USB3, but in fact had four USB2 ports. This panel solves that problem and adds convenient SD (the only flash ram I use) access to the front of the computer. The price was fair. I only knocked one egg as I thought a perfect product would have more flash ram types, notably CF and XD. Still, it addresses all of my needs and gives me plenty of speedy USB3. While I would like to have had four ports, I don't know what I am going to do that needs 3 USB3 ports.

Great little device at a decent price

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