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Koutech IO-RCM632 USB 3.0 Support SD/CF/xD/MS/MMC. Multi-in-1 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Front Panel Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 Port (3.5")

  • USB 3.0
  • 3.5" Bay Front Panel
  • All five memory card slots can be used at the same time
  • Supports up to 2TB on some flash media cards; such as, SDXC
  • Uses the 20-pin ICC interface
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Learn more about the Koutech IO-RCM632

Model

Brand
Koutech
Model
IO-RCM632

Spec

Installation Type
Internal
Interface
USB 3.0
Support - Compact Flash
Yes
Support - MMC
Yes
Support - SD
Yes
Support - xD
Yes

Features

Features
3 1/2" bay designed front panel

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

Supports over 50 types of flash memory media cards

Five (5) open memory card slots

Supports five (5) individual icons for easy recognition

All five (5) 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)

One (1) USB 3.0 port on front-panel

Uses the new 20-pin ICC interface

ICC is a 20-pin connector by Intel USB 3.0 Internal Connector & Cable specification

USB 3.0 complies with Intel eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI)

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

USB bus-powered; no additional power source required

Supports 32-bit & 64-bit Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7/Windows 8

Supports 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

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Matthew S.
  • 3/4/2014 6:48:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCheap, works for a little while

Pros: It worked great for about 6 months. It was easy to install, Windows 7 x64 found drivers, no problem. 1 cable.

Cons: The CF reader slot no longer reads. Also, when transferring large files to USB, Windows will hang (all programs) until copy is complete. This does not occur when copying via USB port on back of MB.

Other Thoughts: It's great when it works, but falls apart quickly. I'd recommend something else, or use an external card reader...

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  • Nick G.
  • 2/17/2014 1:01:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWish it worked

Pros: Offers various card readers.
Presumably supports USB 3.0 speeds
Utilizes ICC internal interface

Cons: Defective. Reader worked for USB "thumb" drives. Did not work for SD (which is the primary reason I bought it for).
I contacted Koutech's support and that made things worse. First off, their response time is slow (sometimes days in between responses). Secondly, they expected me to open the unit up in order to jiggle the wire. Apparently they know that the manufacturing process sometimes doesn't plug the wire in entirely. Oh, and by the way, if the unit is scratched in the process of opening it, then the warranty is void. Absolutely ridiculous.

When I first contacted Koutech's support, I explained that I'm using Linux (my first thought was that the problem was related to my Linux configuration). Their response was full of suggestions as if I were using Windows, and did not answer some of my questions. I repeatedly asked which versions of the Linux kernel are supported & known to work. It took many back-and-forths to get an answer.

Other Thoughts: I was hopeful that this unit would work because I've needed a SD reader for my PC for a while. Now I need to start the search over.

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  • Cindy P.
  • 2/10/2014 7:58:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: None, as i didn't actually get a chance to use it.

Cons: DOA. Plugged it in, nothing worked. Just dead. Not happy, but I was able to RMA. Very annoying.

Other Thoughts: Spend more money on a quality one.

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  • John P.
  • 1/11/2014 10:26:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks

Pros: this one seems to work OK. I've only tested usb sticks and SD cards in it, but the similar usb3 all-in-1 I got a year ago never worked right.

Cons: it would be very cool if there was a soft amber or green led inside this so the slots were backlit so I can tell where to plug stuff in my black case under my desk when the room lights are low. I'm thinking of modding mine.

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  • Nathanael d.
  • 1/8/2014 6:53:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCan no one make a decent card reader?

Pros: Looks good, works-ish

Cons: I initially thought none of the card slots worked.
I tried SD and Micro SD cards, i initially thought they didn't work because it was such a pain to physically insert the cards into the slot that I did not insert them all the way, but thought i had. The slots allow all manner of entry angles and require significant cajoling and wiggling to get the card in. Can no one make a decent, internal card reader?

Other Thoughts: I spent more time researching which internal card reader to buy than all the other components of my new build combined. It would appear there are no good options. Makes me want to get into the market myself.

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  • Richard H.
  • 12/6/2013 12:12:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Turns out that both readers purchased work OK. I was misled by different behavior in Windows Explorer. In the 1st computer, all the slots appeared as drives even when empty; but on the 2nd none appeared until I inserted an SD card. Then it popped up in Windows Explorer. I actually like it that way but don't know why the behavior is different on the 2 computers. The USB 3.0 port also works fine. So I go from 2 to 4 eggs.

Cons: None at this time.

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  • Richard H.
  • 12/2/2013 7:28:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs1 of 2 DOA

Pros: 1 works OK.

Cons: 1 of 2 is DOA. Since they were ordered as gifts and more than 30 days passed before installation, I missed the cutoff date for replacement under Newegg's return policy. I will see if I can get some satisfaction directly from Koutech.

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  • Gordon W.
  • 11/18/2013 2:48:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUSB 3 speeds with USB port and SD but CF was only 10MB per second

Pros: Has USB 3 speeds with USB port and SD slot (45 to 90 MB per sec) but CF slot was slow at only 10MB per second.

Cons: Slow CF-compact flash slot (10 MB per sec.)

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  • Paul R.
  • 11/10/2013 9:12:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNEEDS a STRAIN RELIEF on CABLE

Pros: Seems to work fine. I like having a USB 3.0 port on the front of my chassis

Cons: Needs a cable strain relief inside the unit.

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  • Austin H.
  • 10/23/2013 9:43:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWould have been great if it worked

Pros: Internal card reader that has an actual USB 3.0 internal connector.
Really does work at USB 3.0 speeds.
Each slot presents as a separate USB endpoint, so if you can get to work, you can use all the slots at the same time.

Cons: Presents as a USB mass storage device with no media when the slots are empty (this could also be considered a pro, see other thoughts).
Causes Xen to hang during boot on a UEFI system.
Causes Linux boot time to increase by a couple of seconds (see other thoughts).

Other Thoughts: I know much more than the average individual about the actual operation of the USB protocol, and I can say categorically that this has to be the most well designed USB card reader that I have ever seen, this is a large part of the reason that I gave it three eggs instead of just one
Overall, I would say that this is well worth the price, provided you can get one that works.
I appear to just have had bad luck and got a unit with defective interface logic between the USB controller and the actual card readers, as it doesn't recognize any of the (known good) media cards I tried with it.
The fact that It presents as a USB mass storage device with no media when empty is standard practice with this type of device, and is also the reason that it causes Linux to boot slower (I consider this to be an issue with Linux, not the devices). As for the boot issues with Xen, I have no idea what causes this (I think it's something with Xen itself, not this specific device, cause i have had simmilar issues with other USB 3.0 devices).

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