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VANTEC UGT-CR945 9pin USB Header, PCIe USB 3.0 Upgrade Kit with Card Reader

  • 9pin USB Header, PCIe
  • Internal
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Multi-Memory USB 2.0 Card Reader

The Vantec USB 3.0 Upgrade Kit brings new life to your computer by upgrading you to the latest standard of USB 3.0 technology. Integrated with an USB 3.0 PCIe controller card, this kit will add a four port USB 3.0 hub allowing you to transfer files from a USB 3.0 external hard disk faster than ever with speeds of up to 5Gbps. Backup important data such as HD video, high resolution photos to an external USB 3.0 device in a fraction amount of time. Besides the USB 3.0 hub, there is also a built-in USB 2.0 multi-memory card reader allowing you to conveniently access digital media from your flash memory cards. The Vantec USB 3.0 Upgrade Kit is a complete and ideal kit for anyone looking for an easy way to update their computer to USB 3.0 blazing fast speeds.


Learn more about the Vantec UGT-CR945

Model

Brand
VANTEC
Model
UGT-CR945

Spec

Installation Type
Internal
Interface
9pin USB Header, PCIe
Compatibility
Compact Flash Type I/II, Micro SD, SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Support - Compact Flash
Yes
Support - Memory Stick
Yes
Support - MMC
Yes
Support - SD
Yes
Support - xD
Yes

Features

Features
External Interface:
4 USB 3.0 Ports (Backwards Compatible With USB 2.0 & 1.1)
Memory Card Reader

Material: Metal & Plastic

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64 Bit)

Seamless integration in any standard 3.5"or 5.25"

Four Individual USB 3.0 Ports Each Port Capable Of Supporting Transfer Rates of Up To 5Gbps

Complete USB 3.0 Kit Requires No Additional Hardware or Parts Needed

Integrated with an USB 3.0 PCIe controller card, this kit will add a four port USB 3.0 hub allowing you to transfer files from a USB 3.0 external hard disk faster than ever with speeds of up to 5Gbps.

Backup important data such as HD video, high resolution photos to an external USB 3.0 device in a fraction amount of time.

Besides the USB 3.0 hub, there is also a built-in USB 2.0 multi-memory card reader allowing you to conveniently access digital media from your flash memory cards.

The Vantec USB 3.0 Upgrade Kit is a complete and ideal kit for anyone looking for an easy way to update their computer to USB 3.0 blazing fast speeds.

Packaging

Package Contents
USB 3.0 Upgrade Kit
3.5" To 5.25" Mounting Bracket
Molex To SATA Power Cable
Installation Screws & Washers
Installation Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Felix H.
  • 6/18/2013 7:41:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid this product

Pros: Great build quality
Easy installation

Cons: The USB would only work 1/10 of the time and if it work, the USB drive would disconnect after a few minutes. I have other USB 3 on my motherboard and I know that the problem is the product and nothing else.
Same for the card reader.

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  • Matt H.
  • 3/11/2013 4:41:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Perfect - I am Very Suspect of other Reviews

Pros: - USB 3.0 Works always and is fast
- Memory slots work always
- Cord is plenty long enough for my full-tower Cooler Master HAF case

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I am very suspect at the other reviews on here. The reviews were so bad that I had no choice but to turn to another "brand x". So I went and wasted my time and bought the other unit. It did not come with the required usb cable somehow, so the memory cards wouldn't work. I then came back to Vantec as I had good luck with a Vantec external hard drive enclosure I bought a while ago. Never should have doubted them, drive worked like magic and it came with the right cable. The products from Vantec and brand x look very similar in build. Bascially one had the usb cable, the other didn't.

All in all, I'm very happy with the product. Just really mad at the other reviewers for redirecting me and wasting my time. I should have trusted my first instinct and gone with Vantec.

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  • Tyler G.
  • 12/21/2012 5:10:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work

Pros: Great idea

Cons: Doesn't work, tryed all drivers, updated ones from Vantec website and provided disc. Rebooted and went to motherboard bios screen, motherboard won't even recognize its plugged into PCI slot. Asrock extreme 4

Other Thoughts: Bought this for the SD, MicroSD, USB 3.0 and the fact that it uses the PCI slot. Don't know if my unit is faulty or if they all don't work. Seems a lot of reviews say the same thing I am.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We do provide a one year warranty from the date of purchase on your product, so feel free to get that exchanged for a brand new unit.
Please contact support@vantecusa.com
Best Regards, Vantec

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  • Phil W.
  • 11/17/2012 9:02:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNeeds some work

Pros: When it works, it seems to work fine.

Cons: - Installing Win7 on my Gigabyte P55 board causes a BSOD when this board is plugged in.
- Periodic BSOD (one every other day) since I added this board.
- Doesn't mount well in tool-less enclosures (I have a Coolermaster Sileo 500)

Other Thoughts: I'm mystified by the front-panel red LED that indicates USB 2.0 power. Why? Indicating successful card connection or data transfer makes more sense.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We try hard to provide excellent customers service. If you have questions about our products, or anything that are not functioning the way it is advertised, please feel free to write to us for assistance at support@vantecusa.com. We will try our best to support and answer your questions. Thank you for looking into our products.
Best Regards, Vantec

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  • Joseph K.
  • 5/29/2012 7:20:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth buying

Pros: None

Cons: When it works, it is about 3% faster than USB 2.0. Other times when you insert the flash drive, it does not recognized it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We try hard to provide excellent customers service. If you have questions about our products, or anything that are not functioning the way it is advertised, please feel free to write to us for assistance at support@vantecusa.com . We will try our best to support and answer your questions. Thank you for looking into our products.
Best Regards, Vantec

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  • Patrick F.
  • 4/30/2012 4:16:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work!

Pros: None

Cons: Functionally useless. USB 3.0 ports work for a while and then just stop. Insert device in a port and 1/2 the time it locks up the computer. Recent driver upgrade does not help. After a month of working with it, I give up!

Other Thoughts: An excellent concept. Too bad it does not work!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We do provide a one year warranty from the date of purchase on your product, so feel free to get that exchanged for a brand new unit.
Please contact support@vantecusa.com
Best Regards, Vantec

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  • Jose S.
  • 4/3/2012 3:58:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad, too bad! 2

Pros: Nice idea!

Cons: Does not work at all or when it does, it is too slow. Just a pain on the isometric matrix.

Other Thoughts: I really try. The idea is great, but it just does not work.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,
We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We do provide a one year warranty from the date of purchase on your product, so feel free to get that exchanged for a brand new unit. Please contact support@vantecusa.com
Best Regards, Vantec

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/16/2012 1:23:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery Poor Quality

Pros: There are no pros to this device, it is very disappointing.

Cons: The PCI Express connector is flimsy, the plastic cover was in pieces when I opened the box. Also, the cable is no where near long enough if you have a full tower case. This device is a good concept that needs to be completely redesigned. Don't waste your money!!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,
We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We do provide a one year warranty from the date of purchase on your product, so feel free to get that exchanged for a brand new unit. Please contact support@vantecusa.com
Best Regards, Vantec

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/16/2012 9:52:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent after an RMA

Pros: Second one works perfect. Drivers installed. Memory reader and usb 3.0 ports work.

Cons: First one arrived DOA. Device Manager was not even listing new hardware after install. Second one arrived and works perfectly. I'm sorry, but a $45 card reader should not arrive DOA.

Also, I found that it was more difficult than it should have been to screw this thing in. You had to put some muscle behind it to make the threads catch the plastic encasing. Using the screws that came with it were easier than using standard computer screws.

Other Thoughts: After reading reviews, I didn't even bother with the drivers on the disc. I just went and downloaded them from the vantec website.

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  • Michael B.
  • 3/7/2012 9:56:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsusb 3.0 worked once, card reader works fine

Pros: Card reader works

Cons: usb 3.0 - my primary reason for purchasing this, worked once and then died

Other Thoughts: the PCI-E card adapter they have on this thing is the weirdest looking thing I've seen yet, IMO that is the issue that causes this device to fail miserably.

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