- 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
- $35.99 –
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All (non-SATA) slots USB 3.0 - YAY! 06/30/2014
With the 19/20 pin internal connector, combined with the type A connector (either internal or...), the USB 3.0 ports PLUS the five (5) concurrent card slots ALL run at full 3.0 speed. Sweet.
The molex power connector makes sure they all have enough juice.
The reader has an E-Sata connector too.
Talk about packing a ton of good stuff into a little 3.5 inch slot, this one has it.
Construction quality is decent. Certainly I've seen worse...
Hey, if you've got a spare pci-e x1, add some external plus an internal Type A sockets using something like a syba PEX20135, and you can stay internal with all the cables. Just sayin'...
BTW, shouldn't complain if you didn't think it through before purchase...
No manual. Really. If not for the good people writing reviews here, how the heck would others know how this thing works? Like, that the right USB 3.0 goes to the Type A connector? Sheesh. That's the one egg off.
My motherboard almost stopped Windows 7 from working when I installed what was (for the mobo mfg) the latest driver for the onboard USB 3.0 - but only when this Reader was connected. Boot went from around a minute to about 20. Really.
Took much longer than that to troubleshoot. Motherboard wasn't Etron or Renesas - it is VIA. Works just fine after installing latest driver available from VIA website. Go figure.
I could have blamed this on Thermaltake. I could blame it on GigaB. I could blame it on society... No, I just isolated problem and found the improved driver.
Now all I want to do is raz the people who didn't do their troubleshooting props before RMA'ing the product. Tech Knowledge of (cough) 5? Oh My Goodness...
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