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HooToo® HT-PC001 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4-Port PCI-E Add-on Expansion Card with 5V 4-Pin Molex Power Connector (VIA VL805 Chipset, Premium Solid Capacitors)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: At this point, none.

Cons: Card died after a very short period of normal operation.

Other Thoughts: About two hours after my previous review, the card died.
Visual inspection showed very poor quallity control--I would be ashamed to even let anyone see a PCB that looked that bad! (sloppy solder joints)
To add insult to injury, ProTrend's customer service is as bad as the product!
It's been over two months since I sent the defective card back and all I have to show for it are a few emails promising to take care of the matter. . . FAIL!

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HooToo® HT-PC001 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4-Port PCI-E Add-on Expansion Card with 5V 4-Pin Molex Power Connector (VIA VL805 Chipset, Premium Solid Capacitors)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works as advertised. Not advertised, but true, NEEDS NO DRIVERS FOR LINUX!

Cons: Certainly not the fault of the card, but be aware that you may need multiple extra parts to install. In my case, I had no spare power from the PSU, so needed a Y-cable (which also converted from SATA to MOLEX) AND a power cable extension since the cables (with adapter/Y) did not reach. That said, I'd buy more of these cards in a heartbeat.

Other Thoughts: Although I've only had this a few weeks, it's been long enough to rule out "infant mortality" and I expect good service from the product.

Also, since I bought this for, and used it in, a Linux only system, I cannot comment on the Windows interface/drivers.

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Display Name: John R.

Date Joined: 06/05/09

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  • Last Review: 08/07/13
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