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White 3.5mm Microphone Earphone Socket USB 2.0 Sound Card Speaker Audio Adapter
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5 out of 5 eggs A Steal for My Purposes 08/16/2016

This review is from: White 3.5mm Microphone Earphone Socket USB 2.0 Sound Card Speaker Audio Adapter

Pros: Plug and play in Win10 - instant gratification. Pocket change price. Free shipping. Adequate sound quality.

Cons: Flashing light is a bit annoying.

Other Thoughts: I bought this device because the audio jacks to the desktop case front and to the UNITEK Y-3903 5.25"Multi-function USB 3.0 Front Panel box stopped working after clean install of Win10 (rear jacks still work but it's a long way away from my ears). Build quality is toy-like but I don't care - it works! At a buck and a couple quarters with free shipping it's a steal for my purposes. I recommend treating it gently - hold onto its plastic cover when removing it from USB or unplugging headset/mic. The USB connector is plenty large enough to grasp while small enough to avoid interfering with other USB connectors or devices. Only downside for me is the slightly annoying, unnecessary and bright reddish orange light in the device that flashes with data (not annoying enough for me to knock off an egg but might bother someone who cares about such light pollution).

6 cell 4400mAh Laptop Battery for Dell Inspiron 1545 1526 1525 C601H D608H GW240
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Pros: VERY fast delivery. Works as advertised. Came fully charged.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Perfect replacement for old Dell x284g battery.

HooToo HT-PC002 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 2-Port PCI-E Add-On Expansion Card with Internal USB 3.0 19-Pin Motherboard Male Header & 5V 4-Pin Molex Power Connector (VIA VL800 Chipset, Solid Capacitors)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Easy install. Good USB-3 speeds when it worked. Reliable and fast USB-2.

Cons: USB-3 is occasional rather than typical. Often doesn't recognize USB-3 external HDD until connected via USB-2 cable.

Other Thoughts: I use this card together with a USB-3 external HDD for video backup purposes - most file transfers are larger than 100MB. As I expected, I had to install driver software with this hardware - the process was pretty easy.

The card worked most of the time when I first installed it, but it was temperamental - sometimes great speeds that were almost that of my eSATA-connected ext HDD. Other times, speeds looked more like USB-2.

Recently when I connect to the external HDD, Windows fails to see the drive at all via USB-3. I connected the ext HDD using a USB-2 cable to this card and the drive reappeared as a USB-2 drive. Thinking the USB-3 cable was maybe bad, I replaced it with a known good one, but again Windows failed to recognize the drive until I connected via USB-2.

I'm disappointed with the poor reliability of the card. I want to simply connect my backup drive and hit the backup button and go, but all too often I find myself troubleshooting rather than doing work with this thing. It's just too temperamental for me.


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Display Name: Joseph B.

Date Joined: 05/17/04

  • Reviews: 15
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  • First Review: 08/22/11
  • Last Review: 08/16/16
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