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Pros: Fits in a small x1 pci-e port. Has 4 gigibit connections. Can be teamed. Great driver support from intel.
Cons: A little pricey.
Other Thoughts: I've got this installed in my Windows 2008 server. The four connections are teamed together into one 4 GB connection to keep up the transfer speeds of my 12 drive raid 10 array. (requires managed switch for this feature) Works great. Intel has drivers for this for just about any operating system you might want to use it with.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: C2G 12m USB 2.0 A Male to A Female 4-Port Active Extension Cable
Pros: It does work as advertised, eventually. Which is why i gave it four stars.
Cons: You need to spend some time to figure it out. Which is why i detracted one star.
Other Thoughts: I tried this extension on two different computers, and on both it failed.
None of the devices connected to it were detected (mouse, keyboard, drawing tablet). I finally figured out there just wasn't enough juice at the motherboards rear usb ports to make it work. So i plugged a powered usb hub into the computer's back port then ran this extension off of the powered hub. Suddenly everything is recognized and working! Seems like this should work without another powered hub since this extension does come with a power adapter but it wouldn't work that way for me. I haven't speed tested it yet so i can't speak to it's performance there. Oh well, the fact that it did eventually work and is 12m long and isn't that expensive means i would recommend it. Just know what your getting in to!