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Pros: - The hub itself works wonders (~140MBps combined through it for sustained periods of time).
- The device indicator is cool.
- The logo lights up (not terribly bright, unlike a lot of other blue LED things).
Cons: - The cable turned out to be an issue.
- The top casing/bottom panel comes off if pulled too hard (e.g. You have it velcroed to a surface).
Other Thoughts: When I first connected it to my older VAIO, it only showed up as a 2.0 hub. I reinstalled/updated every 3.0 driver applicable, but no luck. On a whim, I traded the cable for the one on my external hard drive, an lo and behold it works fine. Then I turn around and put that cable to my hard drive, and that works fine! So the cable and the hub don't get along... Oh, well...READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Koutech 4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Add-On Card Model IO-PU430
Pros: - It functions.
- In principle, it would be nice for older computers or when you've run out of PCIe.
- USB 3.0 is fast.
Cons: - This card, however, isn't fast (and I kinda figured this would happen going in).
- Vertical USB slots are an interesting choice, but only just barely allow access in my case.
Other Thoughts: On a 66MHz PCI bus, this probably could keep up, but mine transferred just as fast (~30MBps) on the built in USB 2.0 on the computer I was intending to use it in.
Before you ask: yes, I did set the jumper to 66MHz mode, didn't make a difference. No, there were no other PCI cards installed. Yes, I had power running to it.
Time for my first Newegg RMA (out of a dozen orders).
Pros: - Great for hot swapping.
- Feels cool to unlock your drive back, pop the lever out, and pull the drive out.
Cons: - Bottom bay is a tad tight, but not unusable.
Other Thoughts: To everyone: this is designed to go in a 3.5" Floppy Bay. It is by no means a method of mounting 2.5" drives in a 3.5" HDD bay. Floppies and hard drives have different mounting points. Got it? Good.
Anyways, I enjoy playing with this more than I should...