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This review is from: Rosewill Model RC-100 - Low-Profile PCI to 2 + 1 USB 2.0 Card
Pros: Came with a low profile bracket, those seem few and far between.
Cons: Haven't seen any yet
Other Thoughts: I got the card to go in a Dell Opti GX240 SFF, which can only take a low profile card. The box lacks USB 2.0 so it needed an upgrade. I use this antique to run Kali Linux, and the box has plenty enough oomph for that job.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SYBA USB 3.0 4-port PCI-Express x1 Controller Card, VLI VL80x Chip Model SD-PEX20133
Pros: Went into a PCIe slot in a Dell Poweredge SC440 box and Win Server 2008 R2 worked with it just fine with Win 7 driver software. File copying shows around 85 MB per second throughput to attached disks.
Cons: This server is always running and sits on a shelf running file sharing service and has no keyboard or mouse or display, login is strictly via RDP. If no user is logged on, the disks attached seem to disappear off the box and are inaccessible to file sharing. Logging in and opening Computer brings them slowly back online. If I just disconnect the RDP session and leave a user logged on, they stay connected. Unsure if it's a card/driver or Win Server issue. Luckily the workaround is simple enough.
Other Thoughts: My favorite non newegg vendor was selling off empty USB 3.0 disk enclosures for $1 each so I got myself a stack of 'em. I had four WD green 750 gig disks functioning as paperweights for lack of somewhere to put 'em, so I stuck 'em in four of the enclosures. Then I needed something USB 3.0 to connect 'em to so I went looking for a four port card and thought this one would do. Aside from the above problem, the setup is working great.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I got a used example some time ago from a popular online auction site for a good chunk of change less than the going price. It sat on the shelf for a while since for one, the firmware was such that the device wasn't ready for prime time as other reviewers have said, and also my Cisco/Linksys RVS4000 was going strong. I put the 22.214.171.124 firmware on it, released in Jul 2013, and it made the thing work well enough to put in service. I got it all configured up and put it in place of the '4000. Been working great.
Cons: It was basically unusable with the firmware on it when I got it so it was a paperweight. No more, it's working as well as my '4000 did. The release notes say a few things are still broken but no show stoppers for my type of use.
Other Thoughts: My trusty RVS4000 reached its end of life and it got time to replace it. It had actually been an eternity since any updates came out so the EOL notice only served to make it official. Cisco's notice said the RV180 is the replacement product. I got several years of use out of the '4000 so I naturally went with its replacement.
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