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Pros: not much.
Cons: painful to get working. manual poor, website poor (3 separate driver downloads with no tips as to which one you'd need)
Other Thoughts: Finally got it to work. I switched to a new PCI-E slot, booted, then it FINALLY showed in Dev Mgr as Universal Serial Bus controller with yellow alert. I then right clicked it,Update Driver software, browsed their disc to \vli\vl80x (or was it win7\x64 dir below that? don't remember), got msg successfully installed Via USB Extensible host controller, but msg in systray said something didn't install. In Dev Mgr now yellow alert on "xHCI Root Hub 0", I again pointed it to that dir and it installed, and Dev Mgr showed clean. After reboot, installed xhci host controller driver v 4.30a I directly downloaded from VIA. (Spoke to their tech supp who said get it working with driver from their disc b4 updating the driver.) So far with my Western Digital external USB3.0 drive, got some flaky "no partition, format?" message I'd never gotten before in SmartWare, or SmartWare would freeze up. Updated Smartware, & haven't run into it again but I'm still leery and will continue to watch for drive issues, or system instability as others have encountered. Now if only I can find a cheap cable (to run from it) and a cheap 3.0 front panel assembly.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: all drivers fail, so useless card !
Other Thoughts: I tried the driver from their disc, also one from VIA-labs, and all 3 drivers from their website which they don't tell you which one you need. They all fail with error "Sorry, the install wizard can't find the supported hardware in your system". I have Win7 x64. Good luck preventing Windows from installing a driver...it does it so fast, and my Device Manager shows no yellow alerts, but neither do I see "Syba" mentioned anywhere in Device Manager, so how can I uninstall a driver without the device appearing? A USB hard drive attached to it does not appear in Explorer. The molex connector is attached and I have a green LED. Motherboard=Gigabyte EP-35-DS3L that has only one PCI-E slot.READ FULL REVIEW