On my motherboard I would have to disable my PCIe x1 slot to use my M.2, which I could not do because of a sound card uses this slot. I bought this card and paired it with a Samsung 860 EVO SSD 2TB - M.2 SATA . This combination worked well for me temps run at 31 degrees Celsius which is 87.8 degrees Fahrenheit. This will work without the heat shield. I did not like those little rubber bands, looks like an accident waiting to happen. I did apply the shield with the gel pad only, and so far it's holding; I will keep you posted if it falls off. The engineering department did not put too much thought into holding down this heat shield outside of that I believe this is a great product.
Plugged it into my hackintosh (10.5.7), and it was recognized right away as Firewire 800, with no driver installation needed. Works with my hard drive and Griffin FW audio device (I understand audio devices are especially picky). I don't have a FW800 device to try it with, however. Has internal pin header for your cases FW400 connector. Comes with brackets for both standard and low-profile cases.
- works right out of the box
Bought it specifically to run multiple Kinect2s on one PC with libfreenect2 under Windows. Works perfectly, all four K2s run at 30fps. Works under Win7 x64, Win8.1 x64, and Win10 x64 plug-and-play. I think the bad reviews about compatibility are older and those issues have been fixed.
Plugged it into my HP Envy i7 quad-core running Linux Mint 17.3 and it worked, no problem. Fired up dvGrab and was capturing digital video from my old DV camcorder like a champ in no time.
Plug & play
- Shipped quickly and received quickly (less than 14 days) - Quality as expected - All parts as described - Convenient 3-pack
Do not need any driver.
Windows 10. Samsung 960 EVO 500GB. Lenovo Y900-34ISZ gaming tower. Works perfectly. Fast as expected.
As easy as it gets. Put in the SSD. Dropped in the box. Initialized. 1 Gb/s between it and my boot M2 Sammy Evo. Whew!!!!
Used this board to mount an M.2 NVME SSD drive to use as a boot drive in an HP desktop. Works great. Happy with my purchase.
Simple installation. On my mobo with my current configurations, this card recognized the two SATA drives I'd connected to it as JBOD, which is what I had intended. The price is right yo
Turned a 5 gpu board into a 6 gpu board.
Bought one to test it out and it works great. I will buy the 6 set of riser from them.