Joined on 02/22/05
Does not work
Cons: Dead on arrival
Overall Review: On the first try with my home PC, this usb hub was constantly connecting and disconnecting even with as simple device as usb mouse, making it impossible to work with it. On my other computer the hub was completely dead. Even connecting 5V power supply to the hub did not revive it. Stay away from this product.
Pros: Fans seem to be well balanced (do not vibrate) and quiet even at 12V (maximum speed). Good price for three fans and the set of brackets.
Cons: Took off one egg for the color of fans (green) which I do not like.
Overall Review: Shipping box got smashed pretty badly during shipment. One of the fans cracked and lost a piece of its body (frame), although still works. The main bracket got bent. Managed to restore its shape - metal is kind of soft - easy to bend with bare hands. Overall seems to be OK set for the money. Would rate with 5 eggs if the fans were black.
Good card for the money
Pros: Good performance. Quiet for all applications including gaming at full load. Maximum fan speed 56% (below 2000 rpm) at 66 degrees C (full load - tested with Skyrim Special Edition). For the most of the applications (web browsing, watching videos) stays very cool (30 - 40 degrees C).
Cons: Gets hot while gaming (66 degrees C), which is probably OK, but I do not like such temperatures. I could've probably adjusted fan speed profile, but then it would be loud. So, I am going to replace the stock cooler with ARCTIC Accelero Twin Turbo II.
Overall Review: Seems to be a good card for the money (eighty something with tax). Arrived in "like new" conditions. I bought it specifically for Windowx XP system (which I upgraded with the latest compatible hardware including SSD and this videocard, and I am going to keep with all the old games and applications) because it seems to be the last card with Windows XP driver.
Drive is performing well
Pros: Upgraded my relatively old PC (build on MSI A55M-P33 Motherboard) with Patriot Burst 240 GB SATA III SSD, and now it feels like a modern machine. No more waiting for computer to boot, for a program to open. Everything works fast. No complaints after 4 months of moderate usage.
Cons: none yet
Overall Review: Great technology to handle heavy OS like Windows 7 and modern games. Finally it is becoming affordable for everyone.
Pros: very stable with USB 2.0 port thoughtful configuration of connectors allows one to connect several large USB devices to the hub, like USB audio card or USB wi-fi adapter, or large USB flash drive
Cons: did not find yet
Overall Review: I did not test it yet with USB 3.0 port with regard to the transfer speed. As soon as I do, I'll update the review.