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Jeffrey G.

Jeffrey G.

Joined on 05/07/04

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*MIGHT* be compatible.

SYBA PCI USB 2.0 4+1 shared port controller card Model SD-VIA-5U
SYBA PCI USB 2.0 4+1 shared port controller card Model SD-VIA-5U

Pros: cheap, easy to install

Cons: not compatible with some hardware

Overall Review: There are few other reviews that said that the card installed okay but then locked up the box when something was plugged in to it. I had that experience when I bought two of these cards. I installed one in a old AMD K6-333 MHz with Linux 9 Shrike and it's running fine - no lockups. I installed the other one in an old Pentium 133 box with Windows 98 SE. Locked up when I plugged something into it. I installed Debian Linux on this box thinking that Linux would better arrange share the resources - nope. The card caused several lockups until I ripped it out.