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Pros: Real U3 Performance. Really. When I bought it, the package was marked U1. So What??? Run Speed Test on it. I'm a fan of Crystal Disk Mark. And, a decent card reader, w/ USB 3.0 interface. In an AFT iDuo, got:
Sequential Read : 93.207 MB/s
Sequential Write : 87.055 MB/s
What is not to love?
Still working over two years later...
Cons: Macaroons that don't bother to test, leaving stinky scores? Seriously.
Other Thoughts: We deserve a 128GB version of this card. I'm 'suffering' with a patriotic card that runs about half the speed, but at least I still have a some room left to give it a little more flac. Next step is probably one of those 200GB cards...READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: StarTech 35FCREADBU3 USB 3.0 Internal Multi-Card Reader with UHS-II Support
Pros: - All the slots work, and cards in them reach their published read and write specs. I'm a big fan of the very fast Samsung Pro cards;
- Don't need an adapter for the microSD to get full speed;
- Transfers between slots doesn't have any obvious restrictions. I think microSD and SD are the same drive, though;
- Price is very reasonable, considering all it does.
Cons: - Not really the reader's fault, but the 19/20 pin USB 3.0 connector is just waiting to bend/break a pin or two. Been there, done that. Not very snug either. Don't move them around if you don't have to.
Other Thoughts: - Thought it was slow compared to an A.F.T. external and another StarTech reader, until I switched headers between the mobo and a pcie adapter. About a 20% difference. This was when I got nervous about the header pins, and said tsk tsk to the mobo mfg. choice of chip and driver.
- Compact Flash worked fine for me. This has always been an unnerving connection, imho, but compared to the USB 3.0 header it is quite robust.
- The UHS-II setup on an SD card is interesting, with two rows of contacts. Bought one just to test it out. Works in an old camera, then offloads pictures in a heartbeat. Finally giving Compact Flash some competition!
Pros: Like how low the PWM fan can spin. Had to turn off the mobo alarm, though - it doesn't go that far down!
Cools as you'd expect with Arctic Silver 5 and some curing time.
Cons: What a freakin' Honker! The fan is really the bit that pushes the size. Very glad to have made a habit of getting wide cases.
Sale plus rebate made the price look good enough to get for fun. 6 to 8 weeks for the rebate has now turned into an estimated 12 weeks. Another month? Really??
Other Thoughts: I like the cooler. The accessories, fit and finish and instructions are all good. Would just prefer to be treated a bit better by the folks managing the rebates. And, yes, I scanned the completed form. At least no argument about _that_ this time...READ FULL REVIEW