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Rosewill RDCR-11003 - 3.5
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2 out of 5 eggs Could be a real winner IF! 12/06/2016

This review is from: Rosewill RDCR-11003 - 3.5" 74-in-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 Port

Pros: Only Card Reader, USB 3.0 combination that I could find that didn't include a bunch other added features that I didn't want. Price is OK. Installed with no problems and the SD, CF and USB ports all function OK. Didn't try other ports

Cons: To me I think the two cons are almost a deal breaker.
1. The CF slot requires the card to be installed upside down, how stupid is that?

2. The CF slot is way too shallow to align the card adequately. The question isn't will you bend the pins, but when will you bend the pins. The last Rosewill USB 2.0 card reader I purchased had the same shallow CF slot and you guessed it, the pins got bent within a year, causing me to dig out an old Rosewill Card Reader, Floppy Drive combination (RCR-FD200) that was made correctly with the card being inserted right side up and with a deep slot that would always align the card properly. I had five of these installed in different computers, four of which I still use without a single bent pin. These units are over 8 years old.

Other Thoughts: The reason I purchased this new unit in the first place was to provide a front USB 3.0 port in a new build using an old case without USB 3.0 support and since I was going to need a card reader as well, the combination was ideal. I just wish it had been implemented a little better.

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StarTech Model KYC1MF 6
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1 out of 5 eggs One Star or Five Stars? 08/29/2016

This review is from: StarTech Model KYC1MF 6" IBM PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Y-Splitter Cable

Pros: Cheap and appears to be well constructed.

Cons: I also assumed that a PS/2 Y-Splitter would work on a motherboard with a combination KB/Mouse port. Apparently I and many others were wrong. If what one of the reviewers was told by Asus that their combo PS/2 port supports either/or, not both KB & Mouse then I guess we should be giving the MB manufacturer a 1Star rating for implementing such a ridicules concept and ourselves for ASSUMING.

Other Thoughts: I guess it never dawned on the MB folks that if you want to use either a PS/2 Mouse or a PS/2 KB that you might just want to use both! What a concept! The product is probably deserves a 5 star rating unless what some others have said is that the cable color codes are backwards.

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VANTEC HDA-525P 3.5
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2 out of 5 eggs Didn't fit out of the box 06/22/2016

This review is from: VANTEC HDA-525P 3.5" to 5.25" Front Bay Converter Kit

Pros: Looks nice. Hard plastic rather than soft plastic.

Cons: Wouldn't fit in the 5.25" external drive bay of my Corsair Obsidian 750D case. The front panel was about One Sixteenth of an inch too wide. The front panel which is attached to the front of the enclosure rather than the enclosure being molded as a single unit was wider than the main unit. I ended up sanding off the excess using very fine grit sand paper on a sanding block.
It took about 30 minutes to complete the process (I had two adapters to fix).

Other Thoughts: Aside from the above, the front panel is rather fragile, it could be damaged easily if your not careful installing and removing the adapter.

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Display Name: James M.

Date Joined: 03/09/05

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  • First Review: 04/25/15
  • Last Review: 12/06/16
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