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Pros: Purchased this card to get another internal USB 3.0 header for a front panel, it performs as expected. It's also nice to have a few more USB 3.0 ports in the back.
Overall Review: It does what it says it does.
Pros: Good installation instructions
Installation disk or website download options offered
Plug and play capable.
My 1st PCI-E card
Attractive bubble packaging?
Cons: (Not really a con) Took longer to figure out how to reroute wiring (SATA power and internal front panel header) for window case "eye-candy" than it did to get the card running.
Overall Review: Highly recommend to anyone that needs additional internal/external USB 3.0 ports.
I needed an internal header for new case with 2 front mounted USB 3.0 ports.
The internal 19-pin header on this card does the trick and it provides an extra 2 ports to the rear of the case at the same time.
NOTE-1:::SATA power is recommended but for anyone reading this I would plan to have it plugged into the card to reduce the chances of the card dropping out under load.
My Microsoft recently updated Windows 8.1 64-bit needed no additional drivers to be installed.
NOTE-2:::I am using an Asus P8-H64 CSM motherboard that has on-board video and capability for dual video cards.
This is not a gaming machine so no video card is installed in any of the 2 PCI-E slots.
As an experiment I installed the card on the secondary PCI-E slot and it runs just fine leaving the primary slot open for anything else I might decide to do in the future. This made it a little easier to run the SATA power and USB3 header cable. Just FYI.
Overall Review: yes if you want extra ports
Pros: Both internal and external USB 3.0 ports.
Cons: None that I have found.
Overall Review: This is a great card for adding USB 3.0 to servers that don't have them on the motherboard.
Pros: None. 1 egg minimums, else 0 egg!
Cons: Died after a week or so.
Overall Review: Not recommended!
Pros: Product was easy to install and worked perfect for 6 days.
Cons: Stopped working after only 6 days. Tried uninstalling it and reinstalling, removing the card physically and several driver fixed.