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Inexpensive card but look elsewhere if you need maximum speed from multiple ports simultaneously (rare)
on June 20, 2015
So far so good. I did have an issue plugging in the Molex power connector.. it just didn't want to go in. I think one of the pins was malformed so I used some needle-nose pliers to re-shape it. Minus 1/2 a star for that since it was probably a fluke.
Windows 8.1 had no problem taking care of the drivers for this.... I didn't have to install anything.
Just keep in mind that this devices uses the VIA VL805 chip which has a PCI-E 2.0 x1 (backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0) interface. PCI-E 1.0 X1 is limited to 250MB/s one way, and PCI-E v2.0 doubles that to 500MB/s. USB 3.0 supports 625MBps (5Gbps) ... so you will probably be lucky to get near the full theoretical USB 3.0 speed from just one of the ports due to the PCI-E 1x limitation... but most devices don't support that kind of speed anyway. If you need a lot of speed from multiple USB 3.0 ports simultaneously then look elsewhere... but this card is great for the vast majority of people especially given the relatively low price.
Overall 4.5 stars and rounding up to 5.