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A great USB 3.0 addition to your build
on August 29, 2012
Seems to be working fine, though it was just installed a few minutes ago! I almost didn't order this one based off of the 1 star review by "Paul" because I have the same motherboard as he and I was worried I would suffer a similar fate. Not so.
I will say this: the mini disc that comes with the card didn't install the driver correctly. So I went to Syba's website for the driver and Windows finally gave me the green check mark (I'm also running Windows 7 x64). I plugged in my 3.0 extension and then a 3.0 flash drive and transferred a 100MB file. Done in a flash with barely a chance for the transfer file window to pop up.
However, I cannot comment on the complete functionality as I have not yet used the internal 3.0 header, which is the main reason I got this card. My motherboard only has 1 USB 3.0 header, and it is currently used for my Corsair Carbide 300R front panel (which works beautifully as well). I will use the second header for a memory card reader with a 3.0 on the front, as soon as it gets delivered! I'll try to follow up on this review after I've tested out the card for awhile.
Why I chose this card over the many now available:
- It has a 3.0 internal 19 pin header, not an internal 3.0 hub.
- It's printed on a black circuit board, so it matches my mobo and case and everything else ("black" is my theme)
- It's slim and small
- The price is very decent
What would make it better:
- Using a SATA power connection instead of the LP4... or at least including a cheap adapter
- Including a better driver in the box??
Overall, totally satisfied with this purchase so far, but time will tell (and then I'll tell you).
UPDATE: 8 months later, no complaints with this product. I've purchased a second card for use in another build and it also worked flawlessly. Here's a tip for easy access to the latest driver (from the included instructions): visit www [dot] drivers [hyphen] download [dot] com, in the Drivers Search section, enter this Download Code: DL-0313102. Unzip and install, then do a restart. Enjoy!