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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Good upgrade – 3.5" Internal PCI-E to USB 3.0 Host + All-in-1 Card Reader Combo Reviews

posted by akkar on 10/11/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Makes it possible to get increased USB speeds without USB 3.0 support on the mainboard.
I had problems copying from USB disks to USB sticks (machine wouold freeze and it'd take forever), but now transfer speeds are around 2 - 10 Mb/s (which is a huge improvement) and it doesn't freeze any more.
Cons:
Not always responding (needs a pc restart) when I put in a USB stick.
A bit tight to fit it in my 2.5" slot.
Had to put my Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo in upside down.
Other:
Cable to PCI port just long enough. (Has to go in a fairly straght line from box to port.)
Bottomline:
I would recommend this to upgrade your pc. And especially if you have loads of USB drives and sticks.

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