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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Works good but not with everything. – 3.5" Internal PCI-E to USB 3.0 Host + All-in-1 Card Reader Combo Reviews

posted by Sonicmixmaster on 08/23/2012 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Quality is superb! The actual PCIe x1 connector came with a bracket that can be screwed in for a sturdy and unmovable connection. The USB 3.0 ports work fast and seem to be reliable.
Cons:
I am not very happy that the device needs 3 separate connections to be made to work. and the old style molex connector needed in the back of the device caused me to use a extension cable as the one on my power supply was on the same cable as the sata power cable but this isn't really a con. The only major problem I have notices so far is that my nano receiver that came with a logitech m505 mouse is not working correctly when plugged into the usb port and makes my mouse pointer pause every few seconds.
Other:
I don't like that the access light is the opposite of a normal light. When the memory cards are accessed the light turns off instead of the normal operation like a hard drive light. The red power light is really unnecessary and is too bright but not blindingly bright. Also they could have put the CF card reader a little deeper as it sticks out a lot in front and my case door will not close when a card is inserted. quarter inch deeper would be perfect.
Bottomline:
This adapter is good when used strictly for usb 3.0 devices but there may be some incompatibility with the mouse i have.

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