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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Simple adding of USB 2.0 ports to old PC

    posted by iamir on 01/14/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    It installs easily and functions well. No need for drivers under windows 7. Improves very much the ability to use old laptops.
    Cons:
    Hard to slide it in and out. The PCMCIA port does not provide enough power for certain portable USB HDD.
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 2
    2 DXPoints
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    Cheap build, external power socket is a must

    posted by iamir on 06/21/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Easily installed the HDD No scews The enclosure Comes with rubber frame for the HDD, for noise isolation Comes with a USB 3.0 cable
    Cons:
    It took very long time for Win7 to identify and mount the HDD. The socket is of low qualiry and the cable tends to separate fro...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    Can not power a USB 3.0 HDD

    posted by iamir on 06/21/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    It works as USB 3.0 I/F through the express 34 interface. It is able to power USB flash drive and 1.8" USB 2.0 poertable HDD but unable to power a 2.5" poerable USB 3.0 HDD
    Cons:
    It cannot power a 2.5" potable USB 3.0 HDD even with the extra power inserted via additional cable - the HDD must be provi...
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