Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snappertim All you need if short of a 3.0 USB Pin Header
All you need if short of a 3.0 USB Pin Header, Power input on the one I recieved was the 4 pin fdd type so you will need a Molex to 4 fdd or Molex to Sata 15 pin power cable.
02 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Forester Fast and reliable on Linux
This card is giving me sustained transfer rates of 70Mb/S onto external USB 3.0 drives (Seagate Expansion drives, formatted to ext4), transferring large files such as DVD iso images of 4Gb. The rate drops when lots of smaller files are involved, as you might expect.
These rates are the same as when transferring to another drive on the internal SATA bus, or to an external SATA drive, so I suspect the rates I'm getting are the best my system can achieve.
I'm running Debian 7.1 (Wheezy), but a modern kernal will have the drivers built in so other distros should have no problems.
Having an issue just now with NTFS - but that's an NTFS issue, not an issue with the card.
07 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DMPhoto Value for money
A fast and easy install no software required for W7
31 March 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bigal fine for win7 slow on win8
owing to useless win8 drivers performs poorly,not the fault of the hardware superfast on windows 7
17 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Salsatap Fast and easy upgrade
I have a Gigabyte motherboard using a 1366 socket processor which is still faster than many newer parts, so the absence of USB3 was annoying. I have added in a x4 raid card, and this usb3 card for backup. The USB3 card seems fast and reliable, it is probably maxed out by the single PCI lane but it is so much faster than my onboard USB2 it makes no difference.
Icy Box IB-366StU3+B External Enclosure for 3.5" SATA HDD to USB 3.0 Host *USAP + SATA 6Gb/s support* I use this enclosure and another 2.5 inch one. these are for backup and reading an external SSD video drive used to capture HDMI video raw.
02 September 2013