Can't be used with oculus rift
The chipset is NOT compatible with Oculus Rift. Otherwise it's a good product.
It's not the worst since I have SSD
It sometimes doesn't work and I have to restart my computer. Not sure if it's windows 10, my computer has a bunch of wonky problems, I might just have a faulty board. It's not the worst since I have SSD, and it never stops working as long as it starts working when my computer turns on.
Not smooth install, but fine device
Install CD tripped my Avast AV, after allowing that the Autosetup software would not recognize or install device. Work around got it installed though.. I feel a little bad give a 3 to a device that might run as 5 eventually, but setup is an important part, especially for folks that may not have enough experience to figure out a work around. Poor install software &/or instructions is just lazy on the MFRs part in my opinion. Anyway, the work around that worked for me was: - installed card in computer - 'uninstalled' device in Device Manager - ran setup exe file from CD "RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-30230-setup.exe" - it bipped and booped a bit, then installed card fine, then looked for drivers for usb devices that were attached to the card
Bought 2 like Rosewill products most of the time.
Bought 2 to upgrade a couple of older mother boards that had the older slower usb2.0 on-board that would not copy data to a USB3.0 hard drive. Does what it does; am pleased with purchase Windows 7 found the drivers right away.
Excellent, with a caveat
Works perfectly on my Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P running Windows 10. However, using a keyboard and mouse will not work in POST or accessing the BIOS; they needed to be plugged into the motherboard. I'm not sure if it's a MB issue or if it's an inherent quality of people pci-e add on cards.
Great add-on card
Great add-on card. I only needed it for the 9-pin internal usb header for the bluetooth portion of my wifi card. Worked as expected.
Poor Tech Support reponse
I have been unable to get this device to operate at USB 3.0 speeds on my brand new gaming PC with an Asus Z-97 Deluxe Motherboard, even after installing the latest driver. I initially contacted Customer Support more than a month ago, and after several email exchanges they're still saying that they're "Waiting on a reply from the relevant department". Sorry, but it sounds like they're trying to run the clock out on returning it, so it's going back to Amazon today!
Works great on a DELL with windows 7
Works great on a DELL with windows 7. Plug and play - very easy. Uploaded a bunch of old videos from a sony camcorder.
Built for your USB 3 1 & 0 needs
As advertised. I plug more things into the bigger thing. 1's & 0's flow flawlessly for the data. That lectricity stuff too. No drivers needed for Win10 or Mint.
No issues after 2 months of normal use
Installed without issue and has been working great since day one. Windows 7 detected fine and have noticed a much quicker transfer time of photos from my D800. Installed into Dell T3500 in order to get USB 3.0 for faster transfers from my DSLR.
Works as expected! Just to clear up any confusion, there is no external power connection required. I've got my flight simulator controls plugged into this device and they are working like a charm.
I think the manual is incomplete!!! Install ...
I think the manual is incomplete !!! Install on my desktop pc (window 7 64 bits, core 2 quad 9400) and on the next day turn on windows does not boot, I assumed usb card, prevents the system boot, had to re-uninstall, and my system started normally. The manual says, install in PCIe 2.0, when the usb card is PCIe 1x, PCIe 2.0 16x is larger. Is it possible to do this installation? Please clarify me !!!
Works with Intel Server Board S2600CP
Had a very hard time finding a card that my motherboard liked. Tried a few different VIA chipsets, but read somewhere that my board (Intel S2600CP server board) liked Renesas chipsets. The other cards with different chipsets would hang my system up. Installed today and the thing fired right up. No additional drivers needed on Win10. Ordering another one of these.
Does not work as advertised. Does not support WINDOWS 10. The product write-up on the site is incorrect.
Total junk... Worked for less than a ...
Total junk...Worked for less than a week. Had to go buy one from Micro Center, which i should have done to begin with. DO NOT BUY this POS.
Install hardware, and it just works. With Linux ...
Install hardware, and it just works. With Linux 4.4.0 kernel (LinuxMint18) not futzing around is required. No special drivers to load. Plug-n-play. Works well, speeds exactly as expected.
Worthless. Not 1394a compatible.
Bought the Rosewill PCIE Firewire 1394a Card as I needed a half-height card to run a 1394a compatible hamamatsu camera. This card failed utterly beyond giving a basic connection. This is not a 1394a compatible card. Beware. I guess I got what I paid for. Meanwhile, I found another card using the LSI chipset which works flawlessly.
Good Value for the money
One of the few cards I've installed that windows 7 could not find the driver for. The chip set on this is a Renesas, which is unusual, and it does not recognize the Sabrent external USB3 HD I plugged into it, and wants to format the HD. Since it's already formatted, and contains many files, I click cancel and move on. The WD Notebook attached was recognized immediately. The driver installation seemed to take forever. Had I to do it over again, I'd tell windows to simply go look in the DRIVER file folder on the included CD. Rosewill usually makes high value accessories, so I'd recommend the brand and this product (in particular) as long as you are going to use it with major brand products (like Western Digital).
Card is not compatible with my Dell XPS 8910 Windows 10 computer
I installed the card and the driver with perfect ease and report. For about 10 minutes the card recognized drives and functioned with no problem. I then restarted my computer, and the computer would not boot into Windows 10. I rebooted it again and saw the startup message, "Initializing PCIe". The computer would no longer boot into Windows 10. I attempted to boot about 6 times without success. I then removed the card and the driver from the computer. After removal the computer boots into Windows 10 perfectly without error. The instructions accompanying the card did not state the card was compatible with Windows 10, although on the website the card was rated as compatible with Windows 10. It is necessary for me to return the card and try another one.
Failed hub, doesn't work on WIN 7 machines.
Did not work well at all, got it work operate normally one and then it failed.
My bad. OR
Doesn't work with Linux. I didn't notice that on the website if it was there. My bad. OR, they didn't disclose it.
It worked well.
And now I'm forced to say something that really doesn't need to be said. All I want to do is report that I'm happy with it.
One huge issue
I got the driver working now but I had to install it from the internet. Trying to install the driver from the provided CD first tripped my antivirus as Malware (unsigned drivers... shame on you), then when I disabled my antivirus, the installer had a fatal error while it was cleaning up files and refused to install (Windows 7 64 bit). I managed to find the Renasis USB 3.0 drivers without too much issue, and now the card is humming along nicely after a restart. For the inexperienced user, this would be a product return so -1 star from me.
Seems like a fair product but it has issues in Windows ...
Seems like a fair product but it has issues in Windows 10. Windows 10 recognizes it but neither Adobe nor any other current software recognized my DV camera when it was plugged in. The other issue is that you have to find a molex power connector long enough to reach the card. I was surprised that in this day and age I needed a molex power connector for a card. The only solution I found that worked was to load Microsoft essentials from 2012...now the DV camera can be seen but the options are very limited.
A simple product that just plain works when you insert ...
A simple product that just plain works when you insert it into your PC... no muss, no fuss... just straight clean captures from my older Sony HDR camera.
It lets me continue to use my 15 year-old Nikon ...
It lets me continue to use my 15 year-old Nikon LS-4000 film scanner. That, and Hamrick Software's 'VueScan' (Nikon couldn't be bothered to update their software for 64bit Windows.)
Easy to install no external power needed.
Easy to install and the black fits my internal color scheme perfectly. You can never have enough USB ports. :)
Works great, was a drop in replacement for my old ...
Works great, was a drop in replacement for my old USB 3 expansion card. It's nice having a four pin molex connector for the power cable instead of a SATA one like the other cards on the market. Feels a lot more secure.
It was very easy to install
It was very easy to install, it took me a little while to get the correct driver to work with windows 10
Works fine, needs one thing
Worked fine after installing drivers. Wish it had a front panel connector option.
No problems. Works exactly as described.
This was easy to install and Windows 10 installed the drivers right away. I've had this for a few months and have absolutely no problems with it so far.
Exactly as described and arrived on time.
Exactly as described and arrived on time. Works with Win10. Makes transferring files and backups bearable with a USB3 external drive.
Rosewill PCI-E to USB 3.0 4-Port PCI Express
Worked as advertised and now I have additional USB 3 ports
This one works with Windows 10 flawlessly
Good product, I tried 2 other PCI USB boards for my Dell Vostro Computer without success, This one works with Windows 10 flawlessly.
Works with Linux where another card brand didn't
Unlike similar cards based on a VIA chip, this card, based on a Renesas uPD720201 chip, works with recent Linux systems, in particular, I'm running it on a Win7-era HP desktop using Ubuntu 16.04. It drives a USB3 hard drive much faster than the USB2 ports the computer already had. That means it probably works under Windows 10 without needing a "special" driver, even though it comes with a driver CD. The computer had several extra 4-pin power supply plugs intended for powering additional disk drives, so it was no problem to plug one of those into the card once it was installed in a PCI-Express 1x slot.
Just what I needed because the USB ports on the motherboard of my Dell Inspiron I660 I5 quit working.
Just what I needed because the USB ports on the motherboard of my Dell Inspiron I660 I5 quit working. I eventually replaced the motherboard with a refurb motherboard that I bought on eBay but this card allowed me to get my computer up an running again quickly and feel good about the extent of the problem before making the refurb purchase. Now I got lots of USB ports; 6 on the motherboard plus the 4 ports on the Rosewill PCI-E card, FWIW, I'm running Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Good but not compatible with Oculus Rift
I haven't used this card very much; it seems fine overall. However, I wouldn't recommend it for use with the Oculus Rift. This worked once with the Rift, then Oculus Home started complaining that the sensor was plugged into an incompatible port and wouldn't let me launch games. Just bought the Inateck card recommended in Oculus's "USB Compatibility" FAQ, but I'm going to keep this card because it's cheap and I can always use more USB ports.
Helps me access multiple HDDs at the same time to transfer data.
I am using this at work to transfer Data quickly on an older USB2 Audio Data Transfer Computer.