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Works well but a bit flimsy - good at the price
on 20 January 2008
Comes supplied with fittings for either 3.5" or 5" bays which is useful. It fitted easily and the leads were long enough to reach the motherboard terminals. Reads all cards I've tried so far with no problems, mostly CF and SD but some others. Single additional USB port on the front is useful. Works seamlessly with XP Pro, no driver required.
XP sees it as a number of separate disc drives hence I now have drives H to K on my machine! Not a problem, but it's not immediately clear which slot is which!
One the down side, the one I was delivered had a couple of bent pins on the CF card slot. These are exposed to damage in the packaging. 5 minutes with a fine screwdriver and pair of pliers solved the problem but it wasn't a good start. These should really be protected better.
Connecting the USB wire was a bit of a faff because the plug can be fitted to the reader either way. Needless to say I got it on the wrong way first time. This could be better too as it would be simple to fit a plug that will only fit one way. Not a problem, just read the instructions very carefully.
There is a small red LED on the front to show it's powered up and a green flashing one when in use.