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Works out of the box -- no driver issues -- excellent build quality
on 10 June 2017
I have a ten year old Intel D975XBX2 motherboard I wanted to migrate to a new PC case after the old case got damaged during a relocation. The new case had USB 3.0 ports and after some quick research I discovered it was possible to add USB 3.0 compatibility to a USB 2.0 motherboard via a PCIe card like this.
I chose Anker because I've had really good experience with them and the build quality has always been excellent. The card comes with a CD containing drivers but I'm not sure you even need it. My card worked out of the box although I ran the installer anyway to be safe. The whole experience was seamless without a single issue.
Note that this card also has an internal connector which is crucial if you want to connect other USB 3.0 ports on your case although you don't have to use it so you can't lose either way. You will need to connect a power cable to the card from your internal power supply but I can't see this being an issue for anyone. The card needs a spare PCIe slot of course but even my ten year old motherboard has three PCIe slots so again you should be fine but check before you buy.
Best of all the rear panel on the card is black which matches my case colour -- ha ha.