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5/7 extra USB 3.0 ports
on 5 April 2014
I bought this happy that I'd be getting 5 extra USB3 ports for my PC. Wrongo! There's another connec tor under the Molex power connector that will allow you to connect up to a new standard shaped Front Panel 2 x USB3 installation. Cool if you have one, something for your next case if you don't.
It's a nice piece of kit, and looks premium with good finishing to the board and riser plate, but my one gripe is that in this modern age of SATA power, couldn't we have had a SATA power connector on the card, or at least a convertor included in the box? I had to break out an old-school 4-pin lead from my PSU just to feed this card. It doesn't look too ugly because I zip-tied it to the USB3 lead, but the old connectors are slowly dying out.
Don't let it put you off though, but remember that you'll need a 4-pin connector nearby to plug in, or spur off with the included fly-lead. You even get a handsome black case screw that matches the black finished back-plane fitting. Fancy!