Summary: Many have issues with the green light. I have had no issues with any Intel branded motherboards. I have had mixed results with the Asus boards that I presently use. My guess is that it has to do with power supplied to the USB when the computer is off. There may be a BIOS setting to fix that.
Pros: I have installed several of these over the past couple of years or so. It's the only one I'll buy. The older units will not read SDHC memory cards, but not really a problem for me. Readers I've purchased over the last year have no problem reading them. Other than that, they read all of the SD and...
Summary: Apevia X-Discovery (Silver)----Gigabyte UD3P P45----ZUMAX X3 ZU-550w----Intel Core 2 Duo E7300----OCZ DDR2-800 2GB (2x1GB)----HIS Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5----Sony IDE 16x DVD-RW----Sony IDE 16x DVD-ROM----Bytecc 1.44MB Floppy Drive----Seagate IDE 8mb cache 7200RPM 160GB----Western Digital SATAII...
Pros: Works great, has 52 card compatibility, reads SDHC cards and is compatible with vista 32bit without having to download drivers. Detects the cards fast and doesnt seem to have any speed problems like other reported. Screws and an extra beige faceplate are a plus as well as an extra usb 2.0 port.
Cons: Two lights on the device are pretty much always on even when the computer is turned off. Only way to shut them off is either cover the light with black tape or pull out the computer plug. Not really a problem though.
Summary: I fixed it by pushing the metal connector out of the plug with the prong of a tweezer. Stripped the black wire. Crimped the metal connector on to the wire. Re-insert the metal connector in to the plug. Faster and easier than RMA! Good as new!
Pros: Works with 64bit Vista, plug and play! No downloads, no drivers. Reads many cards, very fast!
Cons: Inspect the female plug you would attach to the motherboard. Mine had a black ground wire dangling off to the side where all the other wires became one with the plug. Luckily I noticed before trying to use it. Bad QC? Cheap Wire? Dumb luck?