Had lotsa trouble installing in Antec Twelve Hundred case
German K., Newegg
15 September 2010
Summary: Gaming rig: CPU: i7-870 (1156, 2.93ghz quad core) Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight with 1156 bracket set. Case: Antec Twelve Hundred RAM: 2x4GB DDR3 G.SKILL Ripjaws 9 Cas GPU: Gigabyte 1GB GTX 460 HDD: 640GB WD Caviar Black SATA 3.0 GB/s Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 PSU: Kingwin Lazer 1000W OS:...
Pros: It gets the job done, Win7 doesn't assign drive letters in My Computer unless a card is inserted, so keeps My Computer less cluttered. It works and simply plugs into a USB port inside your PC.
Cons: I had serious issues with installing it in the 3.5" adapter in the Antec Twelve Hundred case. This was mainly due to the fact that the holes on the card reader are too small. I had to force a screw to screw in, as the plastic cover that you screw into is not threaded. This turned this installatio...
Summary: I wanted 5.25", but this fit like a glove into the Bytecc adapter (Item#: N82E16817994080).
Pros: Looks good, feels solid. Have tested it with new SD HC and an old Smartmedia card with no problems. Activity light in panel. Easy install, USB connector long enough to reach header. Vista recognized and installed the drivers without problems.
Cons: Vista assigns four driver letters on startup.
Summary: XP assigns 4 drive letters to the reader and they are permanently shown in "My Computer" even when no media is in the slot (making "My Computer" a bit cluttered). Win7 however seems to be "smarter" and only shows the drive letter when that slot has media in it.
Pros: Easy USB plug-n-play install. Will handle the latest SDHC cards which is what I needed.
Cons: I installed in two new PCs, one XP and one Win7. Learn from my mistake... do not install until after installing the OS. XP assigned drive letters to this before my HDD and DVDs; I reinstalled XP so my HDD being at G: wouldn't bug me forevermore. Not sure what Win7 would do as I simply waited to i...