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Silverstone FP37
6.9 out of 10

Silverstone FP37

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Reviews and Problems with Silverstone FP37

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Overall 2
2.0

Worked great until it died

Kelly W., Newegg
14 February 2014
  • Summary: Crazy failure caused symptoms that looked like a bad motherboard, bad power supply and it all goes back to this thing. I plug it in, no POST. I unplug it, POST.
  • Pros: + solidly built + fast data transfers
  • Cons: - suddenly caused system to not post after 6 months of use
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Overall 4
4.0

Bent CF Pin

Kirt W., Newegg
11 October 2013
  • Summary: I really liked this while it was working. I've used CF readers for a long time now and this is the first one I've ever seen get a bent pin. I'm pretty disappointed.
  • Pros: Definitely read my UDMA CF cards fast.
  • Cons: As at least one other reviewer has noted, the CF pins apparently aren't very strong and/or the guide for the CF card isn't aligned well with them.
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Overall 2
2.0

Short Live

Jose G., Newegg
22 August 2013
  • Pros: It read card while it works.
  • Cons: Bad quality. The pins on the CF connector bend and break on less the 1 month in use. The user was a experienced professional photographer who is used to handle a lot of flash cards and flash card readers.
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Overall 10
10

No Problems, Works Great

Kyle M., Newegg
18 August 2013
  • Pros: This reader is great! I haven't had any problems with it in the 6 months I've owned it. Read and Write speeds on USB 3.0 are limited only by my USB 3.0 flash drive, but I've been getting ~110MB/s Write and the Read speeds are somewhere over 200, but the process finishes to quickly to actually rea...
  • Cons: USB port is upside-down, big whoop
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Overall 4
4.0

BSOD

Claudia B., Newegg
27 February 2013
  • Pros: Well, I can make it work, but that's just because I am a computer technician.... [[ Also I have the latest firmware ]]
  • Cons: Blue Screen of Death Computer freezes Something is wrong here... I have tested all the parts of the computer and this is the source of the problem. 100% sure of it. Now what are my options here? I can return it to get a similar unit ??! Also who is going to pay for the countless troubleshooting h...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good service

Kay S., Newegg
1 December 2012
  • Summary: Since the first one had failed (the first time ever a component failed on me in 10 years!) i was disappointed. but their RMA service was really great and the new device works great. On the one had failure is not acceptable, on the other hand I'm glad to know they really provide good service.
  • Pros: it is really fast (a GB just takes some seconds); their RMA service is fast and good. I received an RMA number within a day and the new piece within a bit over a week inc. shipping
  • Cons: the first one had a flaw with the card reader (the USB port worked) and i had to return it. therefore 4 eggs only.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great

Charles W., Newegg
2 November 2012
  • Summary: I don't find the "upside down CF port" much of an issue (once you know it is that way). I think they did that on purpose so you can read the user label on the backside of the CF card when the card is plugged in. Which is actually a feature :)
  • Pros: Its 20 pin connector plugged right into the GA-970A-UD3 motherboard's connector. Much faster transfer of photos from CF and SD cards than with my prior USB2 card reader. Front panel USB3 port provides USB3 speeds for my WD 1TB My Passport portable HD; much more convenient than plugging it in the ...
  • Cons: CF port is a little shallow and doesn't provide enough guidance to the card when it is plugged in; I took off 1 egg for this. Would be better if deeper; given the product is not very deep into the case, I don't know why they didn't make it with a deeper and design a better CF port. If they had, t...
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of Junk

Tom H., Newegg
18 October 2012
  • Summary: new egg sent on time but why would i want to replace this with another piece of junk from silver stone.
  • Pros: Pin arrangement out of sync with usb3 spec. Will not work no communication from company when asking for a replacement. Silver stone use to make decent stuff
  • Cons: Use is in the past tense for all you english majors. They got the last of my american dollar
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Overall 2
2.0

Died After 4 Months

Lawrence J., Newegg
7 September 2012
  • Summary: Since I have purchased other Silverstone products in the past and had good success with them, I opted to buy their USB 3.0 card reader, even though it was the most expensive reader of this type that was then available.
  • Pros: It looked nice and seemed to work well - Before It Died.
  • Cons: The unit died the other day. Before it died, it sucked up 4 more drive letters (for a total of 8), and that did very bad things to my OS. I would have expected better quality control from Silverstone.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great out of gate, died before finish

Matthew W., Newegg
20 August 2012
  • Summary: My wife, a professional photographer, recently upgraded her workstation. With the upgrade came the installation of the SST-FP37, she had used it to import photos from five compact flash cards and commented on how fast it was (compared to her previous firewire reader), but she was concerned about the...
  • Pros: Fast CF Reader. Wife liked silver bezel. USB 3 header cable fit in ASUS Sabertooth X79 with no modification.
  • Cons: Card feed for CF is not very long, caused bent pin. Would buy again if guide/feed was replaced by something longer.
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