SILVERSTONE SST-FP32-B Aluminum USB/1394/Audio Panel ( Black )
Anthony Y., Newegg
29 June 2014
Summary: This thing would have been super sweet if the audio ports got switched with USB 3.0 ports just saying???
Pros: This thing is really well built it has a strong sturdy bracket, a solid foundation for the audio and usb. You could even take that off the bracket if you needed room and just mount it by it's self it is so well made.
Cons: None other than the extra set of audio ports that I have now??
Cons: The jacks are a little stiff; no big deal. Better than being loose. The Firewire port is probably pointless for most users; but since this is one of the cheapest options it's worth just dealing with having a non-functioning port (most motherboards these days wont' have pins to connect the cable to).
Summary: Bought this because I needed more USB ports. I previously got a Bytec hub that didn't actually read any of the devices I tried plugging into it. This one has never given me any trouble with its USB ports. I never tried the other ports on it, because USB was all I needed.
Pros: It works
Cons: A little more than I would have liked to pay
Pros: Installed inside VANTEC HDA-525P which then went in my NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black/Green Case. The panel works flawlessly. So far I have tested all ports; USB transfer speeds run as expected with all devices being easily detected. My Motherboard is a ASUS P8Z68-V LX and loves this thing. Cables were also long enough for my huge full ATX Case.
Summary: Does anyone still use firewire? The current system doesn't have USB3 so no loss here. If your case only has USB3.0 up front, this would add easy access to USB headers. Not really a fan of USB hubs.
Pros: Custom server case only has a light up power switch on the front(plus single 3.5" and 5.25" external bays). New customer needed at least USB up front.
Cons: VERY tight fit into the 3.5 bay. Scrapped a lot of paint and a bit of metal off the sides of the bracket. Thick, yet soft aluminum. Stripped 2 screws, on opposite sides, securing into the bay. It won't move anyway as tight of a fit is it.
Pros: easy to connect to mobo headers, fits flush with front panel, black, no branding, good amount of usb ports. i've thus far had no issues. i cant say i use it often, but every time it use it, my usb devices register without issue. i get normal transfer rates (not usb3 level, but still pretty good - ~20mb/s to an external drive). the audio connectors work fine as well, though it does seem to be on the loud side, compared to plugging the same headphones into the rear pane...
Cons: nothing really. a bit cheaper wouldve been nice, but $20 is cheaper than a good case that supports usb 2/3