Summary: I bought this a while ago mainly to have USB ports in a more accessible place on my tower, so I didn't use the headphone jacks or the firewire port. Using it solely for USB ports, this product does not work well and I wouldn't recommend it.
Pros: Front access USB ports
Cons: Poor build quality Ports are not seated well
Pros: Well built, easy to install, USB works fine.
Cons: I can't get the audio ports to function properly. The mic port does not detect my headset no matter what I do. I've swapped it out for an audio panel ripped from an OEM computer and the OEM panel does detect the mic, so that is definitely a problem with this panel. The headphone jack does deliver...
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. Ca...
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.