Pros: None. Got the minimum of 1 star. Should be zero stars.
Cons: No sound from left channel. Installed Vendor's drivers and utility. Their utility tests my onboard NVIDIA sound better than their own sound card. They claim to support "Vista7" which doesn't exist. Worse yet, their driver interferes with disk check in windows 7. Will remove it immediate as a clear & present risk to my system.
Cons: Doesn't work with Win 2008 R2 Server 64bit. It takes out the LAN and the sound card doesn't play. AS soon as you take out the sound card Intel 1 Gigobite LAN works. The LAN is the default LAN port for ASAS Crosshair V Forumlla MB
Cons: This card is good for a 2U Rackmount server. 99% of these servers doesn't need a sound card. The servers mainly used for data processing. So this company is marketing this product to the home P.C. Market. It come wiith a adapter. So you will need good eye sight, steady hands and a real small screw driver to modify the sound card so it can fit in your P.C.
Pros: I recently purchased a HP DC7600 SFF desktop. The onboard sound has a RealTek 2 channel ALC260 codec. Obviously a codec is not even close to a real sound card. I had to crank the speakers just to get a decent volume! The sound quality was the pits!
Cons: I do not have anything negative to say about this card.
Summary: I bought this soundcard because my son's computer's audio channel failed. If an audio channel fails and your only source of audio is the chip on the motherboard, installing a sound card may help. I was further constrained by the slim case, low profile computer prevented installing a full size full feature sound card. This StarTech sound card fit the bill. The installation was simple and the drivers loaded easily.