Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WDBFNJ0000NNC-WASN
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A Great Deal 27 Bucks
25 December 2012
Summary: Just installed this card in an HP P7 1446s running Win 8 (64). It is apparently a card that was included with WD external hard drives. After installing the software from the included CD and then the card in a PCle X1 slot according to instructions, I turned my system back on and it was immediately recognized.
Summary: I have two of these older  Dell 9100 Dimension *desktop* PCs, one running Windows7 and the other XP. I installed the WD USB3 software/drivers from the CD, then rebooted and popped the USB3 card in the lonely PCIx4 card slot. Nice idea to include bright lights on those cards ports so you can see what the hell you're doing!
Summary: I installed this card on an older Windows 2003 server and was not surprised that it did mot install easily. I was surprised how difficult it was to find the drivers. I had to call WD Tech Support and it took a good 30 minutes for THEM to find the driver. It's under the My Book 3.0 and is the xHCI Host Controller Driver. Here is the link: [...]Hopefully, this will make things easier for many of you. A big "Thank You" to Wilken at Western Digital for his help.
works fine now, but install was harder than expected
Brad Bortner, Amazon
10 December 2012
Summary: NOw that it is finally installed, it works fine. The problem was the driver cd came with a major scratch, which I did not notice. I spent 30 minutes trying to troubleshoot the CD drive before I noticed the problem. It was then really hard to find the correct drivers online. WD does not list this as product on their web site. I finally found them when I found one of their hard drives that included the card.
Works great... which is better than the Etron card I started with...
E-consumer "wordpixel-dot-com", Amazon
9 October 2012
Summary: OK - the important stuff first - the little lights on the USB ports are really cute.... Now on to the rest. My system is a Gateway FX6860, somewhat modified (SSD for the C drive, for example.)Has an Intel i7, 20gb memory. Lots of storage inside and out. Running Win7, 64bit. The Gateweay came with an installed Etron USB 3 card. Two external 3TB Seagate USB 3 drives for backup were plugged into that card. It SEEMED to work - drives were recognized and could be read.
Summary: I chose the Western Digital USB 3.0 adapter mainly because I have had too many problems with off brand cards for PC's. I tend to trust WD's products and have had good experiences with their disk drives. Good easy to follow instructions and installation worked flawlessly. Make sure you follow the instructions; install drivers from CD first, shutdown, install hardware, reboot, and give PC time to do necessary updates.
Summary: I have two USB 3.0 external hard drives and haven't been getting full performance using USB 2.0 ports on my PC. Not sure why it took me so long to purchase this card, but it was more than worth the $25. The speed you get depends on the slowest device in the loop, so copying from USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 you still get lousy rates, from a low of 5MB/sec to a high of 25MB/sec.
Space Toast "Master of the ancient art of Nap-Fu", Amazon
9 July 2012
Summary: FAST, EASY USB 3.0 Add-in for an older Motherboard. I bought this USB 3.0 adapter card to allow faster data transfers between my system's internal Drives and my Seagate 2TB USB 3 external backup drive. I have a 3.5 year-old MSI x58 Platinum motherboard that ROCKS, but it only has USB 2.0 and SATA 3Gb/s. I looked at several PCI-express USB 3.0 cards, but I found that this one had the best over-all user comments. Installing this card is straight-forward and easy.
Summary: Installation was a snap: I double-checked that the included installation CD contained the latest version of the driver that I could find online. I ran the installer. I shut down the computer, opened the case, slipped the card into my last PCI Express x1 slot using the already attached standard bracket, and hooked everything back up. (There was a low-profile bracket included that I didn't need.