Reviews and Problems with Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Notebook Card
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Worked very well in older laptop
traderje "traderje", Amazon
3 September 2013
Summary: If you have a newer laptop, this device may be redundant. However, this was a great improvement over the motherboard usb ports in a pentium 3/4 era test laptop. It was much faster-- maybe as much as twice faster. I tested it with several flash drives and one external USB hard drive. Nothing I tested it with needed the included external power supply.
It's Okay But I Was Not Expecting Needing Another Outlet
P. McCoy "Friend of Bill W. and Dr. Bob", Amazon
29 August 2013
Summary: I have Windows XP on my old laptop so the Plug n Play feature was easy to utilize. What I was not expecting was having to find another outlet for the power supply that came with the Notebook Card. The surge suppressor that I'm using is already full with the printer, computer, external hard drive, telephone, and Internet power supplies. There's just no more space for another plug to fit in there.
Summary: CRITICAL UPDATE as of 9/14/2013: This POS was overheating with the power supply plugged in - a flash drive I pulled out of the USB port was burning hot to the touch. So today I tried to use a low-budget 8 GB flash drive without the power supply and it would not work. So what good is this product, if I'm on the road and I need to plug up a minimal item like a flash drive? How am I supposed to plug in this USB card in the car, or at a wi-fi place, without the power supply?
Summary: This card works great in my daughter's old Dell laptop. It fit perfectly and connected right to the Internet without even having to install any drivers. The laptop runs on Windows XP, so the computer itself runs kind of slow, but the Internet connection is perfect.
Works fine, but futureproof with a USB 3.0 Expresscard version instead.
S. Power, Amazon
22 August 2013
Summary: This card works fine, and achieved pretty solid USB 2.0 speeds on my HP Elitebook, but there are USB 3.0 versions out there for the same price or less if your computer has an Expresscard port. Instead of getting this USB 2.0 card, I recommend you instead future proof yourself some with a much faster USB 3.0 model.
Summary: I have one notebook that has USB 2 ports but wanted to add a few more so decided to get this card. I put the install cd in and installed the driver. Then I tried to insert the card. It did not fit. I have another notebook that does not have USB 2 ports so thought I'll just use it in that one. The card doesn't fit in that one either. Both notebooks are generic, not name brand. Since it doesn't fit in either notebook I have I can't add anything else to the review.
Summary: It worked on my old XP laptop without installing any drivers. Yet, I could not tether my iPhone - wouldn't enumerate the connection even to charge my phone with the power supply attached. I updated the driver from the website. No go. It works fine for my USB thumb drive and USB serial port, tho. The power supply fit the previous card which I was trying to replace, so I put the old card back and kept the power supply.
Summary: I have a very old laptop that had one USB port that no longer worked, meaning I lost my external mouse and keyboard (had to use those built into the laptop). I loaded the card and driver and within a minute I was back in business, with 2 fully functional USB ports. The power adapter also means I have plenty of power to run the external mouse and keyboard. Everything was automatic, readily recognized by my old laptop.
Summary: Product worked as advertised and was a snap to install. Some PCI cards of this type do not provide sufficient current for some USB devices but I've had no problem with any device so far. It powered up my thumb drives just fine. Further, it has a current-boosting wall transformer that will increase the current, in case you have a device that requires more than the card alone can deliver.