Reviews and Problems with Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Notebook Card
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USB 2.0 Notebook Card
R. Howard, Amazon
24 September 2009
Summary: I used the notebook card to add a 2.0 USB port to my Gateway notebook in order to clone my harddrive to a larger new harddrive. The directions were easy to follow; however, the driver disk sent with the product was out of date, so my computer defaulted to the slower USB 1.1 drivers internal to my computer. I had to contact Belkin to locate updated drivers. Once I did, the USB 2.0 card worked as advertised. I would recommend the product.
Summary: Works well in my old laptop. I have managed to over-heat two of these, be careful not to keep the notebook card in service longer than you absolutely have to, check it for overheating frequently and you will have a smart way to attach extra USB connections for a long time.
Summary: My extremely reliable HP laptop was manufactured a few years back when a 2.0 USB port on a notebook PC was considered a luxury. This device was plug and play as promised and works real well with my HP photo printer and my Kingston flash drives. My iPod Nano and my older flash drives, although 2.0 capable, don't work with this card, so don't expect it to be like magic for just any device.
Summary: I tried other cheaper ones- stick with the Belkin- it works, and seems to be the only one that does without problems of one sort or another. Search the web for problems with others. I am running a Toshiba 5105 with XP, no SP. It does seem to add a bit of noise to my phone line??? But it works and installed easily with no problems.
Summary: After trying many similar cards, the Belkin card seems to work more reliably than most. However, in light of it's very high price, it is quite annoying to find the card is put together so poorly (or perhaps of cheap parts) that it will fall apart at the slightest trauma. This card is put together cheaply so the warranty that comes with it was appealling. However, do not count on Belkin to honor the warranty or to even reply to requests for warranty repair, etc.