Reviews and Problems with Belkin USB 2.0 5-Port PCI Express Card
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Donald J. Kent, Amazon
13 November 2009
Summary: I have always trusted Belkin products, always realible, works for the life of the computer. The only thing that upset me with this product was that it had XP required drivers on a CDROM, no information about Vista. Even the web site didn't help.
Summary: I decided to try this model after a failed attempt with a different brand. This installed flawlessly on Vista 64 bit without the need of hunting drivers. Excellent product. Belkin products always seem dependable.
not suitable for mac pro intel quad card - doesn't seat properly
Derek Williams, Amazon
11 November 2009
Summary: I bought this card and it worked except the metal strip holding the circuit board would not sit and the card would have broken if I screwed it in, so I voided the warranty by shaving some of the surplus board proud of the contacts so it would fit in properly.
Summary: As others say, easy installation and OS identified without incident. Installation: I didn't bother to lay the Mac on her side as Apple recommends because there are so few contacts. I did miss getting the card tab in the proper position first time.
Summary: Yes, as others have noted, the packaging makes no mention that this card is Mac compatible, but it fired right up and works just fine except for the sleep issue. Running 10.6.8 the card disconnects from the external drives when the computer drive goes to sleep giving an improper disconnect alert.
Summary: After purchasing several other usb cards that say mac compatible and being told by employees that they would work, I finally found this one that was actually compatible with my mac. Manufacturers need to state what models a device will work with if it doesn't work with all models.
Summary: Easy installation. Plug and Play and it just "works" We all know we are limited to the Mac Pro's 5 port USB, this will expand it to a total of 9! I use these extra ports for my keyboard and external hard drives. With my tests, I haven't found them to be slower than the stock usb ports.