Date Joined: 09/06/01
Pros: with Win 8, cost less than $10, and took 5 minutes.
See below for simple steps
Overall Review: After reading about a lot of attempts by others to use an HP-6P laserjet printer with Windows 7 and 8, and finding most of them discouraging, I want to share my success. I have not yet tried with Win 7. My solution was with Win 8, cost less than $10, and took 5 minutes. Here are the exact steps I took:
Turn on HP-6P
Using Cables To Go (C2G) 16898 cable (NewEgg Item #: N82E16812196233):
1. plug IEEE-1284 (parallel) end into printer
2. plug USB end into Windows 8 machine (no visible acknowledgement appeared on screen)
3. manually run Windows Update (Windows found HP-6P driver for Win 8, which appeared in description for download)
4. after Win Update completes, in Control Panel check that HP-6P is installed and appears under "Devices and Printers -> Printers
Pros: - Works well, reads most if not all of memory cards out there
- Includes USB 2.0 port
- Allows easy access to read cards from the front of your machine
- Supplied with black bezel, with white and silver also included
Cons: as mentioned by others, one red LED is always on, and bleeds over to other LED
Overall Review: Why wouldn't everyone building a machine with an extra slot install one of these at this price?
Pros: - Abundance of drive bays, internal and external
- comes with 3 quiet fans installed.
- Nice strong handle on top.
- no sharp edges
- front panel easy access for power, eSATA, USBs, audio, mic
- good value
Cons: - no air intake filtration
- horrid 'manual'. Why did they bother printing it?
- no option to plug fans into motherboard for control
- front USBs are 2.0 instead of 3.0
Overall Review: - be careful that if PSU is bottom mounted, air sucks from below - do not set case on carpet.
- could use a few more internal cable passthru holes
- have case manufacturers considered cam-type or other fasteners than cannot separate from the case for closure?