Joined on 06/24/03
Good PCI-E 1394a solution
Pros: Small, efficient design accommodates half-height expansion slots. Internal and external 1394 ports provide flexibility and supplemental power port accommodates power-hungry devices. Native PCI-E chipset (VIA VT6315N) takes advantage of PCI-E capabilities to unload the PCI bus for high-bandwidth DMA transfers.
Cons: Only minor, but there is no header for front-panel 1394 ports. Otherwise a perfect solution for adding 1394 to your PC.
Overall Review: Another low-cost, high-quality product from Rosewill. Another efficient purchasing experience with Newegg!
Nice reader, if a little odd
Pros: Works as advertised, with dedicated slots for the amazing shrinking SD form factors (mini, micro) a big plus, as I otherwise had to carry around one of those crazy adapter cards. Transfers are super-fast with CF, SD and MS. I haven't tried the SM slot.
Cons: Though the core of the unit is solidly built, the outer-enclosure-retractable-via-red-indian-head contraption is a little awkward. Once you get over the novelty, all it really does is double the volume the reader occupies in my bag without really adding anything in terms of protection or functionality. The core unit can be removed, but requires electrical tape or something similar to cover some exposed PCB. -1 egg for the annoygonomic design.
Overall Review: None
Handy little reader
Pros: Well-built internal reader for the price. No-hassle installation using a front-panel usb header on the motherboard, using one port for the readers and handily exposing the second on the front face. The extra silver faceplate matched my case perfectly.
Overall Review: As with many modern N-in-1 readers, this one leaves xD (the Olympus form factor) in the dust. Oh well, nothing's perfect...