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I need a new card reader for my comp. First thing is first, it needs to be an internal 5.25 in bay slot card reader. Second, I want it to have most types of cards. And third, it has to have a black faceplate. I want a high quality one, price isn't really an issue for me.

EDIT: Found a really nice looking one and all, but the reviews makes me think twice about buying it.

what do you think?
Edited by Oleh - 10/22/11 at 1:00pm
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post #2 of 6
I wouldnt get that A because of the reviews.

B) USB 1.1

Its going to be hellishly slow at transferring stuff.
post #3 of 6
all 2.0usb ports are 1.1 compatable


StarTech BRACKETFDBK 3.5in Hard Drive to 5.25in Front Bay Bracket Adapter $9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811993007

Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / SATA Power $11 with code EMCJKHJ43
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820223113
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Yeah, the reviews make me skeptical, but at the same time, it's a very esthetically pleasing piece. I can't say that so much about the Rosewill. I had seen the Rosewill you mentioned before, and was very close to getting it, but something keeps me from wanting to buy it, just not what I'm looking for. As far as the USB 1.1 thing, I don't really care, I would rarely use them anyway, I have plenty of other USB 2.0/3.0 slots laying around. I Also like the LCD display on the MD3, which goes great with the rest of the computer, which is black with blue LEDs. The only thing really that would change my mind is either a similar one with a blue LCD displace, or if it had USB 3.0 slots on it.

EDIT: Scratch that. Not gonna get it. Although, I want to get that rosewill, the fact that it's 3.5" puts me on the border, I'd rather just have a strait up 5.25" one. any suggestions?

How about this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820132027
Edited by Oleh - 10/22/11 at 7:43pm
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post #5 of 6
that would work too, use the usb 3.0 ports would be moved from the rear to the front
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
that would work too, use the usb 3.0 ports would be moved from the rear to the front
Yeah, Hopefully I made the right choice, because I just ordered it. Hope it's as good as advertised/reviewed
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NZXT Sleeved LED Case Light Kit (Blue) 2 Meter NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion NZXT Aperture M Internal 5.25-Inch Mesh Card Re... Tenext PCI Express External 5-Port and Internal... 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung F3 500GB (x4 in RAID 10 - 1Tb) MyDigitalSSD BP5e 240GB (x2 in RAID 0 - 480GB) Seagate 2.5" 1Tb ASUS Black 24X SATA CD/DVD Burner 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE Series 20" - 1600x900 @ 60Hz Ducky Shine 5 CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 NZXT Phantom Black 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 (D2F-01F switches) Steelseries QcK Astro A40 w/ MixAmp Pro Bose SoundTrue Earbuds w/ Mic & Remote 
OtherOtherOtherOther
CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD 900W UPS Flirc USB IR Reciever Cisco Linksys E2000 NZXT Phantom side panel window 
OtherOtherOtherOther
NZXT Sleeved LED Case Light Kit (Blue) 2 Meter NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion NZXT Aperture M Internal 5.25-Inch Mesh Card Re... Tenext PCI Express External 5-Port and Internal... 
OtherOtherOther
Rosewill RC-508 USB 3.0 PCI-E Express Card Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe Inteset INT-422-2 Universal Remote 
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