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Shutting down the machine doesn’t even work, it just gets stuck somewhere between Windows leaving and actually powering off – so the worst of both worlds – an unusable computer still consuming energy. As usual amazon’s return process was flawless. It came with a driver CD but the accompanying leaflet CD didn’t mention windows 10 so i searched for drivers online. RAID options are offered during boot but I did nothing with them as that’s something for the future. It may be possible to get eGPU working with linux and the graphics driver and Linux gaming scene has improved quite a bit — but dual boot is the easy out for gaming performance what I do too. Full marks to Smart Gear for prompt delivery and good packaging.

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It came with a driver CD but the accompanying leaflet CD didn’t mention windows linx so i searched for drivers online. Now have a nice RAID 10 array on my desktop gaming machine.

EC230 (SD / SDHC / SDIO Card Reader)

Firmware Updater tool for Win ver 2. Most of the time, this works with consistent read and write speeds my four connected HDDs have been running at max speed; of course with SSDs or port multipliers this may no longer be the case. Return and reorder, use a UK-Euro adaptor Having a need for an additional SATA port for my Media PC I dropped this card in, from the moment I installed the card the system began suffering random crashes and the BluRay drive connected to this card failed to read any type of disc.


Note that this is not a card meant for RAID setups. Maximize data transfer speeds using higher-bandwidth peripherals including external USB 3. When buying a used ThinkPad, remember to check that the BIOS is not locked with a supervisor’s password and that Computrace is not enabled and activated.

Rebooted in order to install Marvell 92xx driver from disk, but W7 said the default driver was fine, so left it alone.

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I wasn’t even plugging the SSD into this card!. Otherwise, just your typical USB 2. This product arrived on time, in good condition. No issues to report, just plugged in and went for it.

You can easily add USB 3. Simple to Use, and Competitive Price Works perfectly and is very easy to set up. For some reason it had a european plug on the PSU. Connects at max 6Gb per second. Corporate bulk purchasers don’t usually go for it. Please mail us with following information: I’ve had it in place for a few days now and despite a rather inauspicious start, sc230 working well. Read and edit SIM cards, perform timely backups of your personal data. My second one of these.


Does what it’s supposed to do and does it well. It enables connection to internet download speed up to 7. Just the 4 x 3T drives sitting there ready to be accessed. I will probably buy more of these to use in other projects. RAID options are offered during boot but I did nothing with them as that’s something for the future.

An example of using the second method is shown below. Works like a dream Just want I needed! It’s easy to install and does the job perfectly.


Use the link to ‘message the moderators’ below to linjx them. However, it turned out the motherboard just wasn’t capable of handling the larger drive. ThinkPad buyer’s guide for n00bs. The hardware is plug and play and best to configure at the hardware level rather than in windows anyway. Hideous – Do not buy this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A bit of googling came up with linud networking stuff and extra usb ports, both of which are giant boxes on the outside of the machine.