- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.2 x 3.8 cm ; 408 g
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Item model number: AA-APMU3-B1
- ASIN: B008KEPWMY
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 12 2012
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,735 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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NZXT Aperture M Internal 5.25-Inch Mesh Card Reader with 2x USB 3.0 (8c-aper000-w0b)
- Unique design that blends well with any chassis that has a front mesh panel
- Media hub supports: CF, MD, SM, XD, SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS, M2, and MicroSD
- Ante up your ports with dual USB 3.0
- Supports: CF, MD, SM, XD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS, M2, Micro SD
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Specifications Mfr Part Number:Â APERTURE M Features: Unique design that blends well with any chassis that has a front mesh panel Ante up your ports with dual USB 3.0 Installation: 5.25" ODD Connection: USB 2.0/3.0 Header Support: CF, MD, SM, XD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS, M2 and MicroSD LED: White Color: Black
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Top Customer Reviews
I filed a support request with NZXT. They answered super quickly. Great. I sent pictures and they sent me a replacement device. I paid $0 for the replacement. Good. Well, not so good. The replacement has the same defect. There seems to be a problem with QA at the production end. That is why this gets one star
I've got a brand new i5 computer so I was happy that it was black
same as the PC
I would recommend this reader to everyone.
Cons: SDC media cards stick out to far. If your case has a front closing door, with media card loaded, cannot close door.
My only complaint would be how one of the USB ports isn't straight inside the unit. Like, the one is slightly off kilter. Instead of being horizontal, one of the two USB ports is off by a few degrees. It doesn't sound like much, but it's very noticeable when the port right next to it is perfectly horizontal. And it absolutely will not budge to straighten it out. (It's really hard to describe in text.)
That simple cosmetic flaw is what cost it a 5 star rating. If it was $24.99 then I wouldn't care so much. But something of this nature that is pushing $50 shouldn't have any annoying little defect in appearance that jumps out at whoever looks at my PC. (I paid almost $50 when I bought it elsewhere almost a year ago. I see it's dropped in price since.)
And as for people complaining about the lack of drivers. Well, you would think that DIY'ers (you know, the same people who would actually order this) would know that it's simply an extension of the USB headers on the mainboard. That's all it is. There is one cable that runs from inside this unit and it plugs in to your mainboard. So, obviously there are NO drivers for THIS unit, per se. The drivers you need are your MAINBOARD USB header drivers. Your OS should already have them loaded anyways, but if not, then look up your mainboard manufacturers website and get the drivers.
And as to why someone said it IS NOT USB 3.0. Again, that is a limitation of your MAINBOARD. This unit does not magically turn everything into USB 3.0. You need a mainboard (or an add-on card) that supports USB 3.0 first, then you add this unit.