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Akasa 5.25" Akasa Interconnect PRO, Aluminium Panel with USB

5.0*
Akasa 5.25" Akasa Interconnect PRO, Aluminium Panel with USB

Quicklinx: 8MRLWS00
Mfr#: AK-HC-05U3BK
Supported Formats: SDXC Memory Card
Interface: USB 3.0
Stock Status: In Stock
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Description

Conveniently positioned at the front of your PC, this six slot media card reader accepts most available cards in a single location. It includes additional USB ports and eSATA port for extra connectivity. It is easy to install.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Akasa InterConnect Pro - card reader - USB 3.0
Product Type
Card reader - internal
Supported Memory Cards
CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, MultiMediaCardmobile, microSD, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick Micro (M2), microSDHC, SDXC Memory Card
Host Interface
USB 3.0
Required Bay
5.25" internal
Colour
Brushed aluminum
Features
Built-in USB hub


Detail

General

Product Type
Card reader - internal
Supported Memory Cards
CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, MultiMediaCardmobile, microSD, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick Micro (M2), microSDHC, SDXC Memory Card
Host Interface
USB 3.0
Required Bay
5.25" internal
Colour
Brushed aluminum
Features
Built-in USB hub

Interfaces

Additional Ports
1 x USB 2.0 , 2 x USB 3.0 , 3 x eSATA

Miscellaneous

OS Required
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP, Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8

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Customer reviews

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Just to add...
Reviewed by Steve Thackery. Review Posted 09/08/2013

Just to add to my previous review. Re. that USB 3.0 lead: the instructions show both the lead *and* the USB 3 motherboard connector plugged in. The lead is shown connected to a USB 3 port on the back of your PC. However, the USB 3 ports and the card reader both seem to work fine whether or not you plug the USB lead in. It is unclear to me why you need the USB 3 lead plugged in, as it seems to work fine without. Even so, if you've got a spare USB 3 port on the back of your machine you might as well plug it in - certainly won't do any harm. Perhaps BT might clarify this for us.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 4*
 
Excellent quality
Reviewed by Steve Thackery. Review Posted 09/08/2013

Not the cheapest, but it uses USB 3.0 for the card readers, so cards are read at maximum speed. This differentiates it from cheaper products.

Construction and finish is excellent - would suit a top-of-the-range PC. Also, Akasa is a good name, so you should expect excellent reliability and performance compared with some of the cheaper "no-name" alternatives.

Although not mentioned on the Specification page, it also has a standard power connector (actually a male and female molex pair). This allows the USB 2.0 ports to work as a powered hub so you can charge peripherals from them.

It's easy to fit. Just plug the USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and SATA connectors to your motherboard, connect the power lead, and you are away. Windows 8 installed the drivers automatically.

It also has a USB 3 lead with Type A connector. My best guess is that you can plug it into a USB 3 port on the back of your machine if you don't have a spare USB 3 connector on your motherboard.

Highly recommended.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 4*
 
Good but not perfect
Reviewed by Mike. Review Posted 10/01/2016

I bought this product based on my need for a card reader but on the reviews by previous owners. I don't disagree with any of the comments made as it is a quality product and is relatively easy to fit. However, whilst not necessarily a fault with the product I am a little disappointed that I cannot get it to fit nicely within by PC case; a Carbide Air540 with those hot-swap bays for HDD and optical drives. When fitted the Akasa 5.25" body does not sit flush with the rest of the casing being recessed by about 3mm. I have tried to sort this and use the supplied screws but to no avail (just have to live with it). As for the internal connections there is little in explanation as to what is needed in the instructions. Having read the above comments decided not to connect the USB lead to a spare USB output on the rear of my PC. All other leads connected. All works as advertised except the right hand USB3.0. All sockets worked when connecting the USB lead to spare connector on rear.

  • Overall 4*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 4*
 

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Supported Formats: SDXC Memory Card
Interface: USB 3.0
Brand: Akasa
Stock Status: In Stock
Price Range Inc VAT: 0 - 50