|SilverStone SST-EC03 USB 3.0 PCI-E Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Accessories|
|Written by Marc Fructman|
|Sunday, 27 November 2011|
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Closer Look: EC03 Exterior
The EC03 arrived well protected and unharmed. The packaging itself is quite nice with full color on all sides.
You will also notice clearly the advertised 5Gbit/s USB 3.0 Super Speed transfer rate right on the box.
The mini CD includes a multi-language product manual. The manual is overly simple and could benefit from real pictures instead of simplified schematics. However, most people won't have any trouble with the installation. The mini-CD also includes a set of drivers. Newer drivers are already available and they can be downloaded from SilverStone.
A 24” (609.6mm) internal connector cable with dual USB 3.0 ports is included in the packaging.
The EC03 features an anodized black aluminum exterior. The surface is slightly resistant to the typical fingerprint. The aluminum is a bit thin and could bend very easily if mishandled.
The I/O bay has an additional 2 ports should you ever locate another EC03.
The EC03 ports are mounted in the bay with 1 screw and a single plastic pin. This gives the ports a little too much wiggle room.