|Silverstone FP37 SDXC USB 3.0 Front Bay Card Reader|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Accessories|
|Written by Aidan Moore|
|Thursday, 25 October 2012|
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Closer Look: SilverStone FP37
The SST-FP37B is a 3.5" front-bay multi-card reader by SilverStone Technology. Model SST-FP37B sells for $32.99 at Newegg.
The SilverStone FP37 is designed to fit any 3.5" I/O bay and contains the necessary cabling to connect to a motherboard equipped with a USB 3.0 header.
Newer motherboards that support USB 3.0 typically have this header, although care should be taken to ensure that your motherboard is equipped with the proper header.
Anyone considering purchasing this unit should also ensure that there is an available 3.5" I/O bay on their system, or an adapter bracket and front panel cutout will be needed to make use of a 5 1/4 inch I/O bay.
The front panel is well laid out with all media access slots clearly identified. One quirk of the FP37 design is that a CompactFlash card must be inserted upside down into the front of the unit and this information is not made clear on the front panel. It is quite easy to improperly align a CompactFlash card when inserting the card into the slot.
Two LEDs on the front panel provide status on device power and the presence of the drive in one of the slots.