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Rosewill RC-304

Rosewill RC-304
alaScore 83

281 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability, but some have doubts about the design. There are some mixed comments about the value for money.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Rosewill RC-304 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Rosewill RC-304


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Rosewill RC-304 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

value for money, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Rosewill 2+1 Port Firewire/1394a Low-Profile PCI Card Cable Bundle RC-501

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Cheap, compact, reliable. Works on almost any system!


Great if you don't have a system with this built-in. To give you an idea, the last motherboard I had with Firewire onboard was made in 2006!

What can I say? If you need IEEE 1394 to connect an old DV camcorder or bridge, this is a great purchase ; I have it running right out of the box with Windows 7 64-bit. No doubt XP would also support it. Not sure about 2000, but I am fairly certain...

Nothing, really. Except that Firewire 400 is on the way out

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Good but


Simple to install

Never see even close to max transfer rates


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don't waste your money and labor like I did.


It is slower than the 2.0 ports on my PC. Seagate USB 3.0 external drive with the Seagate provided USB 3.0 cable transfers a 3GB file 16% slower (20MB/sec) than my native USB 2.0 ports (24Mb/sec)

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You get what you pay for


NOTE: There is no internal (19-20 pin) connector for connecting front panel USB ports. Since this card is not failing, I am not going to return. I am planning on ordering the HooToo version which has better reviews and an internal connector (I didn't...

It works as advertised. Physical install was easy (except for pwr connector) if you're comfortable working with hardware

I am not seeing any speed improvements over the MoBo USB 2.0 ports for my Samsung 3TB USB 3.0 Ext. HDD. Software install from CD is not intuitive, as you have to "match" the model number from the box to the correct directory/folder on the CD and the...

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Will not work


On a positive note, regardless of the gargantuan amount of stress this smoldering pile of electronic doodie caused me, I did not once go into hulk mode and smash my computer into a pile of rubble.

The static wrap that the device came in was a wonderful piece of work. Not once did i feel the tingle of a static discharge

Well, only one really, but its a doosey! It will not work. I have tried every usb device driver ever conceived, updated every component of my motherboard with the latest drivers including driving to some ukranian guys house that develops drivers and...

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Works with no issues.


Customer needed a parallel port for their HP 4100 laserjet printer. Installed the card, drivers and the printer in under 15 minutes total. Am very satisfied with the results!

Windows 7 compatible ; Easy install


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Easy to install, works as expected. Zero issues on this product


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Early Failure


It stopped on computer boot with a smell of burnt insulation.

This device worked well for 5 weeks. It speeded up my backups by a factor of about 3

This device stopped working after 5 weeks

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Rosewill USB 3.0 card


working with my LaCie Minimus USB 3.0 3TB 3.5" external drive

No internal ports

Product Specifications

Rosewill's vision is to become the leading brand in computer hardware and peripherals. Rosewill believes that excellence is a standard. By purchasing a Rosewill product you are choosing exceptional value, unrivaled customer service and top quality hardware. PRODUCT FEATURES: Supports Standard Parallel Port (SPP), Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) & Enhanced Capability Port (ECP); Data transfer rate support up to 1.5MB/Sec; 16 Byte FIFO; Easy Plug and Play installation; Automatically selects IRQ & IO address; Supports IRQ sharing; Multi card capability allows for upgrade with additional serial or parallel cards; For 5V PCI slot only.


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Rosewill


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 1394 (FireWire)/Parallel
Data Transfer Rate:1.5Mbps/400Mbps
Form Factor:Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type:PCI
Type:FireWire adapter/Serial adapter

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Linux / Microsoft DOS / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions)/Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions)