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Rosewill RC-304

Rosewill RC-304
alaScore 83

271 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 reviews of Rosewill RC-304. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The price and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the design.

usability, price, size, reliability

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Rosewill RC-304 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the reliability. The price also gets good feedback.

usability, price, reliability

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Rosewill 2+1 Port Firewire/1394a Low-Profile PCI Card Cable Bundle RC-501Rosewill 2 port Parallel (SPP/PS2/EPP/ECP) Universal PCI Card, Black/Silver RC-304Rosewill 2 Ports PCI-Express Serial Card RC-301EU

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Works as advertised


Loaded driver from provided disk. Connected new 1TB USB 3.0 disk. Backed up system. Works great!

Easy to install


Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

As intended


Fast transfers, compact, user friendly


Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: JJ (

Cheap, works.


Cheap and works. Will update if needed but generally items such as this are either DOA or work forever so I doubt that will happen.

Low, if not lowest, price for such an item ; Minuscule form factor ; Works @ USB 3.0 speed

I doubt there will be software updates for future versions of windows

May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Rosewill RC-505


Windows did not "plug and play" this device, but once the drivers were installed windows found it.

Works like it should

None so far

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: stumblebum (

Adendum to my eariler review


I figured out how to change the LPT designation to LPT1. It was a lot easier than all the googling and reading stuff that didn't work. Why people in the forums take 30 minutes finding links to post rather than taking 5 minutes or less to answer a...

Great add on LPT card

None as of yet

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: stumblebum (

Rosewill RC-304 Printer Port Card


I needed a LPT port on the back plate. The cable supplied with the MB would not reach the back plate when plugged into the MB printer header. Problem is, I have a software program that looks for my dongle on LPT1. Plugging the dongle into the supplied...

Finally got around to installing this card ; Works great on LPT3

This card works great on LPT3 ; Can't get it swapped to LPT1

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (



Bought this when I needed an USB3 connection for an external backup drive. It worked well. I then upgraded my mobo to one that had USB 3 and didn't install this device. After a bit I noticed that my external drive would be disconnected and I would have...

Could be a problem if you don't want your USB 3 devices on all the time

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Albert (

Rosewill USB 3.0


works well with USB 2.0

Do not buy this card if you're going to use it on Widow 8.1. Was using it on USB 2.0 external drive but when I got a new USB 3.0 external drive no great speed improvements which was the reason why I bought this piece in the first place. Updated...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: dwd (

Works with Windows 10 Preview


For anyone concerned with future upgradeability, it works fine with the Windows 10 Preview just released. The driver is built into Win10 so it comes right up if you fresh install

Have to wait for final version of Win10

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Harry Samuel (



title says it don't waste your time, I checked to make sure my computer had the correct slots and correct everything. This is rare that I buy something that ends up in the trash, 35 years with computers I guess I can't always get things to work as they...

non, two extra USB 2.0 ports

does not give USB 3.0 speed

Oct, 2014

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)