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NZXT IU01 USB 2.0 Internal Expansion Hub Review
|Product:||IU01 USB Expansion|
|Date:||Sun, May 02, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Most of our readers will have no use for the NZXT IU01 USB Expansion as recently introduced motherboards already have a ton of USB ports built-in. In fact the last motherboard I reviewed was the Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H and it had a grand total of had a grand total of 14 USB headers available on it. Those that would likely be needed a product like this are going to be running PCs that are over 3-years old and have run out of USB headers as store bought systems back then only had 4-6 USB ports available on them. If you find yourself in a position where you ran out of USB ports and your PC doesn't need to be upgraded or you are in a financial position that you cant, then the NZXT IU01 USB hub is right for you.
Our performance testing showed that the NZXT IU01 USB Expansion performed great with all eight devices running off it and required no drivers to be installed. It also showed that performance on the device was nearly as good as what you get directly on the motherboard. Not much more that you can ask for from a USB 2.0 hub! You plug it in and it simply works! Each port on the IU01 can source 500mA of power, which is great for those with power hungry devices!
When it comes to pricing, the NZXT IU01 USB expansion device costs $23.99 plus $2.99 shipped. Not a bad price for an internal USB 2.0 hub that works great and comes with the power wires sleeved. Our conclusion here seems short, but there really is not much to say on a product that is as cut and dry as this one! Just be sure to plug it in a USB header on the motherboard and not a 1394 header!
For being the only powered internal USB expansion hub that we know of on the market and for having solid features and performance the NZXT IU01 USB Expansion deserves the Legit Reviews Innovation Award!
Legit Bottom Line: The NZXT IU01 USB Expansion hub is simple to use, inexpensive and comes with everything you need to add six additional USB 2.0 headers to your computer!
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Page 1 - NZXT IU01 Internal USB 2.0 Hub
Page 2 - Testing The NZXT IU01 USB Hub
Page 3 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions