With a bit of luck, you’ve been keeping an eye on my recent PC build features (here’s part one). What you may have noticed is that at no point do I mention SD cards, or any storage other than the standard USB that comes on-board most motherboards.
So, the NZXT Aperture M, being from the same manufacturer as the PC case, fits the bill perfectly. It slots straight into one of the front ports with no issues, and just simply requires connecting to the motherboard to power it. Two cables are present, one which powers the multitude of card readers (SDHC, SDXC, MMC, M2, MS, MSO – seriously, that’s not even all of them), and the other powers the USB 3.0 ports.
At the risk of keeping this very short, there’s little to say about the Aperture M other than: it does the job superbly, for a good price. Thanks to the case door, it’s hidden when you don’t need to use it, and it fits in perfectly with the aesthetic of the PC in general. All the devices tested were quick and responsive, and, honestly, for $30, this means your new PC will be able to take pretty much any storage device you could ever need to use with it.
So there we have it, a very short, but sweet article for you, a bit like the product itself. Does the job, easy to install, great price. It’s a winner.