Thanks for the link, I'm not sure if you're trying to link to a search, but the link produces an error. Invalid or it no longer exists.
I a did a search specifically for the Belkin after you mentioned it, but it still returns mostly anecdotal comments from users and not an official recommendation from Access. But based on that, I guess it's the next step.
I had searched the FAQ before posting here as well. Would be nice if they added this info to the FAQ and/or a sticky post for common Q& As
The Snow doesn't get recognized at all if it's connected to a USB 3 port on the intel DX79SR. So I was planning on a USB 2 card unless Access suggested otherwise.
Thanks for the information guys.