If you read my post on the StarTech USB4000IP USB IP Server, you know that I was not impressed with the device. I am happy to report that with the recent software updates that things have changed. The device is now very stable and has been working wonderfully in both Windows 8 and Windows 7. All the hanging issues have been addressed and all the features such as auto connect now work great. The problems I had with formatting have also been corrected and I can now manipulate the drives the way I want. The performance is a bit better than it was but will not win any awards for speed. It does however do a great job at filling the need for hooking up USB devices up to a VM. All in all the issues have been addressed and therefore I can now say that I would now recommend this product. If you are interested in how I used it see my article on VM’s.
The original review can be found here: http://thedocsworld.net/startech-usb-ip-device-server/
VM article can be found here: http://thedocsworld.net/going-from-physical-to-virtual-machines-at-home/