On the driver update, I did a search on the WD support website and didn’t get any results. I checked the driver info, and what came with the add-in card is an NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller driver 188.8.131.52 dated 11/20/2009. Yes, about 3+ years old.
I search via Google and came up with data to weed through and found an update from Lenovo’s website in support of a few Thinkpads, so I installed the 184.108.40.206 version dated 1/22/2010. I’ve also seen other versions since and not gotten clarity on what is workable or the latest for Vista and this card.
On another website forum at http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=… , I learned that the 220.127.116.11 update provided a “fix” for “Discontinue storage access after sleep(S3) and hibernation(S4) in PC system” yet also that version 18.104.22.168 also provided another fix because “Although we fixed ‘Discontinue storage access’ issue in V22.214.171.124, we found some cases where this issue was reproduced.” I have not yet identified a reliable source for V126.96.36.199 or if another version since then is appropriate, and the after awaking the PC from sleep with the updated driver, the devices did not show up. Curiously, under V188.8.131.52, the lights on the hub lit up with devices plugged in both before and after sleep, and under V184.108.40.206, the lights on the hub do not light up after awaking from sleep.
Lenovo and another website PC Pitstop only show 220.127.116.11 as the latest version for Vista (32) and shows V18.104.22.168 dated 4.13.2011 as the latest. Still another (Techspot.com) showed even later versions were workable with Vista under the Renases Electronics–the name to which the driver is reported to have changed with V22.214.171.124. It seems to have something to do with a UPD# to determine which versions support what; and I do not have experience in this area. I am eager to learn what you discover or recommend.
As for the info you requested, attached is an image of the driver hardware id (if the “add image” function worked; I wrote out one reply earlier today and clicked to submit it, and nothing posted.