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USB 3.0 Five Slot Card Reader - CF/ SD/ MS/ xD/ microSD & M2
Read and write your flash memory cards at SuperSpeed with this USB 3.0 Five Slot Card Reader from Monoprice!
As flash memory cards have gotten larger and faster, the USB 2.0 interface has fallen behind the times. The newer USB 3.0 SuperSpeed specification provides for speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0, making it a much less tedious process to copy 64GB of music to a memory card.
This USB 3.0 card reader has slots for MicroSD/M2, SD, MS/MS Duo, CF, and xD cards, meaning that the popular Micro SD card can read/written without the use of an SD card adapter. The full list of supported cards is listed below. The reader is compatible with all versions of Windows from 2000 forward and all versions of Apple Mac OS X from 10.2 forward.
No software or installation is required. Just plug the reader into an available USB 3.0 (or earlier) port and plug in your memory card. The reader measures about 3.3" x 2.0" x 0.6" and comes with a short USB 3.0 cable.
CF (Compact Flash) Series:
- CF Type I: Ultra DMA CF, Normal CF, Ultra II-CF, Extreme-III CF
- CF Type II: Microdrive, Magicstor
SD (Secure Digital) Series:
- SDXC,SDHC, Normal-SD, Ultra-II SD, Extreme-SD, Mini SD (adapter required)
- MMC (Multi Media Card): Normal-MMC, MMC-II(RS)
- MMC 4.0: MMC Plus, MMC Mobile (RS)
- Micro SD / Micro SDHC + M2
MS (Memory Stick) Series:
- MSHG, Normal MS, MS-MG-ROM, MS-MG, MS-MG-PRO, MS-MG-Duo, MS-MG-PRO Duo, HS-MS-MG-PRO, HS-MS-MG-PRO Duo
- Normal xD, H type xD, M type xD
Every type of card.
TransFlash without adapter.
CONS: Cable is too short, and can't be replaced
Replaced via Monoprice RMA. Return process was very simple, with fast turn-around.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS ONLY: (this test is what I observed when first testing it, not over long-term use)
My Card: SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC 64GB card, rated at 95MB/s.
My Files: 129 raw photos at approximately 25MB each.
Reading From Card: Approximately 80 MB/s, sustained.
Writing to Card: Approximately 70 MB/s, sustained.
Note: Tested with both the 12 inch cable that came with the card, and also with a 10 ft Monoprice USB cable of similar robust-feeling quality. Same results for both.
Not tested: Anything else.
Conclusion: I'm very happy with the observed speeds copying to/from this card! That's what I bought it for!
PROS: Fast Reads & Writes over USB 3.0
CONS: First unit was unable to read over 5MB/s. Returned for RMA.
Cable plugged in to device pops out very easily - not a robust connection.
Wish the package comes with a 3ft USB cable though.
PROS: Fast reading speed
CONS: Flimsy plastic enclosure. USB cable too short.
CONS: Probably the price as well...
PROS: Read cards for a while
CONS: Long term (1 year) not good. Killed 3 SD cards now. Kind of my fault for not realizing the reader was doing that sooner.
I also use SD cards and they fit but I need both slots to work.
PROS: Low cost
CONS: Compact flash cards don't fit.
PROS: Micro SD slot is convenient, no adapter needed
CONS: Does NOT read CF cards correctly
Cable is 6" long.
Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about the issues in using the CF card with PID 9977. For troubleshooting purposes, have you tried switching out the USB cable and connecting to a different USB port? Does the issue still occur when connecting to a different computer? How about using a different CF card? Another thing to keep in mind is to be sure to transfer fully so that the photo doesn't become fragmented. Please let me know if the above steps yields any results. Hope this helps!
After about a month the CF cards would not longer fit into the slot.
I stopped using the reader for fear of damaging a card
PROS: Good download speed
CONS: It is difficult to put a CF card into the reader. The slot is too tight and you run the risk of damaging your card is you try to force the card into the reader.
The cable that comes with the reader is too short if you're not using it right by the USB port. Unfortunately, Monoprice does not seem to carry a USB 3.0 micro cable to replace it with.
PROS: Great transfer speed
CONS: The provided cable is very, very short.