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Sandisk Imagemate® PRO Multi Format Card Reader, Black (SDDR-489-G47)
- USB 3.0 Interface
- Compatible with SD & micro SD Cards
- Supports UHS-I, UHS-II, Non-UHS Cards
- Compatible with CompactFlash Cards
- Up to 500 MB/s Data Transfer Rate
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Plug the Image Mate Pro USB 3.0 Reader from SanDisk in to your Windows or Mac computer's USB 3.0 port and transfer files to and from SD, micro SD, and CompactFlash memory cards. The Image Mate also supports UHS-I, UHS-II, and non-UHS cards along with data transfer rates of up to 500 MB/s so you can exchange files between your computer and flash media card quickly and efficiently.
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At a Glance:
- Plug-and-play multi-format card reader
- Works with UHS-II, UHS-I and non-UHS SD and microSD cards and CompactFlash cards up to UDMA 7
- Super-fast transfer speeds
- Compatible with USB 3.0, backwards-compatible with USB 2.0
- Works with Windows and Mac computers
SanDisk ImageMate PRO Multi-Card Reader/Writer
The SanDisk ImageMate PRO Multi-Card Reader/Writer works with SD and microSD cards as well as CompactFlash cards. It delivers transfer speeds of up to 312MB/s for SD and microSD and up to 160MB/s for CompactFlash cards , and it features a USB 3.0 interface that can move content up to 10x faster than a USB 2.0 interface .
What’s in the box:
- SanDisk ImageMate PRO Multi-Card Reader/Writer
- USB 3.0 Cable
The SanDisk ImageMate PRO Multi-Card Reader works with most popular card formats, including: SDHC and SDXC, microSD, and CompactFlash.
Works with Multiple Cards
Whether your card is a UHS-II, UHS-I or non-UHS SD or microSD card, the SanDisk ImageMate PRO Multi-Card Reader has it covered. It also works with CompactFlash cards up to UDMA 7.
Fast Transfer Speeds for Improved Workflow
With transfer speeds of up to 312MB/s for SD and microSD and up to 160MB/s for CompactFlash cards , the SanDisk ImageMate PRO Multi-Card Reader offers pro-level performance for a more efficient workflow.
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This card reader has changed our world. Fast transfers from all ports and the elegant style makes it look great on the desk. While it only has three card types, it's all we need. The other "50-in-1" card readers are just not necessary in this case.
Don't settle for the cheap option, go with this one.
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I've only just bought this, so it's difficult to rate the reliability, but it feels sturdy.
Some have reported that the cable connection is flimsy and causes a loss of contact. I simply don't see how this can happen. The usb 3 cable is a micro B type (the one with the notch) on the side of the card reader: it is very sturdy and does not allow any loose movement.
I can only imagine people have left reviews for other items, and I'm glad I ignored them as I don't see a serious alternative for that card reader.
Finally, I sue this with a 64gb XCii / UHSii Sandisk card and download my photos at 260mb/sec. I couldn't believe it. It's now taking me just seconds to import a morning's worth of wildlife photos into my computer. (it used to take 15 -30 minutes )
Amazon return was flawless (big thank you for that!) and another item was sent the very same day I started the return process. Replacement got here in no time and it was as expected. I probably (and hopefully as there’s not many brands as trust blindly) got the only lemon in the batch. I should just admit that it’s understandable to have a couple of defective units when producing massive quantities of them. Ammended my rating to 4*.
It was many years ago that I’ve found out about SanDisk and bought an mp3 player. From that moment on, I’ve always trusted them when it came to storage options. (Side note: the player still works and the data that’s been left on it is still there). Over the years that came after I ended up buying multiple USB drives made by SanDisk and was always completely satisfied with them. The one I keep as a work horse actually got washed in the washing machine and it’s still going strong. I’ve had nothing but praise when it came to SanDisk but this changed today. I received this item as brand new, all sealed up so it’s a matter of quality assurance not keeping up to standards. The CF slot (which was the only reason I bought this) is sitting at an angle inside the plastic shell which makes it quite hard to slide the card in and out. Started a return and hopefully will receive one that’s been checked over.
So I'm thankful this model doe seems much nicer, the easier desktop look is much simpler. I like the weight of the unit, many low-cost readers are just flimsy. But this holds us well and sits on top of my case as an acceptable footprint.
I think some people would find the supplied cable short, however for me, this is a good thing, I hate stupid long cables when not needed.
As to be expected reading memory cards is perfect, speed is no relevance it's USB 3 speed, so totally fine.
The speed is great, much faster than anything I have used before.
I needed this to save pictures to my laptop whilst in Barbados and could not afford the risk of losing irreplaceable shots. I need not have worried it is perfection.
It was used with CF and SD cards and the cable connection is very solid, what more can one want? It stood up to some very unfavourable conditions and still looks like new.
Price wise it is very competitive, much better value than others I have used.
Maybe I was unlucky?
I have found this works best on the rear usb3 ports on my desktop (the internal cable from motherboard to front panel on my desktop must slow things down a little)
It really is fast SOO much faster that a USB2 port for transfering raw files from fast SD cards from hi resolution proffessional DSLR cameras - If your shooting weddings or events and using capture one pro or lightroom this is a massive time saver! I import to a fast SSD and once images are finished and delivered to client move them to a standard HDD. I have also noticed that on my machine the 3 slots always show up with the same drive letter and even show up when no card is inserted - so techically you can have all 3 cards inserted and visible in windows simultaneously (windows 10 pro 64 bit) love this wish they did a 5.25 inch bay version of this it would be brilliant!
The unit can also cope with multiple cards being inserted at the same time (which some I've used cannot): if you put all three in, you get three drives appearing simultaneously and can move things between them and eject them separately. The light on the top is orange when the unit is powered and flashes white when media is accessed.
As my new edit computer is wall mounted, out of the way, I needed a fast USB3 stand alone card reader for ingest and this is ideal, even with a 2M cable, no speed loss pulling in 4K video.
Construction not as sturdy as some of its competitors, hence more suitable for home use than on the go.
Maybe a little too expensive due to its light construction.
No installation needed, plug & play and fast reading of most conventional memory cards.