Best Rated in External Memory Card Readers

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Top rated products in External Memory Card Readers

4.6 | 13,003 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Item is as described & is good value. Holds number of cards described. Possibly would be better with a softer case & a bit larger in physical size to make it easier to insert/remove cards from plastic sleeves.
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By David R
I use this product to store memory cards when I travel, provides a safe location to ensure that the cards wont get damaged or lost and are readily available when required. These card are the raw material storage, as I also down load to external hard drive.
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By Big Al is smiling
This product does exactly what it's meant to do and store SD cards, however no more than probably 4 large SD cards without worrying that damage may happen if too tight in case.
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4.6 | 3,864 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I got this to use on customer PC's when I do work on them, so I wanted a USB 3.0 Speed to be able to Boot an OS from, AND to keep the card Write Protected when I use an SD with say, Antivirus Software on it, so the target PC can't attack the files.

Works perfectly for that purpose, and the second slot also allows to throw in a second card that you backup things to, if you don't have another USB Stick at the time.

Easier to have a small box/wallet of SD/MicroSD cards to carry then a stack of much larger USB Drives.

Very good device.
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By Marco Piampiani
i bought a camera from the thrift store but the software that i had to download to transfer the photos onto my laptop was too old and incompatible with the ios version i had on my mac. so i bought this SD card adapter as a last resort and im so happy with it !! works super amazing with no issues at all !! super easy to use.
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By eller
You don't really need to think too hard about this one. It reads SD cards and doesn't require any setup, just plug and play. The cable is rigid enough to support the card reader on its own so just stick it in.
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By Mark Aspinall
4.6 | 2,901 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought one of these to load the SD cards for my raspberry pi devices. Works completely fine, at a decent speed. I can't speak to the exact speeds as I didn't test, but it's plenty fast enough for installing linux onto an SD.

The entire build is plastic, and seems pretty solid. Great value for money. Warms up a bit but haven't had any issues with heat.

Something like this would cost more than $70 in a department store. Great purchase.
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By Beau
I tested it with a micro SD card in an adaptor but the PC would not boot nor shutdown. It would boot if I removed the SD card and shutdown. Using an SD card from a camera it functioned as expected.

From this I conclude that the micro SD card is faulty and shall purchase another. BTW: when that card was finally recognised, don't ask me why, I could not format it.
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By Stuart Bates
Cerainly improves the reading speed of SD cards compared to a USB2 reader.
The cable is fixed attached to the device and a bit short if you want to connect it to the rear USB3 connectors of a desktop PC.
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By MyName
4.6 | 2,549 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Works efficiently, worth paying the extra cost as it read a SD card cheaper unit was having difficulty with. Like the added touch with light being activated when card is being read.
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By John Karner
The reader is fast and it recognised an SDXC card that was corrupted that other readers would not recognise, and helped it to be restored. It's the only reader I use now.
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By Roy P Goodman
This card reader did everything I wanted, quickly reading data on both camera cards. (SD and SDHC). Does exactly what it claims to do.
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By Rosemary Lloyd
4.5 | 3,002 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have used this card reader with both MicroSD and full-sized SD cards and found it to be reliable and functional.
I have made images for the Raspberry Pi computers and moved data on and off various cards with no issue using this card reader.
It is sturdy and portable and I would recommend it for those who need a reader they can carry around with them.
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By Kerry
Great item. Exactly what I wanted and 100% better quality then I thought it would be.
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By Nathan
Does exactly what it suppose to
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By Nick
4.5 | 1,250 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
At last someone has produced a CF card reader that doesn’t destroy the delicate pins of the usually readers this is a solid quality product that wont bend the pins as the alignment rails are spot on. If you use CF cards in your camera this is a must.
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By Amazon Customer
I'm surprised CF readers are still as expensive as they are, so finding the PixelFlash was a small relief. Speaking of small, it's nice and compact, there's no cables and therefore no need to manage another item on my desktop.
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By Steve
One of the best CFast 2.0 readers I've used. So compact and easy to use.
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By Bradley C
4.5 | 316 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
We do a bit of photography work with a range of cameras and for too long we were using the USB transfer from the camera. It just wasn't cutting it lately.

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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By Daniel B
Love it, easy to insert CF card & very fast transfer. Better than my current CF car reader where pins have already moved. Love the service too. Thanks.
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This has to be the worst item I've ever bought on Amazon. I have a pretty powerful new computer with more than half a dozen USB ports (3.0 + 2.0) and I've tried it in everyone. Not one of the ports will read cards inserted into it; I've also tried multiple different Sandisk cards. Please refund!
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By Stephen Wardle
1 offer from product price
4.4 | 277 customer ratings
84% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Perfect, and terrific service to supply so quickly
A pleasing experience, and one I will repeat often, for other things
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By Terry ross
Item came new as stated and has worked well.
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By Glen Hardingham
follows specs.
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By Salman_Tahir
4.3 | 437 customer ratings
82% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Blistering speed (90Mbit using high speed sd card) but is extremely hot after transferring video or using it as windows boot drive to setup a PC. Too hot to touch the metal casing and cannot easily remove from usb port.
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By Gavin
Great product, fast speed reading and writing. The only cons is that it gets really hot.
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By Saback
using with a Sandisk Ultra 128GB and it gets quite hot to the touch
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By Ian Lyons
4 offers from product price
4.3 | 430 customer ratings
83% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Transfer in high speed. my sandisk extreme 256gb can reach 150MB/s.
It really save much time.
love it
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By Zhaoqiu
Very useful and efficient easy to use.
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By Ivica Kovacevic
works as expected
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By Duncan Gardner