Kingston Speeds Up Agonizing Memory Card Transfers With Blazing Fast USB 3.0 Reader

For anyone that works with large digital RAW files when shooting DSLR or video, you know that the log and transfer process than take forever. Especially when a chunk of that time is simply waiting for the files to get off the card and onto your computer. This is why Kingston’s new USB 3.0 reader is so appealing. You see, USB 3.0 is rated at 5.0 Gbps which is actually over 10x faster than USB 2.0 at 480Mbps. That means the only thing holding you back from a quick memory card dump becomes the memory card itself.

The new reader from Kingston (FCR-HS3) will supportCompactFlash (CF Type I (UDMA 0-6) /CF Type II (UDMA 0-6)),Secure Digital (SD,SDHC,SDHC UHS-I,SDXC,SDXC UHS-I),microSD (microSD,microSDHC,microSDXC, and evenMemory Stick/M2*(Memory Stick,Memory Stick PRO,Memory Stick Duo,Memory Stick PRO Duo,Memory Stick M2).

MSRP on this little speed demon will set you back a fairly reasonable $45 USD. The device is fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0, but of course, if you have a USB 3.0 port, you’ll want to plug it in there. It comes with a 2 year warranty and you should be expecting us to see one of these for a review soon. Or we’ll just go out and buy one because we’re really sick of waiting around for our memory cards.


Source: Kingston Press Room

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