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10-18-2015, 12:13 PM   #1
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Card Readers

I need a new card reader for use with my K3. Would these cover what I need?

"Supports SDHC UHS-I, SDXC UHS-I, UDMA7 CF and MSXC"

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this is the one I use.

Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 SDHC / SDXC UHS-II LRWSR2RBNA

It is fast, reliable, and has a light that tells you when the card is active. The light goes off, when it is safe to remove the card. it only has one slot, for SD cards, but I only use SD cards so it is not a problem. it has reliably read every manufacturer's card that I have put in it, without any problems.
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It doesn't say if this one is also 2.0 compatible. This is important, as my computer only has 2.0.
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Found this one that is either 3.0 backward compatible to 2.0:

Kingston USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader FCR-HS4 B&H Photo Video

Looks like it will cover whatever SD's I buy.

Opinions on this one?

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QuoteOriginally posted by csa Quote
It doesn't say if this one is also 2.0 compatible. This is important, as my computer only has 2.0.
I have used it on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, Without issue.
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Thanks for that information!
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Anything that's USB3 compatible should also work at a slower speed with USB2 ports. But if you don't have USB3 on your computer, you may as well just use a USB2 cord to connect your K-3, if you have one lying around.


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Thanks for that information Adam!
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I paid less than $10 for my USB 3.0 SD card reader. (backwards compatible with USB 2.0) I got it from Amazon, and it works great! It has a status light, and seems to be decently fast. However, I got a different computer which had a built in card reader, so I don't use it any more. I do believe that the built in reader is a little bit faster though, especially since I don't have any USB 3.0 ports.

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Sorry, forgot the link! Here it is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009D79VH4
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If you have any use for the Micro-SD cards get one that supports both SD and micro-SD.

Aside from using micro's with tablets/phones, you can stick a micro-SD card in fthe device while reading the SD's and use it as a separate memory buffer. (The reader will show up as TWO memory slots.) Makes it convenient to actually do a card back-up to a separate library.

Here' one from Kingston for example:

Kingston MobileLite G4 USB 3.0 Card Reader Review - Legit ReviewsKingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II SD Card Reader

TigerDirect.com is a good source.
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Thanks 12345, that's a great deal!

Pacerr; I really have no need for Micro-SD's; but I agree TigerDirect.com is a good source for a lot of things!
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QuoteOriginally posted by csa Quote
Thanks 12345, that's a great deal!
You're very welcome, I'm glad you like it!
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