USRobotics has a new USB 3.0 all-in-one card reader, which gives you faster transfer speeds for all of the popular memory card formats. The new reader even offers dual SD card slots, which allow you to transfer from two SD cards simultaneously. Additionally, you can insert other media types into the other card slots and transfer data from up to 5 memory cards simultaneously. The reader/writer supports all new card formats including UHS, UDMA, SDXC, MSXC, and CF cards.
The new card reader is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. Check availability on Amazon.com.
Good timing as it brings up a question:
Just bought a Canon 7D and a 16GB SanDisk UDMA. I already have a SanDisk card reader, but it’s nothing special. While still trapped at USB 2.0 on my iMac, is there a card reader that will read my card faster and thus speed up the transfer process from card to computer or is that speed set by the USB format?
Bill Achuff says
The speed of the media card has a lot to do with your transfer speeds, too. If you want something faster than USB 2.0, there ARE FireWire readers from companies like Lexar and Delkin Devices. Make sure they read UDMA cards.