Jim Feeley

Favorite CF Card reader with USB 3.0 interface?

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I'd like to buy two or three more to go with the one remaining (after this weekend) Lexar CF card reader.

What model CF Card reader with a USB 3.0 interface has been the most reliable for you? Price not as important as reliability, robustness, and compatibility.

So what say you all?

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The replacement is the Kingston FCR-HS4 and it's also been rock solid on my side ;D 

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Thanks you two. Anyone else want to chime in before I buy three of these little guys?

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Personally, and this is strictly opinion not based in any kind of science.. I'd rather buy three of all different manufacturers. I've had issues with these things wearing out or not working on certain computers. Better to diversify if you ask me. I suspect they're all equally cheapo on the inside.

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I've had good luck with my Kingston, though it's velcroed to the side of my desktop and doesn't travel.  I've got a discontinued nGear that travels everywhere and has been good, though its card guides are a little funky and I worry about bending the CF reader pins due to improper insertion..

Important to get a decent one though, and retire them at the first sign of failure, cause my experience has been that a failing card reader can damage your cards.

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Been using that Kingston for a year and a half - all good here. (The "older" black version)

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Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Memory Card Reader

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Just now, osborne456 said:

Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Memory Card Reader

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Had these reader for awhile too works great super fast and can dump both cards at once 

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I second Jason's recommendation of the Transcend.  They're rock solid for me.

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1 hour ago, John Blankenship said:

I second Jason's recommendation of the Transcend.  They're rock solid for me.

Same here I have 3 of them.

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Transcend for me too.  1 in the daily kit, one in the office.  In addition i'm using their CF cards, an SSD drive and their rugged portable drives.  

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Still using a USB 2 SanDisk Extreme CF and SD reader (black one) and it's been solid.  If you can find anywhere highly recommend. 

 

 

 

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Cheap and cheerful Transcend has been reliable for years.

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Thanks Everyone! So it looks like things have shaken out over the last few years and the last-remaining card readers (or at least the brands mentioned in this thread) seem to be fairly reliable. And cheap!

So I think I'm going to order two Kingston and one Transcend for now. Maybe a Delkin...hell, they're cheap, they're going to get misplaced, and having a couple different ones in my run bag makes sense.

 

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Using both the Delkin and SanDisk current offerings, both work flawlessly, and I'm really appreciating the speed of USB3!

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