Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader

Let’s take a quick Look at the Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader: Model: FCR-HS3

I absolutely love this Kingston USB 3.0 Media Card Reader.

When I was searching for flash media readers that would handle USB 3.0, I fell in love with the just the looks alone.

I searched for a long time for a good USB 3.0 SD card reader, and glad I found this one. The user reviews are great, it looks awesome, and in the end, this is the media card reader I settled on.

So far, this media card reader is holding up very nicely. I use it a lot and it takes a beating. I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone looking to buy a new media card reader.

Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader

Supported card formats include:

  • Secure Digital (SD), SDHC, SDXC
  • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
  • Compact Flash Type I
  • Compact Flash Type II
  • Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Memory Stick M2

Speeds can vary depending on a lot of different variables (USB 2.0 port, 3.0 port, computer, actual card, type of hard drive you are writing to, etc…)

For some speed tests of basic file transfers, check out the following video:

From all of my testing, speeds greatly depended on the type of hard drive I was copying the data to. Obviously, copying data from an SD card to an SSD was a LOT faster.

The unit also comes with a 3 foot USB 3.0 cable.

USB 3.0 Cable

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  1. good review, thanks.

  2. does anyone know if this gadjet has upgradeable firmware/software/driver to next generation UHS II?? will be grateful if someone shares that info!!

  3. can this work on a mac too? Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader

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