USB 3.0 Flash Memory Multi-Card Reader / Writer with USB-C - SD, microSD, CompactFlash

Access data on a wide range of memory cards using your USB-C™ enabled mobile device or computer


  • Transfer photos, videos, music and other files to and from your memory card to your USB-C enabled tablet, laptop, smartphone or desktop computer
  • Multi-card flash reader and writer supports Secure Digital, microSD and CompactFlash cards
  • Supports USB 3.0 with data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps (USB powered)
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  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port compatible
  • Compact, portable design with stylish brushed-aluminum housing
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • No driver or software installation required
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Ideal for creative professionals, this multi-card reader/writer saves you time and helps you work more efficiently when working with a wide variety of flash media, letting you quickly transfer and back-up files. It supports SD™ (Secure Digital), microSD™, and CompactFlash® cards, and connects to the USB-C™ port on your tablet, smartphone, laptop or desktop computer.

Fast data transfers to increase workflow efficiency

The multi-card reader makes it easy to offload photos, video, and other files you’ve saved on your memory cards, providing fast access through USB 3.0 (also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1) with file transfer speeds up to 5Gbps. The reader increases workflow efficiency for creative professionals such as photographers and videographers. It helps to increase your productivity by saving you time when offloading raw images or editing video and photos, and backing up files.

The card reader is also backward compatible with USB 2.0, ensuring compatibility with older systems.

Supports a wide variety of flash media for flexible use

This multi-card flash reader gives you the flexibility and convenience of accessing multiple types of memory cards. It gives you read and write access to virtually any format of flash media card from your digital cameras or video cameras, with support for SD, SDHC™ (Secure Digital High Capacity), SDXC™ (Secure Digital Extended Capacity), microSD and CompactFlash cards. You can easily review files or back up and archive data from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other USB Type-C enabled device. The three memory card slots for SD, microSD, and CompactFlash cards are all hot swappable, for additional flexbility.

Convenient portability

The card reader gives you a portable solution for accessing a wide variety of memory cards anywhere you go. With its small form factor, it fits easily into your pocket, backpack, briefcase or laptop bag. The integrated USB Type-C cable lets you quickly connect to a computer or pack it up quickly when you’re done using it, without having to carry an additional cable with you. The card reader is powered directly from the USB port and supports plug-and-play installation, with no driver or software installation required.

The FCREADU3C is backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


Transfer photos, videos or other files from your SD, microSD, and CompactFlash cards to your USB-C enabled tablet, laptop or other device

Gain greater efficiency when working with a variety of memory cards - ideal for creative professionals including photographers, videographers, and graphic designers

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID Realtek - RTS5309
Interface USB 3.0
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Memory Media Type SD/MMC (Secure Digital/Multimedia Card)
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity)
microSD (Micro Secure Digital)
microSDHC (Micro Secure Digital High Capacity)
microSDXC (Micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity)
CF (Compact Flash I Card)
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Drive Connectors 1 - microSD
1 - SD / MMC
1 - CompactFlash (50 pin) Slot
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps) Receptacle
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available USB port
Humidity 5% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 75°C (-4°F to 167°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Silver & Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum and Plastic
Product Height 0.6 in [14 mm]
Product Length 2.7 in [68 mm]
Product Weight 2.4 oz [67 g]
Product Width 2.5 in [64 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.7 oz [104 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - multi-card reader and writer
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.


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USB 3.0 Flash Memory Multi-Card Reader / Writer with USB-C - SD, microSD, CompactFlash

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(2 stars) Worked well, when it worked

Bought this in July 2017. No longer reads CF cards. Have reached out to customer service as it has a two year warranty - see whether they will honour it.
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(5 stars) Works right out of the box

Using the adapter with the new Macbook Pro, working with SD cards (cameras and phones mostly). Plug it in, and it just works. If I have the SD card in the reader before connecting to the Macbook, I have to remove the SDcard and re-seat it. But other than that one thing, it doesn't have any downsides. Transfers data very quickly indeed! Solid metal shell, thick cable, and holds the cards firmly. It seems to attract every bit of dust/hair/pollen imaginable, so keep it in a case or bag when not in use. Would love to see StarTech have a molded slot cover for this adapter. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(5 stars) Plug and play - easy to use!

No power required - just plug this reader into a USB-C port and it starts working immediately. It has SD, microSD and CompactFlash (I did not not try this one as I do not have any media for it) and the SD / microSD worked flawlessly. The speed of the transfer of data will depend on the make and model of the media. This product definitely gets a thumbs up from me as there were no power adapters or drivers required - ease of use at its finest. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(5 stars) Handy portable reader

This is a great little reader if all you need is SD, MicroSD, and CF. The size is great for travelling and the cord isn’t so long that it gets in the way. My only comment would be on the way SD cards are inserted (pins up), it would be nice to have a graphic on the top to remind you how to insert it. Downloading photos is super fast and I really like the one-piece aluminum housing. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(5 stars) Simple, Easy and Compact Card Reader

When Apple came out with the newMacBook Pro's with Touchbar they did not include the SD Card Readers or USB 2.0 ports so. Having a laptop that only has USB-C ports made it difficult to access data on any type of SD cards. Once again StarTech has an answer for this issue. Their new USB-C SD Card Reader is plug and play ready and includes SD Card, MicroSD, and Compact Flash ports. I have found that it is as simple as plug the reader into the laptop and it works.
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(5 stars) USB 3.0 Flash Memory Read Write Made Easy

I have been in the technology business for over 35 years and for the past 20+ years I have been asked to provide unbiased reviews of various products from both the AV and IT world. In review of this product I have found that it transfers photos, videos, music and other files to and from various memory cards to USB-C enabled tablets, laptops, smartphones and desktop computers with very good data transmission speeds. There was no software or drivers required to utilize this devise, which is a huge plus. I found this unit to be backward compatible to USB 2.0. Finally, I liked that the multi-card flash reader and writer supports Secure Digital, microSD and CompactFlash cards In the box: -Multi-Card Reader and Writer -Instruction Manual In summation, solid product, easy to use. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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