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USB 3.0 Card Reader/Writer for CFast 2.0 Cards

Quickly access or back up photos and video from your CFast 2.0 memory cards to your tablet, laptop, or computer

Product ID: CFASTRWU3

  • Quickly download and back up photos and video from your CFast 2.0 cards to your device, with data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps over USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • Easy portability with compact, light-weight design and integrated cable
  • Card reader/writer supports CFast 2.0 and 1.0 memory cards
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  • Hot-swap and plug-and-play
  • No additional software or accessories required
  • Access multiple CFast 2.0 memory cards simultaneously through the use of multiple adapter cables
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0, 1.x
$74.99 CDN
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Overview

Quickly download, view and back up photos and videos on your CFast™ memory cards, with this CFast card reader/writer. Offload or back up files wherever you go, out in the field or back at the studio.

High performance access to files

Take advantage of the fast performance of USB 3.0 (5Gbps) when you download high-resolution photos and full HD videos from your DSLR camera or camcorder to your laptop, tablet or desktop computer. Save valuable time daily and achieve greater work-flow efficiency when accessing, transferring, and backing up files to a computer.  

Compact design for easy portability

Use the card reader/writer wherever you go to access your photos and videos quickly. Featuring a compact, lightweight design and integrated cable, the card reader is conveniently small for portable use, or for use with a computer in a fixed location. It tucks easily into a carrying case to take from studio to field. It’s also USB powered, so there is no external power required.

The card reader/writer features durable, solid construction to withstand the rigors of travel. The built-in cable means one less thing to remember to carry along.

Easy access to CFast storage

Ideal for photographers and videographers, the card reader/writer is designed for ease of use, with plug-and-play functionality for CFast 2.0 memory cards to save time daily and work more efficiently. To enhance your productivity, access many CFast 2.0 or 1.0 cards simultaneously through the use of multiple adapter cables.

Setting up is easy. The CFast card reader/writer requires no additional drivers or software, and is compatible with most operating systems including Windows, Mac and Linux.

The CFASTRWU3 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Download and back up high-resolution photos and full HD videos from your DSLR or video camera to your laptop, tablet or desktop computer

Ideal for creative professionals, including photographers and videographers

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1153E
Compatible Drive Types CFast 2.0, 1.0
Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Performance
4Kn Support Yes
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Memory Media Type CFast 2.0 / 1.0
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
CFast 2.0 (6 Gbps)
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - CFast Data & Power Combo (7+17 pin)
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 1, 5 Gbps)
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power & Activity (Solid for Link; Flashing for Activity)
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 40%-50%RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 55°C (14°F to 131°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Silver
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Product Height 0.6 in [14.7 mm]
Product Length 9.7 in [246 mm]
Product Weight 1.5 oz [42.2 g]
Product Width 2.3 in [58 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.9 oz [55 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 card reader / writer
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

USB-C is a type of USB connector that is capable of supporting the following:

  • Data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, if you use USB 3.1.
  • Bi-directional power delivery up to 100W, if both the USB host connection and the device support it.
  • Alternate modes, which deliver different types of data at different speeds. For example, DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DP Alt Mode).

If using Thunderbolt 3 over USB-C, the connection is capable of additional features. For example, Thunderbolt 3 is capable of 40Gbps of total bandwidth. For more information, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/thunderbolt-3-port-capabilities.

Not all USB-C ports or devices are capable of supporting all of the features listed above, or all of the features at the maximum capabilities. If you require a specific USB-C feature, your USB host connection, cables, and device must all support the feature that you require. For more information about whether your components support specific USB-C features, refer to the information provided by the manufacturers. 

USB 3.0 Card Reader/Writer for CFast 2.0 Cards

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(5 stars) Simple, Easy to use, Solid construction

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I found this cFast reader to be very fast and work without issue. If you have ever used a CF reader you will love the speed difference in these newer readers. My Large files transferred quickly with no issues. A simple usb connection there is not much to go wrong. The cable length is great for a laptop, If i was using my desktop I would need and extension or something longer. Overall Great little Cfast transfer. I received this in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(1 star) Does not work on Mulitple computers and OS

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Disappointing -- Did not work out of the box. Tried Win7, Win 10 , Laptops & Desktops. Nothing...LED was lit though .
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Nick, Support
Sorry to hear that you've been having difficulties with our CFASTRWU3. This adapter should be plug and play and work right away out of the box. Please contact us and we would be happy to help get your setup working for you as quickly as possible.