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


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  • 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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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 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


  • 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

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030867382


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OS independent; No software or drivers required


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors CFast Data & Power Combo (7+17 pin)
1 - Host Connectors USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB Type-A (9 pin, 5 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 55°C (14°F to 131°F)
Humidity 40%-50%RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Compatible Drive Types CFast 2.0, 1.0
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1153E
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power & Activity (Solid for Link; Flashing for Activity)
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 1.9 oz [55 g]
Package Length 8.7 in [22 cm]
Package Width 7.8 in [19.8 cm]
Package Height 1.2 in [30 mm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
4Kn Support Yes
Type and Rate CFast 2.0 (6 Gbps)
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Memory Media Type CFast 2.0 / 1.0
MTBF 1,159,305 hours
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 1.3 oz [37.2 g]
Color Silver
Material Aluminum
Product Length 9.7 in [24.6 cm]
Product Width 2.3 in [58 mm]
Product Height 0.6 in [1.5 cm]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB 3.0 card reader / writer
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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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(1 Stars)

Does not work on Mulitple computers and OS

By: Disspapointed - 04/26/2018
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 on 4/26/2018 2:58:15 PM
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.
(5 Stars)

Simple, Easy to use, Solid construction

By: macphoto1970_06 - 06/02/2018
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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By: nivek - 07/16/2018
Plug and Play installation worked great. The data transfer speeds are great.
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(5 Stars)

Works great!

By: Redtail Media Productions - 08/24/2020
Plug and play, just as it should be. Picked it up at a local camera store (Shutterbug in Eugene, OR). Only place around that I found that had a CFExpress card reader in stock. This thing was doing full 350MB/s onto my RAID SSDs, so 256GB were a breeze!
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