microSD to USB 3.0 Card Reader Adapter - USB-C and USB-A

Transfer photos and video from your microSD card to your USB-C or USB-A enabled computer

Product ID: MSDREADU3CA

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  • Read and write to a microSD card using any USB-C or USB-A enabled host device
  • Turn your microSD card into a portable USB Type-C thumb drive
  • Works with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC cards
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€21.99 EUR
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Here’s a fast and easy way to access the data on your microSD™ card.  This compact card-reader adapter lets you connect a microSD card to your computer’s USB-C™ or USB-A port, so that you can quickly offload the files and data you’ve saved on your portable devices.

Now you can easily transfer the files from your smartphones or digital cameras to your computer, or use your microSD card as a thumb drive.

This microSD card reader plugs in easily to the USB C port on your laptop

 

Fast data offloads from your microSD card

Quickly offload the data from your microSD card onto your computer. This USB 3.0 card reader gives you fast and convenient access to files from smartphones, digital cameras, camcorders and any other devices that use a microSD card. It’s the ideal solution for quickly transferring high-definition videos, high-resolution photos and other files to your computer, through USB 3.0 data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps. The adapter is also backward compatible with USB 2.0, 1.x.

The card reader adapter works with microSD (Secure Digital), microSDHC™ (Secure Digital High Capacity) and Micro-SDXC™ (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) cards.

The versatile microSD card reader also plugs in easily to the USB A port on your laptop or desktop computer

Worry-free connectivity

The unique design of the microSD card-reader adapter features both a USB-C and USB-A interface, providing versatile use with laptops, computers or other host devices with a USB-C or USB-A port.  You can also use the micro SD card as a portable thumb drive with USB Type-C™ and USB Type-A host.

Compact design for easy portability

The compact, lightweight design makes this adapter easy to take with you, anywhere you go. Use the pocket-sized card reader to share content quickly from your smartphone, digital camera, or other device.

The MSDREADU3CA is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Partner Numbers

  • ALSO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 2776506
  • Exertis 0010069783
  • Exertis IE STCMSDREADU3CA
  • Ingram Austria V933637
  • Ingram DK V933637
  • Ingram Finland V933637
  • Ingram Germany V933637
  • Ingram IE V933637
  • Ingram Micro Belgium 3140893
  • Ingram Micro España V933637
  • Ingram Micro France V933637
  • Ingram Micro Italy V933637
  • Ingram Micro Netherlands 3140893
  • Ingram Micro Sweden V933637
  • Ingram Micro UK V933637
  • Ingram Switzerland V933637
  • Tech Data - France 5050536
  • Tech Data - Italy 5050536
  • UPC 065030864404

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS independent; No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
External Ports 1 - microSD
Connector(s) Drive Connectors 1 - MicroSD
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
1 - USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 1, 5 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature -20°C to 75°C (-4°F to 167°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Humidity 5% ~ 90% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Installation Removable
Chipset ID Realtek - RTL5306e
Packaging Information Package Height 22 mm [0.9 in]
Package Length 10.2 cm [4.0 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.0 kg [0.1 lb]
Package Width 7.4 cm [2.9 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
Max Drive Capacity Tested up to 64GB
Memory Media Type microSD (Micro Secure Digital)
microSDHC (Micro Secure Digital High Capacity)
microSDXC (Micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity)
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 4.989 g [0.2 oz]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 4 cm [1.6 in]
Product Width 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Height 0.8 cm [0.3 in]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - microSD to USB 3.0 card reader adapter - USB-C and USB-A
1 - quick install guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

How To

To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command R with the System Information page open.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

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. 

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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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