USB 3.0 Multi Media Flash Memory Card Reader

Add the Ability to Use Multiple Types of Flash Memory Cards, Including CompactFlash®, SecureDigital® and MemoryStick® Cards

Product ID: FCREADHCU3

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  • Compatible with various types of CompactFlash®, SecureDigital® and MemoryStick® flash cards
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 host interface standard, which supports transfer rates up to 5 Gbps
  • Powered directly from the USB port
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$44.99USD

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The FCREADHCU3 USB 3.0 Card Reader enables easy read/write access to a variety of popular flash memory card formats/types (CompactFlash®, Secure Digital®, Memory Stick®) in a single unit, over a high speed USB 3.0 connection.

Using a connection over USB 3.0, which is up to 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 standard, makes transferring large data files much quicker; it (USB 3.0) is still backward compatible with USB 2.0 however, ensuring compatibility with older systems.

This compact and lightweight external card reader offers a portable, convenient solution for accessing many different types of Flash Memory/Media cards and is easy to use, with no driver or software installation required.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Laptop users looking to be able to access one or more types of flash memory cards
  • Professionals looking to access their high speed flash memory cards over USB 3.0, instead of USB 2.0

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Use the most popular flash memory card formats from a single portable reader
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for high speed data transfers to support the latest large capacity and fastest flash memory cards
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • Tech Data 10546435
  • ASI 119291
  • D&H FCREADHCU3
  • Ingram Micro USA NB7870
  • SYNNEX US STA-FCREADHCU3
  • UPC 065030845816

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
1 - External Ports CompactFlash (50 pin) Slot
SD / MMC Slot
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro Slot
MiniSD / MicroSD / MMC Slot
Environmental Operating Temperature -40°C to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F)
Storage Temperature -65°C to 150°C (-85°F to 302°F)
Humidity 5% ~ 90% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Chipset ID Genesys Logic - GL3220
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power
Packaging Information Package Height 1.3 in [32.0 mm]
Package Length 6.8 in [17.3 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 6.0 oz [169.0 g]
Package Width 5.6 in [14.3 cm]
Package Quantity 1
Performance Memory Media Type MSXC (Memory Stick eXtended Capacity)
RS-MMC (Reduced Size Multimedia Card)
MS/MS Pro (Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro)
MS MG (Memory Stick w/ MagicGate)
M2 (Memory Stick Micro)
SD/MMC (Secure Digital/Multimedia Card)
microSDHC (Micro Secure Digital High Capacity)
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity)
CF (Compact Flash I Card)
MS Duo, MS Pro Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo
Mini-SD, Micro-SD (Mini/Micro Secure Digital)
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 1.9 oz [54.0 g]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 3.3 in [85.0 mm]
Product Width 2.2 in [55.0 mm]
Product Height 0.8 in [20.0 mm]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 0.8 A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Output Current 4 A
Power Consumption (In Watts) 20
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available USB port
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB 3.0 Card Reader
USB 3.0 Cable
Instruction Manual

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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.

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  • WEEE
    • Language: English

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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