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USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader/Writer for SD and microSD Cards - USB-C and USB-A

Access multiple types of flash memory cards on your USB-C or USB-A enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer

Product ID: SDMSDRWU3AC

  • Transfer photos, videos, music and other files between your SD or microSD card and your USB-C or USB-A enabled tablet, laptop, smartphone or desktop computer
  • Supports a wide range of SD cards (including SDHC and SDXC) and microSD cards (including SDHC and SDXC)
  • 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
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • No driver or software installation required
17,99 € EUR exc VAT
21,59 € EUR inc VAT
76+ In stock
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Overview

This USB 3.0 memory card reader provides a fast, easy way to access and edit photos and videos on your SD™ and microSD™ cards, wherever you go. Compact and portable, you can use this USB memory card reader/writer with a laptop, tablet, smartphone or desktop computer that has a USB-C™ or USB-A port.

Increase workflow efficiency

Ideal for photographers, videographers and other creative professionals, the USB memory card reader helps to increase workflow efficiency. When you are out on assignment capturing images and video on your DSLR or video camera, use the card reader to instantly review, share or edit content. When out in the field or traveling, immediately import your photos and videos to access, browse, edit and back up content to your USB-Type™ C or USB-A smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

The flash memory card reader saves you time when you’re offloading or editing content, with fast file transfer speeds through USB 3.0 (also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1). The card reader is also backward compatible with USB 2.0, ensuring compatibility with older systems.

Easy to use

This memory card reader gives you easy read/write access to SD (Secure Digital) and microSD cards, including SDHC™ (Secure Digital High Capacity) and SDXC™ (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) versions of both SD and microSD cards.  With its convenient plug-and-play functionality, the card reader is simple to use. One end plugs directly into the USB-C port of your laptop or other device, while the other end works with USB-A devices. The two memory card slots are hot swappable.

Ultimate portability

Compact and durable, the card reader provides a portable solution, tucking easily into your camera bag or laptop bag. Its versatile design enables the card reader to be used with either USB-C or USB-A devices. Removable end caps protect the ends of the card reader when not in use.

The SDMSDRWU3AC is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

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

Gain greater workflow efficiency when out on assignment - ideal for creative professionals including photographers, videographers, and graphic designers

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID Genesys Logic - GL3224
Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 2
Performance
Max Drive Capacity 2TB
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)
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - SD / MMC
1 - MicroSD
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0
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
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 50% to 90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 75°C (32°F to 167°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 11 mm [0.4 in]
Product Length 73 mm [2.9 in]
Product Weight 14 g [0.5 oz]
Product Width 20 mm [0.8 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 38 g [1.3 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - card reader / writer
2 - end caps
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Accessories

Product Support

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. 

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.

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.