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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

  • 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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  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0 computer systems
  • Power indicator LED
  • Compact design and lightweight plastic construction
  • No driver or software installation required
$59.99 NZD exc GST
$68.99 NZD inc GST
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Overview

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.

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

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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID Genesys Logic - GL3220
Interface USB 3.0
Performance
Memory Media Type CF (Compact Flash I/II Card)
M2 (Memory Stick Micro)
microSDHC (Micro Secure Digital High Capacity)
Mini-SD, Micro-SD (Mini/Micro Secure Digital)
MS Duo, MS Pro Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo
MS MG (Memory Stick w/ MagicGate)
MS/MS Pro (Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro)
MSXC (Memory Stick eXtended Capacity)
RS-MMC (Reduced Size Multimedia Card)
SD/MMC (Secure Digital/Multimedia Card)
SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity)
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
External Ports 1 - CompactFlash (50 pin) Slot
1 - Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro Slot Female
1 - MiniSD / MicroSD / MMC Slot Female
1 - SD / MMC Slot Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available USB port
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power
Power
Input Current 0.8 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 4 A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 20
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature -40°C to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F)
Storage Temperature -65°C to 150°C (-85°F to 302°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 0.8 in [20 mm]
Product Length 3.3 in [85 mm]
Product Weight 1.9 oz [54 g]
Product Width 2.2 in [55 mm]
Packaging Information
Package Quantity 1
Shipping (Package) Weight 5.9 oz [166 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 Card Reader
1 - USB 3.0 Cable
1 - Instruction Manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Certifications

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

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.