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GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0

B&H # GGRCFU2 Mfr # CR-CFN
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This GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Card Reader accepts any brand of CompactFlash or Microdrive memory card inserted into its single slot, and transfers the stored data to your computer through its fast USB 2.0 interface. Simply connect the reader to a USB port on a desktop or laptop computer, and insert your memory card - no software drivers are necessary to use this reader on most Windows and Macintosh computers.

Compatible with CompactFlash Type I & II Cards
Reads CompactFlash memory cards and transfers their data to your PC without the need for a card adapter.
USB Compatible
USB 1.1 & USB 2.0 compatible with transfer rate up to 40 Mbps, and supports hot-swappable Plug & Play use. The unit also auto-detects cards when inserted.
Small & Compact
Small, external design makes it ideal for use in combination with PDAs, digital cameras and laptop computers.
USB Powered
With low power consumption, the reader is powered by the USB connection, with a LED power indicator.
GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0
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    GGICompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0
     
    4.0

    (based on 196 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (102)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (27)

    79%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (141)
    • Fast transfer (100)
    • Reliable (79)
    • Excellent interface (52)
    • Durable dock (45)

    Cons

    • Slow connection (9)
    • Poor interface (6)

    Best Uses

    • Image transfer (123)
    • Digital photography (87)
    • Viewing images (27)
    • Digital capture (25)
    • Image storage (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (74), Semi-professional (63), Professional (39), Casual user (9), Multimedia professional (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (113)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Some reservations, but it does its job.

    When I first saw this product online, I thought, what a great idea. A CF reader in a compact USB reader. This is probably the most compact you can get with a CF...Read complete review

    When I first saw this product online, I thought, what a great idea. A CF reader in a compact USB reader. This is probably the most compact you can get with a CF reader. I was a little hesitant because of the brand because it wasn't a name brand but I decided to check it out anyways.

    When I first tried it out, I had some problems. To test it out, I tried copying picture files from my computer to the CF card (because I didn't have any pictures on it). Copying was slow and eventually it stopped, stating various error messages. I wasn't too happy about that. When I put the card back in my camera (Olympus E-520), the card was write protected. I had to fiddle around with it and eventually format it in my camera in order to get the card working again.

    Since I hate returning things, I decided to give it one more shot. I quickly took 937mb worth of pictures and tried transferring them to my computer. It worked just fine. The transfer speeds ranged from 1m 33s to 1m 46s for 937mb. (Why 937mb? It is approximately the space on my 4gb card [3.73gb] divided by 4. I wanted to know about how long it would take to transfer a full memory card to my computer [according my amateur testing, about 6-7 minutes])

    I put the card back into my camera and it worked just fine.

    All that said, this usb card reader is exactly what it states it is, a "card reader". It's not good for much else, but reading my CF card and putting pictures on my computer is pretty much all I need it to do.

    Note: I've read in other reviews that the pins inside the reader are fragile, so be careful when inserting your CF card into the reader.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Hit/miss/can't use on a desktop computer

    Just purchased this reader and will return it on my next visit to B&H. I use a Mac and after inserting the card into my laptop's USB port, it's a hit or...Read complete review

    Just purchased this reader and will return it on my next visit to B&H. I use a Mac and after inserting the card into my laptop's USB port, it's a hit or miss deal whether it shows up on my desktop or not. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it just doesn't work. Have to take the reader out of the port, resert it, go back and forth like this a few times until it finally does appear on the desktop. A total waste of time.

    Also note: "cable" problem. One of the reasons I bought this reader was because there were no extra cables to get in the way. A direct link. Well, that also only works sometimes. It might work (as I said hit or miss) on your laptop USB port, but it definitely won't work at all if you try inserting it into a keyboard USB port. A window comes up saying you must insert it directly into a computer's USB port, not in an in-between port like a keyboard or non-powered hub. It's a "power" issue. So on my regular desktop computer, that means I'd have to use a cable connected to a back USB port on the computer and then connect the reader to that so I can access it. Defeats the whole idea of a "cableless" card reader doesn't it.

    All and all, I'm going to spend a few bucks more and get something (a Lexar maybe) that works the way it should!

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    4.0

    Very good Lightweight

    By frankNY

    from new york

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

      Small and you can take it anywhere

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      • No

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      5.0

      What's not to like?

      By Daja

      from Winston Salem NC

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

          The card reader is small, light, inexpensive and works like a charm. I use it to either download directly to my laptop or, through an adapter, to my IPad. No cons to report.

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          5.0

          So far, great

          By Pro

          from Annapolis MD

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

              Handy and convenient

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice and small

              By Poppie

              from Little Rock, AR

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Traveling

                Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                Great for international travel where weight and size are critical. Wish it were USB 3.0!

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                5.0

                A must with CompactFlash Memory Card

                By Mauro Lambert

                from São Paulo, Brazil

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                  In my review of a CompactFlash Memory Card I wrote that you have to read the card with the reader. I use SD card, my macbook pro has a sd reader, I bought a Canon D7 and make video clips of my band. After shooting you bring the card, insert into the reader, and you're editing the video.
                  I transfer to the hard drive very fast. (usb 2.0 speed)
                  I'm waiting to thunderbolt technology.

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                  5.0

                  Lost but found

                  By SportsPhotoGuys.com

                  from Cincinnati, Ohio

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                    I lost my old card reader and ordered this one to replace it. No issues, loads pretty fast with no errors.

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                    5.0

                    easy to use and practical

                    By mounique

                    from baltimore

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                      this is an easy product to use and practical, recomento for everyone who like practical things. No need to use the usb cable.

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                      4.0

                      Compact Flash Memory Card Reader

                      By JPhoto

                      from Bismarck, ND

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                            This reader is small, compact, and easily carried along with photo gear.

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                            5.0

                            Good price Excellencent quality

                            By New Picture

                            from Houston

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                  it's fast..very well worth the money.

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                                  5.0

                                  Small size

                                  By arrow

                                  from Indianapolis

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Convenient
                                  • Small Size

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • View Images On Cf Card

                                    Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                    Since many computers do not have a CF slot, a small- sized card reader is handy to have in my camera bag.

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                                    1.0

                                    Flimsy Construction Poor Quality

                                    By JRF Raptor

                                    from Gig Harbor, WA

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                                          Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                          Circuit board was lose. It only worked once. Very flimsy. To B&H's credit - they did a nice job adjusting the order.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works Fine

                                          By GJMPhoto

                                          from New York

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Image Transfer

                                            Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                            Great little USB 2.0 reader for a laptop. Quick enough.

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                                            5.0

                                            Does what it's supposed to do

                                            By Bernie

                                            from Vancouver, Canada

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                            Pros

                                            • Fast Transfer
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Image Transfer

                                              Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                              Small, lightweight - bought to keep in my camera case for on-the-road downloads to my laptop. Ideal size, and no cables required. Would like to see a USB 3.0 version for improved speed at some time in the future

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                                              5.0

                                              Works as advertised

                                              By Jim

                                              from Nebraska

                                              About Me Semi-Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Digital Photography

                                                Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                                I use this to transfer images from my Nikon D300s. I like the fact that there are no cables to lose and it can be carried around very easily.

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                                                5.0

                                                I would buy this product again for sure

                                                By David the land architect

                                                from Northampton, MA

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                                Pros

                                                • Fast Transfer

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Digital Photography
                                                  • Image Transfer
                                                  • Viewing Images

                                                  Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                                  Did the job as stated, but best of all I really appreciate the service B&H provides. Always helpful and knowledgeable on the phone, and I got the product next day without expensive shipping costs.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Does the job but use gently

                                                  By AGreatHam

                                                  from Washington, DC

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                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Image Transfer

                                                      Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                                      The small form factor means I can take this anywhere and not have to worry about cables but it comes with a trade-off. Be sure to gently guide your CF card into the reader before inserting it into the USB port. If you pop in the reader before the CF card, you may not be able to align the pins properly with the holes. This could bend the pins, rendering the reader useless.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great alternative to bulky readers...

                                                      By floridabrits

                                                      from Sarasota, FL

                                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable Dock
                                                      • Fast Transfer
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Digital Photography

                                                        Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                                        This is a great alternative to the nasty/bulky flash card readers you normally see...

                                                        Just what I needed :-)

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Does what' it's supposed to:

                                                        By AG

                                                        from Roslyn Heights, NY

                                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Durable Dock
                                                        • Excellent Interface
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Image Transfer

                                                          Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                                          Good product, will take a number of different cards

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                                                          • No

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Luv it

                                                          By Ellie

                                                          from Texas

                                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy to use
                                                          • Excellent Interface
                                                          • Fast Transfer
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Nothing I Can Think Of

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Digital Photography

                                                          Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                                          I just purchased a Nikon D 200 I love the camera but the battery life is a different story... I was looking or compact flash card reader when I came across The compact flash drive reader Type one and two USB.. This little gadget is the easiest thing to use, I just pulled the compact flash card out of my camera stick it in the flash drive reader and it downloads to the computer within seconds and it saves on my camera's battery life... I love it!!!

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Excellent product

                                                          By Jennifer

                                                          from Little Rock, AR

                                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Durable Dock
                                                          • Excellent Interface
                                                          • Fast Transfer
                                                          • Lightweight
                                                          • Reliable

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Image Storage
                                                            • Image Transfer

                                                            Comments about GGI CompactFlash Type I & II Memory Card Reader - USB 2.0:

                                                            This product is very easy to use and very fast.

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