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Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34

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Product Highlights
  • Supports 21 Card Formats
  • Windows and Mac Compatibility

The File Mover from Sonnet is a memory card reader and writer. It supports 21 card formats and features an ExpressCard/34 interface. The card is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X. It is an excellent choice for downloading memory cards in the field.

Compatibility
The device is compatible with the following memory card formats:

Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Memory Stick Pro-HG (M2), MMC (Multimedia Card), RS-MMC DV, RS-MMC, MMCplus, MMCmobile, MMCmicro, SD (Secure Digital), miniSD, microSD, SDHC, miniSDHC, TransFlash, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type M, xD-Picture Card Type H
Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34
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    SonnetFile Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34
     
    4.6

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (19)
    • Reliable (15)
    • Fast transfer (10)
    • Durable dock (4)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital photography (15)
      • Image transfer (10)
      • Travel (6)
      • Digital capture (5)
      • Image storage (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (9), Casual photographer (7), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Love it!

      Just bought this reader after realizing my MacBook Pro didn't have a SD reader. This works fabulously with my Express Card 34 Reader. The reader sits flush with my laptop so I can leave...Read complete review

      Just bought this reader after realizing my MacBook Pro didn't have a SD reader. This works fabulously with my Express Card 34 Reader. The reader sits flush with my laptop so I can leave it in. Have only used it once so far but I was able to view images instantaneously and transferring approx 350 images from a Canon DSLR camera SD card took about 30 seconds. Just pop the reader in, look for the icon on the screen, double click and there are your images. No drivers or cables. Only thing is you do need an adaptor with some of the other memory cards like the Memory Pro Duo for the Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera. Haven't used it with the adaptor yet but I don't foresee any issues. Most of the reviews I've seen of this product have been good and I agree with them. Highly recommend it!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Be careful you get the right one.

      You need to know that the Sonnet 21 in 1 express card adapter runs on the USB bus therefore the transfer speed will only be about 20MB/sec in the real world. If your...Read complete review

      You need to know that the Sonnet 21 in 1 express card adapter runs on the USB bus therefore the transfer speed will only be about 20MB/sec in the real world. If your read a review here and it says this card is fast you have to wonder if they know what fast is. I've tested two of these 21 in 1 cards with the Aja system test program - never seen anything over 20MB/sec and usually it's less than that. Sonnet has a pro version of this card that runs on the PCIe bus - which is much faster for about $20 more - the SDXC UHS-I Pro Reader/Writer. If you're dealing with video and photo files you need to kiss USB goodbye. It's just too slow.

      Both Sonnet SD adapters (USB & PCIe) work fine - no drivers needed - insert the SD card into the adapter, then insert into the MBP or laptop. I give it 3 stars only because it's USB2 but it works just fine on my Macbook Pro 17in 2010.

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      4.0

      Smart to Have

      By dbd

      from CT

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Studio

        Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

        I use this adapter card to transfer video media recorded to a SD card. What's great is that the card enables me to take advantage of my express card slot and the faster transfer times available with the Sonnet card. I'm very happy to have this Sonnet card as a vital accessory.

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        5.0

        Complete My MBP

        By FooMan

        from Dunmore PA

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

          This just make my 17" MBP complete with sd card reader, no more pain

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Be careful you get the right one.

          By JTE

          from Pensacola, FL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

          • USB2 and not PCIe

          Best Uses

          • Digital Video Photo

          Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

          You need to know that the Sonnet 21 in 1 express card adapter runs on the USB bus therefore the transfer speed will only be about 20MB/sec in the real world. If your read a review here and it says this card is fast you have to wonder if they know what fast is. I've tested two of these 21 in 1 cards with the Aja system test program - never seen anything over 20MB/sec and usually it's less than that. Sonnet has a pro version of this card that runs on the PCIe bus - which is much faster for about $20 more - the SDXC UHS-I Pro Reader/Writer. If you're dealing with video and photo files you need to kiss USB goodbye. It's just too slow.

          Both Sonnet SD adapters (USB & PCIe) work fine - no drivers needed - insert the SD card into the adapter, then insert into the MBP or laptop. I give it 3 stars only because it's USB2 but it works just fine on my Macbook Pro 17in 2010.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Revolutionary Product

          By StepherK

          from Beaumont, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to remove
          • Fits snuggly and flush
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography
          • Image Transportation

          Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

          I own a very wonderful laptop that doesn't have a built in card reader and this year I upgraded my camera and memory cards so I needed a new card reader. I realized recently my laptop has an ExpressCard slot I could use a card reader in. I wanted so much to have a built in card reader, something my children couldn't accidentally unplug. After a lot of research and comparison shopping I realized this product was exactly what I needed. This product has worked seamlessly. I plugged it into my laptop then put in my SDHC card, oh my goodness it worked and I am a very happy photographer. I highly recommend this product to anyone who owns a MacBook Pro and need a card reader.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Does exactly what it advertises!

          By slikor

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Does what is says
          • Fits well
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Digital Capture
            • Digital Photography
            • Feature Apple left out
            • Image Storage
            • Image Transportation

            Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

            This reader fits perfectly in my MacBook Pro's ExpressCard slot, and is a great addition to the machine. It fits flush and seems to be snug without risk of falling out.

            I've only used it for an SD card so far, but it works perfectly and seems reliable so far. I would like an LED activity indicator on the reader itself, but that's not a huge omission.

            Overall, does what it advertises, fits well, and a good price!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Does the job.

            By Clay the Walker

            from Atlanta

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

              Glad to finally simply have a reader sitting in my express slot then worrying about keeping up with a card reader all the time.

              I was worried I would get kernel panics putting it in & removing it on the fly like I do with eSata cards, but I haven't had one yet and don't think that I will.

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              4.0

              Very quick!

              By mirian

              from silver spring md

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

              I use with sdhc cards and it's really fast with 32gb cap

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              5.0

              A Must For Your Bag

              By StormVisuals

              from South Florida

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Offloading wav Files
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Capture
                • Digital Photography
                • Offloading SD Card files

                Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                I use it with my H4n Zoom audio recorder to offload the .wav files extremely fast. Great!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Fast downloads

                By bb

                from Alaska

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Detected wout device mgr
                • Faster than USB

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography

                  Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                  Computer running VIsta recognized the card without having to use device manager. Very fast downloads, 50% or more faster than USB.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  good overall, but...

                  By K Man

                  from Stockdale, Tx

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Poor design

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography
                  • File transfer

                  Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                  Overall I think this little card is a great idea. It fits flush within the express slot so you don't have to keep taking it in and out. It's compatible with a wide range of cards. My issue has been that the SD cards I use apparently fit so tightly within the reader that it is impossible to insert or eject cards without first taking the reader of of the computer. Just a few extra micron space in the insertion slot would have made all the difference.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Reader for Cheap

                  By Shred Pictures

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Capture
                    • Digital Photography

                    Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                    I use this to read my 32GB SDHC class 10 card in my MacBook Pro and it works great with fast reliable transfers

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    ExpressCard/34 works with macbook pro

                    By nickiface

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Poor Interface

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Capture
                    • Digital Photography
                    • Image Storage
                    • Image Transfer
                    • Viewing Images

                    Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                    As far as I kow, it's the only product that connects memory cards effectively to the now 'estranged' ExpressCard slot on Macbooks. Every time you put a card in mine it pops out, then when you pop it back in, just push on rim of express card only and both cards will stay in and work. It fits extremely well to the body of the macbook. I've downloaded HD video faster than usb cable alone.

                    in short very effective, with only mildly annoying popouts.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    seems OK

                    By How-Bob

                    from Lake Geneva, WI

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable Dock
                    • Fast Transfer

                    Cons

                    • Poor Interface

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Photography

                    Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                    I think this Express Card will work fine.
                    My concern is that it's a little tight when you insert the SD card.
                    I'm afraid it might rip the contact points in time.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By Mariah

                    from NYC

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Transfer
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Transfer
                      • Viewing Images

                      Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                      Just bought this reader after realizing my MacBook Pro didn't have a SD reader. This works fabulously with my Express Card 34 Reader. The reader sits flush with my laptop so I can leave it in. Have only used it once so far but I was able to view images instantaneously and transferring approx 350 images from a Canon DSLR camera SD card took about 30 seconds. Just pop the reader in, look for the icon on the screen, double click and there are your images. No drivers or cables. Only thing is you do need an adaptor with some of the other memory cards like the Memory Pro Duo for the Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera. Haven't used it with the adaptor yet but I don't foresee any issues. Most of the reviews I've seen of this product have been good and I agree with them. Highly recommend it!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      perfect

                      By Yan

                      from NYC

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable Dock
                      • Fast Transfer
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography
                        • Image Transfer

                        Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                        Very easy to use, much faster then trying to hook up a USB cable to my Leica M9. Learned this trick from a photo pro. Works great.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Add flash card inside of old MacBook pro

                        By Cheebert

                        from Honolulu, hawaii

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Transfer
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Transfer

                          Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                          This unit sits flush with the express card slot in your MacBook pro and will read a multitude of flash formats all without having to fumble looking for a traditional USB version.

                          One bummer is that it doesn't seem to work with the eye-fi cards.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Quick and Easy Solution

                          By Stucco

                          from Seattle

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                                I have a 17" MacBook Pro and this model includes the ExpressCard/34 slot instead of the SD reader slot. I don't expect I'll ever need the ExpressCard, and I frequently need an SD reader, but this isn't exactly a build-to-order choice. This card reader is in my view, an permanent adapter. I appreciate that it remains flush in the side of the notebook (except when there is an SD card in the adapter). The performance is just okay- it seems that it is subject to random slow-downs, but they aren't frequent or lengthy. There are no drivers or configuration hassles on the Mac. Certainly worth the price.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Perfect card reader for your Mac (or PC)

                                By LewieE

                                from Park City, UT

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Digital Photography
                                  • Image Transfer
                                  • Viewing Images

                                  Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                                  This is a solid quality product that works great. Before I purchased this card, I was using the USB connection directly to the camera. This card transfers the pictures much quicker and works seamlessly like any other external drive.

                                  I have not had problems with this card, but have experienced customer support from Sonnet Technologies on another ExpressCard/34. Their tech support is fast and extremely helpful. I highly recommend this product AND this company.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Very nice reader and ver fast too

                                  By Dre the Techie

                                  from Brooklyn, NY

                                  About Me Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Excellent Interface
                                  • Fast Transfer
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Digital Photography
                                    • Image Storage
                                    • Image Transfer

                                    Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                                    I use it to read the SD card from my camera. I leave it plugged into my laptop and it also required no drivers at all when I plugged it in. When I slide the SD card in the pictures pop right up on the screen. Very quick response reading the contents of the card. So far it's working just great for what I need. Haven't experienced anything not so great yet.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works with Apple Snow Leopard

                                    By Surf City Sam

                                    from California

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast Transfer
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • None so far

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Transfer

                                    Comments about Sonnet File Mover Multimedia Memory Card Reader & Writer - ExpressCard/34:

                                    Haven't had this very long, but it works flawlessly so far on my Macbook Pro. After two bad experiences with products (from overseas suppliers) that were supposed to work with Apple Mac OS 10.4+, and didn't work at all on Snow Leopard (OS 10.5), I ordered from this domestic source that I always trust, and got one that works.

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                                    • No

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