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IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer

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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Plug-n-Play
  • Hot Swappable
  • Windows & Macintosh Compatible

The Iogear Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer provides for hi-speed, bi-directional image and data file transfer between your computer and your multimedia devices. It does this by enabling you to download directly to your PC or Mac from your memory cards without using additional adapters. It works with all major memory card formats and supports high storage capacity in excess of 2GB, with USB 2.0 high-speed file transfer (up to 480Mbps) from the memory cards used in your cell phone, MP3 player, or digital camera, to your computer - saving you time and conserving the power of your devices battery.

The Iogear Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer reads the following memory card types:

Compact Flash/Micro Drive: CF-Type I, CF-Type II, CF-Ultra II, Micro Drive, CF-Pro II, CF-Extreme, CF-Extreme III, CF-PSP II, CF-Supper, CF-Ultra X

MMC/SD: SD, SDHC, SD-Pro, SD-Pleomax, SD-Pro C, SD-Ultra II, SD-Ulrta II Plus, SD-Extreme III, SD-Ultra X, SD-Turbo, SD-Supper, SD Max, Mini SD, Mini SD-Pro, Mini SD-Pleomax, MMC, MMC-Pleomax, MMC Pro, HS-MMC, MMC Plus, MMC-Plus Turbo, RS MMC, RS MMC-Pleomax, RS MMC-Speed, RS MMC-Max, MMC Mobile, MMC Mobile-ProC, MMC Mobile-Pocketnet, MMC Micro*

xD-Picture Card: Type M & Type H

Micro SD: Micro SD/Micro SDHC, T-Flash

Memory Stick: MS, MS-Magic Gate, MS-PRO Magic Gate, HS-MS-PRO Magic Gate, MS-DUO, MS DUO Magic Gate, MS-PRO Duo, HS-MS-PRO Duo, HS-MS-PRO Duo Magic Gate, MS-PRO Duo-PSP, MS-PRO Duo-Gaming Memory Stick

M2: Memory Stick Micro (M2)

* Adapter required

Works with all popular memory cards without additional adapters
USB 2.0 interface provides fast data transfer (up to 480 Mbps)
Reads and writes multiple media cards at one time
Plug-n-Play, Hot swappable, and Hot pluggable
Powered by USB Port
Drive letter recognition software available by download and can replace confusing icons with memory card slot icons for easier access
Designed for use with Digital Cameras, Palmtop PCs, Handheld PCs, PDAs, Voice Recorders and other mobile electronics devices
Compatible Memory Cards Compact Flash/Micro Drive: CF-Type I, CF-Type II, CF-Ultra II, Micro Drive, CF-Pro II, CF-Extreme, CF-Extreme III, CF-PSP II, CF-Supper, CF-Ultra X

MMC/SD: SD, SDHC, SD-Pro, SD-Pleomax, SD-Pro C, SD-Ultra II, SD-Ulrta II Plus, SD-Extreme III, SD-Ultra X, SD-Turbo, SD-Supper, SD Max, Mini SD, Mini SD-Pro, Mini SD-Pleomax, MMC, MMC-Pleomax, MMC Pro, HS-MMC, MMC Plus, MMC-Plus Turbo, RS MMC, RS MMC-Pleomax, RS MMC-Speed, RS MMC-Max, MMC Mobile, MMC Mobile-ProC, MMC Mobile-Pocketnet, MMC Micro*

xD-Picture Card: Type M & Type H

Micro SD: Micro SD/Micro SDHC, T-Flash

Memory Stick: MS, MS-Magic Gate, MS-PRO Magic Gate, HS-MS-PRO Magic Gate, MS-DUO, MS DUO Magic Gate, MS-PRO Duo, HS-MS-PRO Duo, HS-MS-PRO Duo Magic Gate, MS-PRO Duo-PSP, MS-PRO Duo-Gaming Memory Stick

M2: Memory Stick Micro (M2)

* Adapter required

Computer Interface USB 2.0 (High speed)
Data Transfer Rate Up to 480Mbps
Video Output No
Remote Control No
Power Requirements Powered via USB Port
System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP & Vista; Mac OS X (10.1.2 or later)
Available USB port
Dimensions (WxHxD) 0.6 x 2.3 x 4.0" (16 x 59 x 102mm)
Weight 4 oz (114g)
IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer
  • Card Reader/Writer
  • USB (type A- mini B) Cable (approx. 16" long)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3-Year Manufacturers Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    IOGEARUniversal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer
     
    4.2

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (23)
    • Fast transfer (21)
    • Reliable (16)
    • Excellent interface (14)
    • Durable dock (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image transfer (23)
      • Digital photography (16)
      • Viewing images (14)
      • Image storage (9)
      • Digital capture (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (14), Professional (7), Semi-professional (7), Casual user (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simple and solid performer

      All PROS–No CONSSolid performance at the right price.Works as described.Cable more than ample length.PLUG & PLAY.Originally I bought the IOGEAR 56-in-1 card reader to use with an LG8250...Read complete review

      All PROS–No CONSSolid performance at the right price.Works as described.Cable more than ample length.PLUG & PLAY.Originally I bought the IOGEAR 56-in-1 card reader to use with an LG8250 from [...]. It was disabled by Verizon (from my understanding) causing MP3s to be transferred as SOUND files when using Bluetooth. The phone had been damaged and I cannot verify that it works with the LG8250 but MP3s transfer flawlessly from my Mac to my Motorola Barrage using a MicroSD card.As well, my girlfriend's PC is not Bluetooth capable. We no longer need to buy a USB Bluetooth adapter to tranfer photos between her computer and phone.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      has some considerations

      The unit can only be attached via the supplied cord, not connected directly into a USB contact. If you use a USB extension cord, the unit does not get enough power. You may...Read complete review

      The unit can only be attached via the supplied cord, not connected directly into a USB contact. If you use a USB extension cord, the unit does not get enough power. You may plug it into a hub however. The slot for the Duo-stick is rather shallow so the stick extends out beyond the slot (be careful when inserting) There is no light on the card reader to let you know it is in operation (the most absent feature).

      Reviewed by 33 customers

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      3.0

      Worked, then didn't

      By Kerry

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable Performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

          It worked great for a while, but then the SD slot failed. Sure it is a low cost product, but I truly despise the idea of disposable tech. Contacted ioGear support and they simply said it's out of warranty. I will replace with a competitors product, tho' its probably made in the same factory!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Good things do come in small packages

          By JR

          from Montreal, Que

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Workswell

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

              Use with a laptop to download pictures while travelling.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              The Memory Bank is great .

              By Paul C.

              from Daly City Ca.

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                    This is just another excellent product offered by B&H ,anytime I need something!
                    Yes the product works great and I can utilize any media card I need!
                    The price was perfect,as so is the reputation of my B&H.
                    I call this company my store,because it never fails to offer me what ever I need on a personal basis.
                    I have been a long time customer, and can't see going to any other source for my photography needs!
                    Keep up the excellent work B&H.
                    You have a long time relation with me!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Works as advertized

                    By bsmlight

                    from Aurora, CO

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Interface
                    • Fast Transfer
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                      I use this to transfer images from my camera to computer, and to do firmware updates to my camera.
                      My system immediately recognizes the drive assignment and I can update the card to my hearts content.

                      I wish it had a light to indicate activity, but it seems to work fine and data read/write is very quick. Good product.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 reader

                      By Rightseat 777

                      from Florida

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Transfer
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                        For the price, this reader is hard to beat.

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                        5.0

                        the perfect buy

                        By roalbe7

                        from sunrise,fl

                        About Me Getting started

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable Dock
                        • Excellent Interface
                        • Fast Transfer
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Digital Photography
                          • Image Storage
                          • Image Transfer

                          Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                          This Is a great product I would highly recommend it

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          1.0

                          not good at all

                          By joe

                          from sxm

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Pros

                          • Pfff

                          Cons

                          • Slow transfer

                          Best Uses

                          • Too slow

                          Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                          zero! this thing is so slow!!!!!!!!! 45 minutes to transfer 16Go. I bought another brand, and it's going much faster.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          It works

                          By Jeff

                          from Santa Clarita

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Transfer

                              Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                              I can read from and write to a CF card. Not much more to say than that.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works Well

                              By Video Producer

                              from Birmingham, AL

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                  Just plug it up and it works well. We've used it for CF and SD cards on a Mac. No problems. I like that it comes with a USB cable so there's nothing else to purchase.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  More of what I needed

                                  By Navigator

                                  from Seattle

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Excellent Interface
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • File Transfer

                                    Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                    Good SD card read/write and if I ever need another format, now I have an interface for it too.[...] online driver download was simple. Lining the card up for insertion can be a challenge but I'd definitely make the same choice again.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    card reader.

                                    By gabra

                                    from Las Cruces, NM

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • Short Cable
                                    • Slow Connection

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Transfer
                                    • Viewing Images

                                    Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                    Does the job, but could be faster.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    1.0

                                    Unusably Slow for CompactFlash

                                    By Dan

                                    from Columbus, OH

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                          I bought this for the sole purpose of transferring images from my CF cards to my computer without having to fire up my laptop (for which I have CF to PCMCIA adapter).

                                          Download time for a single 7MB file:
                                          Laptop with PCMCIA adapter: 7 seconds.
                                          Computer using this device: 107 seconds.

                                          Pros:
                                          At least it didn't corrupt the memory card.

                                          Cons:
                                          To slow to be of any use to me whatsoever.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great reader

                                          By g4boundrunner

                                          from Las Vegas

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Fast Transfer
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Image Storage
                                            • Image Transfer
                                            • Viewing Images

                                            Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                            Very quick reader. Never have any problems with it

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great card reader

                                            By audrey

                                            from Olathe, KS

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable Dock
                                            • Fast Transfer
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Digital Photography
                                              • Image Storage
                                              • Image Transfer

                                              Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                              Can't ask for much more from a memory card reader. I only use SD and CF so I can't comment on using it with other media types. However for this price it can't be beat!

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                                              5.0

                                              Card Reader

                                              By Matthew

                                              from New York City

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                                Fast and easy uploads. Uploads 10 times faster then transferring from camera to computer. Good size and can take all the right cards. Functions well and is reliable.

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                                                1.0

                                                Slooooooooow

                                                By Maestro Brad

                                                from New York

                                                About Me Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Difficult Setup

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                                    You get what you paid for. However, you figure it could be a little faster. 8G 15MBS (old ultra 2 cards) takes 38 mins with raw files. also the slot for CF cards is too big. It makes you think you will break pins easly. Would have spent the extra cash had I not spent so much already that day!

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Simple and solid performer

                                                    By DisplacedNYer

                                                    from Geneva, Ill

                                                    About Me Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

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

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Digital Photography
                                                      • Image Transfer
                                                      • MicroSD cell phone use
                                                      • Music to Phone
                                                      • PC without Bluetooth
                                                      • Viewing Images

                                                      Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                                      All PROS–No CONSSolid performance at the right price.Works as described.Cable more than ample length.PLUG & PLAY.Originally I bought the IOGEAR 56-in-1 card reader to use with an LG8250 from [...]. It was disabled by Verizon (from my understanding) causing MP3s to be transferred as SOUND files when using Bluetooth. The phone had been damaged and I cannot verify that it works with the LG8250 but MP3s transfer flawlessly from my Mac to my Motorola Barrage using a MicroSD card.As well, my girlfriend's PC is not Bluetooth capable. We no longer need to buy a USB Bluetooth adapter to tranfer photos between her computer and phone.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Just What I Needed

                                                      By Him Or Me

                                                      from Alexandria, VA

                                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Excellent Interface
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Long Cable
                                                      • Reliable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Image Transfer

                                                        Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                                        I have many devices that use memory cards, so an all in one reader was what I needed. This reader does what I need it to without problems.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Works well, Great price!!

                                                        By vtkelch

                                                        from Southern Vermont

                                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Excellent Interface
                                                        • Fast Transfer
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Long Cable
                                                        • Reliable

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

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

                                                          Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                                          Too soon to tell if it will hold up in a busy real estate office, but so far it does very well.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Works well

                                                          By PackSaddle Jack

                                                          from Full-Time RV'er

                                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Semi-Professional

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Fast Transfer
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Digital Photography
                                                            • Image Storage
                                                            • Image Transfer

                                                            Comments about IOGEAR Universal Memory Bank 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                                            Use it to load a card for pictures into the frame purchased a few days before. No frills, just performance. Expect equal efficiency with other sizes of cards as the need arises.

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