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SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer

B&H # SAIAIOR3.0 Mfr # SDDR-289-A20
You Pay: $32.95
Product Highlights
  • USB 3.0: 500 MB/s Data Transfer Rate
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0
  • Fast Transfer of Photos / Videos
  • 4 Card Slots
  • Supports Most Major Card Formats
  • Detachable Metal Stand Included

The SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer is a multi-format card reader and writer. Featuring a compact vertical design it utilizes the USB 3.0 interface with a data transfer rate of up to 500 MB/s. The ImageMate enables fast, easy photo and video transfer between your card and computer. A versatile reader, it has four card slots and supports most major card formats, including UDMA 7 enabled Compact Flash and SDHC / SDXC UHS-I. The ImageMate reader is fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0. A convenient detachable metal stand is included.

Compact vertical design
USB 3.0 interface, featuring a data transfer rate of up to 500 MB/s
Fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0
Enables fast, easy photo and video transfer between your card and computer
4 card slots: MS/PRO/Duo/PRO Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC, and CF slots are on the front, while a microSD/SDHC/SDXC slot is on the back. MiniSD/SDHC cards fit into the full-size SD slot without an adapter
Convenient detachable metal stand included
Supports most major card formats: SD/SDHC/SDXC (including UHS-I), microSD/SDHC/SDXC, miniSD/SDHC, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, MMCmobile, RS-MMC, RS-MMC DV, Memory Stick/PRO/Duo/PRO Duo/PRO-HG Duo, CompactFlash (including UDMA up to mode 7)
Compatible Memory Cards SD/SDHC/SDXC (including UHS-I)
microSD/SDHC/SDXC
miniSD/SDHC (via SD/SDHC/SDXC slot)
MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, MMCmobile, RS-MMC, RS-MMC DV
Memory Stick/PRO/Duo/PRO Duo/PRO-HG Duo
CompactFlash (including UDMA up to mode 7)
Computer Interface USB 3.0 / 2.0
Data Transfer Rate Up to 500 MB/s
System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, 7
Mac OS X 10.4.10 or higher
USB port (3.0 required for 3.0 speeds)
Dimensions (HxWxL) 4.68 x 1.61 x 0.39" (11.9 x 4.1 x 1.0 cm)
Weight 4.0 oz (113.4 g)
SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer
  • Detachable Metal Stand
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SanDiskImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer
     
    4.1

    (based on 158 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (77)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (13)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast transfer (129)
    • Lightweight (102)
    • Reliable (69)
    • Excellent interface (64)
    • Long cable (50)

    Cons

    • Short cable (14)
    • Poor interface (8)

    Best Uses

    • Image transfer (115)
    • Digital photography (84)
    • Digital capture (32)
    • Viewing images (32)
    • Image storage (19)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (61), Semi-professional (47), Enthusiast (41)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (145)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Faster than my computer reader (USB 2)

    My question:
    Does this Sandisk SD card reader read/write files at faster speed over USB 2.0 than my built in computer's card reader??? I don't have USB 3 yet, and...Read complete review

    My question:
    Does this Sandisk SD card reader read/write files at faster speed over USB 2.0 than my built in computer's card reader??? I don't have USB 3 yet, and can't add it to my computer (all-in-one HP Touch Smart 600) given lack of space inside the all-in-one.

    I couldn't find the answer to this question on reviews, in terms of specific speed rates, so I did my own testing. ***I'm not sure if these rates will apply to your computer as I don't know if your computer card reader reads at same speed as mine. I used a 64 GB SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I card which writes/reads at maximum of 45 MB/second.

    TRANSFERRING A 600 MB VIDEO FILE OVER USB 2.0:
    1) Transfer from SD card to desktop:
    Sandisk SD card reader (~30 MB/sec [~20 seconds]); My HP computer's SD card reader (~18 MB/sec [~30 seconds]).

    2) Transfer from desktop to SD card:
    Sandisk SD card reader (~20 MB/sec [~34 seconds]); My HP computer's SD card reader (~15 MB/sec [~43 seconds]).

    I did the same tests with other various size files, including 1 GB video file, 32 GB of videos/photos, and 16.4 GB of photos/videos, and got similar rates.

    Other issues- I agree that the magnetic mount is flimsy, but I got used to it, and it's not a big deal for me, but would prefer a tougher mount. It is a bit tougher than usual to get SD card into the slot, but I got used to it now, so not a big deal.

    CONCLUSION:
    At least for my specific computer, this Sandisk Card reader transfers files at higher speed over USB 2 than my computer's SD card reader. The speed differences listed above are useful for me since I transfer large amounts of files and these speed differences become significant with large file transfers.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sad and angry

    This model has big problems. In 2013 I changed four times this
    Sandisk card reader. One reader I threw it in the trash. Problem: broken pin for CF. Changed twice a...Read complete review

    This model has big problems. In 2013 I changed four times this
    Sandisk card reader. One reader I threw it in the trash. Problem: broken pin for CF. Changed twice a SanDisk card reader for 7 days. Problem: a broken and bent pin in the CF slot. I bought a fourth Sandisk card reader this year, he again does not work. Problem: does not recognize the SD card (hc, 16 GB). All my life I've used Sandisk cards and SanDisk card reader without any problems. Gentlemen engineers, what is this now? Be serious and solve this problem or I have to stop buying your products! (heavy heart).
    Gotdan Ukic

    Reviewed by 158 customers

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    4.0

    ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Wr

    By maxx

    from new york

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    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 SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

      device was great on my trip uploading phots shot on the daily to E reader for review was easy an quick

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      • No

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      5.0

      Super Fast Reader

      By Duff

      from Jonesboro, AR

      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 SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

        This card reader is very fast. Saves a lot of time.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent performance

        By Ginnie L

        from Piedmont, SC

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Transfer
          • Viewing Images

          Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

          I have had three card readers, the Sandisk card reader is fast and the connectors are built strong. It is a tight fit for the card, no loose connections. I am impressed with the quality and performance of the Sandisk Reader/Writer.

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          5.0

          Reliable Product!

          By Doki

          from Ocala, Florida

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

            Great all-in-one USB 3.0 ready. Did not have any issues with set-up & use of the product. Fast transfer.

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            • No

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            5.0

            ImageMate All-in-one USB 3.O Reader/W

            By Chewelah3

            from Chewelah,WA.

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

              I'm using SanDisk card reader / writer with my Apple 27" iMac computer. I like the new size of card reader/writer. It can be used with USB 2 or USB 3. I like the way it stand up and out way too!

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              3.0

              Don't expect too much

              By Arcoona Studios

              from Australia

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Transfer

                  Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                  I bought this reader with a couple of Sandisk Extereme Pro 64GB SD cards.Using the Sd car slot in my Clevo laptop, and Blackmagic speed test util, these SDs write @ 90MB/s & read 76MB/s.Using the SANDISC card reader, these speeds were less than half through USB3.

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                  3.0

                  Mixed Feelings

                  By Sleepy

                  from Chaska, MN

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long Cable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Transfer

                    Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                    The stand is really a joke. Cards are difficult to slide in; you really have to be careful when using this.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Neat

                    By Don

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Digital Photography

                      Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                      This is one of those devices that have a MOMA look while at the same time is easy to use and practical. It works like a charm enabling you upload your memory cards in style. A well designed product!

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                      5.0

                      SanDisk ImageMate

                      By George

                      from Stockton, Ca.

                      Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                      Even though I don't have USB 3.0...It works great with with 2.0...Use all card sizes and formats in various cameras...Very very convenient to have it all in one place...Stand is worthless...may try double stick tape on side of work area. Overall a good product.

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                      4.0

                      Excelent product

                      By syl

                      from new jersey

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable Dock
                      • Excellent Interface
                      • Fast Transfer

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Storage
                        • Image Transfer

                        Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                        Easy, totaly compatible with camcorder products.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Overall fairly good

                        By KJ

                        from Grand Rapids, MI

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Convenient Design

                        Cons

                        • Occasionally Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Transfer

                        Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                        I wanted a faster and more convenient card reader. I love SanDisk products, so I figured this is the one for me!

                        Pros - I really like the design of this with the long cord, allowing the reader itself to be easily reached and not stuck in the back of my computer. I don't bother with the stand, so I can't review that.

                        Cons - After ejecting the card on my Mac, removing the card from the reader and then inserting a new one, it has inconsistently recognized the presence of the new card. That means I have to detach the reader from the cord occasionally. It's not a deal breaker, but is a little annoying when you are uploading several cards in one sitting, which I normally do and is why I gave it 4 stars. Otherwise, I'm very happy with it!

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                        1.0

                        Sad and angry

                        By Gordan_Ukic

                        from Rovinj Rovigno, Croatia

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Transfer

                        Cons

                        • Inflexible Cable

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Transfer

                        Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                        This model has big problems. In 2013 I changed four times this
                        Sandisk card reader. One reader I threw it in the trash. Problem: broken pin for CF. Changed twice a SanDisk card reader for 7 days. Problem: a broken and bent pin in the CF slot. I bought a fourth Sandisk card reader this year, he again does not work. Problem: does not recognize the SD card (hc, 16 GB). All my life I've used Sandisk cards and SanDisk card reader without any problems. Gentlemen engineers, what is this now? Be serious and solve this problem or I have to stop buying your products! (heavy heart).
                        Gotdan Ukic

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Wr

                        By pjnight

                        from massapequa, ny

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Transfer

                          Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                          used for home use, nice small and light weight

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Like and dislike

                          By Photopharma

                          from Califon,NJ

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Transfer

                            Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                            SanDisk always offewrs great products.
                            The disadvantage of this unit, is that being made in China, in some the CF slot is inadequate.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Is exactly want I wanted

                            By mobula

                            from San Diego

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Transfer
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                                Fast and works every time

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By Brian

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Transfer
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Stand

                                Best Uses

                                • Digital Photography
                                • Image Transfer

                                Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                                Fast transfer speed and lightweight.

                                The stand leaves a lot to be desired, but I wasn't planning on using it anyway.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Card Reader

                                By almphoto

                                from Knoxville, TN

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                                  We shoot a lot of images, so a good card reader is a must.I had 2 card readers, but 1 was damaged during a 24 hour film festival. A lack of sleep and a fast approaching deadline can cause some mental lapses. I purchased this as a replacement and to speed up work flow. It seems faster than my 2.0 reader, but I have not done any speed test.

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                                  4.0

                                  Excellent reader with a silly stand

                                  By Markantony

                                  from Reston, VA

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Excellent Interface
                                  • Fast Transfer

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Digital Capture
                                    • Digital Photography
                                    • Image Transfer

                                    Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                                    Reads all cards perfectly and appears to be well built. The optional stand is cute in a "Star Trek" way but the magnet is not strong enough to hold the reader in place. No big deal.

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                                    4.0

                                    Quick and Easy

                                    By Oscar

                                    from Miami, FL

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast Transfer
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Thick Inflexible Cable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Transfer

                                    Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                                    I use it to transfer RAW+JPEG files rather than connecting the camera to the computer, and it's considerably faster.

                                    The product is thin, light, and easy to stow away in any pocket in the camera bag. The only downside is the thick, not-too-flexible cable. With a thinner, more flexible cable, this would get 5 stars from me.

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome, great design

                                    By Kepture

                                    from Singapore

                                    Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

                                    Awesome piece of card reader. Could have been made in a simpler design, buy sandisk decided to beautify it. No, flash cards are not susceptible to magnetic fields, so there are no issues with the magnetic stand. I see the stand is more for aesthetic rather than functional. Usb 3.0 , what esle more can we expect ? It works and looks great.

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