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Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8

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Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8

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  • USB 3.0: Up to 4.8 Gbps Data Transfer
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0
  • 1 CF, 1 SDHC / SDXC Slot
  • 1 M2/microSD, 1 MS PRO/XC/MS DUO Slot
  • Supports SDHC UHS-1, SDXC UHS-1 Cards
  • Supports UDMA6/UDMA7 CF, MSXC Cards
  • Includes RecoveRx Data Recovery Software
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The Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8 is a card reader offering blazing fast transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface. Such high speeds make the reader ideal for professional photographers looking to effortlessly copy a large number of images. The reader contains a total of 4 slots: 1 CF, 1 SDHC/SDXC, 1 M2/microSD, and 1 MS PRO/XC/MS DUO. It supports the SDHC UHS-1, SDXC UHS-1, UDMA6/UDMA7 CF and MSXC card formats. Enjoy a free download of RecoveRx data recovery software as an included bonus! Backwards compatible with USB 2.0, the reader is the ideal companion for your data management needs.

Super-Speed USB 3.0 interface, while retaining backwards compatibility with USB 2.0
Supports SDHC UHS-1, SDXC UHS-1, UDMA6/UDMA7 CF and MSXC card formats
Transfer high-resolution images and video recordings to your computer more rapidly and with greater efficiency
Utilize the full speed potential of your memory cards
USB powered - no external power or battery required
LED card insertion / data transfer activity indicator
Supports SD / CF built-in security functions. Not all cards support built-in security functions, so please be sure to check with your memory card's manufacturer for compatibility details
Offers a free download of RecoveRx data recovery software!
Compatible Memory Cards SDHC (UHS-1), SDXC (UHS-1), MicroSDHC, M2, MS (MSXC), CF (UDMA6/UDMA7)
Computer Interface USB 2.0 / 3.0
Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: Up to 4.8 Gbps
USB 2.0: Up to 480 Mbps
Power Requirements 5.0 V output
System & Software Requirements USB port - USB 3.0 port needed for USB 3.0 performance
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
XP requires an update (KB955704) in order to support exFAT file system. See Microsoft's Download Center on their website
Mac OS 10.2.8 or later
Linux Kernel 2.6.30 or later
May require firmware download from Transcend's website in order to be compatible with USB 3.0 on Mac computers
Certificates CE, FCC, BSMI
Operating Temperature 32 - 158°F (0 - 70°C)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.66 x 1.77 x 0.60" (6.76 x 4.50 x 1.52 cm)
Weight 1.13 oz (32 g)
Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8
  • RecoveRx Data Recovery Software - Free Download
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    TranscendUSB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8
     
    4.7

    (based on 293 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (221)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (58)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (203)
    • Reliable (145)
    • Easy to use (137)
    • Fast transfer (90)
    • Durable (66)

    Cons

    • Short cable (33)
    • None yet (3)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (109)
    • Image transfer (81)
    • Travel (80)
    • Digital photography (70)
    • Home (58)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (110), Enthusiast (69), Semi-professional (68), Casual user (9), Getting started (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (256), Yes (3)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Superb

    Fast. Super fast. Aside from the possibly short cable (already mentioned by others) - which isn't actually a problem for my setup but I can understand where it could be - I have...Read complete review

    Fast. Super fast. Aside from the possibly short cable (already mentioned by others) - which isn't actually a problem for my setup but I can understand where it could be - I have no problem with these readers at all. Great price. I bought 3 of them and built a stack, and can ingest ~60Gb of wedding photos in ~30mins tops. Awesome.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK MAC OS X

    Just bought the Transcend reader.. ( Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8 ) It corrupted 4 32gb CF cards that I had to rescue images from.. I updated the firmware with no...Read complete review

    Just bought the Transcend reader.. ( Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8 ) It corrupted 4 32gb CF cards that I had to rescue images from.. I updated the firmware with no luck. It takes forever to mount and locks up the system. I have the latest 27inch 3.4 ghz intel core i7 iMac. The camera will also display an error stating that the card is unreadable. I am returning it to B&H.. Not what you want or need if $ is at stake!

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    5.0

    Works Great

    By DS

    from NYC

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Traveling

      Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

      Compact, great speed, works as promised.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      GREAT TRAVEL USB3 CARD READER

      By BLUE FLASH

      from ESCONDIDO, CA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

        TO TRANSFER YOUR CF - SD HC - AND MICRO SD HC CARDS TO LAPTOPS OR HARD DRIVES.
        EASY TO USE AND WILL WORK WITH USB-3 COMPATIBLE COMPUTERS.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By cshaw

        from springfield vt

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home

          Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

          this product works great it takes all kind of memory cards and its great so all you have to do is take card from camera and put it in the card reader and it downloads the pictures real fast.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Esential for Film Makers

          By Mickey Jay

          from New York, NY

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

            I had a card reader but it was very slow so needed to upgrade. This was the right one. You really do need this because of the different formats people shoot on.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Does its job

            By Raynus

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                It works perfectly well. I can transfer from multiple cards at once and it seems to be faster than my MacBook Pro's inbuilt SD card reader.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Works well; very fast; inexpensive

                By Tonyvet

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                  I have been using this for SD and CF cards and with both the downloads are very fast. The unit is quite compact and inexpensive compared to a lot of other card readers. Go for it!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works as expected

                  By Rusty

                  from Birmingham, AL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                      I use this CF card reader with my Sandisk cards and my 2011 Macbook Pro. It works perfect

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                      5.0

                      Fast portable reader

                      By Dave M

                      from Southeastern Pa.

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                        extremely fast reader 80/mbs or faster which is great while on location. Nice and compact fits right with my gear. Has been an asset while backing up photo shoots

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Recommended

                        By AdlT

                        from Quito, Ecuador

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                          Works great!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Fast Upload

                          By RJ the Photographer

                          from Virginia Beach, VA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Cord too short

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                          GREAT FAST product. Uploads all my cards quickly to my mac

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          fast card reader

                          By marthajoy7

                          from Auburn, Washington

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Has About A Foot Usb Cord
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Loading Large Video Files

                            Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                            Just plug into a usb3 port and it self installs

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Outstanding Reader!!!

                            By nickflix

                            from Durham, NC

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                              Great for anyone who needs their cards read. No problems and always reliable and fast.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Versitle, Good Value

                              By CNorris

                              from Long Beach, CA

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Very Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                              I purchased a new Mac and wanted to take advantage of the USB 3 ports to upload camera footage. This reader is smaller than the old FireWire reader that accepts CF cards only.

                              I have not done any formal benchmarks, but it's smoking faster than my FireWire reader and after a month or so of daily use, has performed reliably with both CF and SD cards. I haven't yet tried the MicroSD slot - I guess I'll see how that works the next time I break out the GoPros.

                              The blue status light is on top, and not obnoxiously bright. The included cable is a bit short, perhaps, but perfect for an iMac or notebook.

                              The only ding I would give is that it's SO light, it will fly around if the cable is bumped. Not a big deal.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Very good reader

                              By D Kane

                              from San Francisco

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                I use this reader for simple downloading my SDXC card files to my computer. It is much faster than USB 2.0. It is reliable and small and takes little space on my desk. Very good product for a very fair price.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Amazing piece of equipment

                                By photoguy123

                                from Baltimore, Md

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                  I purchase two of these readers (one as a gift). It has been only a week now, but this product performs beautifully. I will keep you updated if it fails within a year.
                                  Additional comment: I have never tried to play my photos on my TV before, but gave it a shot using this card reader. I was thrilled to see that I could not only play my photos on a large TV Screen, but use my remote to "forward or reverse". It will be great to sit in the comfort of a large living room using a 60-inch HD screen to show my clients their wedding images instead of huddling around a 30-inch monitor. (This is probably old news to a lot of people using a card reader+TV).

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  USB 3.0 Multi card reader

                                  By actuck

                                  from Odenville, AL

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Need To Use The Cable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                  Reads cards as it is supposed to. Did I say it transfers fast? I use it to transfer photos from a Compact Flash card used in my Canon 5D MkIII.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Works as Advertised

                                  By RV

                                  from Chicago

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home

                                    Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                    Seems to work just fine. Construction could be a little more solid but for the price it is OK

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works like it should

                                    By JMP

                                    from Miami, Fl

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                      Made the mistake of trying another brand to read compact flash cards, big mistake. After corupted images and finicky card insertions, decided to try the Transcend 3.0 Multi Card Reader. Good choice. I would recommend.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great!

                                      By HaGao

                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                        This multi-card reader is versatile and fast thanks to its multiple slots and USB 3.0 compatibility. It's small and lightweight as well. Definitely recommended.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great card reader!

                                        By Cam

                                        from Manhattan, IL

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • Short cord

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Home
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                        Exactly what I was looking for! Transfer of files is quick and easy. It has a very short cord, but not a big deal. Only need the CF card slot, but having the other 4 is a bonus--may need them in the future.

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