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Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8

You Pay: $14.95
Product Highlights
  • 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

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®

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    TranscendUSB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8
     
    4.6

    (based on 243 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (176)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (171)
    • Reliable (119)
    • Easy to use (105)
    • Fast transfer (90)
    • Durable (52)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (82)
    • Image transfer (81)
    • Digital photography (70)
    • Travel (60)
    • Home (43)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (90), Semi-professional (61), Enthusiast (59), Casual user (7), Getting started (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (217), 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.

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    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

    Inexpensive and Solid

    By mvadventures

    from Big Pine Key, FL

    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 reader is simple to use, installs immediately, and works reliably - nice and fast. Saves camera battery when unloading photos, particularly when traveling and I don't want to drag chargers with me.

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      4.0

      Great bang for the buck!

      By Olya

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

      As a frequent compact flash user for audio/field recording this drive simplifies the process and does what it needs to do.

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      5.0

      Very nice and small card reader

      By Moish

      from Ann Arbor, MI

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • none that I can find

      Best Uses

      • Traveling

      Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

      Very nice, small, portable card reader. Works great. Inexpensive enough to have a few around or to use them together to read two or three cards at once or to copy cards.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Surprisingly nice card reader

      By Sid

      from St. Louis, Mo.

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

        I have burned through many of the $ card readers over the years, so I decided to upgrade to something better and more robust. While I've only been using this one for a few weeks, it seems a substantial improvement over the cheaper readers available at computer places without the investment of an expensive reader like those made by the card manufacturers. So far it's been a very nice find.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Fast and easy! Works great

        By DSP

        from Burlington, VT

        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:

          Small, fast and easy. Works with PC and Mac. No problems so far. I use it for CF cards and have gotten crazy fast transfer speeds on USB 3.0. Cut my transfer times by a factor of 10!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Just what I needed

          By Modular

          from DC

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

            Perfect for my application and easy on the wallet. No issues yet!

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            5.0

            Best card reader I have owned

            By Sunshine

            from Colorado

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

            Very fast copying speeds which really help when dealing with Raw files.
            Works great with all my cards.
            I've had problems with other card readers reading my 32gb and larger cards. This one works every time

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent..

            By jdgray

            from Eastport, Maine

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

              Necessary to read camera cards.

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              • No

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              5.0

              pretty good card reader

              By Jenn

              from Grand Rapids, MI

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                Another kodak card reader exploded in my face and I was looking for something different... after not being able to find a CF card reader at any stores around my house I ordered this one because I recognized the brand and the rating was nice. It's wonderful! Much better and solid over what I have been using. The connections are nice and strong, the cord is solid (although i suppose a touch short, but forgivable) and the cards fit in snug without me worrying about bending a pin. Will buy again if it doesn't die TOO quickly.

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                5.0

                Excellent Reader

                By bmbfan

                from Newburyport, MA

                About Me Semi-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:

                  No manual needed! Just plug and go! Nice and compact and fast!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Small size and VERY fast. Its GREAT

                  By Bleudawg14

                  from Augusta, Georgia

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Versatile
                  • Very affordable

                  Cons

                  • Cord Is Removable

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                  This Transcend RDF8 multi card reader, is quite small, making it very easy to carry along. It is ideal for me, because I can use it for both CF and SD cards. The fact that image transfers take place VERY quickly, is an added bonus. I am thinking about ordering another one for my other camera bag. This is a very useful item, and very inexpensive as well.

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                  1.0

                  Nikon D800 to Windows 8?

                  By Buddy

                  from US Territory

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Functional

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                      No faster than the USB cable from camera, with crashing on transfer. Poor quality, pixelated NEF images on Nikon Transfer. Converts RAW/NEF to unconvertible file (to JPEG, etc.) I just threw it out, not worth the postage to return it.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Fast and easy to use

                      By archfoto

                      from Olympia, WA

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Quick Transfer

                        Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                        This device reads way faster than the USB 2.0 and the built-in computer card readers do. It is small and light, as well as a good buy.

                        I would like a longer and more pliable cord, though!

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                        5.0

                        Simple and Fast

                        By JP

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                          Transfers are supper speedy and has supported all cards that I've tried with it. Included cable is short, but alright for laptop use.

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                          5.0

                          works as expected

                          By Lou

                          from Wayland,MA

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                              fast...very fast compared to USB 2.0. No big surprise.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great card reader at a good price

                              By ckbknyc

                              from Brooklyn NY

                              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:

                                Solid design, fast USB 3 transfer speeds. Good price.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                So good, so far

                                By val

                                from charlotte, nc

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                  Who knows how long it will last, but it's working for now. Got it a few weeks ago. Works perfectly and runs fast.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  There's no better option!

                                  By JohnnyPG

                                  from Orlando, FL

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use

                                    Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                    Does exactly what it's supposed to and does it FAST! I would buy this again and again. It's very compact, durable, and easy to use.

                                    Not to mention, it's very affordable.

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                                    5.0

                                    Fast Card Reader

                                    By Anymouse73

                                    from Philadelphia, PA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use

                                      Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                      This card reader works perfectly with my Windows 7 laptop. I use this device to transfer large camera raw files as well as mp4 videos. The USB 3.0 interface really makes the transfers faster. I also load SD and microSD cards for reviewing on a tablet. Reading and writing are both fast and reliable. I recommend using good memory cards as the "no-name" brands tend to be inconsistent and unreliable. Just plug it in and use it. Painless and reliable!

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                                      5.0

                                      Best value multi-card reader!

                                      By Only the Best

                                      from Houston, TX

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • HD video
                                        • Music
                                        • Photos
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                        This card reader was priced significantly lower than the others and I have always been a "you get what you pay for" consumer, but decided to take a chance on this product. I am very glad that I did. I have used compact flash, SD, and micro SD cards rated up to 120 MB/s with this card reader with flawless performance on audio, photos, and videos.

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