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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 234 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (169)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (51)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (165)
    • Reliable (113)
    • Easy to use (97)
    • Fast transfer (90)
    • Durable (48)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Image transfer (81)
    • Everyday (76)
    • Digital photography (70)
    • Travel (57)
    • Home (40)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (87), Semi-professional (60), Enthusiast (56), Casual user (7), Getting started (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (210), 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

    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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      • No

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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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            • No

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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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              • No

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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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                      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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                            5.0

                            Great card reader

                            By Roman

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Getting Started

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                              Light and easy to use card reader.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              It Works!

                              By CMore Light

                              from Indianapolis, IN

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                  I use this card reader to transfer pictures form my camera's card to the computer. It has worked fast and without any problems so far. I would recommend getting this card reader to anyone looking for one. I did not give it 5 stars because the provided cable is shorter than I expected.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again and agai

                                  By Alex P Studio

                                  from Marlboro NJ

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use

                                    Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                    copy CF card to PC

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works Well & Great Price

                                    By Frank

                                    from San Ramon, CA

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                        Needed a faster card reader to carry in my bag and found this one at B&H for a good price. And so far it has been great. Reads both my high speed CF and SDHC cards without any problems.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Reader

                                        By bm

                                        from hawaii

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                          Great Reader. Fast and compact.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Good one

                                          By Jun

                                          from Olathe, KS

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape Photography
                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                            It is the one i wanted.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            great card reader for price

                                            By sleeper

                                            from Chicago, IL

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Small
                                            • Usb 30

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Home
                                              • Studio
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                              usb 3.0 is very fast in transferring speed for my cards.

                                              small footprint and usb3.0 were the main selling points.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Weel Made & preforms Well

                                              By TJC

                                              from Cheboygan, Michigan

                                              About Me Semi-Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use

                                                Comments about Transcend USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader RDF8:

                                                This is a well made product, preforms very well.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Fast, easy, reliable

                                                By Hearnia

                                                from Delray Beach, FL

                                                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:

                                                  Much much faster than my USB2 reader. A must for pulling data in this day and age.

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