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Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader

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Product Highlights
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • For SDHC, SDXC, microSDHC/SDXC Cards
  • Free Data Recovery Software Download

The RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader from Transcend is equipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for fast data transfer. It is compatible with SDHC, SDXC, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards, including those carrying the Ultra High Speed Class 1 (UHS-I) designation. Insert your memory card into the reader and the plug the reader directly into an available USB port on your computer, in order to transfer images and video files from card to computer. A free download of RecoveRx data recovery software is also included with your purchase of this card reader.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface offers fast transfer of images and video files from your memory card to computer
Compatible with SDHC, SDXC, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards, including those carrying the Ultra High Speed Class 1 (UHS-I) designation
Insert your memory card into the reader and the plug the reader directly into an available USB port on your computer
Has an LED indicator for card insertion, data transfer activity
With the purchase of this card reader, you are also entitled to a free download of RecoveRx data recovery software
Compatible Memory Cards SDHC, SDXC, microSDHC, microSDXC, including UHS-I versions
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate Not specified by manufacturer
Power Output 5.0 V
System & Software Requirements Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
Linux Kernel 2.6.30 or later (USB 2.0 only)
Operating Temperature 32 to 158° F (0 to 70° C)
Certifications CE, FCC, BSMI, C-tick, KC
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.35" (5.6 x 2.4 x 0.89 cm)
Weight 0.6 oz (18 g)
Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    TranscendRDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader
     
    4.7

    (based on 71 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (56)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (48)
    • Easy to use (46)
    • Reliable (33)
    • Durable (22)
    • Fast transfer (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (31)
      • Travel (27)
      • Home (20)
      • Studio (9)
      • Image transfer (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (28), Semi-professional (13), Professional (12), Casual user (6), Getting started (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (56), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Less Than $10 Until The Next SD Revision

      This is the third card reader purchased since switching from film to digital in June 2006. This is my second Transcend reader in the last 3 years. The product has proven to be...Read complete review

      This is the third card reader purchased since switching from film to digital in June 2006. This is my second Transcend reader in the last 3 years. The product has proven to be reliable.

      Ensure you have from the Microsoft Windows Download Centre their Update for Windows XP (KB955704) to add support for the exFAT file system format. Otherwise, your PC may not be able to read the SDXC UHS-I memory card and you will be prompted to format the card in your PC which will render the SDXC portion of the card useless. You will then have to contact the card's manufacturer to install the SD 3.0 Formatter to return the SDXC format to the card. A big hassle if you didn't know about this beforehand.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Compatibility issues

      It looks nice, keeps the SD card cool. Works well on Asus laptops.

      The mini-SD slot is poorly designed.

      I've tested my two RDF5s with Firmware version TS35 and...Read complete review

      It looks nice, keeps the SD card cool. Works well on Asus laptops.

      The mini-SD slot is poorly designed.

      I've tested my two RDF5s with Firmware version TS35 and Wintec Filemate Elite 64GB (Model 3FMSX64GU1E-R).

      Compatibility issues with:
      - Toshiba Satellite L740 (USB 2.0) - Gives errors with any SD card.

      Performance issues with:
      - Renesas USB 3.0 Controller– Extremely low writing speed – 9~14 MB/s
      - MSI G41M-E43 – Very slow reading speeds. Writing was not tested.

      Just for reference the writing constant speed with Sonnet SDXC UHS-I Pro (ExpressCard/34) is 45 MB/s (card's max supported writing speed).

      I'm not happy with this device.

      Note: The both slots cannot be used simultaneously.

      Reviewed by 71 customers

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      5.0

      High Quality, Low Cost Card Reader

      By Tom

      from Washington State

      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 RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

        This is an excellent, versatile card reader suitable for field use. Its cost is low and its quality is high.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great purchase

        By taddeos1974

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

            Product is simple to use, portable and reliable.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Speedy Reader

            By DJ

            from Oklahoma City, OK

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Traveling

              Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

              Reads both a 64/32 G card very quickly. Download speed is nice.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Fast, Affordable, Great Reader

              By Ivan

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Glossy Finish
              • Seperate Cap

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

              I use this product to upload footage from my dslr, some are in RAW. I use a 32gb SD card with read speed up to 90mbs, Uploading videos is fast if used on a 3.0USB port. The only thing I can think about as a negative is the finish of the plastic and the cap. Its a little glossy so its finger print proned, the cap also is seperate and can be lost, aside from that, great reader. way better quality than the iogear that I purchased for almost twice the price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              SDHC Card Reader

              By rogerdugans

              from Connecticut, USA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Inexpensive
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                I use card readers primarily for image transfer from cameras and somehow most seem to quit working within 18 months or so. I tend to look for inexpensive ones as a result- the expensive ones don't last any longer.

                The Transcend unit is the first USB 3 reader I have had and it IS faster than my previous USB 2 units, as expected.
                It works flawlessly in Linux and Mac, as well as in Windows (although speed is slightly slower, oddly.)

                I have not had this unit for long but I am definitely happy with it- good value, good speed and I recommend it.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Small, Fast, Reliable

                By Polylepis

                from CA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                  This wonderfully small reader has worked great for my sdhc 600x Transcend cards. Transcend gave these out with card purchases some time ago so I have 4 of them. Still on the first one after 18mos, shows no sign of any problems.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  FAST PERIOD!

                  By MikeyCA27

                  from Bay Area CA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home

                    Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                    My older USB 2.0 card reader was a freebie, it was transfering at 30-15MBps this new one being USB 3.0 transfers af much faster speed, cuts the time waiting for files to transfer. Couldnt be happier.

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                    5.0

                    Convenience AND simple

                    By Big Bubba

                    from Western mass

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • simple

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • No Card Slot Available

                      Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                      Great for any computer that has no card slot. Also for anything else you want to view your pictures or videos on.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Should be in a camera case/bag

                      By DLaca

                      from Yorba LInda

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                          It's small, light. It's a USB3 --> fast, responsive.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By Moish

                          from Ann Arbor, MI

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • None that I can think of

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                          Very small. Works very well. Easy to carry around in a camera bag or in your pocket. Price is low enough so you can purchase a few of them.

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                          2.0

                          Overheats

                          By Tom

                          from Martinez, CA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Overheats

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                            I'm not sure if mine's defective, but at $ bucks it's hardly worth replacing. It seems to overhead whenever it's plugged in. It works and is nicely compact, but the heat worries me. I currently have it plugged in to a transcend 4-port USB hub.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Simple and perfect for travel

                            By JMC

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                              Great price, super fast transfer speeds and super small. I use it for transferring my GoPro footage. No issues so far!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Value for a Good Price

                              By L Selly

                              from Tarzana, CA

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                                  So far so good... used it for the first time last week and it works well and quick. Considering the price tag, this is a great deal!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product!

                                  By efa

                                  from Warminnster, PA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                                    Quite effective for fast transfer of data, including pictures, to/from computer, laptop and camera.

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                                    4.0

                                    comes in handy

                                    By austin p.

                                    from staten island, ny

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                                      this comes in handy and its tiny so you can put it in your bag and whenever you need to dump 2 cards at once while youre on the go, its there for you.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Speed difference you'll notice!

                                      By Harold's Mind

                                      from NJ

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Tranferring Videos
                                        • Transferring photos

                                        Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                                        I've used slightly older USB 2 version of this memory card and others. The speed difference between the older ones I had and this new one was immidiate.
                                        The only slowdown on my system is the peak speed of the SD card itself. So the card reader performs like a champ. Transferring 2-5GB or more of video or photos has been a real fast pleasure.

                                        And at the inexpensive price you can get one for it's a no-brainer.
                                        I picked up a few, for when on the go, or for home use, etc. Highly recommended.

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                                        5.0

                                        liked firm factor

                                        By angel_pr

                                        from san juan

                                        Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                                        Happy with the reader si far

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                                        5.0

                                        Fast, Small, Convenient Reader

                                        By JGIB86

                                        from Pikeville, KY

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                                          This USB 3.0 card readers is great! I use it to transfer image files from my D7100, which can be 30MB. This reader realy speeds up the process!

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                                          4.0

                                          Does the job

                                          By Jacques

                                          from Trinity, FL

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home

                                            Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                                            Fills my needs

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Good Card reader

                                            By Amber

                                            from Gettysburg, PA

                                            About Me Getting Started

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about Transcend RDF5 USB 3.0 SDHC / SDXC / microSDHC/SDXC Memory Card Reader:

                                              I needed a new card reader for my new camera and this one was inexpenisive and compact nice to keep in the camera bag.

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