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Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer

B&H # SOSBACUS20 Mfr # SBAC-US20
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You Pay: $299.99
Product Highlights
  • ExpressCard Slot
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Max. Read/Write Speed: 1.3Gb/s
  • USB Bus-Powered

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SonySBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works efficiently and gets the job done

    I bought this product so that I would be able to transfer files from my SxS cards to my Mac for editing. I've only had it for a few months now, but I am...Read complete review

    I bought this product so that I would be able to transfer files from my SxS cards to my Mac for editing. I've only had it for a few months now, but I am very happy with it. It serves its purpose just fine and doesn't seem to make much noise or become overheated easily. It is also extremely easy to use, all you have to do is plug it into your USB drive and pop a card into the device.

    As shown in the picture, there is only one card slot, but I really never need to access multiple SxS cards at a time, so this is not a problem for me. I would recommend this card reader to anyone who needs a reliable device for transporting their files.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works, but has some issues

    Little pricey for a reader, and nowhere near as fast as the sonnet echo over thunderbolt or even a classic expresscard reader off a laptop. But if you need additional ways to read multiple...Read complete review

    Little pricey for a reader, and nowhere near as fast as the sonnet echo over thunderbolt or even a classic expresscard reader off a laptop. But if you need additional ways to read multiple sxs cards, and don't want to go the qio route, this is the way to go. I currently have two, and though it's not as fast as competing readers it gets the job done and it's easy to stack up more as long as you have the usb ports.

    at the moment I do not believe they work with any usb 3.0 pci card. the usb has to be integrated into the computer.

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    5.0

    Best card reader

    By Bronzy

    from Ghana

    Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

    Very durable

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    5.0

    Works efficiently and gets the job done

    By Indrid Cold

    from Lockport, IL

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home

      Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

      I bought this product so that I would be able to transfer files from my SxS cards to my Mac for editing. I've only had it for a few months now, but I am very happy with it. It serves its purpose just fine and doesn't seem to make much noise or become overheated easily. It is also extremely easy to use, all you have to do is plug it into your USB drive and pop a card into the device.

      As shown in the picture, there is only one card slot, but I really never need to access multiple SxS cards at a time, so this is not a problem for me. I would recommend this card reader to anyone who needs a reliable device for transporting their files.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Work Good

      By Digital Media

      from Murray State University

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

          We use the card reader everyday and all is good so Far.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          SxS Memory Card reader very reliable

          By TGlen

          from Virginia Beach, VA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional
            • Video

            Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

            Use the SxS card reader to extract video files from the card used by Sony EX video cameras. This model is bus powered, which is most convenient to not need a separate power cord. It also uses USB 3, which if on a compatible, equipped machine provides extra download speed and is still compatible with USB 2 if not. Works great, no problems with it yet.

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            • No

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            4.0

            NO MORE POWER CORD

            By Jason the Editor

            from Mississippi

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Field Work
            • Traveling

            Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

            Great improvement from the 1st Version. Now I don't have to worry about finding an extra outlet for my card reader. It is a space saver and time saver not that it is USB 3 compatible.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Decent Card Reader

            By slk3rd

            from Asheville NC

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

            Can be a little Hinky. . . not showing up on the desktop when you plug in a card, but other than that. . . seems to work pretty well.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Problems with USB 3 cards on Mac

            By axel

            from new york city

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                Make sure that your USB 3 card in your mac tower is compatible. Because mine is not….

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                • No

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                5.0

                Fast!

                By SACTV

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                    Using this with a portable laptop editor (Edius) and it makes video ingest a snap. Love how fast it is compared to the USB 2.0 model. Great unit.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Solid Build

                    By MC Mechanic

                    from Tampa FL

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                      Affordable well built reader -

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Seems good so far.

                      By Stephen Fouasnon

                      from New Orleans, LA

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                          Using this reader to download Alexa footage, having an sxs reader that is usb 3 provides some flexibility for workflow. It doesnt have an external power source which I would prefer, but other than that it seems to work great.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A+++

                          By Cinesalty

                          from Des Moines, Iowa

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                            Solid, reliable transfer. I love that it only has one USB cable, not two like the previous model.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            excellent sxs card reader

                            By cfionvideo

                            from Staten island, 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 Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                              Super easy to use. Just plug it in and your card appears as an external hard drive. So much better then the external powered version. Does not drain battery fast if you are using a laptop.

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                              • No

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Works, but has some issues

                              By Tom

                              from NY

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Little Over Priced
                              • Slow

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                Little pricey for a reader, and nowhere near as fast as the sonnet echo over thunderbolt or even a classic expresscard reader off a laptop. But if you need additional ways to read multiple sxs cards, and don't want to go the qio route, this is the way to go. I currently have two, and though it's not as fast as competing readers it gets the job done and it's easy to stack up more as long as you have the usb ports.

                                at the moment I do not believe they work with any usb 3.0 pci card. the usb has to be integrated into the computer.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Exactly what I expected: fast & reliable

                                By danibam

                                from Madrid, Spain

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Replacement

                                  Comments about Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader/Writer:

                                  Great for reading ALEXA SxS cards

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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