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

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

The SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader / Writer from Sony enables you to transfer files from your SxS memory cards to your computer and vice-versa if your computer has no ExpressCard slot. The reader itself is equipped with an ExpressCard slot, and connects to your computer via the USB 3.0 interface. The SBAC-US20 offers read/write speeds of up to 800Mb/s for SxS Pro and SxS-1 cards, and 1.3Gb/s for SxS Pro+ cards.

No special driver installation is required except for the SxS UDF driver necessary to recognize UDF formatted memory cards. As it's USB bus-powered, the reader requires no AC adapter. The SBAC-US20 accepts optional Sony ExpressCard adapters for reading XQD (QDA-EX1), SD (MEAD-SD01) and MS (MEAD-MS01) media.

Transfer files from your SxS memory cards to your computer and vice-versa, if your computer lacks an ExpressCard slot. Specifically designed to transfer video captured with Sony's XDCAM camcorders
Equipped with an ExpressCard slot
USB 3.0 interface for connection to computer
Only driver you need to install is SxS UDF driver required to recognize UDF formatted memory cards
USB bus-powered, so no AC adapter is necessary
Accepts optional Sony ExpressCard adapters for reading XQD, SD and MS media
Compatible Memory Cards SxS
With optional Sony ExpressCard adapters: XQD, SD and MS
Computer Interface USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate Read / write speeds: Up to 800 Mb/s for SxS Pro and SxS-1 cards; up to 1.3 Gb/s for SxS Pro+ cards
Power Requirements USB bus-powered
4.5 W
System & Software Requirements Computer with available USB port
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 1.25 x 5.25" (10.16 x 3.18 x 13.3 cm)
Weight 7.0 oz (198.4 g)
Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader / Writer
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SonySBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader / Writer
     
    4.1

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Durable (5)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      excellent sxs card reader

      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...Read complete review

      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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      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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      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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      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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      2.0

      Problems with USB 3 cards on Mac

      By axel

      from new york city

      About Me Professional

      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

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          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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              5.0

              Solid Build

              By MC Mechanic

              from Tampa FL

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              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 -

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                • 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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                    (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.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      excellent sxs card reader

                      By cfionvideo

                      from Staten island, ny

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                      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

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                            • Business

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