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Sony SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader

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

The SBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader 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, 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 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
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SonySBAC-US20 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader
     
    4.2

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Reliable (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Fast (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (11)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      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

       

      Too expensive, but thankfully fast.

      This is the best solution I've found for anyone who doesn't have a way to ingest SxS cards over Thunderbolt. Perfect for PC users and people with the big silver box MacPros with USB3...Read complete review

      This is the best solution I've found for anyone who doesn't have a way to ingest SxS cards over Thunderbolt. Perfect for PC users and people with the big silver box MacPros with USB3 cards, or USB3-equipped laptops. PROS:- WAY faster than USB2 version of reader. I see speeds of 180-190 MB/s upon ingest to my system, which is 4-5x faster than the USB2 reader speeds I've experienced. - USB3 Bus power means no external power adapter; single-cable glory. CONS:- Sometimes doesn't recognize/mount SxS media. Only solution I have found is to unplug and re-plug either the reader or the machine end of the USB cable, which remedies it. It hasn't spontaneously un-mounted YET, but I am weary of it for sure. - Overpriced. the letters "S-O-N-Y" on the top must be why it's more than double the price of the excellent (and faster) Sonnet Echo Pro Expresscard/Thunderbolt adapter.

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      3.0

      Too expensive, but thankfully fast.

      By RatWorks

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Writes/Reads fast

      Cons

      • Overpriced
      • Unreliable Performance

      Best Uses

      • Portable images/multimedia

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

      This is the best solution I've found for anyone who doesn't have a way to ingest SxS cards over Thunderbolt. Perfect for PC users and people with the big silver box MacPros with USB3 cards, or USB3-equipped laptops. PROS:- WAY faster than USB2 version of reader. I see speeds of 180-190 MB/s upon ingest to my system, which is 4-5x faster than the USB2 reader speeds I've experienced. - USB3 Bus power means no external power adapter; single-cable glory. CONS:- Sometimes doesn't recognize/mount SxS media. Only solution I have found is to unplug and re-plug either the reader or the machine end of the USB cable, which remedies it. It hasn't spontaneously un-mounted YET, but I am weary of it for sure. - Overpriced. the letters "S-O-N-Y" on the top must be why it's more than double the price of the excellent (and faster) Sonnet Echo Pro Expresscard/Thunderbolt adapter.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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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:

      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:

        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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:

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

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            • 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:

              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:

              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:

              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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              (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:

                  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:

                      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:

                        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:

                            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:

                              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

                              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:

                                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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                                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:

                                  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:

                                    Great for reading ALEXA SxS cards

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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