Sony SBAC-US30 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader

Sony SBAC-US30 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader

Sony SBAC-US30 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader

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Sony SBAC-US30 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader

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  • ExpressCard Slot
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Max. Read Speed: 1.3 Gb/s
  • USB Bus-Powered
  • PCIe Gen2 Support
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The SBAC-US30 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 800 Mb/s for SxS Pro and SxS-1 cards, and 1.3 Gb/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
PCIe Gen2 Support
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
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Sony SBAC-US30 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony SBAC-US30 specs

    Performance
    Memory Card Slots 1 x SxS
    Host Computer Interface USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s)
    Passthrough Connector Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Bus Power USB
    General
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.0 x 1.2 x 5.2" / 10.2 x 3.2 x 13.3 cm
    Weight 7.0 oz / 198.4 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 6.8 x 2.7"

    Sony SBAC-US30 reviews

    SBAC-US30 USB 3.0 SxS Memory Card Reader is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from This much money for 35MB/s transfers? I have had this unit for 6 months, and am severely dissapointed in the performnce for the price it cost me. On my PC with USB 3.0, as well as my Macbook Pro also with USB 3.0, I get 35MB/s READ and around 10MB/s WRITE speeds at most. When I put my SXS-1 cards into the Expresscard slot in my old USB 2.0 17 Macbook Pro, I get 85-90MB/s transfer speeds. Sony offers no drivers for these used in FAT and eXFAT, so there is nothing to do but plug it in and you get the trasnfer speeds you get. This is basically, my experience, the same performnce as the older SBAC-US20 USB 2.0 reader, except that it is bus powered and more convinient with only one cable being required. I would also like to mention that it is possible to insert an SXS card backwards, at which point it is not removable without extreme efforts. And I don't mean jamed or forced in, I mean loose rattling around backwards with some point of the card catching inside. Had to use a piece of cardboard slid across the top of the car to shim across the protruduing point, be careful.
    Date published: 2015-09-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Functional I use this card reader for location production when I need to create working copies & backups of my files. Like all Sony products, this is well made, looks nice and works as expected. My only critique is that it is expensive for what it is.
    Date published: 2015-06-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for SxS card users with Sony Cameras Just bought the Sony PXW-X180 (using SxS cards) and needed an efficient reader. I recommend to stick with the Sony products when it comes to transferring media.
    Date published: 2015-05-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saves Wear & Tear on Your Camera I didn't realize how many hours I was racking up on my camera transferring footage until I started using the card reader. It's fantastic and fast.
    Date published: 2015-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as expected. Works perfectly. Has pretty quick speeds. Can also function as an SD card reader if you have an SxS>SD card adapter.
    Date published: 2015-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from efficient way to transfer files to computer Works well, with fast transfer of data. Nice that it no longer requires a separate AC connection.
    Date published: 2017-05-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought 2 of them for long time Very vood and strong. Quite expensive....
    Date published: 2017-05-08
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