xqvatrytvfstdwsudzyttdsbtcca

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
SanDiskImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer
 
3.8

(based on 266 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (124)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (40)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast transfer (169)
  • Lightweight (139)
  • Reliable (97)
  • Excellent interface (87)
  • Long cable (71)

Cons

  • Short cable (16)
  • Poor interface (12)

Best Uses

  • Image transfer (148)
  • Digital photography (108)
  • Digital capture (43)
  • Viewing images (43)
  • Image storage (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (93), Semi-professional (66), Enthusiast (48), Casual user (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (206)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Faster than my computer reader (USB 2)

My question:
Does this Sandisk SD card reader read/write files at faster speed over USB 2.0 than my built in computer's card reader??? I don't have USB 3 yet, and...Read complete review

My question:
Does this Sandisk SD card reader read/write files at faster speed over USB 2.0 than my built in computer's card reader??? I don't have USB 3 yet, and can't add it to my computer (all-in-one HP Touch Smart 600) given lack of space inside the all-in-one.

I couldn't find the answer to this question on reviews, in terms of specific speed rates, so I did my own testing. ***I'm not sure if these rates will apply to your computer as I don't know if your computer card reader reads at same speed as mine. I used a 64 GB SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I card which writes/reads at maximum of 45 MB/second.

TRANSFERRING A 600 MB VIDEO FILE OVER USB 2.0:
1) Transfer from SD card to desktop:
Sandisk SD card reader (~30 MB/sec [~20 seconds]); My HP computer's SD card reader (~18 MB/sec [~30 seconds]).

2) Transfer from desktop to SD card:
Sandisk SD card reader (~20 MB/sec [~34 seconds]); My HP computer's SD card reader (~15 MB/sec [~43 seconds]).

I did the same tests with other various size files, including 1 GB video file, 32 GB of videos/photos, and 16.4 GB of photos/videos, and got similar rates.

Other issues- I agree that the magnetic mount is flimsy, but I got used to it, and it's not a big deal for me, but would prefer a tougher mount. It is a bit tougher than usual to get SD card into the slot, but I got used to it now, so not a big deal.

CONCLUSION:
At least for my specific computer, this Sandisk Card reader transfers files at higher speed over USB 2 than my computer's SD card reader. The speed differences listed above are useful for me since I transfer large amounts of files and these speed differences become significant with large file transfers.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sad and angry

This model has big problems. In 2013 I changed four times this
Sandisk card reader. One reader I threw it in the trash. Problem: broken pin for CF. Changed twice a...Read complete review

This model has big problems. In 2013 I changed four times this
Sandisk card reader. One reader I threw it in the trash. Problem: broken pin for CF. Changed twice a SanDisk card reader for 7 days. Problem: a broken and bent pin in the CF slot. I bought a fourth Sandisk card reader this year, he again does not work. Problem: does not recognize the SD card (hc, 16 GB). All my life I've used Sandisk cards and SanDisk card reader without any problems. Gentlemen engineers, what is this now? Be serious and solve this problem or I have to stop buying your products! (heavy heart).
Gotdan Ukic

Reviewed by 266 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

Great

By Kyle PL

from Undisclosed

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

One of the pins in the CF card slot bent after its first use. Quick adjustment with pliers and we were in business again. Works quick and does what I need.

 
3.0

It is OK, but ...

By Jennings

from Undisclosed

See all my reviews

Site Member

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

There are three flaws in this otherwise nice product. As mentioned many times (1) the magnetic base does not work and I discarded it, (2) the cable is way too stiff, but of good quality otherwise, and (3) most importantly you MUST use care when inserting the CF cards. As previously stated, the entrance/guide chute is too short and the card can easily be misaligned with the contact pins if you hastily insert cards, so do it slowly and carefully and it will last many years as mine has done.

 
1.0

B&H FAILS

By Joel

from Undisclosed

See all my reviews

Site Member

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

I used this defective product 5 times over the last two months and it no longer accepts CF cards. B&H will not take it back. I went from a major fan to a major critic. They know the product is bad and sell it anyway.

 
1.0

CF pins break instantly.

By Joel

from Undisclosed

See all my reviews

Site Member

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

You can only use it about 5 times!

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By wrightfilms

from Eastern Shore, VA

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

Great compact size. Fits into the LowePro case that holds my Sony FDR-X3000 action cam and accessories. Just be careful with the magnetized stand that separates very easily (weak magnet?) and isn't very stable with the short USB 3.0 cord attached. Wants to fall right over. ImageMate needs to improve this stand. Nevertheless, the reader/writer itself has worked very well, so far.

 
5.0

I would buy this again.

By 49erfan

from Boston

Verified Buyer

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

Much more durable and sturdier than the previous flimsy card readers I have owned. Card readers always seemed like the weak link in the tech chain from camera-memory-reader-cp-photoshop. Not this one. This is a welcome upgrade that I depend upon.

 
1.0

Reads fast but doesnt hold up

By Abby

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

This reads really fast and I love that about it, however, to have only used it a dozen times and the prints are already bent on the inside meaning that my CF card can't be inserted is very disappointing.

 
4.0

Slim White Card Reader

By Anthony

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

Very nice look to match my iMac. The magnetic stand is different.

 
5.0

Nice

By Josh

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

Nice product

 
1.0

Will not work on usb 2

By Mary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

Would not work on 2.0 usb as advertised and company was no help

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DON'T GET THIS!

By scott

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

The loading bay for the CF slot is not deep enough. On several occasions i have bent a pin or two. last night during a music video shoot a PA experience the same thing. We stopped the entire production as i carefully straightened it out with a micro screw driver all the while cursing SanDisk. I'm amazed to see this thing still on the market. I specifically logged on here to  post a heated review. SanDisk owes me an apology and a refund.

 
5.0

I like it

By Robert

from Undisclosed

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

It works great, downloads even raw files very fast. Well pleased.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cheap Build

By E

from Undisclosed

See all my reviews

Site Member

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

Cheap and nasty. Too long thick cable that bends the reader unless you are in the flimsy stand. History of broken pins. Impractical for location work.

 
4.0

Works Fine

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

Not much to review here. It's a card reader. It reads cards. Works fine. Would have given it 5 but it tips over easy. All good though.

 
5.0

Best Card Reader Ever!

By Captivating Photos

from Stockton, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

Lightning Speeds. Love it

 
4.0

Great CF reader, awkward stand

By Tod

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

Great speed and fits almost anywhere, never really used or needed the stand though, makes everything be at a wierd angle and doesnt have enough grip to hold it in place when you want to remove a card.

 
5.0

good too have

By Anthony

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

A MUST HAVE DO ALL CARD READER

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not up to SanDisk quality standard

By Eric

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

Long time pro photgrapher here. Bought this for the usb 3 speed. ..which is great. Construction quality is junk. I have never seen CF slot pins bend.. but several did within months of use. 
Forget about it staying on that 'magnetic base'. Will always fall over!
avoid..

 
5.0

Solid choice for a card reader

By Paige

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

This is a great card reader. Compact, flexible, and well built.

 
4.0

Quick, versatile, handsom device.

By Rosanne

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer:

This is a great card reader that works with most memory cards that you might be working with. The stand connects to the device magnetically which is very cool, and makes for easy detachment (but not too easy that it doesn't stay on the stand.) Reasons I deduct 1 star from the 5: the cable is a bit short, about 3 feet, so running it behind your desk isn't really an option for most people; the device is a little larger that i was hoping for. It is a very sleek looking device though!

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »