Monday, March 5th 2012

Buffalo Intros New USB 3.0 Card Readers

Buffalo Japan announced two new lines of memory card readers that take advantage of the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, the BSCR09U3 series, and the BSCRD04U3. The BSCR09U3 has a typical desktop form-factor, it measures 85 x 13 x 49 mm (WxDxH), weighing about 35 g. It supports a variety of media formats, including SD/SDHC/SDXC (standard, mini, and micro), MS-Duo, M2, CompactFlash, and XD Picture Card, with zero interface bottlenecks.

The BSCRD04U3, on the other hand, resembles the shape of a flat highlighter pen. It measures 33 x 15 x 69 mm, weighing 17 g. Once uncapped, it can be plugged directly to a USB 3.0 port, or extended via a cable. This reader only supports SD/SDHC/SDXC (standard, mini, and micro). Both card readers are available in black and white options. Slated for April, the BSCR09U3 is priced at 3,402 JPY (US $41.8), while the BSCRD04U3 goes for 2,826 JPY (US $34.7).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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3 Comments on Buffalo Intros New USB 3.0 Card Readers

#1
ZoneDymo
Still need a usb cardreader, but I rather have one that next to cards also offers more USB ports.
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timmyisme22
Don't really see much of a point in USB 3.0 card readers... at least until the cards themselves can handle a higher speed.
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Chaitanya
by: timmyisme22
Don't really see much of a point in USB 3.0 card readers... at least until the cards themselves can handle a higher speed.
I have memory cards that are rated at speeds in excess of 60MBps and USB 2.0 is simply too slow to cope with these high speed memory cards so a USB 3.0 or Firewire 800 card readers are always welcomed by the pro photographers. :rockout:
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