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Buffalo Intros New USB 3.0 Card Readers

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    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).

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  2. ZoneDymo

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    Still need a usb cardreader, but I rather have one that next to cards also offers more USB ports.
     
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    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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    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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