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Fast USB 3.0 Single Slot SD, SDHC, SDXC Card Reader / Writer

by B Betron®
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
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  • USB 3.0 has transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s)
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0, reduces power consumption
  • instead of one-way communication, USB 3.0 uses two unidirectional data paths: one to receive data and the other to transmit
  • Compact, portable design, easy to carry, plug and play
  • improved bus utilization - a new feature is added (using packets NRDY and ERDY) to let a device asynchronously notify the host of its readiness (no need of polling)
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Fast USB 3.0 Single Slot SD, SDHC, SDXC Card Reader / Writer + Platinum 64GB Class 10 SDXC Memory Card
Price For Both: £38.99

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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandB Betron®
Item Weight5 g
Product Dimensions5 x 2 x 1.5 cm
Item model numberBetron USB 3
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 1,145 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight18 g
Date First Available24 May 2012

Product Description

Betron offers high-performance Professional readers designed to help professional photographers and advanced photo enthusiasts maximize their post-production workflow speed. Betron Professional Readers are ideal for use with high-speed cards, and provide incredibly fast download speeds when paired with a high speed card-so you can maximize your workflow and minimize your post-production time.

Betron(tm) USB 3.0 Single Slot SD, SDHC, SDXC Reader / Writer is a high-performance reader with a compact, portable design that enables the fastest download speeds from the highest capacity Secure Digital (SD) cards. Fully compatible with, SD High Capacity (SDHC), SD cards and SDXC the reader provides versatility and the ability to leverage blazing-fast card speeds

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Dubbed SuperSpeed USB, USB 3.0 promises a major leap forward in transfer speeds and capability, while maintaining backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 devices. USB 3.0 offers a ten-fold increase in raw bandwidth over USB 2.0

In a nutshell, USB 3.0 promises the following:

Higher transfer rates (up to 4.8Gbps)

Increased maximum bus power

New power management features

Full-duplex data transfers

Support for new transfer types

Backward USB 2.0 compatibility

This compact, single slot USB 3.0 card reader lets your easily transfer digital data, photos, games, music and more stored on Flash cards between all kinds of digital devices. It's ultra-portable and backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast & inexpensive USB 3.0 card reader 6 July 2012
By luke997 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Verified Purchase
I needed a fast USB 3.0 SD card reader to be able to quickly copy photos from the DSLR.
Couldn't find any speed reviews/tests but as the reader was very cheap, decided to give it a go.

Reader arrived within 2 days and as soon as it did, I tested it using the following hardware:
- USB 3.0 Laptop 1 (Sandy Bridge, i7-2677m - ULV)
- USB 3.0 Laptop 2 (Sandy Bridge, i5-2450m - slightly faster)

SD Cards:
- Sandisk Extreme III 30MB/sec
- Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/sec

- Crystal Disk Mark, Sequential Read/Write 5x100MB

Sandisk Extreme III -
- Laptop 1 - 30.3 MB/sec read and 30.2 MB/sec write
- Laptop 2 - 32.0 MB/sec read and 28.1 MB/sec write
Sandisk Extreme Pro -
- Laptop 1 - 67.7 MB/sec read and 67.5 MB/sec write
- Laptop 2 - 78.4 MB/sec read and 71.4 MB/sec write

I also ran addition test to see how much USB 2.0 limits performance of the 95MB/sec card on the faster laptop:
- Laptop 2 - 32.5 MB/sec read and 22.0 MB/sec write

As you can see, USB 3.0 reader is over 2.4 times faster in reads and 3.2 writes, very good results for such inexpensive device, on par with much dearer Lexar/Sandisk!

All in all, it's well deserved 5/5, I can fully recommend this reader if you have a fast memory card, USB 3.0 PC and are tired of slower USB 2.0 speeds - copying full 32GB off the Extreme Pro 95MB/sec card through this reader will save you precious time if you're in rush, definitely worth the price.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10 A Fantastic little device! 8 Feb 2013
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I've been using this device for 3 months or so and it's performed flawlessly.

Using this with a class 10 SD card I have consistently maxed out the read performance of the card at 45MB/s which has saved huge amounts of time transferring photos and doing things like OS installations (Linux Ubuntu etc).

For such a cheap device I have been seriously impressed with it's performance. It's been totally reliable whenever I've used it and I can highly recommend it for anyone looking for a decent, fast and cheap SD card reader.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job nicely 27 Dec 2012
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I bought this to grab RAW files taken on a DSLR from a recent trip. My P&S camera wouldn't show them as it would only show JPEG's. Found this little gem and I'm very pleased with it. I do have a USB3.0 socket in my PC and was really happy with the read speeds. Didn't bother with a full test, as I wasn't in a huge rush to transfer approx 30 files. If I find time, I'll run some speed tests and report back.
As soon as I plugged in, my PC (Windows 7 Home Premium) picked it up instantly, and was ready to go almost immediately.
Agree with someone else who mentioned the cap is a bit flimsy, but I have other drives intended for portability, so that doesn't impact me. Build quality could be better, but for this price, I won't complain.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bargain at £3.99!!! 18 Oct 2012
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Excellent product. Perfect for transferring files quickly. Just make sure you have USB 3.0 ports on your PC to benefit from this card reader!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says but... 12 Sep 2012
By Haydon
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Nice fast transfers from my Extreme Pro SD card with this card reader. However is wasn't reverse compatible with my USB2 socket on my Windows 7 laptop.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultra quick! 4 Aug 2013
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I am getting average transfer speeds over USB 3 on my Asus Maximus Extreme V motherboard of between 95 and 110 megabytes per second!

The transfers from my camera card are so quick now, that sometimes it seems like it failed to transfer, because I missed the progress bar!

Excellent little product and highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The introduction of USB technology has, for me, been the best thing to be introduced for the IT market.

This product is no exception. Our sons new laptop uses the newest USB 3 format, the internals of USB 3 plugs and socket are blue.

They claim USB 3 is up to 10 times faster than USB 2. The developers have added a new transfer type called Super Speed or SS giving a claimed 5 Gbit/s transfer rate (electrically it is more similar to PCIe Gen2 and SATA than USB 2.0 ) Not done a speed test myself but the transfer of photo files off a high speed card appears very quick.

Reader looks and feels very robust. Price was great too. Well packaged, in fact son ussd original package to stop his reader being 'lost' in the bottom of his laptop bag.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Card Reader, 5 May 2013
By Snippey
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Good product, very good service, everything is as it should be and works well. Would certainly use again if required.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good - very happy thank you
Published 15 hours ago by Soft Daddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Zoom!
I wanted a faster reader and I got it! My previous one was simply USB, so this was a big improvement.
Published 1 day ago by Suzy P
4.0 out of 5 stars Good buy for the price
Works very well, noticeable speed difference. My only concern is the running temperature, tad hot for my liking.
Published 5 days ago by Ajakz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gadge
Just what I needed and it does what it said on the packaging...
Published 5 days ago by Mail Man
1.0 out of 5 stars too wide
this reader is so wide that it prevents anything being fitted into an adjacent usb3 socket.
Published 12 days ago by sick of buying junk
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Made life a lot easier. Thanks
Published 19 days ago by hilkins
5.0 out of 5 stars brillient and easy to use
what can I say, this came very quickly, its easy to use and an excellent bargain. This will save you time and money, well recommended
Published 4 months ago by S D Jennings
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job
USB3 devices tend to be priced up because they are new but this does the job that is asked of it for a reasonable price
Published 5 months ago by Geoff Sharp
5.0 out of 5 stars JR
Well pleased with this little gadget so much quicker to download my pics than rigging up the camera usb to the pc.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good single slot USB 3 card reader (SDXC 64Gig)
Nice product. Well manufactured. Works at USB 3 speeds with SDXC cards. I'm using a Sandisc 64 Gig SDXC card. Gives me 41.5MegBits/sec write speed.
Published 6 months ago by telescope
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