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Insignia™ - USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader

Model: NS-DCR30S2KSKU: 5787406

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1844 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for what it does

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    Foxy
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    This SD card reader is perfect for what its intended to do: read SD cards, both regular and micro sized. It's decent sized, only slightly bigger than the average USB stick, and it has a cap for when it's being transported. My two complaints is that one: The cap won't attach to the back end like a pen, so it kinda just hangs there. It gets in the way of my other USB slots sometimes. And two: It can't read both a regular and micro SD card at the same time. I realize now that it says that on the package and if I recall, on the online page as well but I'm still a little fussy over it. It's not a huge deal for me, as I don't need it to read more than one at a time most the time. It just would've been a nice feature. I'd still recommend it anyway. It does its job with no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tool for loading photographs

    Posted
    INAlleycat
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    With computer inputs changing with technology, loading photos from various devices can be challenging to say the least. Some computers have USB inputs, some have USB-C, but few of the newer computers have input slots for memory card slots. To add to the confusion, different devices utilize different sized memory cards. Some devices (like cameras) use standard SD cards while other devices (like phones) use mini-SD cards Fortunately, this device allows both of the standard sizes to be loaded through a computer USB port (note: if you are using a newer Macbook Pro, you will need to purchase a USB to USB-C adapter). A great product for a reasonable cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Met my Expectations!

    Posted
    Hodge
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    I had been having a lot of trouble getting info from my laptop or my smartphone using an mSD Card to my PC(it is old has no reader built in). Even trying to transfer info. on my phones mSD to my Laptop, which does have a reader was impossible(no idea what the problem was, still don't). But it doesn't matter now. This Insignia Reader worked the first time & everytime since(only had 4 days, but used five times). Not once was it not readable. No matter if I used it with a PC/LT or a MacBook! I love this reader. Portable, strong & reliable. Wish all adapters worked this well, no matter what kind. Now I have only had it for four days, but I really don't see any problems in the future. If any changes "I will upgrade", sorry update my post.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my needs

    Posted
    SillyCrab

    I didn''t know why my class 10 SD cards kept getting corrupted. When I Googled this problem, I came across a forum where somebody said the cause was the card reader. That never occurred to me but since mine was really old, I decided to get a new one. Thankfully, Best Buy has reasonably priced readers and I picked this one because it's USB 3 (although my MBP has USB 2) and small. So far, so good, and no corrupted cards. I'd have given this 5 stars if not for the flimsy belt loop which I'm almost sure will break at some point but it's not a deal-breaker for me. I thought of getting the $20 reader which has a slot for CF but I highly doubt I'll have a gadget that uses it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use!

    Posted
    DDDad
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    Even though downloading pics from a camera to a computer is supposed to be easy, let's admit the error messages and running "thinking" circle can get annoying - especially in a hurry. I don't always have time or patience for that. So I got this to use in those crucial moments for business. So glad I did. Best time saver ever. Only problem is how it plugs into computer. I can't have any other drives plugged in at the same time to the right side of the drive because of it's design. Also, if you have a unit that has a flip panel that protects the area for portable plug-ins, this device will not work. So be sure you know your hardware layout before purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PC Has No Memory Card Reader? This Product Is 4 U!

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    DelB
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    I purchased my Cybertron CLX Gaming Desktop from Best Buy which did not come with a SD Memory Card Slot. I figured I'd just have to do without one. NOPE, in this tech age, at some point everyone may soon have a need, just as I did. Visited a local Best Buy and asked if there possibly existed a USB Memory Card Reader and the sales rep., showed me the Insignia Brand and it was exactly what I was looking for. The transfer speed is excellent, the card reader stays cool to the touch, no matter how long it's been connected to the USB port and the asking priced is very reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Went with the SD Card I gifted

    Posted
    ESAinMEM
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    As I mention in another BB review for an SD card, I sent my mother some large files (photos) via SD card through "snail mail" because it was the most logistically efficient thing to do at the time. To sweeten the deal, I also sent her this card reader, which apparently saved the day--she said she had been using a printer to access flash storage cards, but for some reason that suddenly quit working, and this handy-dandy device came to the rescue. May have something to do with the fact that she's using Macs, I don't know, but I CAN tell you that this Insignia Memory Card reader DID work on her Mac! So there you go. Get you one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to do

    Posted
    Cornuto
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    Works fine on my Window 10 and 7 systems. Transfer rates are acceptable. Seems to be decently built. The only drawbacks are no attachment point for a lanyard and the flimsy silicone rubber strap for the cap. I can see that won't last long, Plus you have to put up with the cap dangling around awkwardly. A nub to store the cap at the end opposite the connector would be preferable. Finally ejecting drive in Windows means you have to unplug and plug the reader back in order to swap cards safely. For these reasons I rate this as only three stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    USB 3.0 memory card reader

    Posted
    IamWil
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    I purchased this device to be able to transfer files off of a micro SD card directly to my phone which is a Galaxy S9 Plus. I use the OTG adapter and it works perfectly. I can access files on a MicroSD or a regular SD card. They can also be used on any Windows device. In case you were wondering you cannot use both MicroSD and regular SD ports at the same time. I'm not saying that I actually tried it I'm letting you know that it does not work. This device is really handy especially if you have a device that does not have an SD or MicroSD slot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Portable card reader

    Posted
    1SmoothRider
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    I purchased this so I could read my SD cards away from my laptop. I can hook it up to my cell phone with an adapter which enables me to get to my cards anywhere. The care reader holds the SD & the micro SD cards although you can load them you cannot open them both at the same time. This is also a 3.0 which is faster than the 2.0 I can transfer files to/from my phone but I have not yet tried that feature. This is also cool to have when visiting because you can hook it up to any acceptable device to get to your files so you don't have to lug around your laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, DISCONTINUED product

    Posted
    Stephanie
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    This does what I need it to do. I purchased this because for whatever reason my laptop would not read my camera when it was plugged in. I like that it has the Micro SD card and regular SD card slots. Good price, it's about $15. However, when I went online to register, it comes up as a discontinued product on the Insignia website, so this may not be available in stores when they're all sold out. Oh well. This is a cheap fast fix for what I needed at the time and will continue to use it until I need to replace it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Camera card reader worked and fixed the PC's slot.

    Posted
    Bill
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    I couldn't get my old HP tower PC to copy the new pictures in my camera flash memory card. I got the memory card reader on the recommendation of the Windows store employee to bypass the non-working slot in the front of the tower. When I put the USB cable in the slot of the hub for the memory card reader, my camera's flash memory card worked fine. And, it also fixed the nonworking slot on the front of the PC too! I don't know exactly why. But all is well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Accessory

    Posted
    Dusty
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    New lap top without the card reader. Had problems with the on-line photo transfer site (Canon). Never available when I had work to complete (transferring photos from camera to web site). Went into Best Buy with 2/3 possible readers. The tech at Geek Squad reviewed my choices, removed one that was not appropriate for my needs, and suggested the one that was the least expensive. Bought it, took it home and the rest is history-Works, easy, no problems, and I can use it 24 hours a day, no waiting for a person to answer an email or phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seems faster than internal laptop card reader

    Posted
    zpdd03
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    I purchased the USB 3.0 Insignia Memory Card Reader for moving Digital Photographs. My laptop does have a SD card slot that can be used for MicroSD cards also, but with having 1000’s+ pictures I needed something that I could use if there was a possible failure with the laptop internal card reader and was small for travel. I didn’t check the actual transfer speed, but the Insignia card reader does seem to be faster than my internal card reader. I would definitely purchase again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am only writing this review to give buyers info

    Posted
    ggalore1
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    Product works well with Cox Gigablast network. I get over 950 MBS download speeds. What should be said about these units and installation is that every time you change the plugin from the modem to the router or to a computer, you have to reset the modem so to have it recognize the new device. Also be patient, because it takes time to reboot and recognize the new router or computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Will work on most PC's ..versatile!

    Posted
    Chess04
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    this is important........i can say i am very happy with this purchase at a cost effective price u get a card slot reader that inserts into usb slot and not the ssd/mmc card slot which makes it most compatitable with the widest array of computers regardless of size. Very helpful purchase....be careful as some readers will not show on some computers.....periphies tend to be a little dicey this way....this unit has worked in all attempted applications ..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked perfectly first time I used it

    Posted
    JimP
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    Got this to read the SD cards I use in my cameras. Have only used it once. Plugged it in, my computer recognized it and computer treated it just like another drive. Able to copy pics from SD card to my computer. The plastic piece that connects the cop to the body looks a little flimsy but I think will be OK since I will not be using it often.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great reader for price

    Posted
    Ryan

    Purchased to download images from Nikon DSLR camera to Acer Chromebook (which does not include an SD slot). Was able to download 600+ images from recent family vacation to Yellowstone, Glacier, Mt. Rushmore lightning quick due to products USB 3.0 compatibility. In doing research it seems like a lot of the other products on market to do not yet take advantage of USB 3.0 Recommended if you're looking for an inexpensive reader for PC or Chromebook.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended

    Posted
    Hevanlee
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    Bought this for transferring pictures from camera to PC, and it works like a charm. It's a simple little necessity for anyone who wishes to transfer files from a memory card to a computer. I like the little cap that protects the USB end, but it's floppy and requires some fiddling with it to insert it into the USB port. Overall, no big deal and it does it's job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does its job

    Posted
    Michael
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    This (micro)SD card reader does just that; it reads the cards at an acceptable speed thanks to the USB 3.0 rating compared to 2.0 readers. Just make sure you read the product specifications, like I did, and know that although it has two slots, only one card can be read at a time using this reader, as should be expected. When two cards ARE put into the microSD and SD card slots, it may still function, but only one card will be recognized.

    I would recommend this to a friend