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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

    Posted
    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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Handy device for photo media card downloads

    Posted
    Sparrow
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    My new printer did not have media card slots to download photos from my Canon camera so I needed a device to transfer the jpeg files to my computer hard drive storage. The device worked as intended but the slots were tight and required a firm push to insert the media card. The thin strap attaching the cap broke the first day. The slots are difficult to see because they are black and on the side, but otherwise the transfer device worked as required.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good enough

    Posted
    Cube
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    I bought this card reader to upload pics from my Nikon to my HP Spectre. The reader does a good job. Speed is fine. Only complaint is that it is a bit too far for my laptop, so I have to use the cap from the reader to prop up the laptop to relieve pressure on the card reader.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A USB 3.0 SD card reader just what I need

    Posted
    Frankie83
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    I am so glad that USB SD card readers still exists and especially a USB 3.0 version. I needed an external USB SD card reader as the SD card reader on my laptop was starting to go haywire as I transfer a ton of pictures to other media devices to preserve them in archives constantly and this one was perfect and convenient to buy as I didn't need to order online and wait to arrive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice

    Posted
    Rjgjr87
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    This product makes me happy. I needed to back up all my photos and music from my phones. After losing an entire folder of pictures with my family I realized how important a back up is that's not connected to the cloud or drive or phones. Makes back up simpler since phones don't take memory cards anymore

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, but speed is so-so

    Posted
    BobBob
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    It works as it should, but the overall speed of transfer seems slower than I'd expect for a USB 3.0 device. I know that there are several factors that could contribute to this, but using a Class10 card and plugging into a USB 3.0 port, I'm a little surprised. Nonetheless, it does what it needs and for occasional use is fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice to use when you need it...

    Posted
    Peter
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    The card reader is nice to have when you need to transfer your info or pics to another devise... It worked quickly and my laptop found it right away. You will need to have a little more space if you are plugging it next to another USB port that is being occupied... Over all it is nice to have....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More flimsy than I realized

    Posted
    Laobai
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    The product works great. Unfortunately, the removable cap is attached with a flimsy connector that broke literally as I was opening the package. Be careful of that connector and you should be fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap SD Card Reader that works

    Posted
    overlordspock
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    I purchased this SD Card Reader because I needed one in the moment (I accidentally left my normal reader at home on a trip) and this one was cheap. For what I used it for it worked well. The cover over the USB plug is a little annoying and the build quality isn't top-notched, but it's cheap and it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Handy SD Reader

    Posted
    Davinr
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    I use it to download photos from my drone (micro SD) and my digital camera (standard SD). When both slots are filled, I can only access the micro SD card, not both. It also makes a good storage caddy for the cards when they are not in the devices. It is so easy to loose a micro SD card if it is not in something larger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great all around card reader

    Posted
    mzag21
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    I purchased the card reader to add to my travel everyday carry gear. I have the ability to connect SD and micro SD cards to a laptop to easily transfer files. Read/write speeds seem decent although they aren't the fastest out there. I am happy with this reader.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact card reader, great for the price.

    Posted
    DaveB
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    This card reader is nice and compact, as it should be for being a USB drive. I have only used it with SD cards. It took a bit of work to get my computer to recognize it (couldn't be used on a hub) but once I figured that out, it worked great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Posted
    Steve
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    This works great and I use it on a Surface Pro 3. My only concern is that when in use I can not use any other USB device. It would be nice to have this with 1 or 2 USB sockets so that a single device would solve several needs in a single device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Useful

    Posted
    VCAngel
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    This is a great alternative to trying to figure out how to get everything from phones, tablets, etc. on one form of storage. This allows you to use various types of storage devices to get all the information directly from the device to your computer or backup drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Card Reader

    Posted
    Sandjam
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    Good Card Reader that does the job and handle read both standard and Micro SD cards. As with any cheaper device the card sometimes has to be inserted removed and inserted again to make good contact. But does the basic job.

    I would recommend this to a friend