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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 1796 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tool for loading photographs

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    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: 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

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    USB 3.0 memory card reader

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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

    Works as intended

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    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

    Great reader for price

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    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

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable card reader

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    BestBuyCustomer
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    Bought this as my main card reader for my home PC. Works great for moving files from the SD card from my camera to the PC and portable hard drive. Have since bought a different on for the home PC and this one resides in my laptop case. Great to move the photos to either my laptop or a portable harddrive connected to my laptop right away while on a trip so I have a safe backup of the files.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Fast, Convenient, Protective

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    DPC7
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    Bought this for work desktop which didn't have a card slot so had to copy pictures instead from the camera! ugh - took hours!! Instead this reader took minutes and uses USB3. Others have similar features, but this cap stays attached and fully covers the USB Port plug. Also holds the memory card snugly. Highly recommend. I bought another for home!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

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    JakeNH
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    Needed something cost effective and reliable to transfer large video files from a micro SD card. This USB SD memory card reader fit the bill, even more so with the USB 3.0 capability which has a higher rate of data transfer than standard USB. To take advantage of this your laptop or computer must also have a USB 3.0 capable port. Most devices made within the last few years typically have this capability built in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended with faster pc recognition.

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    LakeRat
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    My old micro sd/sd reader(another brand) stopped reading micro sd cards which I need to be able to do for work. Flying back home between work trips, I stopped at Best Buy and picked up this reader. It has worked as intended. The only surprise is that my pc recognizes this reader in less time than my older reader. It's small form factor makes it easy to travel with. I would buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great card reader for SD & micro-SD cards

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    Stephen
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    I edit 4K video files and needed a faster way to download micro-SD and SD cards. This card reader with USB 3.0 interface downloads files about 8-10 times faster (85-90 MB/S) than my old card reader . It is compact, does not require an adapter for micro-SD cards and fits easily in your pocket. I would definitely purchase again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Memory Card Reader USB

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    pcuser
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    Bought a Memory Card Reader with a USB connection to the pc from Vivitar...total crap. So...back to Best Buy where I should have gone first. Totally better unit, Slides into pc with better positive connection. Easier positive connection with sim card from phone into unit. No problems using Reader. I returned the Vivitar unit to Office Depot and told them about the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, yet inexpensive SD Card Reader

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    MyLens
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    I wasn't sure if I would like this SD card reader, since it was a generic brand and not a name brand. But, I tell ya... this guy is super reliable! I've had it for a couple of years now, and it still works great! I'm so glad that I purchased this SD card reader. It's outlived all of my other readers that I've purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly, so far.

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    PalatineEd
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    One of the "card reader" functions on my desk top computer failed and the Geek Squad analyst who looked at it suggested I buy this product, rather than spending much more to replace the reader in the computer. It works just as well and saved me a lot of money. And it is portable and can be used with other computers!

    I would recommend this to a friend