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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for fast memory card reader.

A good card reader is a boon to photographers because the speed of the writer you use to transfer your photos from the memory card to your computer can make a big difference in how quickly you can get your photos into your photo-editing program and how quickly you can get back to taking photos. Browse the top-ranked list of fast memory card readers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Sony - USB 3.1 CFexpress/XQD Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "XQD Reader...I use this with my Nikon D850 because it takes the XQD cards and this is the best one out there. Backup data and increase productivity with this Sony CFexpress memory card reader. ...SONY CFexpress/XQD Memory Card Reader...This combo CFexpress/XQD card reader works like a champ. No problems or issues reading either card. "

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    Backup data and increase productivity with this Sony CFexpress memory card reader. Compatibility with XQD and CFexpress Type B cards provides fast read and write speeds, letting you copy large 4K video files to your computer quickly. This Sony CFexpress memory card reader has a USB port for simple connection to laptops, desktops and tablets.
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    "XQD Reader...I use this with my Nikon D850 because it takes the XQD cards and this is the best one out there. Backup data and increase productivity with this Sony CFexpress memory card reader. ...SONY CFexpress/XQD Memory Card Reader...This combo CFexpress/XQD card reader works like a champ. No problems or issues reading either card. "

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    Backup data and increase productivity with this Sony CFexpress memory card reader. Compatibility with XQD and CFexpress Type B cards provides fast read and write speeds, letting you copy large 4K video files to your computer quickly. This Sony CFexpress memory card reader has a USB port for simple connection to laptops, desktops and tablets.
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  2. Platinum™ - USB 3.2 Gen 1 SD, microSD, CF 3 Slot Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "top of the line SD card READER...I had two other SD card readers when they suddenly failed. They had worked n the past, ands the SD cards were newt the readers refused to work. ...Looking for Media Reader, worth the buy...With new PC's no longer having memory card readers this one has worked great and being USB 3 speeds to transfer are fast"

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    Memory cards are fantastic at expanding storage on your camera, tablet or smartphone, but what do you do when the memory card itself is low on space? Transfer data off SD, Micro SD, Compact Flash and other memory cards with this Platinum memory card reader. Its USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface quickly backs up, transfers, and copies images, videos and other files, so you can move data between devices. A plug-and-play design lets you start transferring right away. Plus, multi-LUN technology reads and writes multiple cards at the same time, making your work go even faster. The included USB-C to USB adapter lets you connect to devices with USB ports. Don’t let a full memory card stop you. Free up space for the next big project with the Platinum USB 3.2 Gen 1 SD, microSD, CF 3 Slot Memory Card Reader.
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    "top of the line SD card READER...I had two other SD card readers when they suddenly failed. They had worked n the past, ands the SD cards were newt the readers refused to work. ...Looking for Media Reader, worth the buy...With new PC's no longer having memory card readers this one has worked great and being USB 3 speeds to transfer are fast"

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    Memory cards are fantastic at expanding storage on your camera, tablet or smartphone, but what do you do when the memory card itself is low on space? Transfer data off SD, Micro SD, Compact Flash and other memory cards with this Platinum memory card reader. Its USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface quickly backs up, transfers, and copies images, videos and other files, so you can move data between devices. A plug-and-play design lets you start transferring right away. Plus, multi-LUN technology reads and writes multiple cards at the same time, making your work go even faster. The included USB-C to USB adapter lets you connect to devices with USB ports. Don’t let a full memory card stop you. Free up space for the next big project with the Platinum USB 3.2 Gen 1 SD, microSD, CF 3 Slot Memory Card Reader.
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  3. Platinum™ - UHS-I USB-C/USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great card reader...Best and fastest card reader I have ever bought. Fast fast fast easy to use, I love it. ...Platinum Memory Card Reader...This memory card reader is excellent! All of my data from my memory card loads fast whenever I connect this reader to my laptop."

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    Messy, tangled cords and slow data speeds can make transferring photos and videos from the camera to your computer a nightmare. Improve the process from start to finish with the PT-CRSAC1 UHS-I USB-C/USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader. Simply insert your SD or micro SD card into the designated slot and plug the stick into your laptop, tablet or smartphone’s USB-C or USB port. The ultra-high speed transfer rate and plug-and-play design with hot plug support lets you view your photos or videos in seconds. The card reader’s unique build is both compact and cordless, so you can take it on the go and use it with minimal setup. Two attached caps protect the connectors while not in use. And it’s backwards compatible with older USB ports, making this powerful little card reader the ideal addition to your memory card setup.
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    "Great card reader...Best and fastest card reader I have ever bought. Fast fast fast easy to use, I love it. ...Platinum Memory Card Reader...This memory card reader is excellent! All of my data from my memory card loads fast whenever I connect this reader to my laptop."

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    Messy, tangled cords and slow data speeds can make transferring photos and videos from the camera to your computer a nightmare. Improve the process from start to finish with the PT-CRSAC1 UHS-I USB-C/USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader. Simply insert your SD or micro SD card into the designated slot and plug the stick into your laptop, tablet or smartphone’s USB-C or USB port. The ultra-high speed transfer rate and plug-and-play design with hot plug support lets you view your photos or videos in seconds. The card reader’s unique build is both compact and cordless, so you can take it on the go and use it with minimal setup. Two attached caps protect the connectors while not in use. And it’s backwards compatible with older USB ports, making this powerful little card reader the ideal addition to your memory card setup.
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  4. Platinum™ - UHS-I USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good and fast card reader...This has a pretty good read and writing speed for memory cards!!...Top choice for USB memory Card Readers...Great Card Reader. Super Fast and high Quality. Best I have purchased."

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    Enjoy all the benefits of both fast and portable technology with the Platinum PT-CRSA1 UHS-I USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader. Compatible with SD and Micro SD cards, you can quickly move files from your camera, tablet, or smartphone into your computer. A USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface provides you with ultra-high speed, so you can back up, transfer and copy images, videos and more. Plug-and-play technology lets you start transferring as soon as you connect, without the need for additional software. Plus, the compact stick design makes this adapter easy to carry anywhere. Technology doesn’t have to be slow or bulky. Take your adapter with you, knowing that you can fully depend on its power without it weighing you down.
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    "Good and fast card reader...This has a pretty good read and writing speed for memory cards!!...Top choice for USB memory Card Readers...Great Card Reader. Super Fast and high Quality. Best I have purchased."

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    Product Description

    Enjoy all the benefits of both fast and portable technology with the Platinum PT-CRSA1 UHS-I USB 3.2 Gen 1 Memory Card Reader. Compatible with SD and Micro SD cards, you can quickly move files from your camera, tablet, or smartphone into your computer. A USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface provides you with ultra-high speed, so you can back up, transfer and copy images, videos and more. Plug-and-play technology lets you start transferring as soon as you connect, without the need for additional software. Plus, the compact stick design makes this adapter easy to carry anywhere. Technology doesn’t have to be slow or bulky. Take your adapter with you, knowing that you can fully depend on its power without it weighing you down.
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  5. Insignia™ - USB-C to SD, microSD and CompactFlash Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Excellent Memory Card Reader...This memory card reader is universal used for SD, microSD, and CF cards. ...Multi Card Reader...Nice that you can use the sd card reader and also the compact flash. CF card readers are getting hard to find."

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re filming or taking photos, don’t run out of memory in the middle of a shoot. Transfer and back up files with the Insignia NS-CRDAC1, USB-C to SD, microSD and CompactFlash Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in your card reader with the included USB-C cable to connect the PC, tablet or other device quickly transfer data from your memory cards. USB-A to USB-C adapter enables USB-A port device for more compatibility and backward compatible with USB 2.0 device, if needed. It’s compatible with a wide variety of SD and microSD cards, as well as CompactFlash cards, to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Finally, its compact design means you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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    "Excellent Memory Card Reader...This memory card reader is universal used for SD, microSD, and CF cards. ...Multi Card Reader...Nice that you can use the sd card reader and also the compact flash. CF card readers are getting hard to find."

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re filming or taking photos, don’t run out of memory in the middle of a shoot. Transfer and back up files with the Insignia NS-CRDAC1, USB-C to SD, microSD and CompactFlash Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in your card reader with the included USB-C cable to connect the PC, tablet or other device quickly transfer data from your memory cards. USB-A to USB-C adapter enables USB-A port device for more compatibility and backward compatible with USB 2.0 device, if needed. It’s compatible with a wide variety of SD and microSD cards, as well as CompactFlash cards, to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Finally, its compact design means you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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  6. Insignia™ - USB 3.0 SD and microSD Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Memory Card Reader...Handy product for using microSD memory cards. Works as expected....Best Buy card reader...Great little card reader does it’s job.had a lot of as cards"

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re filming or taking photos, don’t run out of memory in the middle of a shoot. Transfer and back up files with the Insignia NS-CRSA1, USB 3.0 to SD and microSD Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in the card reader to your computer, tablet or other device with USB-A female connector to quickly transfer data. It’s backward compatible with USB 2.0 device and wide variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Its compact design and protective cap mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag and not have to worry about damaging your connector. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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    "Memory Card Reader...Handy product for using microSD memory cards. Works as expected....Best Buy card reader...Great little card reader does it’s job.had a lot of as cards"

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re filming or taking photos, don’t run out of memory in the middle of a shoot. Transfer and back up files with the Insignia NS-CRSA1, USB 3.0 to SD and microSD Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in the card reader to your computer, tablet or other device with USB-A female connector to quickly transfer data. It’s backward compatible with USB 2.0 device and wide variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Its compact design and protective cap mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag and not have to worry about damaging your connector. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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  7. Insignia™ - USB-C/USB 3.0 to SD and microSD Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect reader!...This memory card reader solves all of my problems with numerous SD cards of all shapes and sizes. ...Memory Card Reader...So glad to get this Memory Card Reader, excellent product."

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    Whether you’re filming or taking photos, don’t run out of memory in the middle of a shoot. Transfer and back up files with the Insignia NS-CRSAC1, USB-C/USB 3.0 to SD and microSD Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in the card reader to your computer, tablet or other device to quickly transfer data. It’s backward compatible with USB 2.0 device and wide variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Its compact design and protective cap mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag and not have to worry about damaging your connector. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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    "Perfect reader!...This memory card reader solves all of my problems with numerous SD cards of all shapes and sizes. ...Memory Card Reader...So glad to get this Memory Card Reader, excellent product."

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re filming or taking photos, don’t run out of memory in the middle of a shoot. Transfer and back up files with the Insignia NS-CRSAC1, USB-C/USB 3.0 to SD and microSD Memory Card Reader. Simply plug in the card reader to your computer, tablet or other device to quickly transfer data. It’s backward compatible with USB 2.0 device and wide variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. Its compact design and protective cap mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or bag and not have to worry about damaging your connector. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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  8. SanDisk - Extreme PRO USB 3.1 CFexpress Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "CFexpress Card Reader...Works perfectly with my Canon memory, very fast and reliable....Efficient CFexpress Card Reader...This is an excellent memory card reader for CFexpress memory cards only."

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    Access data from your memory card with this SanDisk SDDR-F451-ANGEN Extreme PRO CFexpress Type B card reader. Compatibility with USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports allows rapid file transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps, while the included 1.6-foot USB-C cable enables simple connections. This SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Type B card reader boasts USB-C connectivity for easy setup with many digital devices.
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    "CFexpress Card Reader...Works perfectly with my Canon memory, very fast and reliable....Efficient CFexpress Card Reader...This is an excellent memory card reader for CFexpress memory cards only."

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    Access data from your memory card with this SanDisk SDDR-F451-ANGEN Extreme PRO CFexpress Type B card reader. Compatibility with USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports allows rapid file transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps, while the included 1.6-foot USB-C cable enables simple connections. This SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Type B card reader boasts USB-C connectivity for easy setup with many digital devices.
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  9. j5create - USBTM Smart Memory Card Reader - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Smart Card Reader Saved the Day!"

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    The JUR260 USBTM Smart Card Reader is portable, perfect for travel, andgreat for office and business use. Ideally suited for use in high-security federal government applications, online banking and credit card payment apps, Windows authentication and Single Sign-On (SSO), network login, and much more. High transfer speed for efficient transmission and saving time greatly.
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    "Smart Card Reader Saved the Day!"

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    The JUR260 USBTM Smart Card Reader is portable, perfect for travel, andgreat for office and business use. Ideally suited for use in high-security federal government applications, online banking and credit card payment apps, Windows authentication and Single Sign-On (SSO), network login, and much more. High transfer speed for efficient transmission and saving time greatly.
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  10. Insignia™ - USB-C-to-SD/microSD Dual-Slot Card Reader - White - Front_Zoom
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    "1st SD card reader for iPad wouldn’t read SD cards from game cameras. 2nd SD card reader wouldn’t fit into tablet with protection case on. 3rd SD card reader works...Large photo files load fast...This SD card reader is super fast with loading photos to the computer I have a full frame camera so these files are large and they load fast"

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    If you’re filming or taking photos, don’t run out of memory in the middle of a shoot. Transfer and back up files with the Insignia NS-PA3CSDW USB-C-to-SD/microSD Dual-Slot Card Reader. Simply connect the USB-C connector to your computer, tablet, or other device to quickly transfer data. It’s compatible with a variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. A blue LED shows the card reader is receiving power or reading/writing data. And its compact design and attached braided 1.67-inch cable mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or purse. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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    "1st SD card reader for iPad wouldn’t read SD cards from game cameras. 2nd SD card reader wouldn’t fit into tablet with protection case on. 3rd SD card reader works...Large photo files load fast...This SD card reader is super fast with loading photos to the computer I have a full frame camera so these files are large and they load fast"

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    If you’re filming or taking photos, don’t run out of memory in the middle of a shoot. Transfer and back up files with the Insignia NS-PA3CSDW USB-C-to-SD/microSD Dual-Slot Card Reader. Simply connect the USB-C connector to your computer, tablet, or other device to quickly transfer data. It’s compatible with a variety of SD and microSD cards to keep your creativity flowing without having to pause and delete unwanted files. A blue LED shows the card reader is receiving power or reading/writing data. And its compact design and attached braided 1.67-inch cable mean you can easily fit it in a pocket or purse. Never let a full memory card stop you again.
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