Camera Memory Speed
Memory Card Comparison & Performance Tests for Digital Cameras

Card Reader Reviews

These SD, CF and XQD card reader reviews include read and write speed tests using multiple memory cards. Most readers support USB 3.0 for maximum transfer speed. USB 3.0 is capable of up to 500 MB/s speed. If you have a computer with only USB 2.0, these USB 3.0 readers are backwards compatible but limited to 35MB/s which is the maximum speed possible with USB 2.0. In most desktop computers it is possible to upgrade to USB 3.0 by adding a PCI-e USB 3.0 expansion card such as the Silverstone Tek EC04-P.

Card ReaderConnectionSDmicroSDCFMSXQDLowest Price
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader ReviewUSB 3.0SDCF$19.49 Adorama B&H Photo Amazon
Delkin Travel Reader ReviewUSB 3.0SDmicroSD$6.49 Adorama B&H Photo Amazon
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader ReviewUSB 3.0SDmicroSDCFMS$19.95 Adorama B&H Photo Amazon
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader ReviewUSB 3.0SDmicroSDCFMS$17.98 Amazon B&H Photo
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II ReviewUSB 3.0SDmicroSD$8.95 Adorama B&H Photo
Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 ReviewUSB 2.0 / WiFiSD$44.95 Adorama
Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3 ReviewUSB 3.0SDmicroSDCFMS$16.95 Adorama
Lexar LRWM03U-7000 UHS-I microSD Reader ReviewUSB 3.0microSD
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader ReviewUSB 3.0SD
Lexar LRWM05U-7000 UHS-II microSD Reader ReviewUSB 3.0microSD
Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader ReviewUSB 3.0SDCF$24.99 Amazon
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader ReviewUSB 3.0SDCF$19.95 Adorama B&H Photo Amazon
Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 ReviewUSB 3.0CF$16.95 Adorama
Lexar Professional Workflow SR1 ReviewUSB 3.0SD$23.95 Adorama
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II ReviewUSB 3.0SD$16.95 Adorama
Lexar Professional XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader ReviewUSB 3.0XQD$24.95 Amazon
Lexar XR2 XQD 2.0 Card Reader ReviewUSB 3.0XQD$44.95 Adorama B&H Photo
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer ReviewUSB 3.0SD$28.99 Amazon
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0 ReviewUSB 3.0SDmicroSDCFMS$28.41 Amazon
SanDisk microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader ReviewUSB 3.0microSD
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader ReviewUSB 3.0SDXQD$55.58 Adorama
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black ReviewUSB 3.0SDmicroSDCFMS$12.95 Amazon B&H Photo
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9 ReviewUSB 3.0/3.1SDmicroSDCFMS$19.99 B&H Photo
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black ReviewUSB 3.0SDmicroSD$6.99 Adorama B&H Photo Amazon