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Delkin Multi-Card CFast 2.0, SD UHS-II, microSD Card Reader Review

Delkin Devices USB 3.0 Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II Card Reader

Introduction

The Delkin DDREADER-48 is a multi-card reader that uses USB 3.0 and supports the latest generation of high-speed CFast 2.0, Secure Digital UHS-II and microSD cards. In addition to the three card slots, it has a USB 3.0 port on the front to allow other USB devices including flash drives to be attached.

Delkin Devices Multi-Card CFast 2.0, SD UHS-II, microSD Card Reader Review DDREADER-48 front

There are two Secure Digital card slots: one for full-size SD cards including UHS-I and UHS-II and a microSD slot that supports UHS-I. The CFast slot supports CFast 1.0/1.1 and CFast 2.0 cards. The main SD slot operates smoothly and cards insert about 3/4-inch deep into the reader leaving about one third of the card still outside the reader. The main SD card slots supports UHS-II but the microSD slot does not. The micro slot is slightly oversize and the card must be level and centered to insert. Once aligned the microSD card inserts securely with ample card remaining outside the reader to faciliate removal. The CFast slot is about 5/8-inch deep.

The case is made from black plastic with a matte finish on the sides and bottom and gloss finish on top. A blue LED on the top of the reader illuminates when a card is inserted into the reader and blinks when a card is accessed. The reader measures about 3 3/4 by 2 1/4 by 3/4 inches. The top of the reader is made from two pieces of plastic. The sides have a slight arch along the center and the two sides not not quite align on reader tested.

Delkin Devices Multi-Card CFast 2.0, SD UHS-II, microSD Card Reader Review DDREADER-48 bottom

The bottom of the reader has feet on the corners to prevent it from sliding. The label states the reader made in Taiwan.

Delkin Devices Multi-Card CFast 2.0, SD UHS-II, microSD Card Reader Review DDREADER-48 back

A 3-foot long USB 3.0 cable is included and connects to a USB 3.0 Micro-B port on the back of the reader.

Supported operating systems include Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 8.1 and Mac OS 9.0 or later. The reader is backed by a five year warranty.

Performance

The DDREADER-48 was benchmarked using SD and microSD cards. The results are shown below. The reader also support CFast cards. The reader allows all three card types to be read simultaneously. UHS-II microSD cards were tested in the main SD slot using a microSD to SD adapter that supports UHS-II.

Reader: Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader
Card Benchmarks
TypeSequential
Read
(MB/s)
Sequential
Write
(MB/s)
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GBSD255.875223.529
Hoodman Steel UHS-II 64GBSD254.632178.587
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 32GBSD249.899175.069
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 64GBSD249.810234.031
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 64GBSD249.720174.124
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD UHS-II 32GBmicroSD248.360210.030
Sony SF-G 300MB/s UHS-II 32GBSD246.666224.103
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 32GBSD245.511233.562
SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s UHS-II 64GBSD242.923203.212
Sony SF-G 300MB/s UHS-II 64GBSD242.445234.057
Sony SF-G 300MB/s UHS-II 128GBSD241.914234.476
SanDisk Extreme Pro 280MB/s UHS-II 32GBSD238.286201.940
Panasonic MicroP2 UHS-II 32GBSD238.01549.531
Sony M Series UHS-II 64GBSD225.74394.161
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev E 64GBSD220.474232.449
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev E 32GBSD220.312234.765
SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s UHS-II 32GBSD219.873206.392
SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s UHS-II 128GBSD218.750206.250
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD UHS-II 64GBmicroSD218.431211.449
Delkin 1900x UHS-II 32GBSD218.11351.021
Sony M Series UHS-II 128GBSD217.38993.648
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev B 128GBSD217.254204.840
Sony M Series UHS-II 32GBSD217.007113.030
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II 275MB/s microSDXC 64GBmicroSD215.934106.045
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD UHS-II 128GBmicroSD210.220106.878
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II Rev C 64GBSD166.25690.022
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 256GBSD155.94587.688
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II Rev C 128GBSD154.56683.987
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 32GBSD153.97687.652
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II Rev B 32GBSD153.27884.706
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 64GBSD152.60983.900
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 128GBSD152.12285.752
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II 32GBmicroSD151.83652.513
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II microSD 64GBmicroSD151.09253.600
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II microSD 128GBmicroSD137.19458.688
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD98.04490.574
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 64GBSD98.03490.356
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDHC 32GBmicroSD97.95291.803
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD97.95290.022
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD97.93491.062
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD97.91564.008
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 256GBSD97.88890.262
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 128GBSD97.83391.707
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 256GBSD97.81564.759
SanDisk Extreme 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD97.79763.697
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 32GBSD97.78891.093
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 64GBSD97.76955.684
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.76091.811
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.76091.443
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 128GBmicroSD97.76062.714
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 32GBSD97.75154.092
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 128GBSD97.74245.849
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD97.74289.416
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD97.74270.327
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 64GBmicroSD97.72420.427
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD97.71590.621
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.70671.337
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 128GBSD97.67865.721
SanDisk Extreme Plus 90MB/s U3 V30 64GBSD97.66065.360
SanDisk Extreme Plus 90MB/s U3 V30 32GBSD97.65166.593
SanDisk Extreme 100MB/s A1 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD97.53371.448
SanDisk Extreme 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.44272.370
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 32GB Card 2SD97.18920.950
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 256GBSD96.97487.681
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 64GBSD96.86685.787
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 32GBSD96.80488.772
Kingston Class 10 UHS-I 64GBSD96.79571.027
PNY Pro Elite 64GBSD96.78675.951
PNY Pro Elite microSDXC 64GBmicroSD96.74177.277
Patriot EP PRO microSDXC 64GBmicroSD96.70577.073
Kingston U3 (90/80) microSD 64GBmicroSD96.64374.797
Panasonic Gold 95/90 64GBSD96.59077.198
Sony Ultra-High Durability Professional 64GBSD96.47476.583
Samsung PRO Select microSDXC 64GBmicroSD96.39488.840
Delkin Black 32GBSD96.31580.425
Delkin Elite 633x 32GBSD96.22680.530
Samsung PRO Plus microSDXC 64GBmicroSD96.13887.983
Samsung PRO Plus 64GBSD96.11189.006
Samsung PRO U3 64GBSD96.07679.474
Samsung PRO microSDXC 64GBmicroSD96.03279.222
Samsung PRO U3 32GBSD96.01580.406
Samsung PRO Plus 32GBSD95.99788.428
Kingston U3 (90/80) microSD 32GBmicroSD95.97185.257
PNY Elite Performance U3 128GBSD95.97168.674
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 64GBmicroSD95.90925.272
Transcend 600x 128GBSD95.53460.183
Patriot EP Pro 90MB/s 32GBSD95.47347.186
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 64GBmicroSD95.37728.850
Transcend 600x 64GBSD95.36066.959
PNY Elite microSDXC 64GBmicroSD95.35132.374
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 256GBSD95.24759.111
Lexar Professional 633x U3 256GBSD95.21368.615
PNY Elite Performance U1 32GBSD95.16938.259
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 64GBSD95.16966.152
Transcend Ultimate 633x microSD 64GBmicroSD95.13585.410
PNY Elite Performance U1 64GBSD95.10966.324
Sony 95MB/s U3 64GBSD95.09287.389
Transcend 95/85 MB/s U3 32GBSD95.09287.674
Transcend R95 W85 U3 64GBSD95.07487.894
Transcend 600x 32GBSD95.05738.999
Sony 95MB/s U3 32GBSD95.04986.666
PNY Elite Performance U3 64GBSD95.04054.551
Lexar Professional 633x U1 64GBSD95.03127.529
PNY Elite-X microSDXC 64GBmicroSD95.00672.536
PNY Elite microSDXC 128GBmicroSD95.00628.391
Transcend 633x microSDHC 32GBmicroSD94.99788.465
Lexar Professional 633x U1 128GBSD94.98828.529
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 128GBSD94.98068.588
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 32GBmicroSD94.98068.588
Patriot EP Pro 90MB/s 64GBSD94.90241.092
PNY Elite Performance U3 256GBSD94.86856.460
PNY Elite-X microSDHC 32GBmicroSD94.85175.070
Lexar Professional 633x U1 32GBSD94.83422.465
Patriot EP Pro 128GBSD94.48342.218
Kingston Ultimate 32GBSD94.34746.183
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 32GBSD93.67342.766
Samsung PRO Select microSDXC 128GBmicroSD93.50685.306
Samsung PRO Plus microSDXC 128GBmicroSD93.29084.809
SanDisk Ultra 90MB/s microSD 200GBmicroSD90.34019.732
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 200GBmicroSD90.01437.386
Kingston Class 10 256GBSD89.70647.587
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 128GBmicroSD86.21022.093
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GBmicroSD84.25722.675
Samsung EVO Plus 128GB microSDXCmicroSD82.35122.463
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 64GBSD82.01619.267
Samsung EVO microSD 32GBmicroSD47.38924.520
Samsung EVO microSDXC 64GBmicroSD47.35023.579

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Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD ReaderUSB 3.0DDREADER-48$34.95$34.95$34.95