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Delkin Travel Reader Review DDREADER-46

Delkin Devices Travel Reader DDREADER-46 USB 3.0 SD microSD Card Reader

Introduction

The Delkin Devices Travel Reader DDREADER-46 provides a portable solution for reading and writing SD and microSD cards. It supports SDHC and SDXC cards including UHS-I.

Protective caps are provided for both ends to cover the USB and card slots. Both SD and microSD cards can be stored in the reader with the end cap on. There is no provision to store these caps when the reader is in use and although the caps appear as if they might connect together they do not.

The card access light is located on the side of the reader between the D and E of "Devices." The light shines through the case which is slightly translucent, giving it a blue hue. The resulting light is not very bright but it is visible through both the top and side of the reader. The LED illuminates when a card is in the reader and blinks when a card is being read.

The Travel Reader will only work with one card at a time. It allocates a single drive letter for the reader. If the reader is connected with both cards, it defaults to the microSD card. Otherwise it uses the first card that was inserted.

Both slots operate smoothly and cards seat firmly in the reader. The SD card is easy to grab even with a microSD card in the reader, but the microSD is much easier to remove when there is no SD card in the reader.

The packaging lists "UHS-I & UHS-II Compatibility," but the reader lacks the extra pins to support the UHS-II interface. It will work with UHS-II cards, but they operate only in UHS-I mode.

Delkin Travel Reader USB 3.0 with SD card

With the caps on the Delkin Travel Reader measures just over 3 inches long. Without caps it is 2 5/8 inches in length. Total width is about 1 inch and the thickness is roughly 1/2 inch. Compared with similar readers such as the Transcend RDF5 and Kingston MobileLite G4 , the Delkin seems unnecessarily bulky. The Kingston reader also supports UHS-II, whereas the other readers do not.

Delkin Travel Reader DDREADER46 with SD and microSD cards

Performance

Benchmark performance using UHS-I SD cards measured up to 97.5 MB/s sequential read and 92.1 MB/s sequential write. The Travel Reader is compatible with UHS-II cards only because the cards are backwards compatible. They operate and perform like UHS-I cards in the reader.

The read and write performance using various Secure Digital and microSD cards shown in the table below.

Reader: Delkin Travel 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 Travel Reader
Card Benchmarks
TypeSequential
Read
(MB/s)
Sequential
Write
(MB/s)
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 256GBSD97.58764.923
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 64GBSD97.54249.653
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDHC 32GBmicroSD97.53391.181
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 32GBSD97.52490.802
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 128GBSD97.52491.371
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD97.50663.938
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 64GBSD97.46991.523
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s microSD 32GBmicroSD97.46091.355
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s microSD 32GBmicroSD97.42465.647
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.42491.371
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 128GBSD97.37940.558
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 32GBSD97.36149.329
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s microSD 64GBmicroSD97.31691.188
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 64GBmicroSD97.24320.607
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 32GB Card 2SD97.23420.842
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 32GBSD97.05491.244
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 256GBSD96.86690.519
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 32GBSD96.85761.399
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s microSDHC 32GBmicroSD96.79548.732
Samsung PRO Plus 64GBSD96.73287.983
Panasonic Gold 95/90 64GBSD96.57287.345
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 32GBSD96.54588.742
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 128GBmicroSD96.48376.033
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD UHS-II 32GBmicroSD96.47477.363
Kingston Class 10 UHS-I 64GBSD96.46580.902
PNY Pro Elite microSDXC 64GBmicroSD96.40387.835
SanDisk Extreme Plus 90MB/s 32GBSD96.35072.356
Kingston U3 (90/80) microSD 64GBmicroSD96.34185.271
Delkin 1900x UHS-II 32GBSD96.34149.482
Toshiba Exceria UHS-I Class 3 32GBSD96.30661.605
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 64GBSD96.27084.884
Toshiba Exceria UHS-I Class 3 64GBSD96.21760.783
Toshiba Exceria Type 1 32GBSD96.17386.824
Sony M Series UHS-II 64GBSD96.06786.232
Patriot EP Series microSDXC 64GBmicroSD96.02382.507
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 256GBmicroSD95.99786.810
PNY Pro Elite 64GBSD95.99786.530
Toshiba Exceria Type 2 32GBSD95.97165.311
Kingston U3 (90/80) microSD 32GBmicroSD95.88386.824
Patriot EP PRO microSDXC 64GBmicroSD95.85786.381
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II 275MB/s microSDXC 64GBmicroSD95.80480.990
Samsung PRO Plus 32GBSD95.73487.330
Samsung PRO Plus microSDXC 64GBmicroSD95.71787.718
Delkin Black 32GBSD95.71776.011
Samsung PRO U3 32GBSD95.69980.136
Delkin Elite 633x 32GBSD95.64781.978
Samsung PRO U3 64GBSD95.62179.401
Samsung PRO Select microSDXC 64GBmicroSD95.43887.644
Samsung PRO microSDXC 64GBmicroSD95.30878.834
Transcend 600x 64GBSD95.23066.023
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 64GBmicroSD95.21325.363
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GBSD95.16990.301
Transcend 633x microSDHC 32GBmicroSD95.11888.945
PNY Elite Performance U3 128GBSD94.98067.641
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 128GBSD94.97164.504
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 64GBSD94.96360.989
PNY Turbo Performance U3 microSD 32GBmicroSD94.94555.847
Transcend 600x 32GBSD94.91139.047
Lexar Professional 633x U3 256GBSD94.91168.746
Lexar Professional 600x 64GBSD94.90266.699
Sony 95MB/s U3 64GBSD94.90286.545
Sony 94MB/s 32GBSD94.88565.487
Transcend 600x 128GBSD94.85969.049
PNY Elite Performance U1 64GBSD94.85165.186
Sony 95MB/s U3 32GBSD94.85186.896
Transcend R95 W85 U3 64GBSD94.82587.990
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 256GBSD94.81768.476
Gobe Magic 104MB/s 64GBSD94.81787.432
Transcend Ultimate 633x microSD 64GBmicroSD94.79987.440
Gobe Magic 104MB/s 32GBSD94.79987.578
Patriot EP Pro 128GBSD94.75742.159
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 64GBSD94.73967.272
Panasonic Gold Series 32GBSD94.70543.713
PNY Elite-X microSDHC 32GBmicroSD94.69776.948
Lexar Professional 600x 32GBSD94.68848.124
PNY Elite Performance U1 32GBSD94.68038.169
Patriot EP Pro 90MB/s 64GBSD94.66241.357
Transcend 95/85 MB/s U3 32GBSD94.59488.071
Lexar Professional 633x U1 128GBSD94.58628.737
Lexar Professional 633x U1 64GBSD94.57728.765
Samsung PRO 32GBSD94.55181.882
PNY Elite Performance U3 256GBSD94.53456.284
Lexar Professional 633x U1 32GBSD94.43221.621
PNY Elite microSDXC 64GBmicroSD94.41532.300
PNY Elite microSDXC 128GBmicroSD94.38128.271
Lexar Professional 633x U3 64GBSD94.36465.589
PNY Turbo Performance microSDXC 64GBmicroSD94.32259.436
Samsung PRO 64GBSD94.27983.392
PNY Elite-X microSDXC 64GBmicroSD94.27174.089
Lexar Professional 633x U3 128GBSD94.26267.502
Kingston Ultimate 32GBSD94.15247.009
SanDisk Extreme Plus 90MB/s 64GBSD94.09371.993
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 32GBSD94.06842.952
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 64GBSD94.01792.142
Lexar Professional 633x U3 32GBSD94.00147.218
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 32GBSD93.97592.183
Patriot EP Pro 90MB/s 32GBSD93.90047.865
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 64GBSD93.23275.655
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 32GBSD93.19077.351
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 64GBSD93.08390.177
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 128GBSD92.98476.089
Samsung PRO Plus microSDXC 128GBmicroSD92.91884.460
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 32GBSD92.87790.115
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II 32GBmicroSD92.87752.204
Samsung PRO Select microSDXC 128GBmicroSD92.82784.946
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s microSDXC 64GBmicroSD92.50043.522
SanDisk Ultra 90MB/s microSD 200GBmicroSD90.88821.118
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 200GBmicroSD90.66836.879
Samsung EVO Plus 128GB microSDXCmicroSD88.16022.606
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 128GBmicroSD85.38221.155
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 128GBSD85.37578.504
SanDisk Extreme 80MB/s 128GBSD84.49479.564
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GBmicroSD83.64522.466
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 32GBmicroSD82.62418.034
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 64GBSD82.53919.215
SanDisk Extreme 80MB/s 256GBSD82.28678.983
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 32GBSD75.23154.656
SanDisk Extreme U3 microSD 32GBmicroSD74.71754.103
Lexar Professional 400x 32GBSD72.59143.506
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 64GBSD71.00852.576
SanDisk Extreme U3 microSD 64GBmicroSD68.25856.203
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 64GBmicroSD55.54827.461
Panasonic MicroP2 UHS-II 32GBSD47.82336.284
SanDisk Extreme Pro 280MB/s UHS-II 32GBSD47.77544.992
SanDisk Ultra microSD 32GBmicroSD47.59114.671
SanDisk Ultra microSD 64GBmicroSD47.58915.158
SanDisk Ultra 40MB/s 64GBSD47.55716.101
SanDisk Extreme 45MB/s 32GBSD47.54844.552
Samsung EVO 64GBSD47.51423.649
Samsung EVO microSDXC 64GBmicroSD47.48823.561
Samsung EVO microSD 32GBmicroSD47.48324.711
Samsung EVO 32GBSD47.34029.042
SanDisk Ultra 40MB/s 32GB Card 2SD47.26319.868
Toshiba NFC 16GBSD37.87313.120
Delkin Devices Travel Reader USB 3.0 SD and microSD Card Reader Package - front Delkin Devices Travel Reader USB 3.0 SD and microSD Card Reader Package - back

Compatible operating systems include Windows and Max OS. It supports USB 3.0, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports. The Delkin Travel Reader has a one warranty.

Compare prices on the Delkin Travel Reader. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below.

Card ReaderConnectionModel NumberPrices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
Delkin Travel ReaderUSB 3.0DDREADER-46$6.49$6.49$6.49