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Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader Review

Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader

Introduction

The Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader (Item number 124186 with GTIN 4047443348289) is a compact SD card reader for UHS-I and UHS-II Secure Digital cards. It has a single full size SD card slot. The USB 3.1 Type-C connector is the new standard connector found on smartphone, tablets, notebooks and personal computers. The reader is backwards compatible with UHS-I and Standard SD cards.

The Hama Type-C reader has an aluminum case with polished bevel edge and smoke gray plastic ends. The reader body measures about 1 1/4-inches by 1 3/8-inches by 3/8-inch thick (32mm x 34mm x 10mm), not including the Type-C connector. The Hama reader has a solid construction and SD cards fit securely in the slot. The reader has a blue LED indicator light that is on steady when an SD card is inserted and flashes when the card is accessed.

Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader slot

Supported operating systems include Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and MAC OS 9.x or later. The reader is made in China. It is covered by a 2 year warranty.

Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader back

Performance

The Hama Type-C USB reader reached up to 274.8 MB/s sequential read speed. The highest sequential write speed was 252.7 MB/s. UHS-I speeds reached 99.6 MB/s read and 91.8 MB/s write.

Since the Hama reader has no microSD slot, so microSD cards require a microSD to SD adapter. When UHS-II microSD cards were tested a UHS-II adapter was used.

Reader: Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card Reader
Card Benchmarks
TypeSequential
Read
(MB/s)
Sequential
Write
(MB/s)
SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s UHS-II 64GBSD274.784223.482
Sony SF-G 300MB/s UHS-II 32GBSD272.464242.866
Sony SF-G 300MB/s UHS-II 64GBSD271.300242.305
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD UHS-II 128GBmicroSD270.565115.013
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 32GBSD269.938164.199
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 64GBSD269.349177.619
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD UHS-II 32GBmicroSD268.900221.429
SanDisk Extreme Pro 280MB/s UHS-II 32GBSD268.315216.805
SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s UHS-II 128GBSD268.315230.684
AData Premier One UHS-II V90 256GBSD268.281230.761
Sony M Series UHS-II 128GBSD267.938100.506
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev B 128GBSD267.904231.960
SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s UHS-II 32GBSD267.801218.226
Delkin Power UHS-II V90 128GBSD267.460230.659
Sony Tough UHS-II 64GBSD266.881240.224
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II 275MB/s microSDXC 64GBmicroSD266.847111.468
Delkin Power 2000x UHS-II V90 64GBSD266.610230.254
Panasonic MicroP2 UHS-II 32GBSD266.50849.597
Sony M Series UHS-II 64GBSD266.10299.194
Delkin Prime UHS-II V60 64GBSD265.79998.135
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev E 32GBSD265.597252.304
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 32GBSD264.525252.669
Sony SF-G 300MB/s UHS-II 128GBSD264.358241.052
Verbatim Pro II Plus UHS-II V90 64GBSD264.092237.154
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD UHS-II 64GBmicroSD264.025232.578
Integral UltimaProX2 UHS-II V90 64GBSD263.992236.940
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 64GBSD263.594252.092
Sony M Series UHS-II 32GBSD263.230114.349
ProGrade 250MB/s UHS-II V90 64GBSD262.177243.855
Hoodman Steel UHS-II 64GBSD261.327178.481
Toshiba Exceria Pro N502 64GBSD260.937245.338
Transcend 700S UHS-II V90 64GBSD260.840194.307
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GBSD258.397230.128
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev E 64GBSD255.906249.364
Angelbird AV Pro V90 64GBSD255.875243.374
Adata Premier One UHS-II V90 64GBSD253.647243.402
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II Rev C 64GBSD164.637111.456
ProGrade 200MB/s UHS-II V60 64GBSD164.379108.212
Angelbird AV Pro V60 64GBSD163.610109.249
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 256GBSD155.13887.069
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II Rev B 32GBSD153.59385.368
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II Rev C 128GBSD153.07783.987
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 32GBSD152.80978.692
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 64GBSD151.57283.705
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II 32GBmicroSD151.52851.789
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 128GBSD150.76683.492
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II microSD 64GBmicroSD150.26953.268
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II microSD 128GBmicroSD147.85359.055
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 64GBSD99.56154.140
Kingston Canvas Go! V30 256GBSD99.52381.034
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 256GBSD99.49590.262
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD99.47691.571
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 32GBSD99.40190.543
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.39164.401
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDXC 64GBmicroSD99.39191.403
SanDisk Extreme 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD99.37271.080
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.37289.760
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 256GBSD99.36364.655
Kingston Canvas React V30 128GBSD99.36381.939
SanDisk Ultra Plus V10 A1 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.34462.441
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.33590.527
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 32GBSD99.32553.157
AgfaPhoto Professional 64GBSD99.31691.811
SanDisk Extreme Plus 90MB/s U3 V30 64GBSD99.31665.202
Kingston Canvas React V30 64GBSD99.30682.312
Kingston Canvas React V30 256GBSD99.30681.071
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 128GBSD99.30639.488
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD99.30671.182
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 128GBSD99.30666.044
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.27870.327
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD99.27890.441
SanDisk Extreme 100MB/s A1 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.25971.390
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 128GBSD99.24190.551
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 64GBSD99.23190.441
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.22290.239
SanDisk Extreme 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.21264.302
SanDisk Extreme Plus 90MB/s U3 V30 32GBSD99.21266.631
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.20389.875
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 32GB Card 2SD99.20320.941
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 128GBmicroSD99.19458.290
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.16690.888
SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A2 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.14788.316
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 64GBmicroSD99.12820.642
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 128GBSD98.30187.850
PNY Pro Elite microSDXC 64GBmicroSD98.27387.498
Polaroid Extreme Performance 95/90 MB/s 64GBSD98.22783.148
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 256GBmicroSD98.19087.806
Verbatim Pro Plus V30 64GBSD98.18183.326
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 256GBSD98.15474.781
Kingston Canvas Go! V30 64GBSD98.11783.300
Sony Ultra-High Durability Professional 64GBSD98.00786.918
Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 95/75 MB/s 128GBSD97.72476.824
Samsung PRO Plus microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.49787.200
Delkin Elite 633x 32GBSD97.40675.226
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.40625.900
Delkin Black 32GBSD97.40674.658
PNY Elite microSDXC 64GBmicroSD96.81232.345
Lexar Professional 633x U1 32GBSD96.75022.670
Silicon Power Superior Pro 128GBSD96.66165.113
Lexar Professional 633x U1 64GBSD96.64328.540
Lexar Professional 633x U1 128GBSD96.61628.766
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 64GBmicroSD96.61628.160
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 256GBSD96.59866.471
Transcend 500S V30 64GBSD96.59064.735
Lexar Professional 633x U3 256GBSD96.57267.772
Sony 95MB/s U3 32GBSD96.55486.638
PNY Elite Performance U1 32GBSD96.54538.283
PNY Elite microSDXC 128GBmicroSD96.54528.395
Transcend 600x 128GBSD96.52768.958
Transcend 500S V30 128GBSD96.51863.864
PNY Elite Performance U3 64GBSD96.47467.268
PNY Elite-X microSDXC 64GBmicroSD96.45670.749
PNY Elite-X microSDHC 32GBmicroSD96.44775.172
Hama Memory Pro 4K 64GBSD96.43941.343
Sony 95MB/s U3 64GBSD96.43087.309
Transcend 500S 64GB Card 2SD96.42163.504
Kingston Canvas Select 64GBSD95.11823.863
Samsung PRO Plus microSDXC 128GBmicroSD94.97184.809
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 32GBSD93.97542.880
Toshiba FlashAir W-04 64GBSD93.77475.086
SanDisk Ultra 90MB/s microSD 200GBmicroSD90.61317.796
Kingston Class 10 256GBSD89.85246.780
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 64GBSD82.26716.984
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 128GBmicroSD81.77321.482
Samsung EVO Plus 128GB microSDXCmicroSD81.24721.471
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GBmicroSD80.33822.411

Compare prices on the card reader. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below.

Card ReaderConnectionModel NumberPrices
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Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II SD Card ReaderUSB 3.1 Type-C124186