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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 180929 26-Sep-2015 17:58
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My camera has a removable Lexar Platinum II SDHC 8gb memory card.

To transfer photos, I've got into the habit of connecting the camera to my PC with the USB cable, a tedious process.

A card reader would be less trouble.

I'd prefer to use the USB-stick type - i.e., the sort that looks like a regular USB memory stick, but has slots along its side for inserting SD cards.

Anyone have recommendations for a brand\model?

I'd probably plug such a stick into my Asus PA248 monitor, which has a couple of unused USB3 ports.

I guess the main requirement would be a fairly rapid transfer speed, as my photo files are RAW and fairly large.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1412844 23-Oct-2015 14:55
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I could be wrong, but I haven't seen any "named brand" card readers of a type your after. Most of the ones from reputable brands are little standalone box connected via cable.

Anything from the likes of Sandisk/lexar etc should be good, just remember, you get what you pay for :P

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  Reply # 1412871 23-Oct-2015 15:14
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Head over to as they have a good range of Card Readers.

Honestly you are best to go for the likes They are expensive but really good.

The stick type are not as good as this. or if you wanted to go the more pro way then is the best bet


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  Reply # 1412899 23-Oct-2015 16:08
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I've been using one of these for a few months - it works and is a brand I know and trust: Kingston USB 3.0 MobileLite G4 Card Reader.

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  Reply # 1413044 23-Oct-2015 22:36
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Lexar USB 3. 

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1413565 25-Oct-2015 17:36
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Hi guys, just received your responses.

I've no idea why I'm suddenly receiving replies to my September 26 post, but after a week or so I gave up and sorted it myself.


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