Qty:1
Kingston USB 3.0 Memory C... has been added to your Cart

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$16.95
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Adorama Camera
Add to Cart
$14.95
+ $4.99 shipping
Sold by: CalvinNHobbs
Add to Cart
$15.74
+ $4.99 shipping
Sold by: J-Electronics
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader FCR-HS3
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader FCR-HS3

| 62 answered questions

List Price: $45.00
Price: $18.49 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $26.51 (59%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Want professional installation of this product?

  • Handpicked pros
  • Compare estimates and reviews
  • Buy directly on Amazon
  • Backed by Amazon's Happiness Guarantee
Need Some Help?
Book a top-rated computer technician on Amazon. Backed by our Happiness Guarantee.
8 offers from $49.00
  • USB 3.0 - up to 5.0Gb/s data transfer speed
  • Ultra portable; sleek metal construction
  • Maximize the full speed potential of your memory cards
  • Built-in LED indicator and three-foot USB 3.0 cable
  • Versatile works with the following Flash card formats: CF Type I, CF Type II, SD, SDHC, SDHC UHS-I , SDXC, SDXC UHS-I microSD - microSD,
  • Backwards Compatible - with USB 2.0
  • Guaranteed two-year warranty
Show more
62 new 4 used from $10.64

Great Deals on Computer Accessories
Shop now
$18.49 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader FCR-HS3 + SanDisk Extreme 32GB UHS-I/U3 SDHC Memory Card Up To 60MB/s Read - SDSDXN-032G-G46 [Newest Version]
Price for both: $41.44

Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader FCR-HS3” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 62% off the $45.00 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Used offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage: Never run out of space for all your photos, videos, and files with unlimited storage plans from Amazon Cloud Drive. Try either plan for 3-months free. Learn more

  • Earn a $150.00 digital Amazon.com Gift Card* when you get the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card and use it to make $1,000 in card purchases within 3 months of account opening. Learn more.

Technical Details

  • USB Powered

Product Description

USB 3.0 HI-speed media reader

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.6 x 2.1 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005ES0YYA
  • Item model number: FCR-HS3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (654 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 27, 2011

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This reader is well made and feels like good quality.
Nicolaas Traut
Lightning fast transfers compared to my other USB 3.0 card reader.
CT0123
Also worked great on both USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports, Great product.
Yaw-yuan Chang

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Wes on June 26, 2012
Verified Purchase
I needed a reader to replace my built in reader to the PC. So I got this reader + the Plugable USB 3.0 card.

I've used the SD and CF slots, and they are very easy to access. The cards go in and come out without the awkward bumps or need to use strange hand contortions.

I also capture some statistics, although I'm not sure how relevant this is to the reader itself since, the media you are accessing generally limits the transfer rate. I wish I had some type of media that actually exceeded the rate of transfer USB 3.0 provides to test the reader, but I don't have anything that fast right now.

Kingston's USB 3.0 Media Reader Computer Memory FCR-HS3
Plugable PCI Express to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 2-Port Expansion Card for Desktops (NEC/Renesas Chipset)

Windows 7 64bit
2.79 GB file transfer from local HD to memory card
I took the average reading from the last 15 seconds of data transfer

SECURE DIGITAL
Sandisk Ultra 64gb (rated 30 MB/s)
Write 12.6 MB/s
Read 40.2 MB/s

Transcend 32gb (rated ?)
Write 18.7 MB/s
Read 21.8 MB/s

Patriot LX Series 32gb (rated ?)
Write 11.0 MB/s
Read 22.3 MB/s

COMPACT FLASH
Lexar UDMA 7 CF 64gb (rated 400x)
Write 58.2 MB/s
Read 106.0 MB/s
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
64 of 68 people found the following review helpful By WMWM on February 20, 2012
Verified Purchase
Ive been looking for a fast card reader to import all my DSLR RAW+Jpeg shots without taking forever. Even though this one seemed a bit more expensive, i can assure you, its worth it. Most important thing, speed, which is very fast, i got sustained speeds of 40+ MBps with a Sandisk ExtremePro 16 GB (theoretical max speed of 45MBps) . When the card is in use, the red kingston logo lights up. Also durability is a giant plus, you cannot tell from the photos, but the top shell is made from dark brushed metal, giving it a classy and cool look while hiding fingerprints, along with looking chiseled. The cord is 2.5 ft long so it suits my purposes well. Even if this wasnt USB 3.0 it would still be a great USB 2.0 card reader. 5 stars!

Pros:
Fast USB 3 speeds
cord is replacable
Brushed metal shell
lighted kingston logo
2 year warranty

Cons:
expensive
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Sally VINE VOICE on November 16, 2011
Verified Purchase
Buy this reader - it is a dream compared to USB 2.0 readers, and its price make it the obvious choice compared to the other products in this arena.

I shoot with a 21mp Canon 5D Mark II, and the largest cards I have are 32 gig compact flash cards. In moving from USB 2.0 to Firewire 800 on my Mac, to USB 3.0 with this reader, it's a delight to see my 32 gig card downloaded in just over 7 minutes compared to what would have taken around 40 minutes with USB 2.0.

The reader supports other card types, but I do not have those and so cannot comment on its performance with them.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Leon on February 9, 2013
Verified Purchase
average speeds nothing to write home about, but was working ...for about two months, then one day when i needed to upload images from my CF card... it never recognized the reader...
wrote tech support ... no answer for now... will update if i hear anything from them.

update 2/13
RMA department couldn't recognize when i bought the device so i sent them the receipt. Then i was issued an RMA with no paid label and checked the shipping prices ( i always prefer to track what i send), so taking under consideration that Kingston did not send me a paid shipping label and i would actually need to go to the post office, waste my time while waiting for weeks for Kingston to decide if the reader can be fixed or should i get a new one... blah blah blah.. it was easier for me to search for a different card reader here on amazon. Sorry Kingston i used to love your products, i don't know if its a lemon or not but your warranty is not up to par with other vendors.
7 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Den on November 5, 2011
Verified Purchase
Despite the issues one reviewer had with performance, I'm seeing a 2x+ speedup over my USB 2.0 SHDC reader with the Kingston when using a very fast flash card.

When copying from a fast Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB SDHC UHS-I card, Windows reports about 18.9MB/second copying over a folder filled with JPEG and RAW files when using my old USB 2.0 reader. With the same card in the Kinsgston FCR-HS3, Windows reports 42.0 MB/s. It cuts the transfer time by more than half.

Note that you need a fast, premium SDHC card for this to be worthwhile. Using an Amazon Basics 16GB Class SHDC Class 10 card, the Kingston copied at at 21.2 MB/s, where the USB 2.0 adapter was nearly as fast at 18.6 MB/s. A PQI Class 6 SDHC card got a similar speedup, copying at 19.3 MB/s over USB 2.0, and 21.8 MB/s on the Kingston USB 3.0 adapter. Class 6/Class 10 cards just won't send data faster than a little over 20 MB/s.

So it's only worth replacing an existing reader if you have a very fast SDHC UHS-1 or SDXC card (or similarly fast card using one of other techs). That said, if you need a reader anyway, it's worth buying this even if you're using stock Class 6/10 cards, given that you'll probably use something faster in the future.

My only wish is that I wish there was a reader with just SD technologies. My DSLR doesn't use CF and I haven't owned a CF card in years, and the last time I needed MS was before my PSP died. It'd be nice to have a smaller SD-only model, though this one's quite compact as-is.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader FCR-HS3
This item: Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader FCR-HS3
Price: $45.00 $18.49
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com