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Sony 21 in 1 External Multi Card Reader/Writer (MRWEA7)
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2011
Needed to transfer data off a rare Sony Memory Stick and couldn't read it with my aged San disk card reader. Compared the Kingston 19-in-1 USB 2.0 Flash Memory Card Reader FCR-HS219/1 to this Sony 21 in 1 MRWEA7 and chose the Sony for the obvious native format support. I figured the $10 difference in price was justified since I prized the data I needed to save. The physical differences between the two readers are evident -- Sony hands down. The Sony ships with a short USB cable (1.6 feet) that is more than adequate for any laptop and desktop with a front panel USB port however too short if you need to plug into a back panel USB port. The Sony reader resembles my Mac Porsche inspired LaCie external drives and is solidly built. The Kingston is as ugly as sin. The MRWEA7 is Mac and PC compatible. Supports Mac OS 10.2-10.6 and Windows 7, XP and 2000. The high speed USB 2.0 Sony reader is plug and play. The only software download that exists is an icon replacement utility that turns generic drive icons into ones that resemble the card that you insert into the reader for easy identification -- no guessing between 5 ports as to which drive to open when you need images in a snap. Sony supported memory cards as follows; Memory Stick without Magicgate, Magicgate Memory Stick, Memory Stick with Magicgate, Memory Stick Duo without Magicgate, Magicgate Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Duo with Magicgate, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (m2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card, miniSD card, miniSDHC card, microSD card, microSDHC card, Multimedia Card, RS-MMC, Compact Flash I/II, Microdrive, xD picture card. MMCplus and MMCmobile are supported but parallel data transfer is not. Recording or playback of Magicgate cards is not supported due to copyright issues. No adapter cards included. Performs flawlessly between Mac and PC. Message to Sony -- you need to standardize. Didn't you learn from the betamax failure? Those that repeat past failures are doomed to failure.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2012
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Though small it feels well made and has a nice look to it. No problems inserting my card and works great with my Macbook. Exactly what I was looking for.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2012
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I use this to transfer photos from a cf card to a networked drive. Does exactly what I need it to and does it relatively quickly. I also like that is a sleek and simple design that doesn't take up too much space on my desk
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2012
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The best part - it works! In Linux, even! All I have at the moment are a few Class 4 SDHC cards, so this is all I have to review about. Class 4 is supposed to record video at 4 MB/s, and it seems to live up to that. Looking at a thing on the screen as it has a 3.8GiB file copied to it, it shows between 4.7 and 5.2 MB/s transfer rate. That's as scientific as my test gets, but it works for me. By the way, 3.8GiB file size is correct, I formatted that card to NTFS. The USB cable, though short, reaches to my rear USB port on my desktop computer, and I leave the unit plugged in and sitting on top of the tower. I ordered a 3 foot USB extension cable, but I don't really need it. The reader has a green light on the front, and flashes when a card is being used. Good to have, I need to be sure the card is "safely removed" before pulling it out. The light stops flashing when it's safe to remove the card. (Same goes for USB FLASH drives, no light on some, when is it really safe to remove it? You never can be sure. Gotta have a light).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon December 31, 2012
This review is for the "Sony 21 in 1 External Multi Card Reader/Writer (MRWEA7)"

I bought this around 2 and a half years ago and it is used quite a bit so it appears quite durable. I was working through Fry's extensive selection looking for one that wasn't buggy, I had to return 3 other manufacturers card readers before finding this one. It is nice looking for a product of this kind, too. I highly recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 14, 2013
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Hello,

I bought this in March 2013 and it works great!

Yes its a little pricy, but its worth it, especially if you have various devices that use all sorts of different cards; this will read them all.
You get what you pay for.

As soon as I plugged it, it worked good without any issues. Easy transfer of files from card to computer.

No complaints!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2013
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My computer's card reader no longer works. I bought this card reader to take it's place. It works great. Several others didn't.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2012
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Arrived quickly and well packaged. This unit is truly plug and play and comes with needed USB cable. Worked great on Mac laptop and Sony PC as well. Highly reccomended!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2013
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Does the job, easy to use, clean, small, sturdy...honestly I can't complain, didn't give it 5 stars because I wasn't blown away but I like it...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Other companies have sent me pieces of trash for the same price. This uit works very well and I appreciate that fact
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