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Transcend USB 3.0 Super Speed Multi-Card Reader for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/CF Cards (TS-RDF8W)

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  • Super-Speed USB 3.0 interface (also compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Supports SDHC UHS-1, SDXC UHS-1, UDMA6/UDMA7 CF and MSXC cards
  • LED card insertion / data transfer activity indicator
  • Transfer high-resolution images and video recordings to your computer faster and more efficiently
  • USB powered (no external power or battery needed)
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Technical Details

Color: White

Product Details

Color Name: White
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 0.6 x 1.8 inches
  • 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: B006JINI5G
  • Item model number: TS-RDF8W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (490 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 25, 2012

Product Description

Color: White

From the Manufacturer

Utilize the full speed potential
of your memory cards.

Unleash the full potential of your high-speed memory cards with the Transcend RDF8 USB 3.0 card reader. Support for all new card formats combined with the performance boost of advanced USB 3.0 technology make Transcend's USB 3.0 Series multi-card readers the professional's choice for fast and efficient data transfer. With USB 2.0 read performance speed at 37.2 MB/s and USB 3.0 reaching 86.3 MB/s with CF600x, USB 3.0 is 2.3 times faster than USB 2.0.

Compact Power

The RDF8 is a multi-slot card reader that supports a wide range of interfaces. This card reader gives you powerful data transfer in the palm of your hand. Measuring just under 67.6 mm in length, this card reader is small enough to slip into your pocket or briefcase for superior convenience. Because it's easy to carry, you can transfer your most important files anytime, anywhere.

Unmatched Versatility

Transcend's RDF8 offers efficient data transfer, no matter your platform or devices. It features a cutting-edge USB 3.0 interface but is also backward compatible with USB 2.0. Fully supporting all major memory cards, the RDF8 can handle virtually any data transfer.

Supports next generation memory cards.

Additional Features

The RDF8 is ideal for quickly transferring high-resolution images and video recordings to your computer. You can even plug in two cards at once with this multi-slot reader. A convenient LED indicator shows card insertion and data transfer activity. This card reader also supports SD and CF built-in security functions.

*Note: speed may vary when transferring data from multiple cards simultaneously.

RecoveRx software

Transcend’s card reader series includes a free download of our exclusive RecoveRx software – a user-friendly application that allows you to conduct an in-depth search within your storage device for traces of erased data that can be recovered.

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface (also compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Supports SDHC UHS-I, microSDHC (UHS-I), SDXC UHS-I, UDMA6/UDMA7 CF and MSXC cards
  • Transfer high-resolution images and video recordings to your computer faster and more efficiently
  • Utilize the full speed potential of your memory cards
  • USB powered (no external power or battery needed)
  • LED card insertion / data transfer activity indicator
  • Supports SD & CF built-in security functions*
  • Offers a download of RecoveRx data recovery software

*Not all cards support built-in security functions. Please check the memory card manufacturer for compatibility details



Technical Specifications

Product Description

Unleash the full potential of your high-speed memory cards with the RDF8 USB 3.0 card reader. Support for all new card formats combined with the performance boost of advanced USB 3.0 technology make the RDF8 the professional's choice for fast and efficient data transfer.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

One of my best buys of the year.
John Knight
It's very easy to use, it comes with a good cable and works fast.
Gabriel
Super Fast transfer speeds, even on USB 2.0.
Jeremiah Hebding

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

87 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Alexxis on July 8, 2014
Color Name: Black
Bought this because my new computer didn't have a cf card slot like on my old notebook. It's small, but that's where the pluses end. I bent the pins inside the cf reader after about 3 uses because the CF Slot is not very tight, it allows way too much movement when you insert the cards. Tried to fix it by pulling it apart then using needlenose pliers to bend the pins back, but no luck. Inserting a CF Card is like playing the old board game Operation.

Kept using it for my SD card collection, but I misplaced the cable during a critical shoot and couldn't empty my cards. Ran to a few stores looking for the cable, but these USB-to-Micro-USB cables are nowhere to be found offline. Ended up having to buy extra SD cards instead.

Would only recommend this for SD cards if you plan to just leave it on your desktop. Not recommended for CF Cards or travelling in the field, since bent pins or losing the cable could render you out of commission.
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103 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Clyde on July 25, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Like everyone else says:

Upgrade the firmware.

Be careful inserting cards, the contacts are a little tight/scratchy.

Be careful with older systems that it doesn't make your USB hub go bonkers.

Speed is fine, this is a run-of-the-mill item. Either it works well, it works poorly, or it doesn't work. This one works fine. USB 3.0 speed is reasonable.

But, then you stack up all the complaints against it. Firmware -- no big deal. Tight contacts -- that might be a good thing. But one more thing, and to me this is worth -1 star --- you have to buy another USB 3.0 cable. This thing comes with one that is about five inches long. That's where they gyp you, and that's REALLY pathetic. Come on Transcend, get it together, you can afford to spend 12 cents more per unit to ship these with longer cables.
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446 of 501 people found the following review helpful By K. Chua on December 23, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this reader for portability and I only use CF and SD mostly...

Few PLUSES:
- It's tiny! (half the size of my Sandisk ImageMate Reader)
- It has CF, SD, microSD (I use microSD least though)
- LED blinks when you insert - sometimes have to wait about 5 seconds to detect.
- works on both my Mac and PC
- works on all my super old SD cards (non SDHC ones)

Tips / Few points to be aware of:
- If you insert both microSD and SD side by side, it only read the first one that you insert.
- So, do one at a time... I was just curious if it can read all 3 cards at the same time.
- USB 3.0 is not supported by Mac (at least at the time of this writing)

Pls click "Is the review helpful - Yes/No" so I know if it helps your decision making.
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66 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Think on May 2, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I normally don't bother to write reviews, but in this instance I felt it necessary. I ignored other folks warnings, and took the risk of buying this unit, and would like to urge you to reconsider any thoughts you may have about purchasing it. I've read the positive reviews, and yes it seems to work great when hooked up to my Windows 7 x64 machine - specifically when used to read Transcend 8GB and 32GB SDHC cards. Although I didn't bother to do any exhaustive troubleshooting, I've tried reading raw image files off multiple Transcend 32GB CF cards, formatted in both a Nikon D3X and D800, and can't. Photoshop complains about file truncation. The same image files are fine if transferred over USB from the respective cameras (and yes they're the same file size down to the byte according to Windows explorer when copied either way). Oh, and if you think you're going to hook it up to mac just for "testing purposes" (since they don't support it), expect corrupted files (raw, png are two cases I saw) just for trying to open them up. And yes, I did upgrade it to the latest firmware, which made no difference.

Maybe under the right conditions this is going to be the card reader of your dreams. I wish you the best of luck if you buy it. Just don't be disappointed when the data you copy off the cards is garbage.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Brian P. Barnes on July 18, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Works with compact flash. Does not work with my sandisk extreme 64gb SDXC.
Emailed transcend tech support over a week ago. No response.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By D. Drufke on September 16, 2011
Color Name: Black
With 300x UDMA CF cards, I get around 43 MB/s, where as over USB 2, I get 25 MB/s with the same cards. I haven't tried any other cards or USB3 card readers.

As a side note, it can't be connected when booting, or it loops through the boot screens. I hear this is a motherboard chipset issue that occurs with many devices though.
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80 of 93 people found the following review helpful By elogical on March 26, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased this as highly recommended by some fellow photographers and for a little while I was quite impressed. The USB 3.0 isn't quite night and day difference (unless maybe if you have class 10 cards or something?) but my class 4 and class 6 SD cards and comparable speed CF cards seem to be faster here than on USB 2.0. It also looks fairly sleek.

That's the good part. Now on to why I can't recommend it... It has driver issues with windows 7. It's nothing that isn't solvable with a little know how but my own experience and that of a few other reviewers is enough to tell me that this is far from plug and play. It's 2012. With a modern computer and current OS I don't think it's unreasonable to think that this should be recognized correctly every time I plug it in, not just most of the time.

And the other bad... It no longer works for CF cards because multiple pins have bent down. It isn't even remotely surprising to me that this happened because the cards don't fit in nearly as tightly as they should.
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