- Brand Name: Transcend
- Model Number: TS-RDF1
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Item Display Weight: 15 grams
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: Two year limited warranty
Transcend Express Card Reader for SD/SDHC/SDXC/UHS-1 (TS-RDF1)
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- Fully Compliant with PCI Express Revision 1.1 specification
- Compatibility to any laptop with an ExpressCard/34 slot
- Compatible with the new SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) & UHS-I (Ultra High Speed) standard
- Supports Plug and Play and hot swapping
- RoHS compliant products
- Connection bandwidth up to 2.5Gbits per second
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At this point came my only complaint about the unit. Nothing happened once I got the two cards physically installed. I expected the drive to appear in my OS X finder but the Macbook resolutely ignored repeated removal and replacement of the two devices. After some effort I located a website on the little cardboard card in the bubble pack, stating in tiny print where you have to download drivers [...]. This done, the drive mounted immediately. I have to say, the card is fast. I cannot tell any difference in speed copying files to the card as compared with copying files between locations on the hard drive. It is noticeably faster than copying to a USB 2.0 device. Now that it is properly installed, I am very pleased and am considering investing in a 128GB SDXC card for even more storage.
Note: I am using a 133x SDXC card.
One minor note: The adapter won't be recognized in Windows unless you install the driver first. You have to visit Transcend's site to get that [Amazon won't let me put the URL to the driver here. You'll have to get it from the package insert where it's in rather tiny letters.] and then click on the ambiguous little flag in the upper right corner to localize. The driver sets up in Win 7 in a couple of seconds and doesn't require a reboot.Read more ›
If you're looking to make it 54mm width and flush, I might suggest the StarTech ExpressCard 34mm to 54mm Stabilizer Adapter over StarTech's first generation stabiliser. While a bit spendy, the ability to have 2 available for other uses makes the investment worthwhile in my opinion. This reader does not require the stabiliser for the ThinkPad R52 at all, but my desire to keep it permanently installed made the decision one of aesthetics.
The clampack that this came in is utterly awesome! I just had to pull the convenient tab to "sardine-can" the back panel off of it. :D
I've noticed that some of the past reviewers have mentioned heat issues. The palm rest above it is slightly warmer, but isn't really all that noticeable with the device idling for extended periods.
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It works out of the box with the vanilla Arch Linux kernel 3.4.4-2 via the module < sdhci-pci >. I think it should work with the earlier kernels of any distro as long as they are compiled with support for the < sdhci-pci > or < jmb38x_ms > modules. The Linux drivers off of Transcend's website support only the 2.6.31~2.6.38 kernels as the < jmb38x_ms > module.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best bits of technology I've invested in. Makes camera off-loads super quick compared to regular card readers. Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Karapelou
Great adapter. I use it with a tablet PC so that I could add some extra storage, and I am very happy with how that worked out. I can definitely recommend this device. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ubuntu
Doesn't work on Mountain Lion (10.8), I think Snow Leopard was the last supported OS X. Bought it before upgrading OS and if I knew I wouldn't have bought it.Published 20 months ago by E. Nacamura
I was hesitant to buy and use one of these as I've heard about compatibility issues. But I've been using it on my early 2011 17" MBP for years with no issues. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Max
Works great in my 2008 Mac Pro. Nice to have a card reader that doesn't stick out of the side or hangs off a USB dongle. For my experience on MacOS X 10. Read morePublished on April 1, 2014 by JNX