Skip to: | |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

PremierTry Message.
Home
Home > 
Components > 
Flash Memory & Readers > 
Card Readers > 
SanDisk > 
Item#: 9SIA4M53UF7097

SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Flash Card Reader/Writer - Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), miniSD Card, miniSD High Capacit

  • USB 3.0

ICON Loading...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews


Learn more about the SanDisk SDDR-289-A20

Model

|
Brand
SanDisk
Model
SDDR-289-A20

Details

|
Interface
USB 3.0
Support - SmartMedia
Secure Digital (SD) Card Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) miniSD Card miniSD High Capacity (miniSDHC) microSD Card microSD High Capacity (microSDHC) MultiMediaCard (MMC) MMCplus MMCmobile Reduced Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) Memory Stick Memory Stick PRO Memory Stick Duo Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo CompactFlash (CF) Card microSD Extended Capacity (microSDXC)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

Customer Reviews of the SanDisk SDDR-289-A20

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Nelson C.
  • 2/11/2013 2:09:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBad Design - Fragile Pins - Broken After 4 months

Pros: USB 3.0, small, Sandisk brand name

Bought this card reader elsewhere before Newegg had this reader listed. It was one of first few USB 3.0 CF card readers around.

Cons: It has a very shallow CF card slot (~0.5") which is a very bad design. When inserting a CF card to this reader one is never sure if the card is straight or not.

Other Thoughts: After coming back from a recent Spain Trip, I was excited to load photos into the computer for processing. It loaded 3 CF cards and on the 4th one, the LED just blinks and nothing was happening. On the close inspection, I saw one of pins on the edge was completely bent. It was purchased in August 2012. Being careful I always insert the CF cards slowly but it did not help with the design of this card reader. The SD cards can be read fine as there are no pins to be bent.

I own 4 SanDisk CF and multicard USB 2.0 readers and none have ever had bent CF pins. Comparing this new USB 3.0 multi-reader with the old USB 2.0 SanDisk readers, one can see the difference right away. This new one has much shorter slot depth and the fitting is quite loose so the CF card has a tendency to wobble and causes bent pins. The CF slot depth is about 1" with previous SanDisk card readers and only 1/2" on this one. No wonder the CF card can jam the pins so easy. This is a horrible design! I would never buy any CF card reader in the future without sufficient (~1") slot depth.

I am disappointed in the design of this SanDisk card reader. I bought this SanDisk reader because all 4 previous SanDisk CF or multicard readers have no bent pins ever with frequent use. I guess I have to look at the design of future purchases of SanDisk cards more carefully before keeping it.

I am going to contact SanDisk for a replacement. In the meantime, I ordered two replacement readers, Kingston's USB 3.0 Media Reader Computer Memory FCR-HS3 and PixelFlash USB 3.0 No-Bend Pins Compact Flash Memory Card Reader SuperSpeed CF Adapter. Both appear to have a deeper slot so the CF card should position itself correctly.

Not only the card reader is broken with bent pins, it also corrupted the entire CF card. Luckily, the card is a Transcend 400X 32GB CF card, the free Transcend RecoveRx tool worked great and recovered all images. It appears SanDisk does not even offer such free tool and directs the user to another vendor's site to purchase it.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Compare Offers from All Sellers newegg

Seller Name & Rating Offer Details  
ICON Loading...
Selected Items

Best Service Sellers

Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.
Home
Home > 
Components > 
Flash Memory & Readers > 
Card Readers > 
SanDisk > 
Item#: 9SIA4M53UF7097
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.