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Kingston FCR-HS3 USB 3.0 Support CompactFlash, CF Type I, CF Type II, SD, SDHC, SDHC UHS-I, SDXC, SDXC UHS-I, microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick/M2, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Sti

  • USB 3.0
  • Ultra portable; sleek metal construction
  • Maximize the full speed potential of your memory cards
  • Builtin LED indicator and threefoot USB 3.0 cable
  • Portable - convenient small size
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Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader FCR-HS3

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The perfect companion for the avid photographer, videographer, design studios or printing houses, the USB 3.0 Media Reader is compatible with all major media card types. As card capacities and file sizes increase, there is an increasing need to get your images transferred faster.

Rely on Kingston's USB 3.0 Media Reader to quickly move data between multiple devices. Use it at home or on the road - its convenient size makes it ultra-portable. USB 3.0 offers the same ease-of-use and plug-and-play capabilities as previous generations of USB technologies but with a performance increase (up to 10 times more than USB 2.0) and better power management. This USB 3.0 Media Reader is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

Features

Kingston USB 3.0

  • USB 3.0 — up to 5Gbps 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
  • Portable — convenient small size
  • Versatile — works with the following Flash cards: CompactFlash, CF Type I (UDMA 0-6), CF Type II (UDMA 0-6), SD, SDHC, SDHC UHS-I, SDXC, SDXC UHS-I, microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Memory Stick/M2, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick M2
  • Requirements — USB 3.0 port
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0
  • Guaranteed — two-year warranty, free technical support

 

Operating System Compatibility

Kingston USB 3.0Kingston USB 3.0

Operating Systems USB 3.0 USB 2.0
Windows™ 8 v v
Windows™ 7 (SP1) v v
Windows Vista™ (SP1, SP2) v v
Windows XP (SP3) v v
Mac OS X v.10.6.x + v v
Linux v.2.6.x + v v

What's in the Box

Kingston USB 3.0

 


Learn more about the Kingston Technology Corp. FCR-HS3

Model

Brand
Kingston
Model
FCR-HS3

Spec

Type
15-in-1
Slots
4
Installation Type
External
Color
Black
Interface
USB 3.0
Dimensions
3.66" x 2.07" x 0.63"
Compatibility
CF Type I (UDMA 0-6)
CF Type II (UDMA 0-6)

SD
SDHC
SDHC UHS-I
SDXC
SDXC UHS-I

microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick M2
Support - Compact Flash
Yes
Support - Memory Stick
Yes
Support - MMC
No
Support - SD
Yes
Support - SmartMedia
No
Support - xD
No

Features

Features
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

Portable — convenient small size

Operating System Compatibility Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP1, SP2), Windows XP (SP3)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the Kingston Technology Corp. FCR-HS3

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2015 7:40:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKingston

Pros: Nice little touch with the Kingston logo lights up red when you slip in a card in the slots, A+++++

Cons: None!!!!!

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  • Jonathan M.
  • 1/23/2015 10:31:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works well, doesn't crash, multiple kinds of memory accepted

Cons: none

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  • Matthew H.
  • 1/9/2015 11:50:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPriced too high and unreliable

Pros: It worked out of the box and connected my sd card to the computer.

Cons: Within 8 months the unit had completely failed. Connected to two different computers with same results, the red interior LED fails to light up and the PC will not recognize any input from the device. Complete failure.

Other Thoughts: I'm going back to an internal card reader, but if you absolutely require an external reader, I suggest looking elsewhere.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue experienced with the card reader. We stand by all our products and can replace the reader under it's two year warranty. Please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/1/2015 12:42:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Insanely easy to install; just plug it in. It's also a VERY fast CF card reader that easily beats my old Dynex USB 2.0 reader.

Cons: Cable is a little short, but that may or not be an issue depending on where you plan on keeping the reader.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/30/2014 6:14:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome SD reader.

Pros: The auto play window pops up immediately, great product.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Recommended if you want a reliable reader

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  • Marlon S.
  • 12/30/2014 2:27:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality, fast reader

Pros: Physically, the unit feels well built. Rubberized bottom is a nice touch. Very fast transfer speeds compared to my old reader; actually uses USB 3.0. Would highly recommend.

Cons: None

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  • Thomas M.
  • 12/27/2014 10:51:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Plugs in with no fuss, long cord so you can put it someplace where you can easily reach it, but not get in the way.

Cons: I got nothing. Works like a charm.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/6/2014 8:03:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed to function within 24 hrs

Pros: Well, I like the design, size, like the USB 3.0 capability. I even like the light, though it could have been designed so that the logo would be readable even if the light is on.

Cons: Failed to read any cards within the first 24 hours of use.

I installed in on a Friday (updated firmware as well) and all went fine. It read a micro SD card and a 1gb SD card. I set it up to copy files from my HD onto the SD card. When it was done, only the folder structure and loose files copied over, but anything that was inside the folders did not. ... repeating the operation didn't work.

As of this point (Saturday evening) the card does not read any cards I insert into it. The logo lights up when I insert the card, but nothing shows up on the PC. My mobo sees the reader (and gives correct designations) and my OS sees the correct reader... but all drives show as being empty whether the card is inserted or not.

I have tried to find a solution online, but at this point if Kingston techs can't help, I'll have to return or exchange. Too bad really :/

Other Thoughts: I'm surprised how many people on this board are down-voting constructive reviews, which happen to describe failure of the equipment. It's like the Kingston employees went on a down voting party.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue experienced with the card reader. We stand by all our products and can replace the reader under it's two year warranty. Please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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  • Timothy B.
  • 10/31/2014 4:14:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Little Reader

Pros: Upgraded my PC and now have real motherboard based USB 3.0 and I wanted a new USB 3.0 reader to go with it. I've only used a 64 Gb SDXC in it so far, and get about 27 Mbs speed when writing/reading 50 Gb of data.. I'm pleased. I'm also glad it takes its power from the USB and doesn't need a separate power plug.

Cons: None

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  • Brian B.
  • 10/9/2014 12:02:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice LIttle Reader

Pros: Small, Plenty of Formats (esp MicroSD and CF), Works well!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Handled 4GB Plus cards with no issues. My other readers stopped below 4GB.

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