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Kingston FCR-HS3 USB 3.0 15-in-1 Media Reader

  • 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


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  • Anonymous
  • 4/6/2015 7:46:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest USB hub I ever bought

Pros: I was concerned with the quality being that the majority of these hubs are so cheap so I decided to spend a few more bucks and was hoping it would be worth it which it was. It gets detected immediately as well.

Cons: Everything is fine but I wish the USB cord was a little longer, it is rather short.

Other Thoughts: Bottom line is don't spend 5 bucks on a cheap USB hub, spend more money to get a decent one like this.

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  • Jason L.
  • 2/19/2015 5:51:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKingston Card Reader USB3

Pros: Very nice metal and plastic design, with rubber edges around it. I like the fact it comes with usb3 cord ect. great overall product soo far. good price , tried transfer speeds between few fast sd cards i have for my gh4 and they transfer 30-50mb/s faster than my usb2 card reader, im happy!

Cons: none really.

Other Thoughts: buy it.

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  • Timothy M.
  • 2/2/2015 2:36:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKingston FCR-HS3 USB 3.0

Pros: -Works well
-Got it cheap.

Cons: -None so far.

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  • DrChopShop.com
  • 1/30/2015 9:38:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt works. This time

Pros: Cheap and covers the bases, even Micro SD cards

Cons: None, when they works

Other Thoughts: I had to get a replacement for the first one I got right away. It would cause the system (brand new build) to hang at startup. Once started in Windows 7, I would plug it in and get the top light logo to come on, but the system wouldn't recognize media. Was just an absolute headache. Second one worked perfect the first time and since. I dinged 1 egg due to the problems of the first one, otherwise would be a solid 5 egger.

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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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