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Item#: N82E16820162020

Koutech IO-RC521 USB 2.0 Card Reader

  • USB 2.0
  • Slots 5
  • External
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Model

Brand
Koutech
Model
IO-RC521

Spec

Slots
5
Installation Type
External
Interface
USB 2.0
Compatibility
Secure Digital (SD): SD, SD Ultra II, SDHC, mini SD, Micro SD (T-Flash).
MultiMediaCard (MMC): MMC-I/II, MMC 4.0, MMC Dual Voltage, RS-MMC, RS-MMC Dual Voltage, RS-MMC 4.0, MMC Micro.
Memory Stick (MS): MS, MS-Pro (4-bit), MS Select, MS ROM, MS Magic Gate, MS-PRO Magic Gate, MS-DUO Magic Gate, MS-PRO-DUO Magic Gate, M2
xD: xD-Picture Card, Type M xD-Picture Card, Type H xD-Picture Card.
SmartMedia (SM): SM, SM ROM.
CompactFlash (CF): CF (Type I/ II), CF Ulrrall, Microdrive, Magicstor.
Support - Compact Flash
Yes
Support - Memory Stick
Yes
Support - MMC
Yes
Support - SD
Yes
Support - SmartMedia
Yes
Support - xD
Yes

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  • Blake L.
  • 5/8/2010 3:46:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: reads quickly
just plain works

Cons: the card doesn't always click right into the read position. not a big deal though. still a five egg product.

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  • John C.
  • 4/16/2010 6:17:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Fast, and works great. No need for drivers

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Great for the price

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  • Mr. M.
  • 3/25/2010 12:03:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

Pros: 1) Looks Nice!
2) Fast Read Speed! Wow! Faster than the installed one in my case that goes to the Board.
3) Has a Red Power indicator on top when it's in the usb slot and Powered up-Nice.Light is not bright.
4) Has a Green Light-Indicator when a sd card is inserted correctly. Easy to Use. No Driver Was Required with Vista 32 bit. Home Premium.
5) Plugged it in and Worked in Seconds. Vista Recognized it Right away. No Problem.
6) usb Powered- no Power Supply Required or included.

Cons: None so Far.

Other Thoughts: Vista 32 Bit-Home Premium
Phenom2x4 940 cpu
asus m3a79-t Motherboard
Power Supply-1000 Watt
Video Card-4870 x2
* Comes With a Driver Disc. Not Needed for Me.
* Says Works for Pc & mac.

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  • Miles R.
  • 3/22/2010 7:06:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMuch better than Lexmark Printer Card Reader Port

Pros: Works great on Windows 7 x64 edition! Just plug and play, no driver disk needed.
Significantly faster than the card reader on my Lexmark x4850 Printer. (About 3x faster writes and 10x faster reads)
Works great with my Kingston 4gb micro SDHC WITHOUT ANY ADAPTER!! I can't stress this enough, as I have had nothing but problems with BOTH of my Kingston SD to micro SDHC adapters that came with the 4gb micro SD cards.

Cons: Cord is a little short (12 inches?), but I knew that from the other reviews before I purchased this awesome little card reader.
Also, the UPS mail innovations shipping speed leaves something to be desired. (Not Newegg's fault, but still annoying) It took over a week to get the package after it was shipped from 2 states away. (I thought UPS ground was slow. ;)

Other Thoughts: For the money, I am very happy. I have tried this with micro SDHC cards, as well as full size SD cards and the transfer speeds surprised me. I was used to the SD port on my printer.
I am now getting write speeds in the 5-8 MB per second range (depending on card) and read speeds in excess of 20 MB per second (also depending on card).
This smokes the printer SD card speeds I was getting at about 1-1.5 MB per second (if I was lucky).

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/18/2010 4:07:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Works. No drivers needed.
Cheap

Cons: Cord really should be at least a foot longer.

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  • Thomas J.
  • 3/15/2010 12:54:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome value

Pros: If there's a consumer card format used in the last decade (at least) that's not supported by this reader, I haven't heard of it. Installed automatically within seconds under Windows 7 x64. For SD cards, its write speed is equal to that of my Transcend card reader (700MB in 80 seconds), which is faster than a few others I've tried (including Sandisk). It was able to read and format an old SmartMedia card that my camera thought was corrupted & unusable.

Cons: Only an 18-inch USB cable is included - but at this price, who can complain? It's perfect for my purposes, anyway.

Other Thoughts: I needed a card reader that supports the antiquated SmartMedia format - I have an old 4MP camera that is still quite good (f1.8 lens) and just happens to use SM cards. The old SM reader I have is no longer supported under Windows 7, and I do not have case space for a 3.5" universal card reader. So this fit the bill perfectly - very cheap, free shipping, works wonderfully, I can keep using my camera, and any card reading needs I might have are covered for the foreseeable future.

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  • Karlin H.
  • 3/6/2010 4:39:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: I bought it because it supports almost all card formats. However, I've only used it on xD cards so far.

Cons: None

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  • Patrick D.
  • 2/27/2010 3:25:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Flash Reader

Pros: Fast, reliable, excellent price. This device has earned a permanent place in my laptop bag.

I've owned this card reader for over 10 months and used it in both 32 and 64 bit versions of Vista, XP, and Debian without incident. I've even used it with Clonezilla running inside a VirtualBox VM via USB device forwarding to write a VM's disk partitions to a CompactFlash card for use in an OpenVPN server!

Cons: SD cards feel like they stick out a bit far. You should probably remove these before you travel with it.

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  • Chris M.
  • 2/21/2010 7:02:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPhew - so far so good

Pros: Plugged it in and it just worked (XP SP3) with my CF card, which was corrupted with my older card reader.
Decent price

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I read comments about the short USB cable. It's short, but didn't bother me. If I want a longer one, I've bought enough devices with cables over the years that all I cared about was the device itself working.

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  • Mark L.
  • 2/20/2010 2:47:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes what its supposed to.

Pros: Reader is working fine. Bought two.

Cons: Yes cord is too short, but usable.

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