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Item#: N82E16820162027

Koutech IO-RC530 Multi-in-1 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Card Reader/Writer

  • Multi-in-1
  • USB 3.0
  • Slots 5
  • External
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Installation Type
USB 3.0
Secure Digital (SD): SD, SD 3.0 UHS-I, SDXC, SDHC, SD Ultra II, miniSD, miniSDHC, microSD, microSDHC, T-Flash and etc.
CompactFlash (CF): CF UDMA 6, CF Type-I, CF Type-II, CF Ultra II, Microdrive, MagicStor, and etc.
xD-Picture Card (xD): xD,Type-M xD, Type-H xD, and etc.
Memory Stick (MS): MS, MS-Pro, MS Select, MS ROM, MS-MG, MS-Pro MG, MS-Duo MG, MS-Pro MG, MS-Pro Duo MG, MSXC, MSXC Duo, MSXC-HG Duo, MSXC Micro, MSXC-HG Micro, MS Micro, and etc.
MultiMediaCard (MMC): MMC-I, MMC-II, MMC 4.0, MMC Dual Voltage, RS-MMC, RS-MMC Dual Voltage, RS-MMC 4.0, MMC Micro, MMC Mobile, MMC 4.0 Dual Voltage, RS-MMC 4.0 Dual Voltage, MMC Micro, and etc.
Support - Compact Flash
Support - Memory Stick
Support - MMC
Support - SD
Support - SmartMedia
Support - xD


Supports virtually all current formats of Secure Digital (SD), CompactFlash (CF), xD-Picture Card (xD), Memory Stick (MS), MultiMediaCard (MMC), T-Flash (*1)

Supports over 50 types of flash memory media cards

Five (5) open memory card slots

Supports five (5) individual icons for easy recognition

All five (5) memory card slots can be used at the same time for data transfers & exchanges

Supports up to 2TB on some flash media cards; such as, SDXC, etc.

Supports Hot-Swap and Plug-N-Play

Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 hosts & devices

USB bus-powered; no additional power source required

Supports 32-bit & 64-bit Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7 or later

Supports Linux OS (*2)

Supports Mac OS (*3)

PC Requirements: One (1) available USB 3.0 port (*4), 32-bit & 64-bit Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7 or later & Linux OS (*2)

Mac Requirements: Power Mac G3/G4/G5/Mac Pro/Mac mini series with Mac OS 10.3.9 or later, iBook/MacBook or PowerBook/MacBook Pro/MacBook Air series with Mac OS 10.3.9 or later, One (1) available USB port

*1 See "Flash Media Card Support" for details; optional adapters might be required on some media cards
*2 Now with USB 2.0 supports only; new Linux OS updates plus the use of USB 3.0 host controllers needed for maximum USB 3.0 speed
*3 USB 1.x supports for Mac OS 8.6-9.x, USB 2.0 supports for Mac OS X or higher, current Mac OS 10.x.x does not support USB 3.0 yet; so you will only run at USB 2.0 speed in Mac OS X or higher for now
*4 USB 3.0 for maximum performance; but also backwards compatible with USB 1.1 & 2.0 ports


Package Contents
One (1) external card reader
One (1) USB 3.0 cable
CD with user manual and icon software

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years

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  • marina s.
  • 7/16/2012 7:34:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: very often asks to format my CF cards

Other Thoughts: When it works I dodn't see any difference between my USB2 reader card and this one which is USB3 (I put it in the usb 3 slot in my computer). Often this reader is asking me to format my cards or even doesn't see them at all, though when I put them in my old reader everything works OK. for me it is a junk, I gave it 2 stars because it is still working sometimes.

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  • Chuck S.
  • 12/30/2011 8:14:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Speedy transfers. Up to 75 MB/sec with UHS-I enabled SDHC cards.

Cons: Pretty useless form factor. Hard to hold and use.

Other Thoughts: Cheaper alternatives exist that make more sense, particularly the Pretec P240 here on Newegg.

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  • Bob G.
  • 11/28/2011 8:42:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: USB 3.0

Cons: Not durable. Compact Flash CF/MD pin bent after 3-4 uses, making it useless for my needs.

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  • Dr R.
  • 8/24/2011 7:16:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Had no chance to determine

Cons: There is NO way to mount it. All surfaces are rounded and it must be held to insert and eject connections. I suppose you could carry it in your pocket. I sent it right back without use. Very poor physical design.

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