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IOGEAR GFR281 USB 2.0 Support CompactFlash/Micro Drive, SD/SDHC/Mini SD/MMC, Olympus and Fuji Film flash memory, T-Flash/microSD/ microSDHC, Memory Stick/MS Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), 56-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer

  • Plug-n-Play
  • Reads and writes multiple media cards at one time
  • USB 2.0 transfer speeds up to 480Mbps.
  • No power adapter needed
  • No additional adapters required
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Learn more about the IOGEAR GFR281

Model

Brand
IOGEAR
Model
GFR281

Spec

Type
56-in-1
Installation Type
External
Interface
USB 2.0
Compatibility
Supports CompactFlash/Micro Drive
SD/SDHC/Mini SD/MMC
Olympus DC Card
Micro SD/Micro SDHC/T-Flash
Memory Stick/MS Duo
Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Support - Compact Flash
Yes
Support - Memory Stick
Yes
Support - MMC
Yes
Support - SD
Yes
Support - xD
Yes

Features

Features
Easy installation; Plug-n-Play
Works with all popular memory cards without additional adapters
Reads and writes multiple media cards at one time
Supports CompactFlash/Micro Drive
SD/SDHC/Mini SD/MMC
Olympus DC Card
Micro SD/Micro SDHC/T-Flash
Memory Stick/MS Duo
Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Remarkable high-speed digital image and data transfer to computer
Specifically designed for digital cameras and also ideal for using with Palmtop PCs, Handheld PCs, PDAs, Voice Recorders and other mobile electronics
Hot swapping capacity for replacing PC storage cards without restarting the computer

Drive letter recognition software can be downloaded from IOGEAR Website (http://www.iogear.com/support/dm/driver/GFR281#display). The software can replace confusing icons with memory card slot icons for easier access.

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  • Ghyslain L.
  • 3/29/2014 6:54:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood product

Pros: Good product

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: No problem to report.

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  • Ken K.
  • 12/20/2013 8:14:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: Does what it does without a problem

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I would get another

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  • david b.
  • 5/9/2013 8:31:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome

Pros: perfect

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: i havent had any problems stated by other reviewers. my sdhc cards work just fine and my read and writes are on pair with my class of sd cards. windows 7 64 bit ultimate recognized the device first try and all my media cards.

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  • Dusty W.
  • 8/2/2012 5:11:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSlow

Pros: It works.

Cons: I have used this several times since i got it and all I can say is it's slow. My old card reader would transfer at 20-25 MB/sec and all i get with this one is 4-5 MB/sec if I'm lucky. I am using a brand new high end computer so I don't think that is the issue.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • faith d.
  • 7/12/2012 11:07:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworth every cent

Pros: low price!
read's 56 card's :)
fast transfer rate!
compact size!
easy install plug and play for win 7/64bit

Cons: none cept the drive reconition software wouldn't work for my win7 64bit, think it is only for 32bit, still 5 egg's product!

Other Thoughts: very usefull card reader. worked out of box. no driver's to download first, windows 7 picked it right up, so far has read 3 different brands of sd card's and one micro sd card with ease and transfered data fast, format's fast, would buy again as needed

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  • James T.
  • 4/10/2012 1:33:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks for me

Pros: I use it with my HTPC to view picture files and copy them to my home network server. Worked fine with xD and assorted SDHC cards. Has slot for miniSDHC so don't need adapter. Recognized immediately by Win 7 Home Premium 64 through USB hub. No problem with USB cord.

Cons: None

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  • Daniel H.
  • 1/28/2012 1:36:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Just plug it in and it works

Cons: None

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  • Thomas S.
  • 12/26/2011 6:49:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not read SDHC cards

Pros: Worked for CF cards

Cons: Does not read SDHC cards. The PC recognizes the drives but not the card when one is inserted. This is the second and last IOGEAR device I'll purchase. The internal IOGEAR reader I purchased has the same problem.

Other Thoughts: I thought IOGear was a decent brand. I'm no longer a fan.
The OS is Vista Home Premium.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The GFR281 does work with SDHC cards however we cannot test or guarantee it will work with all cards on the market. Some of these cards have a high speed transfer rate to work with today’s digital SLR cameras that may not be compatible with this card reader. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Donald C.
  • 12/1/2011 2:16:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsHad enough of this card reader

Pros: Inexpensive, good size

Cons: After a year of using this reader it seems like half the time I go to use it is not working than I have to pull the usb connection and reconnect. Half the time it does not recognize the device reconnect again. I do not have these problems with my other USB hubs etc.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The GFR281 carries a 3 year warranty. Please email us with a phone number to contact you at support@iogear.com. We will be more than happy to contact you with quality service and process an RMA. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Martt H.
  • 11/16/2011 11:57:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: * I'm using this reader/writer with WinXPpro SR3. XP recognized the unit and installed it without additional software download; it shows up as four disc drives. The unit works just fine for Compact Flash and SD memory. I don't use other types but I assume it will work properly with them as well.

Cons: * The unit arrived with an intermittent USB cable. It appears the problem was at the mini-B conncetor. The problem showed in Windows Explorer as variable counts of additional drives; wiggle the cable at the mini-B end and the drive count would change or disappear completely.
* I may be doing something wrong, because sometimes it takes more than just a few seconds for Windows Explorer to show the contents of a memory card plugged into the IOgear unit. Could be a setup issue, don't know yet. But once I can "see" the memory card, read/write works fine.

Other Thoughts: Anyone can have a problem with shipping units that turn out to be defective, the question is how they resolve the problem for those unlucky customers. I sent e-mail to IOgear Customer Support about the USB cable issue and WITHIN ONE DAY they got back to me with an offer of a replacement cable. That cable has arrived (no charge and free shipment) and solved the problem! I'd definitely buy an IOgear product again.

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