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

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  • 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

  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

 

Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader FCR-HS3

Wait Less, Do More
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

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Brand
Kingston
Model
FCR-HS3

Details

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Type
15-in-1
Slots
4
Installation Type
External
Color
Black
Interface
USB 3.0
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
Dimensions
3.66" x 2.07" x 0.63"

Features

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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)

Additional Information

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Date First Available
August 05, 2011
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by Newegg.com's Standard Return Policy.
3/ 5
Price seems outrageous 5/21/2017 7:24:46 AM

Pros: Looks nice
Works well when it works

Cons: Too expensive here
disconnects

Overall Review: I see this on another retail site for seventeen dollars and ninety eight cents with free prime shipping. Not sure how this merchant can justify seventy one dollars for this.
I have had this reader for a couple years and unlike most Kingston products it is a bit disappointing. I experience repeated and unexpected disconnects, I am still trying to isolate the root cause of this.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Abhorently slow 7/27/2015 9:23:58 AM

Pros: Multiple cards supported
USB 3.0

Cons: In the middle of a transfer it would just stop transferring data for a couple of minutes. I tried updating the firmware and now it doesn't recognize the card at all.

Overall Review: I've had this sitting around for a year or so and just got around to using it. I have a Class 10 SD card. It's fast enough to write several pictures in burst mode on my 24 MP camera. It shouldn't have any problems.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Nicholas,
We apologize for what's happening with the FCR-HS3 card reader. It should be able to transfer files at the speed of the card inserted when connected to a USB 3.0 port, otherwise it would be limited to the cap of USB 2.0 which is roughly 25-30MB/s. There may be something else going on with the reader. Good news is we cover it with a two year warranty and can replace it for you. Please refer to case SR260390 and contact us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT or online: http://www.kingston.com/company/contacts#tech

Thank you for choosing Kingston!
-Jewel @ Kingston TS
Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
6/16/2015 7:24:15 AM

Pros: USB 3
Does the job
Small

Cons: The 3 ft. cord isn't very long

Overall Review: Having a 3 ft. cord guarantees the only place to use this for a desktop PC is resting on top of the machine. That's not a problem if your PC is right next to you, or for a laptop.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1/ 5
Wacky 5/6/2015 9:16:24 AM

Pros: Read/Write is Fast on USB 3.0 and my "fast" SD cards are not bottle necked by this reader.

Pretty cheap price

Nice build materials

Cons: Causes my entire system to hang when plunged in to my PC.... Sometimes...

Overall Review: On day one this Device has been problematic. Mainly causing my entire system to hang. The mouse cursor moment, Audio and Video all hang for about half of a second every few second. This happens over and over and over while this reader is plugged in to ANY USB port on my PC then stops, instantly when I unplug it.

I have no issues what so ever with ANY other USB 2.0/3.0 device on my system regardless what USB controller I am going through. I also have the most updated Chipset & USB drivers for my motherboard and I even tried flashing the newest firmware for the Reader Via Kingston's website.

When the device did randomly work, It was perfect. Basically eliminating any bottleneck I had dealt with on my old USB 2.0 Reader. Easily hitting speeds over 90MB/s R/W on some of my faster micro SD cards.

When contacting Kingston support for a RMA they suggested typical troubleshooting stuff that I already explained I had tried in the support ticket. For such a Cheap device Its not worth the the time spent playing Email Tag or the return shipping cost to RMA this device. So I will likely just go back to using my Old Reader for now since its at least reliable and does not cause my entire system to hang.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Rob,
We apologize for in the inconsistent behavoir experienced with the USb 3.0 card reader. We are here to help and can work with you on the replacement. To avoid any miscommunication or a game of email tag, please call us directly at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT.

Thank you for using Kingston flash products,
-Jewel, Kingsotn US Technical Support
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works Well 4/24/2015 2:55:04 PM

Pros: Fast
Easy
Compact
USB 3.0

Cons: have to replug it sometimes to get it to respond to a newly inserted card.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best USB hub I ever bought 4/6/2015 7:46:43 AM

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.

Overall Review: 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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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Kingston Card Reader USB3 2/19/2015 5:51:15 PM

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.

Overall Review: buy it.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Kingston FCR-HS3 USB 3.0 2/2/2015 2:36:36 PM

Pros: -Works well
-Got it cheap.

Cons: -None so far.

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