Delkin USB 3.0 Univer­sal Card Reader

NPhoto - - Test Team -

£30, $35

www.delkin.com

Apart from shift­ing images off our UHS-1 SDHC card at a se­date 39MB per sec­ond, this reader put in a de­cent SD per­for­mance, es­pe­cially when writ­ing im­age files. It also kept up a rea­son­able pace with Com­pact Flash, pro­duc­ing the fastest over­all im­age read rate of 112MB per sec­ond. How­ever, its trump card is ver­sa­til­ity, as it’ll support old for­mats like xD and MMC, plus a host of Mem­ory Stick op­tions, which is handy if you’ve got non-Nikon cam­eras around the house. There’s a lot to like about Delkin’s reader, but read­ing images from SD at half the speed of the lead­ers lets it down. Like the Delkin reader, this is com­pat­i­ble with pretty much any mem­ory card type. Not to be con­fused with pre­vi­ous PNY read­ers, the High Per­for­mance 3.0 has a USB 3.0 con­nec­tion, in the form of a stan­dard socket and cable, or a built-in plug that slots into the reader when not in use. Read speeds are im­pres­sive with both SD and CF cards, whether trans­fer­ring images or video. How­ever, write per­for­mance was uni­ver­sally dis­ap­point­ing, es­pe­cially with CF, where a video

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