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Addonics Card Readers & Adapters

Expand your computer's storage media options by getting an Addonics® card reader. A card reader is a removable USB accessory that reads one or more types of memory cards. You can use it to transfer files from smartphone and digital camera flash storage media to computers that do not have memory card readers. Staples® has a large inventory of these card readers and adapters from Addonics and other leading computer accessory brands.

Choose From a Wide Selection of Addonics Card Readers
Addonics offers internal and external card readers. Pick an external model for a laptop. This is usually a compact, lightweight device you can carry around. You can use an external reader for different laptop and desktop computers. Internal models fit inside desktop PC towers. Before installing one, make sure to pick a unit that has a compatible interface with the available slot on your computer's motherboard. Choose an internal card reader if you only work on a single PC and frequently transfer files from different memory cards to its hard drive. While some card readers can only access data stored on memory cards, others can read and write data onto these flash storage devices. If want to transfer files to and from your memory cards, make sure to get a reader/writer.

Add an SSD to Your Computer With the Right Addonics Card Reader Adapter
Some Addonics readers have dedicated slots that hold 2.5-inch hard disk drives and solid state drives. These can mount HDDs and SSDs as external drives as long as they are slim. To install SSDs inside desktop computers and servers, you need special adapters. An adapter adds flexibility by providing a different interface for a card or drive. For example, you may require an adapter to convert a microSD card into a full-size SD card before slotting it into a card reader.

Addonics offers different adapters that are compatible with mSATA and M.2 SSD drives. These are the most popular form factors for flash-based SSDs. The adapters support common SSD interfaces like PCIe, NVMe, and SATA. In addition to SSDs, Addonics also provides adapters for converting CF and CFast cards into mSATA drives. These are especially useful for photographers as many high-end digital and 4K cameras use compact flash cards for storage.

Do All Addonics Card Readers Draw Power From USB Connections?
Most Addonics card and drive readers are USB-powered accessories. These portable devices usually draw power from USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. Some models can also draw power from optional AC/DC adapters and eSATAp ports. A power adapter comes in handy when a reader requires more power than is available from a USB port and also when there are no free USB ports to power it. An eSATAp port is a powered port for external SATA devices. It accepts both USB and eSATA cables.

Do Addonics Card Readers Support CF and CFast?
Some models do. CFast or CompactFast is a variant of CF (CompactFlash). It uses a SATA interface rather than an IDE or PATA interface. It also delivers faster transfer speeds.

Can You Use Addonics Card Reader Adapters With a Mac?
Yes. These adapters are compatible with computers running Mac, Windows, and other desktop operating systems. You should check though that your computer's operating system fully supports the type of memory card or SSD you want to mount with the adapter.
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Addonics® ADESPCFT CFast Card Reader/Writer
Item : IM1QQ0313 / Model : ADESPCFT
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  • Card reader/writer to get higher data throughput
  • Comes with eSATA/USB combo interface
  • Measures 0.4"H x 2.4"W x 2.6"D
61.99 $61.99
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Addonics M2 PCIE SSD PCIE 3.0 4-Lane Adapter
Item : IM1UX1542 / Model : ADM2PX4
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  • Type: 4 Lane Adapter
  • Weight: 0.5 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 Year
27.79 $27.79
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Addonics CFast Card Reader/Writer, USB 3.1/eSATA, Black (ADCTEU31)
Item : IM16E5800 / Model : ADCTEU31
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  • CFast card reader/writer allows you to read or write any CFast media form any computer
  • Dimensions: 10mmH x 65mmW x 60mmD
  • Comes in black color
70.59 $70.59
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Addonics® AESDDNU3 Mini DigiDrive IV White 15-in-1 USB Memory Card Reader/Writer
Item : IM1KR1968 / Model : AESDDNU3
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  • 15-in-1 memory card reader/writer is perfect for transferring large pictures and moving files to your PC from digital cameras, digital camcorders
  • Suitable with CompactFlash I/II, MMCplus/Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO/MMC/SD/SDHC/microSD/miniSD/xD-Picture Card
  • Interface: USB 3.0/2.0/1.1
33.19 $33.19
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