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ProGrade dual SD card reader

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ProGrade USB3.1 dual SD card reader

High speed dual card reader – use both at the same time

ProGrade have announced a new high speed dual SD card reader.

It’s USB 3.1 (USB3 compatible) and UHS I/II card compatible.

The reader is of a similar design to the SDXC/CFast 2 reader that Keith reviewed last year.

ProGrade Digital was established to provide top end camera memory and workflow solutions for photographers needing speed and reliability.

PG-08 card reader

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High speed SD card reader

Prograde product info


Get Simultaneous Transfer of Files from Cards in Both Slots
at Speeds of to 10Gb/s (1.25GB/s)

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 04, 2019, 8:00 am Pacific—ProGrade Digital, founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, introduces and announces immediate availability of its newest product, the SD™ Dual-Slot USB 3.1, Gen. 2 Card Reader, $79.99 USD. As with all other ProGrade Digital USB 3.1, Gen. 2 workflow readers, files on each card transfer simultaneously at speeds of up to 10Gb/s (1.25GB/s).

“Many of today’s professional cameras have two SD slots, so it is only natural that ProGrade Digital’s newest USB 3.1, Gen. 2 workflow reader be a dual-slot for SD cards,” said Wes Brewer, founder and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “Based on the successes of earlier workflow readers, we know that our patent-pending magnetic base, compact rugged design and inclusion of two USB cables (Types A to C and C to C) really resonates with both professionals and prosumers. The dual-slot reader for SD cards provides just one more choice for our customers.”

PG-08 card reader

Products are available from ProGrade Digital and ship to 27 European countries via Amazon and Amazon Prime. International customers may also purchase from the B&H Photo and Video website.

  • Dual-Slot SD Card Workflow Reader (PG08) Key Features:
  • USB 3.1, Gen. 2 interface provides transfer speed of up to 10Gb/s (1.25GB/s)
  • Supports concurrent maximum speed data transfer from cards in both slots
  • Compatible with UHS-I/UHS-II
  • LED indicator for data transfer activity
  • Portable and compact
  • Magnetised bottom connects reader to laptop
  • Includes one metal mounting plate
  • Includes two 18” connection cables: one Type A to Type C and one Type C to Type C
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or later; Windows 10
  • Backwards compatible with USB 3.0 devices
  • Dimensions: 70.8 mm x 70.8 mm x 18 mm
  • 2-year warranty


Keith notes…

The actual download speed is limited by the card itself, which for the fastest UHS-II cards is 312MB/s – for dual cards that’s 624MB/s or around half the maximum USB3.1 Gen 2 capacity. I use my reader via a USB 3 card in my Mac Pro.  That has a ~640MB/s max rate, so two fast SD cards are still just about limited by card speed, even on my older kit. Of course, real world use with physically loading cards, and the software you use will all affect how fast you can get stuff from your cards. With this device, any bottle necks are not coming from the reader.

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