USB 3.0 ports on new computers are becoming more and more common today. As the ports are more common, new devices to take advantage of the ports are becoming more common too. Pretec has unveiled the world’s first USB 3.0 memory card reader at Computex 2010.
The card reader is called the P240 USB3.0 High-speed Multi-Card Reader. The device has an interface speed of 5Gb/s for high-speed transfers from memory cards to the PC. The card reader supports a number of formats including the new SDXC format with lots of storage space.
Other supported memory card formats include SD, CF, and other major formats. The P240 will sample next month and enter mass production in August. Pricing for the reader is unknown, but I wouldn’t expect it to cost too much.