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Delkin Black Rugged Multi-Card Reader Review

Delkin Black USB 3.0 Rugged Card Reader CF, SD UHS-II Card Reader


The Delkin Black Rugged Multi-Card Reader DDREADER-50 is a USB 3.0 card reader. It supports UHS-II SD and microSD cards as well as CompactFlash cards.

Delkin Devices Rugged Card Reader  UHS-II SD, microSD and CF Card Reader DREADER-50 closed

There reader has two Secure Digital card slots: one for full-size SD cards and one for microSD cards. Both slots support UHS-I and UHS-II cards. The CompactFlash slot supports UDMA 7.

The case is has black plastic ends with a metal body. There is a space to allow the included USB cable to be stored with the reader. A gray rubber end cap covers the entire reader for added protection.

Delkin Devices Rugged Card Reader CF, SD, microSD UHS-II Card Reader DDREADER-50 bottom

The bottom of the reader has feet on the corners to prevent it from sliding. The label states the reader made in Taiwan.

A 3-foot long USB 3.0 cable is included and connects to a USB 3.0 Micro-B port on the back of the reader.

Supported operating systems include Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 8.1 and Mac OS 9.0 or later. The reader is backed by a five year warranty along with a 48-hour replacement warranty.


The DDREADER-50 was benchmarked using SD and microSD cards. The results are shown below. The reader also support CompactFlash cards. The reader allows all three card types to be read simultaneously.

Reader: Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader
Card Benchmarks
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 32GBSD307.050183.269
SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s UHS-II 64GBSD306.960243.430
SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s UHS-II 32GBSD306.781248.331
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 64GBSD305.574181.603
Delkin 1900x UHS-II 32GBSD304.24451.006
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev B 128GBSD304.067246.116
Sony SF-G 300MB/s UHS-II 32GBSD303.891273.672
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev E 32GBSD301.488263.362
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD UHS-II 32GBmicroSD301.315247.861
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD UHS-II 64GBmicroSD300.452248.331
Angelbird AV Pro V90 64GBSD300.452249.127
Transcend 700S UHS-II V90 64GBSD300.366195.084
SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s UHS-II 128GBSD299.593244.994
ProGrade 250MB/s UHS-II V90 64GBSD299.337248.478
Integral UltimaPro X2 UHS-II V90 64GBSD298.995263.925
Adata Premier One UHS-II V90 64GBSD298.569246.289
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Rev E 64GBSD298.400264.258
Delkin Power 2000x UHS-II V90 64GBSD298.272234.423
Sony Tough UHS-II 64GBSD298.272267.460
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 64GBSD297.679264.658
Sony SF-G 300MB/s UHS-II 128GBSD296.963273.245
Delkin Power UHS-II V90 128GBSD296.879235.265
Sony SF-G 300MB/s UHS-II 64GBSD295.915273.351
Sony M Series UHS-II 32GBSD295.874114.100
Sony M Series UHS-II 128GBSD295.29092.671
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 32GBSD294.917272.357
Verbatim Pro II Plus UHS-II V90 64GBSD292.082250.616
Lexar Professional 1800x microSD UHS-II 128GBmicroSD290.063108.246
Sony M Series UHS-II 64GBSD289.22294.136
AData Premier One UHS-II V90 256GBSD288.625231.858
Delkin Prime UHS-II V60 64GBSD288.38793.740
SanDisk Extreme Pro 280MB/s UHS-II 32GBSD287.833241.107
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II 275MB/s microSDXC 64GBmicroSD287.517106.899
Toshiba Exceria Pro N502 64GBSD278.358252.608
Panasonic MicroP2 UHS-II 32GBSD273.99449.201
Hoodman Steel UHS-II 64GBSD268.350171.448
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GBSD260.807229.297
ProGrade 200MB/s UHS-II V60 64GBSD165.757106.801
Angelbird AV Pro V60 64GBSD164.845107.767
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II microSD 128GBmicroSD163.89159.278
Lexar Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II 32GBmicroSD143.44452.010
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II microSD 64GBmicroSD142.33453.390
SanDisk Extreme 100MB/s A1 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.22271.380
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 64GBSD99.21289.906
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.21291.308
SanDisk Extreme Plus 90MB/s U3 V30 64GBSD99.20366.580
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDXC 64GBmicroSD99.19491.787
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.19490.928
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 128GBSD99.19465.898
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 128GBSD99.19490.045
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.19491.755
SanDisk Extreme 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.19462.989
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 32GBSD99.18453.314
SanDisk Extreme 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD99.17570.521
SanDisk Ultra Plus V10 A1 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.17561.969
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 32GBSD99.16691.363
SanDisk Extreme Plus 100MB/s A1 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD99.16689.952
Kingston Canvas React V30 256GBSD99.15680.542
Patriot EP Series V30 A1 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.15681.380
Kingston Canvas React V30 64GBSD99.14781.506
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s U3 V30 256GBSD99.14789.431
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.14763.891
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 64GBSD99.14754.073
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 64GBmicroSD99.13720.594
AgfaPhoto Professional 64GBSD99.13790.904
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD99.13791.643
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 64GBmicroSD99.12869.947
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 128GBSD99.12844.180
SanDisk Extreme Plus 90MB/s U3 V30 32GBSD99.12866.593
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.12870.644
Kingston Canvas React V30 128GBSD99.12880.990
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.11991.467
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 32GB Card 2SD99.10920.636
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s U3 V30 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD99.10090.115
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 V30 256GBSD99.09164.827
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 128GBmicroSD99.07258.889
Transcend 633x microSDHC 32GBmicroSD99.00688.742
Kingston Canvas Go! V30 256GBSD99.00680.099
SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s 64GBSD98.95066.248
SanDisk Extreme 160MB/s V30 A2 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD98.89487.586
SanDisk Extreme V30 A2 microSDXC 256GBmicroSD98.88587.381
SanDisk Extreme 150MB 256GBSD98.88587.178
SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s 128GBSD98.86687.476
SanDisk Extreme Plus 150MB/s 64GBSD98.84886.889
SanDisk Extreme 150MB/s 128GBSD98.82087.214
SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s 256GBSD98.81088.056
SanDisk Extreme V30 A2 microSDXC 400GBmicroSD98.81086.602
SanDisk Extreme Pro 170MB/s 64GBSD98.80187.221
SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A2 microSDXC 128GBmicroSD98.79287.019
SanDisk Extreme Plus 150MB/s 128GBSD98.78287.200
Sony 95MB/s U3 64GBSD98.09986.760
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 32GBSD97.97089.416
Kingston Class 10 UHS-I 64GBSD97.94371.317
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 64GBSD97.94385.801
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 128GBSD97.93478.858
Polaroid Extreme Performance 95/90 MB/s 64GBSD97.93479.879
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 256GBSD97.91587.265
PNY Elite microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.88832.426
Kingston U3 (90/80) microSD 64GBmicroSD97.88874.818
Panasonic Gold 95/90 64GBSD97.87977.005
Kingston Canvas Go! V30 64GBSD97.87082.455
PNY Pro Elite microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.84277.181
Lexar Professional 633x U1 64GBSD97.84228.637
Verbatim Pro Plus V30 64GBSD97.83379.450
Lexar Professional 633x U1 32GBSD97.83322.226
Sony Ultra-High Durability Professional 64GBSD97.82476.774
Transcend 600x 64GBSD97.79763.961
Lexar Professional 633x U3 256GBSD97.76067.450
Lexar Professional 633x U1 128GBSD97.76029.990
PNY Elite Performance U1 32GBSD97.75138.247
PNY Elite Performance U3 128GBSD97.75169.144
Patriot EP PRO microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.75177.101
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 128GBSD97.75162.613
PNY Pro Elite 64GBSD97.75175.491
Transcend 600x 128GBSD97.74268.485
Silicon Power Superior Pro 128GBSD97.73366.861
Transcend 95/85 MB/s U3 32GBSD97.73386.738
Transcend 500S V30 64GBSD97.72464.357
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 64GBSD97.71566.916
PNY Elite-X microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.71571.008
PNY Elite Performance U3 256GBSD97.71555.595
PNY Elite microSDXC 128GBmicroSD97.70630.197
Transcend R95 W85 U3 64GBSD97.70688.480
Transcend 600x 32GBSD97.69638.927
Transcend 500S 64GB Card 2SD97.69667.433
Transcend Ultimate 633x microSD 64GBmicroSD97.68787.857
PNY Elite-X microSDHC 32GBmicroSD97.68775.280
Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 95/75 MB/s 128GBSD97.66976.017
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 256GBSD97.66066.589
Sony 95MB/s U3 32GBSD97.63386.954
Samsung PRO Select microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.61588.108
Samsung PRO Plus 64GBSD97.60688.667
Transcend 500S V30 128GBSD97.59662.274
Samsung PRO U3 32GBSD97.58779.534
Samsung PRO Plus 32GBSD97.57887.666
PNY Elite Performance U1 64GBSD97.56064.066
Samsung PRO microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.54279.335
Patriot EP Pro 128GBSD97.52442.694
Samsung PRO U3 64GBSD97.48878.828
Patriot EP Pro 90MB/s 64GBSD97.48841.258
PNY Elite Performance U3 64GBSD97.48864.059
Samsung PRO Plus microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.46988.182
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 64GBmicroSD97.40625.289
Toshiba Exceria Pro N401 95/75 MB/s 128GBSD97.32575.792
Delkin Elite 633x 32GBSD97.05480.641
Delkin Black 32GBSD97.00179.042
Hama Memory Pro 4K 64GBSD96.80440.570
Patriot EP Pro 90MB/s 32GBSD96.76847.265
Kingston U3 (90/80) microSD 32GBmicroSD96.70585.160
Kingston Ultimate 32GBSD95.62946.118
Kingston Canvas Select 64GBSD94.77424.023
Samsung PRO Select microSDXC 128GBmicroSD94.69784.426
Samsung PRO Plus microSDXC 128GBmicroSD94.67184.189
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 32GBSD94.10242.922
Toshiba FlashAir W-04 64GBSD93.87475.606
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 200GBmicroSD90.99137.374
SanDisk Ultra 90MB/s microSD 200GBmicroSD90.58220.539
Kingston Class 10 256GBSD90.00744.822
Samsung EVO Select microSDXC 128GBmicroSD88.45017.439
Samsung EVO Plus 128GB microSDXCmicroSD85.22221.480
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 128GBmicroSD84.39922.232
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 64GBSD82.37719.050
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s microSD 32GBmicroSD82.34517.168
Lexar Professional 633x microSDXC 64GBmicroSD68.50820.913
Samsung EVO microSDXC 64GBmicroSD46.53923.298
Samsung EVO microSD 32GBmicroSD46.37723.950

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