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UHS-I Compliant USB 3.0 Reader/Writer BN-SDCMAB
UHS-I compliant Data transfer speed: Up to 90 MB/s

* The maximum transfer speed is based on Panasonic in-house testing. This speed varies depending on the SD Memory Card, the PC operating system, etc.

If SD card access is unstable after installing the utility software from the CD that is included with the BN-SDCMAB, try disabling the USB high-speed driver with the following procedure. Click here for details on disabling.CLICK

Product Features

Fast Data Transfer Speed of Up to 90 MB/s*1

Fast data transfers of up to 90 MB/s*1 are achieved by compliance with the new high-speed USB 3.0 standard, and support for the UHS-I*2 high-speed bus interface defined by the Ver. 3.01 SD standard.

*1 As measured by Panasonic. Actual speed varies depending on the SD Memory Card, the PC operating system, etc.

*2 The SD Memory Card must be UHS-I compliant.

Even faster when using the USB3.0 Reader/Writer

Measurement Environment

SD Card: Panasonic RP-SDA16G
PC Environment:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 3.00 GHz
OS: Windows 7 (32-bit)
USB 2.0 Host Controller: Intel chipset built-in
USB 3.0 Host Controller: Renaissance (Formerly NEC) uPD720200
Benchmark Software: CrystalDiscMark v3.0.1a
Setting: 1000 MB, Sequential Read/Write

Easily Transfer Large Volume of Data

Large-capacity 64 GB SDXC Memory Cards are also supported to comfortably transfer and record high-quality videos and other images to a PC at high speed. Conventional SD/SDHC Memory Cards and microSD/microSDHC Memory Cards are supported as well, and the SD slot and microSD slot can be used simultaneously.

Professional Camcorders
Camcorders and Digital still cameras
Content download and data backup

CPRM (Content Protection of Recordable Media) Compliant

Installing the included, dedicated driver software into your PC will enable you to use content that is protected by the CPRM (Content Protection of Recordable Media) function.*

* A separate CPRM (Content Protection of Recordable Media) application is required.


Interface USB 3.0 (Super Speed), USB 2.0 (High Speed)
Media Slot SD / SDHC / SDXC card slot and microSD / microSDHC card slot (Push-in, Push-out swap) (Simultaneous use of the SD slot and microSD slot)
PC OS Windows® 7 / Windows® Vista*1 / Windows® XP*2
MAC OS X 10.5.8, 10.6 - 10.6.7*3*4*5
Applicable PCs PCs that come equipped with a USB port and have the above-mentioned OS pre-installed.
Supported Media

SDXC Memory Card 48 GB - 64 GB*
SDHC Memory Card 4 GB - 32 GB*
SD Memory Card 8 MB - 2 GB
miniSD Card 8 MB - 2 GB (a miniSD adaptor is required)
microSDHC Card 4 GB - 32 GB*
microSD Card 64 MB - 2 GB

*Also UHS-I compliant.

Operation Voltage 5.0 VDC (Supplied from the USB port)
Dimensions Approx. W 39.0 × H 72.0 × D 12.0 mm (Main unit only)
Weight Approx. 20 g (Main unit only)
Extension USB Cable Approx. 80 cm
Accessories User's Manual, USB 3.0 Extension Cable (80 cm), 12-cm CD-ROM (High-speed driver)

*1 Windows Vista must be updated to SP1 or higher.

*2 After updating Windows XP to SP2 or higher, use the update program (KB955704). Check the following website for details on the update program.

*3 When using an SDXC Memory Card with a Mac OS X, updating to Mac OS X 10.6.4 or higher is required.

*4 Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) is not supported.

*5 Personal computers equipped with the Mac USB 2.0 interface cannot use the ordinary USB 3.0 transfer speed or link functions. When connecting to a Mac computer, check the User's Manual that comes with the computer for details.

*6 Operation is not guaranteed when connected to an expanded USB 3.0 port.

• This product does not comply with the SDIO standard.

• SD, SDHC and SDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.

• Mac OS is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

• Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

• Other names, company names and product names are registered trademarks of their respective companies.