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Written by Aidan Moore   
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Silverstone FP37 SDXC USB 3.0 Front Bay Card Reader
Closer Look: SilverStone FP37
SilverStone FP37 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

SilverStone FP37 Card Reader Review

Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology
Product Name: Premium 3.5” front bay card reader
Model Number: SST-FP37B
UPC: 844761007966
Price As Tested: $32.99 (Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been self supplied

A media card reader can be a convenient device when it comes to transferring information between cameras, video cameras and a desktop computer. Media card readers based on USB 3.0 should take advantage of the higher interface bandwidth to allow much faster file transfer. In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the SilverStone FP37 USB 3.0 front bay media card reader to find out just what kind of features and performance can be expected from this newer generation of media card reader.

As the size of DSLR image files continues to increase, so does the need to quickly transfer these files between devices. SilverStone's FP37 is one of a few aftermarket USB 3.0 based devices that potentially allow a faster way to move files between a DSLR camera and the computer.

But is there any real advantage to using a USB 3.0 card reader with the media that is available for typical DSLR cameras? The typical read rate for a 400X CompactFlash device is 90 MB per second, which can easily saturate a USB 2.0 port. In theory, there appears to be a definite potential for a card reader to utilize the higher speed offered by a USB 3.0 ports.

Silverstone FP37B USB3.0 SDXC Cardreader

Features & Specifications

  • Supports standard 19pin USB 3.0 internal connector
  • Fits in any 3.5" external drive bay
  • Full support for SDXC card
  • Additional SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port
  • Support USB 3.0 for maximum data transfer
Model No. SST-FP37
Enclosure mterial SECC
Color Black with extra silver front panel
Operating system support Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS 9.x / X, Windows 7
Front I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.0 port
Interface USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
Media card power requirement USB powered
Media card support SD / SDHC / SDXC / Mini SD / Micro SD(T-Flash)(No Card Adapter Required) / MS / MS Duo / MS PRO / MS PRO Duo / MS Micro(M2)(No Card Adapter Required) / MS PRO-HG Duo / MMC / RS MMC / MMC Micro / MMC Mobile / xD / CF
Dimension 101.6mm (W) x 25.5mm (H) x 136mm (D)
weight 0.3kg


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