USB 3.2 Type-C and Type-A to SD Express 7.1 Card Reader

  • HIGH PERFORMANCE: SD7.x cards can reach up to 985 MB/s, full-duplex, for reads and writes over USB 3.2 Gen 2 via PCIe 3.1a. This adapter won’t slow you down when transferring your high-definition photos and videos.
  • COMPATIBILITY ASSURED: Fully compatible with the SD Express 7.1 specification. Backward compatible with standard SD cards at up to 104MBps. Also works with OTG smartphones over USB-C. It’s ready when you are.
  • DURABLE: Aluminum construction for enhanced durability and reliability. This material also helps with heat dissipation so your cards never overheat when transferring large amounts of data.
  • FLEXIBLE INTERFACE: Has a USB 3.2 Type-C female port for connectivity using the included Type-C to Type-C and Type-C to Type-A USB cables. Outputs to SD and PCI Express as supported by the host.
  • OS & PROTOCOL SUPPORT: Works with Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, and smartphone OS with available OTG functionality. Supports PCIe and NVMe features, such as power and thermal management, when applicable.




Slow SD cards are now a thing of the past. SD7.x and up add support for PCIe 3.1a and NVMe for better performance and reliability. New SD Express cards can benefit from higher bandwidth and lower latency as well as adaptive power management functions through PCIe and NVMe. Older UHS-I and UHS-II card readers just won't cut it for this newer memory technology. 

With performance, reliability, and compatibility at the forefront of thought in the design process, Sabrent’s CR-SDX7 SD Express card reader was engineered not just for the weekend creative but for professionals, too. Transfer your data at speeds of up to 985MBps with the latest SD Express cards or continue to use your older cards as the SD specification is backward compatible.

Our SD Express card reader enables you to take advantage of fast and high-capacity, portable storage without compromising on compatibility with your gear. It’s able to connect to both Type-A and Type-C USB hosts with SD fallback where PCIe and NVMe are not supported. It works with a wide range of operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android/iOS smartphones with OTG functionality. Reliably transfer your memories regardless of the system.

This adapter is also prepared for travel with an aluminum body to improve durability. Faster transfers mean more heat - this material also helps maintain a lower temperature to avoid unwanted throttling. This is important, considering that the 10 Gbps USB interface is sufficient to maintain transfer rates of up to 985 MB/s. Actual performance is dependent on the memory card, host, and chosen USB port, but this is done seamlessly. Non-SD Express cards will operate at up to 104MBps at half-duplex.


Package Contents

• USB Type-C SD Express 7.1 card reader.
• USB Type-C to Type-C cable.
• USB Type-C to Type-A cable.
• User Manual. 

Tech Specs







Cable Lenght

20 in


Dimension:  2.5 x 1.8 x 0.59 in
Weight:  2.2 oz

What's in the Box?

• USB Type-C SD Express 7.1 Card Reader
• USB Type-C to Type-C Cable
• USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
• User Manual


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