Ive been looking for a fast card reader to import all my DSLR RAW and Jpeg shots without taking an eternity. This unit is very fast, i got sustained speeds of 40+ MBps with a Sandisk ExtremePro 16 GB (theoretical max speed of 45MBps) . When the card is in use, the red kingston logo lights up. Also durability is a giant plus, you cannot tell from the photos, but the top shell is made from dark brushed metal, giving it a classy and cool look while hiding fingerprints, along with looking chiseled. The cord is 2.5 ft long which helps when working on my desktop unit. Even if this wasn't USB 3.0 it would still be a great USB 2.0 card reader. 5 stars!