Lacie DataShare review

Turn those old SD cards into USB memory sticks

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Our Verdict

A useful device, but nothing you couldn't do with any other SD card reader that's available

For

  • Interesting concept
  • Makes good use of old tech

Against

  • You could do this with any USB card reader

As the cost of SD cards tumble and capacities rise, it's a great time to replace old ones. But what can you do with the retired Flash cards? LaCie's DataShare can give them a new lease of life as a USB drive.

There's a model for standard SD cards and one for MicroSDs that slot together when not in use. Fitting a spare card is easy, but they can be tricky to remove.

It's compatible with all SD cards, including SDHC, and comes with a short USB cable for when it's too meaty to fit the required port.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeFlash Reader
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Brand NameLaCie
Form FactorExternal
Total Number of USB Ports2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Height13 mm
Width35.1 mm
Depth70.1 mm
ManufacturerLaCie
Product NameDataShare Dual USB Card Reader for Mac
Manufacturer Part Number130824
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lacie.com/
Host InterfaceUSB