Every photographer or filmmaker, either amateur or proffessional, struggles everyday with lots of files to transfer. As for the beginners it is the most important just to copy files to proceed them on the computer, and maybe backup, then when you get deeper and deeper into this photo- or videographic world, what starts to matter is the speed of transfer, comfort of use and finally, looks of the reader. And here comes the Kingston Workflow Station – external reader that you can build step by step.
Kingston Workflow Station has a modular design – this means that you can choose which components are the most important for you and simply choose them over the others. It is designed to stand on your desk, it doesn’t have any card slots, only the USB-C connection. The box with the workflow station contains a USB mini hub, with USB 3.2 gen 1 and USB-C. To make it a card reader, you buy card readers separately. Card readers can also be used without the docking station, just connect it with the provided USB-C to USB-C cable, directly to the port on your computer. As for me, the docking station is very comfortable to use and I don’t mind paying some more money for this comfort, but the readers are also very good and good especially for travellers, as they are very light.
What is important here is the speed of transer, and these readers are crazy fast. This is thanks to the UHS II standard, used in both the cards and the readers. UHS II cards are much much faster than UHS I, and when you have readers that can read it, you can get the full potential from your cards. There’s a comparison in the video review, but to be brief – transferring files is about three times faster with UHS II standard. When you buy the UHS II card from Kingston, you also get a dedicated card reader.
If you want to know more about it, check out my review!