No setup at all. Plug and play. The USB- type C connections saves me on not having enough USB slots on my laptop. This card reader is very sleek and doesn't take up a lot of space. This version does not offer power adapter options to give large file transfer a boost. It reads so many style cards. It's the only reader I would need. The cord is a little short but that does not really bother me at this point. I am not going to keep it connected unless I am using it. This is a great addition to my arsenal of much needed gadgets to get me through a work day!