Our test results show that this can be the case, but not always. It is now a permanent tool in my laptop travel bag. I have the USB 2. While this reader is faster and less bulky than the Firewire reader that I had, the kernel panics and subsequent problems are a huge turnoff for me. My hunch is that a very high specification laptop will get more out of the Lexar Pro ExpressCard reader than one like we tested it on. The design also provides card stability and prevents any shifting during reading.

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On paper ExpressCard readers are fast but in practice other factors can limit performance Price: The net result was that we achieved a read data rate of Rated 5 out of 5 by wes hamachi from Macbook Pro plug and play I currently own a MBP 17 and needed something better than Is Compact Flash on the way exprexscard I have a USB card reader for CF but it is slow and the cable is clunky when I have laptop on my lap in my LaZy boy chair where I do most of my post processing right now.

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Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader 2.5 Gbps

Our test results show that this can be the case, but not always. When this happens most of the time this user has had to reboot the computer in order for it to again recognize the CompactFlash card.


Downloaded the drivers and followed instrcutions to a tee and have had ZERO problems with this thing touch wood it stays that way Highly recommended Date published: Other than that, expresscardd very well with Macbook Pro Date published: Update Unrecognized Zip Code. So how can these differences be explained? The only problem is that older CF cards mainly slower than x, or ones that don’t indicate they are UDMA class don’t work at all well with the Lexar ExpressCard reader.

Jose September 27, at 4: I would rader given this unit 5 stars but felt that the plastic around the card reader lacks that durable feel.

expressczrd In this case persistence paid off and I now can continue to use this reader for the foreseeable future. These measurements were clearly ahead of a x card, but nowhere near double the performance.

Accessories – Lexar Professional ExpressCard CF card reader – Digital Photography Now

From then on, a CF card needs to be in place when the ExpressCard is inserted. Once that is done, it becomes a lettered drive and the rest is easy.

This convenient and portable reader works with any Mac or Readdr laptop with a 54mm or 34mm ExpressCard slot, making it an excellent choice for photographers on the go. Open finder or Windoze Explorer and copy over files. Thank you very much!!! Frank Nuernberger October 13, at It is now a permanent tool in my rfader travel bag. Martin wrote in below to share that this worked for In order to be used, drivers must be installed.


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Chris Gagne September 27, at 4: Extra-Deep Card Slot The reader also boasts an extra-deep card slot for less card exposure, which helps protect your card against bumps, dislodging, and physical damage. Stuart January 10, at 3: Day 1 Next article: The thing is fast too! We also generally saw faster speeds for writing lexaf the cards than for reading, which also suggests that when draw data off the cards a bottleneck occurs when the data is being written to the hard disk.

We did defragment the hard drive and ensure there was a decent amount of hard disk space free, though. ExpressCards working over PCIe have a theoretical bandwidth of 2.

I only had two choices in the ExpressCard reader category.