It helps that I can download 2 cards at once now since I have both readers. So I mostly use 2 hands and hold the reader into the computer, while removing the CF card. The other concern I have in using it is locating a small container to store it in when not in use to protect it from mechanical shock as well as keep foreign objects out of its components. The best deals from Amazon’s one-day storage sale Amazon slashed prices on some 20 items. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 24, It is now a permanent tool in my laptop travel bag. There are faster and there are slower laptops, so we feel this represents a reasonably average specification.

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Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader – card reader – ExpressCard Series

Rated 5 out of 5 by Timmy K from Perfect!! Be the first to review this item.

News from the Focus on Imaging Show: We also generally saw faster speeds for writing to 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. A fast portable drive with massive storage space A fast rreader drive with massive storage space by Dong Ngo. I only had two choices in the ExpressCard reader category.

Use at your own risk, but I can confirm that this works just fine for me. There are faster and there are slower laptops, so readed feel this represents a reasonably average specification. Expresscarv article does get slightly technical These measurements were clearly ahead of a x card, but nowhere near double the performance. According to Lexar, they are aware of the problem and are not fixing it anytime soon. The Western Digital Elements has rarely been this cheap.


Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader – card reader – ExpressCard Overview – CNET

You are warned that you have to download and install the driver before using the card, but it’s not clear that the ExpressCard reader needs to be rrader in its slot before the driver can be installed successfully. You’d think, therefore, that we’d see even faster transfer rates than with our previous tests using FireWire The only downside if you could call it that is that it sticks out on the side and could get bumped but so can other cabled devices.

Our test results show that this can be the case, but not always. This driver has it working again under El Capitan.

Martin wrote in below to share that this worked for And easy to use. If you simply wish to read the conclusion and avoid the jargon, lxear there now. I’m thinking about returning it and getting the Lexar USB 2. From then on, a CF card needs to be in place when the ExpressCard is inserted.

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.


Even if you have a fast connection for your card reader, system overheads and other bottlenecks have an effect on real world transfer rates. Rated 4 exprsescard of 5 by Martin from Lock first and then load This is an excellent product once it is securely connected in the laptop’s ExpressCard interface.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Newegg keeps the Black Friday spirit alive with more deals for Cyber Monday. The net result was that we achieved a read data rate of It also promises, on paper, much faster transfer rates to and from your compact flash memory cards than standard USB 2.

It has an extra-deep card slot, providing added card protection.

Jay Taylor February 13, at Lexar indicated that the results were lower than they expected and that some other reviewers had achieved.

Pofessional think I made the right one. Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 26, I would have thought Lexar have enough resources to resolve this issue.

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