Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. 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 In order to be used, drivers must be installed. 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. 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.

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What an enormous pain that neither Apple or Lexar can address these issues. ExpressCard devices can either connect via USB 2.

Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader 2.5 Gbps

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. It helps that I can download 2 cards at once now since I have both readers.

Chris, You da man! Rated 1 out of 5 by jojo from Not Impressed This would be a handy item to have if it only worked reliably with a 64bit operating system which it does not.

That’s 10X faster folks. I would have thought Lexar have enough resources to resolve this issue. Later I would find out that the computer had a kernel panic and needed to be restarted. The net result was that we achieved a read data rate of Unfortunately, we have no plans on releasing an update for that reader since things have been leaning more towards Thunderbolt series and USB 3.


The drivers that Lexar uses are old and out of date and will not install on Thank you very much!!! Read on for a possible solution. Use at your own risk, but I can confirm that this works just fine for me. It has an extra-deep card slot, providing added card protection.

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

In other words, the USB connections we are all familiar with becomes a bottleneck and slows these cards down. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Im not sure why everyone is complaining that it sticks out because of course it does!! News from the Focus on Imaging Show: In other words ExpressCards can be up to 5. When we used readfr USB 2. Lexar performs this extensive testing in an effort to provide customers with a high level of confidence, whether they are capturing once-in-a-lifetime memories, important reaxer, or everyday occasions. So I mostly use 2 hands and hold the reader into the computer, while removing the CF card.


Facebook Twitter Linkedin Reddit Email. Sascha August 12, at Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Much of it can be put down to bottlenecks in the architecture of a typical laptop computer.

I feel that our testing represents realistic real world exppresscard we didn’t go out of our way to optimise the test PC, or use a PC with an overclocked CPU and an OS with no applications install.

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. I’m thinking about returning it and getting the Lexar USB 2.

Basically, can read and write data to larger and faster spinning hard disk much faster than slower spinning and smaller drives. Information is subject to change without notice.

Lexar provides these services and resources to customers to minimize the time required for troubleshooting card issues and to provide tools for photographers to optimize their shooting and focus on capturing great images.

No other cables are needed and it connects directly to your computers PCIe Bus interface.