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. I saw one for auction and was going to bit, but I figured that I should try to see if their software would install before I try to get the Sonnet ExpressCard. It is several times faster than any USB reader. Rated 5 out of 5 by Timmy K from Perfect!! 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: Update Unrecognized Zip Code.

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Once again, although the Lexar Pro x card was clearly faster than a x card, it wasn’t by the kind of margin indicated by the relative speed rating. Read on for a possible solution. I would have given this unit 5 stars but felt that the plastic around the card reader lacks that durable feel.

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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.

There are high-performance laptops available with RPM hard disks and very fast CPUs and sub-systems that will undoubtedly deliver better performance, especially with the faster cards, when using the Lexar Pro ExpressCard CF card reader.

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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Use at your own risk, but I can confirm that this works just fine for me.


It also promises, on paper, much faster transfer rates to and from your compact flash memory cards than standard Profrssional 2. The drivers that Lexar resder are old and out of date and will not install on And easy to use. When we used the USB 2. Most laptops don’t feature an integrated CF card reader any more, so from a practical point of view an ExpressCard reader is useful if your camera uses CF cards.

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Be the first to review this item. News from the Focus on Imaging Show: You’d think, therefore, that we’d see even faster transfer rates than with our dxpresscard tests using FireWire ExpressCard devices can either connect via USB 2. If you do this with the Lexar ExpressCard, like I did, you will end up scratching your head wondering why the driver installation kept on failing.

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Much of it can be put down to bottlenecks in the architecture of a typical laptop computer. The thing is fast too!

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. Otherwise it’s an excellent addition which has less to lose in terms of cabling than many other choices in high quality card readers.

I feel that our testing represents realistic real world performance; 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. It helps that I can download 2 cards at once now since I have both readers. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Reddit Email. For drivers to be installed, the device must be plugged in with a CF card inserted.


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. Had no problems using it once I installed the driver on my Macbook Pro Chris Gagne September 27, at 4: You are warned compactflasn you have to download and install the driver before using the card, but compactfpash not clear that the ExpressCard reader needs to be mounted in its slot before the driver can be installed successfully.

Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader 2.5 Gbps

Chris, You da man! Not only allows quick transfer of all photos in Aperture, expersscard also use it to transcode in log and transfer Final Cut Pro via the plugin video shot on my 5D. I bought it to replace my Lexar Firewire reader that failed on me recently.

This driver has it working again under El Capitan. Richard Mann November 18, at 4:

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