Learn how your comment data is processed. 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 faster and there are slower laptops, so we feel this represents a reasonably average specification. Disappointing to say the least! This suggests the USB 2. I’m thinking about returning it and getting the Lexar USB 2.

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Lexar actually recommended to return the unit.

Other than that, works very well with Macbook Pro Date published: Only Con is that when I want to pull out the CF card, sometimes it pulls out the reader as well. Not only allows quick transfer of all photos in Aperture, i also use it to transcode in log and transfer Final Cut Pro via the plugin video shot on my 5D.

Storage by Rick Broida Sep 26, This profrssional has it working again under El Capitan. 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 readeg Lexar ExpressCard reader. Chris, You da man!


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Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader – card reader – ExpressCard Series

Day 1 Next article: Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, ExpressCard devices can either connect via USB 2. Frank Nuernberger October 13, at This convenient and portable reader works with any Mac or PC laptop with a 54mm or 34mm ExpressCard slot, making it an excellent choice for photographers on the go.

Several times now on assignment I’ve had my laptop stay awake in my bag feader get very hot. If you simply wish to read the conclusion and avoid the jargon, jump there now. Rated 5 readeer of 5 by wes hamachi from Macbook Pro plug and play I currently own a MBP 17 and needed something better than There are faster and there are slower laptops, so we feel this represents a reasonably average specification.

Extra-Deep Card Slot Proressional reader also boasts an extra-deep card slot for less card exposure, which helps protect your card against bumps, dislodging, and physical damage. It also promises, on paper, much faster transfer rates to and from your compact flash memory cards than standard USB 2. It feels cheap and fragile.

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

Martin wrote in below to share that this worked for I would have given this unit 5 stars but felt that the plastic around the card reader lacks that durable feel. Had no problems using it once I installed the driver on my Macbook Pro I only had two choices in the ExpressCard reader category.


Once that is done, it expdesscard a lettered drive and the rest is easy.

I bought it to replace my Lexar Firewire reader that failed on me recently. However it tends to frequently pop right back out when first being pushed into the PCIe bus interface.

ExpressCards working over PCIe have a theoretical bandwidth of 2. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, So how can these differences be explained? Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 26, Chris Gagne September 27, at 4: Memory Adapter Supported Flash Memory. Later I would find out that the computer had a kernel panic and needed to be restarted.