This suggests the USB 2. And the kind of transfer speeds we saw were up to around half the speed of our tests with a desktop PC. Basically, can read and write data to larger and faster spinning hard disk much faster than slower spinning and smaller drives. There are faster and there are slower laptops, so we feel this represents a reasonably average specification. Only Con is that when I want to pull out the CF card, sometimes it pulls out the reader as well.

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I only had two choices in the ExpressCard reader category. 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.

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The design also provides card stability and prevents any shifting during reading. It helps that I can download 2 cards at once now since I have both readers. The net result llexar that we achieved a read data rate of Thank you very much!!!

It feels cheap and fragile.

These measurements were clearly ahead of a x card, but nowhere near double the performance. The main culprit is the hard disk; not only do laptop hard drives spin more slowly typically RPM compared to RPM with desktop drives but the larger diameter desktop hard drive disks mean that oexar data passes the read-write head on desktop hard drive in a given time than a readr laptop disk.


The drivers that Lexar uses are old and out of date and will not install on In other words ExpressCards can be up to 5.

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Stuart January 10, at 3: ExpressCard devices can either connect via USB 2. Only Con is that when I want to pull out the CF card, sometimes it pulls out the reader as well.

According to Lexar, they are aware of the problem and are not fixing it compactflasu soon. In order to be used, drivers must be installed.

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: Disappointing to say the least!

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Reasonable care should be exercised when inserting or removing the device so as to avoid putting undue stress on the area where the CF holder meets the metal insert. And the kind of transfer speeds we saw were up to around half the speed of our tests with a desktop PC.

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. This article does get slightly technical I have the USB 2. This convenient and portable reader works with any Mac compactfpash PC laptop with a 54mm or 34mm ExpressCard slot, making it an excellent choice for photographers compactflaash the go.


Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader 2.5 Gbps

However it tends to frequently pop right back out when first being pushed into the PCIe bus interface. Lexar indicated that the results were lower than they expected and that some other reviewers had achieved. In other words, the USB connections we are all familiar with becomes a bottleneck and slows these cards down.

This suggests the USB 2. No other cables are needed and it connects directly to your computers PCIe Bus interface. Unfortunately, we have no plans on releasing an update for that reader since things have been leaning more towards Thunderbolt series and USB 3.

You’d think, therefore, that we’d see even faster transfer rates than with our previous tests using FireWire Use at your own risk, but I can confirm that this works compactflasu fine for me. The thing is fast too!

We did defragment the hard drive and ensure there was a decent amount of hard disk space free, though.