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Quickly transfer files from both CF and SD card formats.
While the high-speed Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader supports the latest high-speed CF and SD formats, it’s also backwards compatible with standard CF and SD cards, as well as USB 2.0. This provides you with convenient versatility on the go.
Save time with concurrent and card-to-card file transfers.
The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader has the ability to read from both card slots simultaneously, and it also allows for easy file transfer from one card to another—further enhancing the reader’s versatility.
Enjoy the convenience of innovative design features.
The reader boasts an innovative, pop-up mechanism that protects the card slots by allowing you to close the reader when not in use. Also, its compact, portable design means you can take it on the go, and smooth contours help it slip easily in and out of your camera bag. The reader’s sleek, glossy finish makes it a great addition to your workspace, and its LED activity light lets you know when your file transfer is complete. Includes a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable.
All Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs, facilities with more than 1,100 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability.
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*Results may vary based on system configuration and card speed.
**Not supported on all operating system platforms.
The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader is a professional-level, portable USB reader that leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to deliver blazing-fast transfer speeds from card to computer, with a USB interface speed up to 500MB/s (reads up to 5 times faster than USB 2.0). It lets you leverage the performance capabilities of the latest UDMA CompactFlash (CF) (including UDMA 7 CF 6.0) and SD, SDHC, SDXC, and SD UHS-I & UHS-II (SD 3.0) memory cards. The reader is also compatible with standard CF and SD cards and USB 2.0, and includes a five-year limited warranty.
Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available
April 27, 2015
Warranty & Support
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I am a professional commercial photographer. I shoot somewhere in the neighborhood of 15k images a quarter for Nike and fortunately over the years I have learned from my mistakes to triple back up my images while I shoot. I copy to both cards in camera (Canon 1dx) and am tethered to a computer where they are stored and backed up to a G-drive (great product). Occasionally while on location or in studio I use a card reader to add another level of back up. I had my digital tech throwing away cards that kept delivering corrupt files until I realized (silly me) that the fault was with this Lexar reader. Granted, the files on the card will not always be corrupted by this reader and you can redo the process to get them again but sometimes you don't have time to check every image before you erase the card. I have included a test image to show as an example.
I've been shooting professionally for 25 years, and using card readers since the Nikon D1. Compact Flash cards and readers are becoming scarce, as SD is now more the norm. But pro bodies still have CF cards, including my D4.
As my old one was only USB 2, i figured it was time for an upgrade. Tried another USB 3 card reader, and it failed after 2 months (pin bent in the CF card slot), so went in search again.There are varied reviews on this Lexar reader, but upon closer inspection, it seems there are at least 3 models of this reader (that all look the same externally). The one i got is model # LRW400CRBNA, with a 2015 date on the box. This 400 series i think is the latest at the time i am writing this.
It is indeed USB 3, with a usb3 cord as well, that inputs into the back of the device. I like that it has an interchangable cord, and comes with one. I can swap other devices using the same cord--such as my Pioneer external BR burner, another great product: http://www.amazon.com/Portable-External-CyberLink-Software-BDR-XD05/dp/B00HSHLZJ8/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1434128497&sr=8-8&keywords=pioneer+bluray+writer
It has a great form factor, as the shell can enclose and protect itself. It stays open very well in use. When closed, the buttons on the side pop open the clamshell--this is very sensitive, almost like a mousetrap, and snaps open! Not a big deal, but kind of surprised me how sensitive it was.
It can download TWO CARDS at ONCE--my main reason for purchase. So you can put a CF card and SD card and upload them both simultaneously. It is much easier to put in the CF card first, as it is on the bottom.
It is VERY FAST at READING both cards. This of course, is dependent on your computer, usb ports, etc. But its the fastest reader i have ever used (other than other formats, such as the Sony XQD).
It has a nice padded rubber bottom that grips relatively well and stays in place. Seems trivial, but its nice.
As it only has 2 cards formats, it doesnt use a gazillion drive letters on your computer like some of those readers with 10 or more formats. If you only need SD and/or CF, this is the reader for you. I dont have or care for any of those other weird formats. Of course, you can just use a SD card adapter if you need to put in a MicroSD card.
The device was recognized immediately on my two computers, with no need to download drivers or install software. WHEW, what a relief--No crappy proprietary software to put on my machines.
It just works well. Reads cards from every camera ive put in it so far (Nikon D4, D7000, D300s, Fuji XT1, etc) with no glitches. Couldnt be happier to have something work well, with NO HASSLES.
I will update if i ever have a problem, or if the product fails. Thanks for reading, hope this has been of help to you!
Fast. As a professional photographer. I've gone through a lot of card readers. Lexar has held up the best. Last one quit after 3 years. The new replacement had a bad slot for the SDHC card. Amazon is great at replacing defective products. Defects happen. So I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it was just a bad reader and not bad quality control from LEXAR. 4 star due to the bad reader slot. Reports of cases falling apart concerns me a lot. Excited about USB 3.0 finally reaching the market.
Received a defective item. CF Reader didn't work. This seems to be a common problem among these sorts of devices (I've received 2 defective CF readers in the past ~month). I used a Lexar CF card in a Lexar reader - you'd think a person would get some sort of karmic bonus from the gods of commerce or something, but no such luck.
2 stars instead of 1 just because the refund/return process was quick and painless to the extent that those things are ever "quick" and/or "painless". At any rate, at least they made it quick and easy to rectify the matter.
I am very displeased with this product. First attempt to deliver to my office was Friday 12-23 at 6:32 PM. That meant I needed a card reader for the weekend holiday. I went to my local MicroCenter store and purchased an Inland USB 3.0 card reader for $9.99 +tax. This package arrived today. This evening I decided to test both products side by side. I tried to copy two types of music media formats. First, I copied 26 song FLAC files that were 993 MB from my Samsung SSD external drive. The Inland took 1:13.45 minutes and the Lexar that was more than twice the price took 1:22.19 minutes. Then I tested 85 songs which was exactly 1GB. Again the $10 device out preformed the $22.95 Lexar, 1:19.48 vs 1:28.81. Very disappointing. I gave 1 star for a great design and 1 star for a nice long USB cable. I am deciding if I will return this due to lack of performance.
I need a reliable card reader for transferring files between camera to PC, PC to MicroSD for my phone/tablet. I have very high capacity cards, typically 64GB and 128GB.
Using my phone/tablet to transfer from phone/tablet's microSD to PC and vice versa is slower and cumbersome and worse still, the connectivity for my phone / tablet always drop out, resulted in unsuccessful file transfers.
Using this to do the transfer is a breeze! It's running at 20MB/s and no dropped connections/transfers. Should have bought it ages ago... Don't save, go for 25-in-1 to use for SD and MicroSD.