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Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub

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Price: $65.65
Instant Savings: -$10.70
You Pay: $54.95
Product Highlights
  • Four-Bay USB 3.0 Reader Hub
  • Transfer from Four Cards Simultaneously
  • Modular and Configurable Design
  • High-Speed USB 3.0 Transfer Rates
  • Optional CF, SDHC/SDXC and XQD Readers
  • Future-Proof Design
  • Mac/Windows Compatible

The Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub is a modular four-bay reader hub designed to accept up to four optional dedicated card readers. This solution enables quick, USB 3.0-speed transferring of files from up to four memory cards simultaneously. The unique configurable structure of the hub allows users to insert a variety of reader types based on personal needs, with the ability to use either four of the same or any combination of SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash, or XQD card types.

Modular four-bay memory card reader hub accepts any combination of up to four Professional Workflow SDHC/SDXC UHS-I, CompactFlash UDMA 7, or XQD readers.
Enables high-speed transferring of files from up to four memory cards at once.
Hub design eliminates cable clutter by requiring just one USB connection to support multiple card types.
USB 3.0 support, and USB 2.0 backward-compatibility, for quick offloading of data is ideally-suited to RAW and high-resolution photos or HD, 3D, or 4K video files.
Future-proof design enables hub to accept any future supported card types or formats.
Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or later and Windows 7/8 operating systems.
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Windows 7 or 8
USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port
Power Requirements 2.7-3.6 V
Memory Card Compatibility Optional readers for:
SDHC/SDXC UHS-I
CompactFlash UDMA 7
XQD
Certifications FCC, CE, WEEE, C-Tick, China RoHS, USB-IF 3.0, VCCI, BSMI
Operating Temperature 32-122°F / 0-50°C
Dimensions 3.3 x 4.3 x 6" / 85 x 110 x 153 mm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Supply with North American and Australian Power Adapters
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    LexarProfessional Workflow HR1 Hub
     
    4.2

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (13)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Fast (13)
    • Good power output (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Upgrade (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (13)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (12), Personal (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      It's bluky but it fast and it works!

      I use this to stack my portable and compatible Lexar card readers into my primary workstation. No problems so far, even while offloading multiple cards at the same time. USB3 isn't a bottleneck...Read complete review

      I use this to stack my portable and compatible Lexar card readers into my primary workstation. No problems so far, even while offloading multiple cards at the same time. USB3 isn't a bottleneck anymore, and the fastest cards on the market can't saturate the powered bus this thing works on.

      I'd give it 5 stars if it was a smaller, more rugged device for location work, but in a studio environment it just blazes along when powered by AC with no issues so far.

      I love that I can just pop out the readers for location work too though, they are fast and reliable.

      Fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.9, no software required it just works and it's fast, especially if the destination is an SSD or a RAID0 setup, not a pokey laptop or Mac Mini internal hard drive.

      Unlike a lot of photographers, Lexar cards and readers are more reliable with my Nikon kit than Sandisk solutions are. But the HR1, while being bulky (and ugly) is proving to be reliable and fast for high volume work, and seems to read anything including Sandisk micro cards with their SD adapter that I use with my GoPro system.

      I hope that Lexar produces a smaller and rugged version, but for studio work this product is pure win!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Incomplete

      I like the modular system built to looking forward the future, but this device is only for memory cards READERS. I want all in one: reader and WRITABLE. It would be great to...Read complete review

      I like the modular system built to looking forward the future, but this device is only for memory cards READERS. I want all in one: reader and WRITABLE. It would be great to buck up in diffents memoy cards.
      So, I will wait for the next HR2

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      5.0

      good solution

      By photog

      from chicago

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

          good for professional workflow

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          So sweet

          By treek

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Enhance Experience

            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

            I love my hub. Super easy to dump files after a long day of shooting, go to bed and be ready to go the next day. Awesome.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Perfect for high volume shooters

            By Pro Shooter

            from Sauk City, WI

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Enhance Experience
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

              I use this workflow solution almost every day. I have all four bays used for my SDHC cards. It makes life so much easier because four cards can be inserted at once and you can load the images to your computer. It is larger than I had thought it would be, but does not bother me at all. It is about the size of a 100 pack of DVDs. The other nice feature about this is that if I am shooting an event and want to dump images to my laptop to save card space, simply pull out a reader from its bay, grab your USB cable (comes with each reader you purchase) and head out the door. A very versatile product that has me completely satisfied!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              3.0

              Works well

              By JDedmonPhoto

              from Matthews, NC

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast

              Cons

              • Have To Use An Outlet
              • Lacks Power

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

              Wanted the capability at sports events to load both cards into laptop and this does the trick. Fast and reliable, but a bit bulky in the bag. Would be nice if they offered the same unit with two bays rather than four.

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              • Business

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              4.0

              Wish this could be powered by USB

              By ALH Photo

              from Richmond, Virginia

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Upgrade

                Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                I have so many cords running from my desk I wish this reader was able to be USB powered. Can't wait to get more CF readers to maximize usage.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Finally a Fast and Stacking option.

                By Wes Craft Photography

                from Naperville, IL

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast
                • Powerful
                • Space Saving

                Cons

                • No Thunderbolt Version

                Best Uses

                • Importing In Bulk

                Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                We shoot weddings with 4 cameras. Needless to say, there are numerous cards to ingest afterwards. The ability to import 4 cards at a time allows me to do something else while that goes in the background. Indicator lights flash when a card is in use which is helpful to know when you eject particular items and want to remove them. We have 4 CF readers installed in ours and not having 4 different USB cables running to a messy bus is another plus. We've waited a long time for something like this. I wish there was a Thunderbolt HUB or perhaps both Firewire 800 and USB3 on the back but alas, the world is moving on from FW800.

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                • Business

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                3.0

                Picture is deceiving

                By picturesbyab.

                from KY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                    I bought this and it doesn't come with the pods. Picture shows it.

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                    • Business

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Nice unit, but no good for Lightroom

                    By pjnz

                    from New Zealand

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • It's A Usb3 Hub
                    • Tidy

                    Cons

                    • It's Only A Usb3 Hub

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                      The unit works really well in Windows Explorer. Fast downloads and the unit looks great on the desk - very tidy and nice only having a single cable to deal with!

                      It's a shame that it isn't supported any better with Lightroom as the hub doesn't do anything special at all - it is the same as plugging 4 readers into a standard USB3 hub. It is just a bit tidier and looks cooler sitting on the desk.

                      You can still only download one card at a time in Lightroom, and once that card has completely finished downloading you need to then manually click on Import again and manually start the second card. When that second card has finished you have to manually click on Import and start the third card, etc. So on their website when they say, "So downloads may take longer to complete", you also need to allow for the time for you to watch the device and restart the Import sequence each time - hopefully Lightroom will add concurrent downloads in the future!

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                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      It's bluky but it fast and it works!

                      By kwsmithphoto

                      from Venice Beach, CA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                          I use this to stack my portable and compatible Lexar card readers into my primary workstation. No problems so far, even while offloading multiple cards at the same time. USB3 isn't a bottleneck anymore, and the fastest cards on the market can't saturate the powered bus this thing works on.

                          I'd give it 5 stars if it was a smaller, more rugged device for location work, but in a studio environment it just blazes along when powered by AC with no issues so far.

                          I love that I can just pop out the readers for location work too though, they are fast and reliable.

                          Fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.9, no software required it just works and it's fast, especially if the destination is an SSD or a RAID0 setup, not a pokey laptop or Mac Mini internal hard drive.

                          Unlike a lot of photographers, Lexar cards and readers are more reliable with my Nikon kit than Sandisk solutions are. But the HR1, while being bulky (and ugly) is proving to be reliable and fast for high volume work, and seems to read anything including Sandisk micro cards with their SD adapter that I use with my GoPro system.

                          I hope that Lexar produces a smaller and rugged version, but for studio work this product is pure win!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          3.0

                          Down load multi cards at once

                          By RRP

                          from CT

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Upgrade

                            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                            I use this to down load multi cards after a shoot, works good for weddings as I prefer to use smaller cards then the newer larger ones..

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            What a timesaver!

                            By Jake

                            from Portland, OR

                            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                            I have been on the hunt for something like this for years! My wife and I are professional wedding photographers and an average wedding for us is 10-15 CF cards shooting in RAW. Up until now, our only option has been single-card readers and it used to take us hours to drop a wedding...one card after another. This workflow hub from Lexar is a homerun! It has significantly reduced the time it takes to drop a photography job because you can plug 4 cards in at a time and walk away. Roughly estimating, I would say that this product has reduced the time it takes to drop my cards by 50-75%. For anyone that routinely shoots multiple cards, stop what you're doing and buy this product! It is well worth the investment, which is minimal compared to the time you'll save. Way to go, Lexar!

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                            5.0

                            Hot Stuff, Lexar did themselves proud.

                            By JoeB

                            from Dumont, New Jersey

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast
                            • Flexible Configuration
                            • Great Indicator Lights
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                            • No Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                              I am still looking for a flaw in this device and its interchangeable components.
                              Being an electronics tech as well as having installed and run complex mini-computers I approach each new piece of hardware with reasonably high performance expectations. I populated the 4 bays with 3 CF modules and 1 SD module. To test the device under less than ideal conditions I connected it through a LaCie USB 3.0 hub to my ASUS G53J laptop and proceeded to copy one CF card to another while reading a third and copying the SD card to my external USB 2.0 hard drive. Jeff Cable, Lexar Marketing, has always stated that Lexar engineers design strictly according to specifications and I believe him because this product performs as advertised. Better yet the indicator lights allow me to identify cards which are simply connected versus ones which are busy moving data, and best of all when I eject a card the light goes out...no accidentally pulling an active card. These engineers both follow specs and obviously listen to photographers. Great device at a reasonable price.

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                              4.0

                              So Far, So Good

                              By Eric Wessman

                              from Pelham, NY

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Downloads

                                Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                                Download multiple CF cards from an event. It does what it claims, but I wish Lightroom would be able to import more than 1 card at a time. I had to change my workflow--download all cards first, then import into Lightroom.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Incomplete

                                By Javi

                                from Spain

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                                      I like the modular system built to looking forward the future, but this device is only for memory cards READERS. I want all in one: reader and WRITABLE. It would be great to buck up in diffents memoy cards.
                                      So, I will wait for the next HR2

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      So far so good...

                                      By rsirota

                                      from San Jose, CA

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fast

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Enhance Experience
                                        • Upgrade

                                        Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                                        I purchased this unit because I had too many readers connected to my mac. CF, XQD now they are all in one port...

                                        Love it

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                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Consolidates Individual Readers

                                        By Sole Prop

                                        from Oakland, CA

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fast

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Replacement
                                          • Upgrade

                                          Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                                          I thought twice about buying this, given the price, but it consolidated three individual card readers into one on my desktop and added the USB 3.0 increased speed.

                                          Works fine, each module snaps into the hub, no messy cables you had with the earlier CF card reader hub and I've been pleased with the result. Again, each module comes with connection cables for stand alone use, but the cables aren't necessary in snapping them into the hub.

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                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          Solid product

                                          By BobComptonPhoto

                                          from Overland Park, KS

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Fast

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Enhance Experience

                                            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Hub:

                                            Drastically speeds up import from multiple cards at once. Solid construction, works as advertised.

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                                            • Business

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