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LexarProfessional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards
 
4.7

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (74)
  • Reliable (66)
  • Lightweight (56)
  • Durable (49)
  • Fast (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (58)
  • Home (31)
  • Travel (28)
  • Studio (26)
  • Portraits (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (42), Semi-professional (29), Enthusiast (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super fast reader, but very bulky

This USB 3.0 CF card reader is super fast.

Here is a copy time comparison between this reader and my old Lexar Firewire 400 reader. Copy was made from a Lexar...Read complete review

This USB 3.0 CF card reader is super fast.

Here is a copy time comparison between this reader and my old Lexar Firewire 400 reader. Copy was made from a Lexar UDMA 7 1000X CF card to a 1.7 Ghz i7 MacBook Air. Copied file was a 12.65 Gb folder containing jpg and raw files.

- Lexar USB 3.0 Reader: 1:46
- Lexar Firewire Reader using Thunderbolt adapter: 13:43

Impressive!

Unfortunately, this reader is very bulky especially when compared with my old Lexar FW reader. All that extra plastic is unnecessary. I'd be reluctant to carry this in my camera+laptop bag if I was looking to travel light.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fast but Unreliable

We bought a couple of these to do faster uploads. The problem is that when we plug two of them directly into the computer, then insert 2 cards to do an upload, they...Read complete review

We bought a couple of these to do faster uploads. The problem is that when we plug two of them directly into the computer, then insert 2 cards to do an upload, they totally crash the computer (MacPro OSX Mavericks), requiring a hard restart. Talked to Lexar, they have no clue what's going on either and were not overly helpful. Ironically we hadn't bought Lexar products in a few years as the only CF cards we ever had go corrupt were Lexar Brand too. If you are using these card readers one at a time they seem okay but would you want to trust your shoot data to unreliable technology?

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5.0

Works great

By Karlon C

from Georgia

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

    Fast and works very well, this card reader is much better than the transcend card reader I had before. Only issue I have is that it uses a printer type USB 3.0 cable vs. the flat one. To me this is a better design as it doesn't' short out as easily but bad in that I have to always have the exact cable with me.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Solid Pro Card Reader

    By ronjenkinsprophoto

    from Fort Worth Texas

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

      I'm a pro sports shooter and I use this reader to upload lots of photos in a hurry.
      It hasn't let me down yet.
      Cheers-

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great card reader

      By TC

      from Danville

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

        I've had many, always come back to the black lexars. They just always work.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works like a charm.

        By jonmaco

        from Omaha, Ne

        Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

        Simple and fast. Works as expected. Love the CF rubber protector. Smart.

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        5.0

        Nice Card Reader

        By Wellesley Stream

        from Wellesley, MA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video File Transfer

          Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

          Using these to capture video files to computers for digital editing. Have about 10 of them and they all work great. Very rugged ... high usage and no bent pins. Fast transfer speeds.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great Card Reader

          By Arturo V

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

            Plug and Play

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love these!

            By High Gravity Photography

            from Nashville TN

            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

            I love this whole hub and card reader process. It is great to be able to import 1-4 cards at once! Highly recommended. Just make sure you purchase these with the Lexar Hub. They are ordered separately.

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            5.0

            Excellent Card Reader

            By CDJones

            from Montclair, NJ

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

              This reader works great via USB 3.0. Fast, accurate reads, reliable and durable. Highly recommended.

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              • No

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              1.0

              Use at your own risk!

              By Unhappy User

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Professional

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy Wire
                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                  The very first time I used this it broke on me. Right in the middle of uploading my pictures it decided to eject and I lost all of my photos. Maybe I had a faulty wire or something but be cautious if you decided to purchase this!

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                  5.0

                  card slides into the reader easy

                  By Verlin

                  from Glenwood, AR

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                    The card reader's slot fits compact flash card tight, but card goes into place with just the slightest of presurre

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Says it all.

                    By RedPhoto

                    from Redding, California

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                      It serves in exactly the capacity is should. Description is accurate.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very nice

                      By Kishor

                      from Newyork

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                        Very Quick Data Transfer

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works Great

                        By Matrixphoto

                        from Whitby, Ontario , Canada

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                          Works great with the Hub.
                          Easy to reconfigure in the future if needed

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Much faster than plugging the camera into the computer

                          By Quietsolopursuits

                          from Grand Rapids, MI

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                            This was a freebie when I purchase Lexar CF cards, and I liked it so much that I also purchased one that can handle SD cards from my other camera as well. The transfers from camera to computer is so much faster with this unit.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            does what it's supposed to

                            By yolaholga

                            from Nowhere Zen NJ

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                            Used it once with no problems. Worked as expected.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Simply the best!!!

                            By Sharkwit

                            from Sacramento, CA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                              I've owned a dozen CF readers since 2003 and the CFR1 is by far the best in terms of construction, design and upload speeds. It's average in size but rocks an extra beefy plastic case, snug USB port, grippy rubber mat beneath and heavy duty 1-meter USB3 cable. Lexar includes a silicon rubber boot that fits over the front, probably to keep out dust while traveling. I love the simplicity of this reader and choose it because it's not cluttered with multiple card slot sizes I don't use.
                              The card slot is fitted (snug) and deep--60% of the card is in the slot--making it difficult to go off the guide rails and misalign the pins. The slot is notched so the card won't fit upside-down. Card insertions feel smooth, secure and precise.
                              The CFR1 uploads RAW image files from my SanDisk Extreme cards (5D MKII & 7D RAW) lickety-split, i.e., a lot faster than my old IOGear USB2 reader. The reader works perfectly plugged directly into my Mac Mini or a RokCore USB 3 hub.

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                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              good

                              By sam

                              from HONG KONG

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                                great

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                What A Bargain

                                By Dr.Ben

                                from Albuquerque, NM

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lexar Quality
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                                  Lexar products are tops. And this Lexar Card Reader came with a pack of two Lexar 64GB discs for my Canon EOS 7D. All for just over [$]...a very good bargain. Worked like a charm right out of the box. I couldn't think of a better buy.

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                                  5.0

                                  Outstanding performance, compact design

                                  By Jerry S

                                  from Washington, DC

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                                    This is my 2nd Lexar Workflow reader, attached to a Workflow hub. The reader itself is small and easily portable, with a USB 3.0 interface that speeds through large data transfers in no time. Larger jobs and events frequently require multiple cards. Snapping the reader into a Workflow hub makes these transfers simple, combining all of the memory card readers into a single device. That saves precious desktop space, eliminates the need for multiple readers (with their associated mess of cables), and provides a single device for transferring all of my memory cards.

                                    A note on data transfer -- USB 3.0 data transfer is FAST compared to older 'legacy' standards. It does, however, require a computer of sustaining this transfer rate in order to work at top speeds. My primary computer is powerful enough, but with some very large transfers (e.g., multiple 32/64GB memory cards) I'll notice that it slows down a bit during the transfer. For top performance consider using solid state drives (SSDs), very fast drives or RAID arrays to boost performance.

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                                    5.0

                                    perfect cf card reader

                                    By Sandeep1920

                                    from New York NY

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use

                                      Comments about Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 Card Reader for CompactFlash Cards:

                                      i got reader with my lexar cf card and this is perfect combination with 1066x card

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                                      • No

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