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LexarProfessional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7)
 
4.7

(based on 563 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (449)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast transfer (412)
  • Lightweight (332)
  • Reliable (315)
  • Durable dock (201)
  • Excellent interface (198)

Cons

  • Short cable (15)
  • Slow connection (4)
  • Difficult setup (3)
  • Poor interface (3)

Best Uses

  • Image transfer (376)
  • Digital photography (283)
  • Digital capture (89)
  • Viewing images (73)
  • Image storage (58)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (184), Enthusiast (183), Semi-professional (132), Semi pro (14), Casual user (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (507), Yes (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (22), Personal (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fast download

I am an amateur photographer, and I have recently increased the number of shots I take on each shoot. I shoot RAW and the files from my Nikon D800 are pretty large. I...Read complete review

I am an amateur photographer, and I have recently increased the number of shots I take on each shoot. I shoot RAW and the files from my Nikon D800 are pretty large. I needed a card reader that was a little more efficient than the one I have now, it can take a long time to download 500 40MB files. I have a MacBook Pro and work on Aperture. Frankly, I'm not even sure I have a USB 3.0, but it said it's compatible with 2.0 so I purchased it anyway.

The card reader is significantly faster than my old one, I would estimate 2-4 times faster. Now I don't have to leave and make myself a sandwich and tea while I wait for the files to download. Yay, speed.

The other thing I like is that it attaches to the USB port through a cord (I suggest adding that to the photo of the product), which is great because if I have something else in the second USB port they both fit.

The only very minor criticism I have is that the card reader pops up a little too easily so it sometimes does that while I'm putting the card reader away or if I move my bag around a bunch. But it's not really a big problem

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't work with new Macs

I'd give this product zero stars if I could. Not because it doesn't work with the new Macs. I understand that there can be compatibility issues. My problem is that if you go...Read complete review

I'd give this product zero stars if I could. Not because it doesn't work with the new Macs. I understand that there can be compatibility issues. My problem is that if you go on the Lexar website, browse to the support page for this product, read the FAQ's and find "Does the reader work with a MAC® system?" you will see (at least as of the time of this review) that the answer is "Yes, the reader works with Mac OS 10+."

So I called their tech support and asked if there have been any compatibility problems with the new USB 3.0 Macs. The answer they gave me was "Yes. They're working on the issue with Apple." So.... If you know that there's an issue, and you're working with Apple to fix it, why haven't they admitted as much on their website? They told me that they have no idea when or if the issue would be resolved, and advised me to return it and buy a different reader.

I checked their compatibility page and verified that it worked with a Mac before I bought the thing, and meanwhile they knew there was a problem. Swell...

I have had other Lexar readers in the past, and I use their 600x card. I know they make great products, but there is no excuse for a known issue like this to not be indicated on the web site.

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4.0

Very fast

By DakotaKid

from Rochester, Michigan

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable Dock
  • Fast Transfer
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Check Firmware

Best Uses

  • Digital Capture
  • Digital Photography
  • Image Transfer

Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

The latest version of this reader should come with the latest firmware, but check with Lexar's website to be sure that you do have the update. Otherwise, compact, fast, does a very good job moving files off the larger CF and SD cards via USB 3. One of the few good readers out there.

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5.0

Its fast

By Big Dog

from Overland Park, KS

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast Transfer
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Digital Photography
    • Image Transfer

    Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

    It is fast and reliable

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    • No

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    5.0

    Another winner from Lexar

    By Dave G

    from Birmingham

    Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

    Love the compact flash cards, this really works great for CF and SD cards.

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    5.0

    Fast Card Reader

    By snap photo

    from St Louis, MO

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Transfer
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital Capture
      • Digital Photography
      • Image Transfer

      Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

      This is an upgrade to my previous Lexar USB 2.0 Dual-Slot Reader. The reason for the upgrade was because my newer cards could not be read in my previous reader.
      I shoot in RAW with a D700 Camera and the images transfer to my Mac Pro quite quickly.
      I travel with the card reader so I like the compact size when it's closed.
      Another plus, the extra long cable to connect the card reader to the computer.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Very Satisfied

      By rteller

      from Scottsbluff, NE

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Transfer
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Transfer

        Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

        It downloads my image very quickly. It works.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Versatile, fast

        By HVS2000

        from Naples, Florida

        Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

        This card reader has both a Thunderbolt and USB connection. The download to other devices is fast and simple.

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        4.0

        Solid product

        By Don P

        from Rochester, MN

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Transfer
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography
          • Image Transfer

          Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

          Purchased the Lexar Pro card reader when the card reader built into my desktop went out. This reader did everything I expected and quicker than expected.

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          5.0

          Quick upload

          By Ely

          from New Jersey

          Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

          Great product and can upload photos quickly.

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          5.0

          Great Card Reader to go With my 5D

          By T

          from Cali

          Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

          The card reader is a great addition to my photo processing and back-up methods.

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          5.0

          Truly Professional Quality

          By Allan's Photo

          from Torrance, CA.

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable Dock
          • Excellent Interface
          • Fast Transfer
          • Lightweight
          • Long Cable
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Transfer

            Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

            I have had a number of card readers over the years and they always disappoint in the speed of transfer and/or the quality of workmanship. This Lexar product excels in transferring my photos to my computer efficiently and quickly. I like the popup style of access to the card slots as it keeps the pins clean and protected. I also appreciate the longer USB Cable connector. NO bad points to this device.

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            4.0

            Faster

            By Jake Jones

            from Vegas

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Slow Connection

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography

            Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

            This card reader is faster than the USB 2.0 card reader, but not as fast as it could be.

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            1.0

            i never will buy this product again!!!

            By Petr

            from Chicago,IL

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

                  very,very slow!!!! 34mb/s to 75mb/s,thats mean 1 picture 1 second.My raw files are 75mb

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                  5.0

                  Fast and Flexible

                  By pictureted

                  from Redwood City, CA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable Dock
                  • Excellent Interface
                  • Fast Transfer
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Transfer

                    Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

                    Small and useful.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Fast Reader

                    By Del

                    from Winter Haven, FL

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Transfer

                      Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

                      I am a pro photographer. I have upgraded my camera and found I needed a faster card reader. This one does the job.

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                      3.0

                      ok unless you are using UDMA7 cards

                      By WFD3

                      from Hanover PA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

                          I have had the LEXAR PRO 3.0 dual slot reader and it works fine on older cards. Put my new 800x Lexar UDMA7 card in it and it says card unreadable. Determined it reads the card fine if it is the FIRST one put in the reader. Once I put in an older card, I have to unplug the reader before inserting the UDMA7 card. Lexar willing to "fix", so I ordered a new one so the "fixed" one would be spare when it returns. New one has Identical problem. Both are REV E and we did do the update that Lexar helpdesk said to try. Same issue on 2 different MACs. Older USB 2.0 single slot reader does not have the problem.

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                          5.0

                          works as advertised

                          By nfedz

                          from nyc

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable Dock
                          • Excellent Interface
                          • Fast Transfer
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long Cable
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Capture
                            • Digital Photography
                            • Image Transfer
                            • Viewing Images

                            Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

                            fast reader for high volume shooting

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Second one purchased.

                            By Sport Shooter

                            from Ft. Lauderdale, fl

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable Dock
                            • Excellent Interface
                            • Fast Transfer
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Cable
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Digital Capture
                              • Digital Photography
                              • Image Transfer

                              Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

                              Compact. Good speed. Great travel item. Have one for home, one for travel.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Does the job

                              By jwphoto

                              from So.Cal

                              Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

                              So far so good. Upload speed seemed a little slow.Need to use this a little more to really evaluate. Thus. 3 stars. Has a nice small footprint. The up and down function a little funky.

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                              5.0

                              Lightning Fast

                              By Bill

                              from Hanover Township, PA

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Transfer

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Digital Photography
                                • Image Transfer

                                Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

                                I use this for my notebook on the road when sending photos to a newspaper. Doesn't take up too much space, plus lightning fast.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Not compatible with Lexar HR1 hub

                                By paul s

                                from Portland, OR

                                About Me Professional

                                Pros

                                • Durable Dock
                                • Excellent Interface
                                • Fast Transfer
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Digital Photography
                                  • Image Transfer

                                  Comments about Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7):

                                  Per Lexar, this reader is not compatible with their HR1 hub that reads four cards at a time. I have this reader, it's been great, no complaints.

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