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Dec 04, 2012 11:21 |  #1

Got my new iMac on order and therefore need to replace my Firewire card reader with a shiny new USB 3.0 one. I was going for the Lexar but noticed this review on Amazon (external link).


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Does anyone have any experience of this reader on newer MacBooks or even a new iMac if anyone has one? Or can anyone suggest a reliable USB 3.0 reader for the newer machines?


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Dec 04, 2012 11:34 |  #2

Huh, I have heard of some incompatibility issues with USB 3 and how its not as universally plug and play as USB 2 is. But I say just order one and try it. If it doesnt work Amazon has a great return policy.


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Dec 04, 2012 12:14 |  #3

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Huh, I have heard of some incompatibility issues with USB 3 and how its not as universally plug and play as USB 2 is. But I say just order one and try it. If it doesnt work Amazon has a great return policy.

Good point but this isn't much of a confidence booster: "Once I inserted the card back into my camera, the data on it was corrupted and I lost all my pictures."


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Dec 04, 2012 12:36 |  #4

That could have been due to a number of reasons. For all we know it could have been the card. The first couple of times you use it try it with sample pictures.


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Dec 04, 2012 12:41 |  #5

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That could have been due to a number of reasons. For all we know it could have been the card. The first couple of times you use it try it with sample pictures.

You're right, one review of that ilk should not be taken as fact for all. I will buy and test within the return period. Unless anyone knows of a better USB 3.0 reader?


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Dec 04, 2012 14:46 |  #6

No first hand experience but this one gets good reviews. Taken from a different review of the product you linked:

http://www.amazon.com/​gp/product/B008VQ2YUY/ (external link)


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Dec 04, 2012 15:28 |  #7

I have the Delock usb 3.0, It is durable and not made of plastic have not no issues with any cards.
http://www.synchrotech​.com …3_memory_card_r​eader.html (external link)


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Dec 04, 2012 18:36 |  #8

Both the wife and I use Lexar USB 3dual slot reader for cf and sd without any problems on our rmbps




  
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Dec 05, 2012 04:48 |  #9

OneyedJack wrote in post #15326075 (external link)
No first hand experience but this one gets good reviews. Taken from a different review of the product you linked:

http://www.amazon.com/​gp/product/B008VQ2YUY/ (external link)

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I have the Delock usb 3.0, It is durable and not made of plastic have not no issues with any cards.
http://www.synchrotech​.com …3_memory_card_r​eader.html (external link)

This one looks interesting, not heard of it before. I'll do some googling for reviews, so thank you.

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Both the wife and I use Lexar USB 3dual slot reader for cf and sd without any problems on our rmbps

Thanks for the reassurance :)


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Dec 05, 2012 10:54 |  #10

Anke wrote in post #15325473 (external link)
You're right, one review of that ilk should not be taken as fact for all. I will buy and test within the return period. Unless anyone knows of a better USB 3.0 reader?

I use the Transcend one on my 2012 MBP and Windows Desktop without issues.


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Dec 05, 2012 11:16 |  #11

Firmware update - http://de.lexar.com/do​wnloads (external link)




  
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Dec 05, 2012 11:27 |  #12

Good point about the firmware update. We did that for UDMA 7 so we could use 1000x Lexar cards. That could be part of why we don't have problems using the readers with our Macs.




  
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Dec 05, 2012 13:43 |  #13

transcend usb 3.0 multi card reader here for win/os (2011 mbp)


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Dec 05, 2012 14:31 |  #14

I use this one

http://www.amazon.com ….0+multi+card+r​eader+rdf8 (external link)

I don't have a mac though, but it's another option to try. Heads up though, the cord that comes with it is only like 2 feet long.


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