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USB 3.0 Compact Flash Reader Recommendations

 
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Apr 04, 2013 16:49 |  #1

I just recently purchased a Macbook Air and am now in need of a USB 3.0 compact flash card reader to go with it. Does anyone have any recommendations on a model I should take a look at? Thanks!


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Apr 04, 2013 17:27 |  #2

I own a MBP i7 (summer 2012) and use a Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual Slot Reader (sd+cf) without any problem. The model is LRW300U. Unfortunately I don't find the ebay link. Hope this helps!


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Apr 04, 2013 17:44 |  #3

I'm using the Kingston USB3 with great result. Cheap price and very fast.


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Apr 04, 2013 18:20 |  #4

I use a Transcend 3.0. Seems to work fine.




  
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Apr 04, 2013 20:40 as a reply to  @ MikeD18's post |  #5

For a compact portable with short attached wire I really like this one. Have used for 6 months with my laptop. Solid inexpensive unit.

http://www.amazon.com …o06_s00_i01?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)


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Apr 04, 2013 20:47 |  #6

pfjbaldwin wrote in post #15791867 (external link)
For a compact portable with short attached wire I really like this one. Have used for 6 months with my laptop. Solid inexpensive unit.

http://www.amazon.com …o06_s00_i01?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

Thank you PFJBALDWIN. I think I will give this one a try. I like the combination small size and low price.


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Apr 04, 2013 21:02 |  #7

pfjbaldwin wrote in post #15791867 (external link)
For a compact portable with short attached wire I really like this one. Have used for 6 months with my laptop. Solid inexpensive unit.

http://www.amazon.com …o06_s00_i01?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

I'll +1 for this, cheap and seems to work great.


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Apr 04, 2013 21:19 |  #8

See review link in my signature.


Review of USB 3.0 Readers (external link)

  
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Apr 04, 2013 22:22 |  #9

sonnyc wrote in post #15791407 (external link)
I'm using the Kingston USB3 with great result. Cheap price and very fast.

+1 - been using this for over a year.


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Apr 04, 2013 23:13 |  #10

I've got this one from Lexar:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …al_USB_3_0_Dual​_Slot.html (external link)


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Apr 05, 2013 05:09 |  #11

pfjbaldwin wrote in post #15791867 (external link)
For a compact portable with short attached wire I really like this one. Have used for 6 months with my laptop. Solid inexpensive unit.

http://www.amazon.com …o06_s00_i01?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

Have you actually tested the speed? I've found that most reviews on Amazon are from people who have no idea as to how fast a proper USB3 card reader should perform. When I have bought cheap readers I've always, without fail, found them to be dreadfully slow.

I bought the Lexar USB3 - CrystalDiskMark rates its read speed at 80 MB/s with my Sandisk 60 MB/s CF card.


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Apr 05, 2013 10:32 |  #12

hollis_f wrote in post #15792861 (external link)
Have you actually tested the speed? I've found that most reviews on Amazon are from people who have no idea as to how fast a proper USB3 card reader should perform. When I have bought cheap readers I've always, without fail, found them to be dreadfully slow.

I bought the Lexar USB3 - CrystalDiskMark rates its read speed at 80 MB/s with my Sandisk 60 MB/s CF card.

I'm into photos, not testing things. I only meant to communicate it's a small, portable, inexpensive 3.0 reader, has a firmly attached wire and of quality construction that I am happy with after 6 months of use.


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Apr 05, 2013 19:05 |  #13

sonnyc wrote in post #15791407 (external link)
I'm using the Kingston USB3 with great result. Cheap price and very fast.

+2 on Kingston. Super fast and has a longer cord for workstation connection.


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Apr 05, 2013 20:13 |  #14

drvnbysound wrote in post #15792427 (external link)
I've got this one from Lexar:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …al_USB_3_0_Dual​_Slot.html (external link)

I've got this one too. It's awesome!

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Apr 06, 2013 08:09 |  #15

MikeD18 wrote in post #15791488 (external link)
I use a Transcend 3.0. Seems to work fine.

^^^

I love mine. The read speed is really fast with mine. files from my 5D2 are transfer in less than a second each, it seems.




  
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