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While this reader is faster and less bulky than the Firewire reader that I had, the kernel panics and subsequent problems are a huge turnoff for me. Would you buy this? It is now a permanent tool in my laptop travel bag. Visit our network of sites: In order to be used, drivers must be installed. Fast, incredibly portable data storage — with one missing piece Fast, incredibly portable data storage — with one missing piece by Dong Ngo.

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Small and powerful, they offer all the usual benefits of modular expansion, including significant boosts to speed and storage, which can be swapped around and upgraded at will.

The thing is fast too!

Thank you very much!!! Main hard drive, higher transfer, but slower access view large image. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected.

It helps that I can download 2 cards at once now since I have both readers. Is Compact Flash on the way out?

Lexar 16GB ExpressCard SSD EX16GB B&H Photo Video

If you do use the device as a ReadyBoost device, you can actually leave some space for backup as well. These are the ones you should grab.

For drivers to be installed, the device must be plugged in with a CF card inserted. The Acer Chromebook 14 for Work brings enterprise hardware to the low-end Chromebook market. Certified for Windows Vista.


The net result was that we achieved a read data rate of This is contrary to the advice for some USB devices where you need to install the driver first, and only then connect the device.

Read on for a possible solution.

Review Lexar ExpressCard SSD

Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. When using ReadyBoost, the computer uses the flash card as another way to cache data.

Chris Gagne September 27, at 4: In other words, the USB connections we are all familiar with becomes a bottleneck and slows these cards down. This convenient and portable reader works with any Mac espresscard PC laptop with a 54mm or 34mm ExpressCard slot, making it an excellent choice for photographers on the go.

I have the USB 2.

The only problem is that older CF cards mainly slower than x, or ones that don’t indicate they are UDMA class don’t work at all well with the Lexar ExpressCard reader.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Jose September 27, at 4: In order to be used, drivers must be installed. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. What’s more, the software allows you to set filters based on file epresscard and gives you the option to set custom filters.


Most laptops don’t feature an integrated CF card reader any more, so from a practical point of view an ExpressCard reader is useful if your camera llexar CF cards. This can make train travel lsxar tricky, unless you happen to have three knees.

It is several times faster than any USB reader. We also generally saw faster speeds for writing to the cards than for reading, which also suggests that when draw data off the cards a bottleneck occurs when the data is being written to the hard disk.

Use at your own risk, but I can confirm that this works just fine for me. Users can even perform data backups on multiple computers, with different backup settings for each computer. And easy to use. Whether it will improve your workflow is questionable however, due to the below average lexwr speeds. This driver has it working again ldxar El Capitan.