Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual Slot Memory Card Reader, 5GHz 500MB/s, Supports: UDMA 7 CompactFlash, CF 5.0, SDXC, and SD UHS-1 (SD 2.0 and SD 3.0)

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The highest speed offering in the Lexar® Professional reader line, the Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader is an excellent solution for professional photographers and videographers looking to maximize their workflow with blazingfast transfer speeds. With a USB interface speed of 500MB/s, which reads up to 4.5 times faster than USB 2.0.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast transfer (55),Reliable (47),Lightweight (37),Durable dock (36),Excellent interface (35),Long cable (23),Easy to use (5),Great value (3),Writes/reads fast (3)
Best Uses:
Image transfer (55),Digital photography (39),Digital capture (15),Viewing images (12),Image storage (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Professional (27),Semi-professional (25),Enthusiast (18)

Lexar Features

  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0
  • Supports: UDMA 7 CompactFlash®, CF 5.0, SDXC , and SD UHS-1 (SD 2.0 and SD 3.0)
  • Includes USB 3.0 Cable
  • Maximum Interface Rate 5GHz 500MB/s

Lexar Specifications

2.75" W 2.5" L 1" D
Product weight: 0.15 lbs
Minimum System Requirements
Windows 7/Vista/XP
Mac OS 10+
Operating temperature: 0 C to 50 C

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®


(based on 73 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great product if you update the firmware

This device works perfectly with the new MacBook Pro's from Apple, with USB 3 ports, you just need to update the firmware on the reader to take full advantage of the speed. Great product at a great price!


Most Liked Negative Review


Bad choice for Macs

I bought this to use with my new MacBook Pro (with Retina display). I does not work unless you first plug it in to a powered USB hub. I confirm this with Lexar Tech Support. So I cannot tell whether or not it is fast since it doesn't work in USB 3 mode.

Reviewed by 73 customers


Looks and feels sturdy


from Miami, Florida  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This dual slot reader is well built, quite small and very useful.




from SPRINGFIELD GARDENS  -  Semi-Professional

WorkS Great. Not Like the cheap knock off ones


Fast and Simple


from Miami, FL  -  Professional

My cameras use CF and SDHC cards only. This Lexar card reader is exactly what I need to get the job done. You can even download a CF and SDHC card simultaneously! The USB 3.0 connection works super fast, but also works well with my laptop's USB 2.0 ports. Installs easily with no disks required. A real plug piece of plug-and-play hardware!


Works well and fast


from Sarasota, Fl  -  Semi-Professional

I have a slot on my computer for the memory cards, but one became stuck and vowed not to put in another just in case. Saw the reviews for this one and took a chance. Downloads quite fast and no problems so far. Got it for a great price as well.I love the fact that it closes, you can acquire a lot of dust in these that is very hard to remove.


Just Right


from Santa Rosa, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

My Canon 5D Mark II Camera reads uses Compact Flash Memory, and I have several cards that I carry with me when I go out on a shoot. My Apple computers read SD cards only, so I needed a way to import my images. The Lexar is compact, portable, and reliable.


Good Reader


from Philadelphia PA  -  Semi-Professional

This reader easy to use and convenient to store.


Number one choice


from Lynchburg,Va  -  Professional

I have tried many different brands and prices,look no further,this is where the buck stops! I'm a pro photographer thats always uses this reader, never fails,buy two today!


Capable Card Reader


from San Diego County, CA  -  Semi-Professional

I use the Lexar primarily to transfer large numbers of RAW images from CF memory cards to a desktop running a myriad of photo-related software: Nikon Capture NX2 and NX-D, Photoshop CS5 and CC2014, Photo Ninja and Lightroom 5.6. I am also in the process of scanning 25 years worth of 35mm film and transparencies and use the Lexar to facilitate the transfer of the digital files to stand alone storage. This card reader is compact, responsive and accepts CF or SD memory media - it travels easily and is USB 2.0 compatible. I use it on USB 2.0 platforms (a laptop along with the desktop) and it runs seamlessly on a 2.0 bus. This is my second such reader, the first having failed after about 5 years of steady service. service


An Excellent Card Reader


from Boca Raton, FL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The reader is very simple to use. You plug it in and you get a message that the software has been installed..in about 2-3 seconds. You see a blue light blink a few times and your files have been loaded. Also it reads Nikon NEF files correctly so you don't see your raw files streaked with all colors of the rainbow. An excellent product!


great product


from Indiana  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

It does exactly what it is advertised as. It quick and easy and can download two cards at once if you want. Plus I got a very good price when it was on sale at adorama.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
robert r  So far the best of the lot,of the dozen or so that last a few weeks.
ralph f  Is there a reader that works better with Mac desk top OS X 10.10.1?
J. LINCOLN B  I have been using this reader on Macs for the past 4 years. I am currently running Yosemite OS X 10.10.1 This reader is excellent!
ralph f  will this be compatible with Mac desk top running OS 10.10.1?
XIN W  this compatible with any version of Mac OS
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