Stop waiting on slow compact flash readers
While you are shopping for Lexar products be sure to check out my favorite CF card reader for my Mac:
Demaris at Lexar sent me a Lexar Professional UDMA FireWire 800 CompactFlash Card Reader for review on my MacBook Pro a few months ago and it’s been awesome. This thing screams on the FireWire 800 port, so I’m bummed when I go back to my PC and use the glacially slow Sandisk ImageMate 12-in-1 USB reader! If you use a Mac and UDMA CF cards, you’ve gotta get one of these readers – its fast and not super expensive.
If you are a PC user and have a ExpressCard slot, all is not lost. In fact, for less money and better performance you’ve gotta check this bad boy out:
When I was at the Olympics in Vancouver this past February the guys at Lexar let me play with the then un-released Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader. At that point in time I was easily seeing 80+ MB/sec transfer rates which is faster than I can move files to one part of my hard drive to another! Well since then they’ve finally released it and this UDMA 6 device can transfer at speeds up to 133mb/sec!!!! At $34.95* as of the time of this writing, this thing has to be the best bargain on the planet!
* = All prices are as of 10/22/2010 and are subject to change without notice.