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My shiny, stylish E-Blue card reader now refuses to read CF cards and SD cards, so I'm on the look-out for another one. The one which seems to get mentioned most is the Lexar Pro model:

 

http://www.lexar.com/products/lexar-professional-usb-30-dual-slot-reader

 

Any pros or cons, aside from price?

 

Thanks,

 

John

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I've used one of these Transcend Card Readers for more than a year. It is small, fast and handles just about any card out there.

And it's $12.

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Flash-Memory-Reader-TS-RDP8K/dp/B001NS0OZ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379521189&sr=8-1&keywords=transcend+rdp8

That's the same one I was going to recommend. I've been so pleased with them that I have at least five (studio, cart, portable kit, laptop, etc.) -- and may get more. They even have a microSD slot, useful for Zaxcom transmitter cards.

I'm surprised how many DITs I've encountered that don't have a Compact Flash reader, so I always have one at the ready.

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My shiny, stylish E-Blue card reader now refuses to read CF cards and SD cards, so I'm on the look-out for another one. The one which seems to get mentioned most is the Lexar Pro model:

 

http://www.lexar.com/products/lexar-professional-usb-30-dual-slot-reader

 

Any pros or cons, aside from price?

 

Thanks,

 

John

Big pro if you've got USB 3 is that it'll be very fast, probably faster than my Sandisk Firewire 800 CF reader the speed of which is quite useful sometimes, though it may outstrip the card speed to deliver. CF and SD is useful to, I'm talking myself in to getting one......

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Thanks for the suggestions: the Transcend reader is a strong contender, especially as I could get two for the price of one Lexar. My only worry is that my existing reader is also multi-card and it's basically all fur coat and no knickers. However, the positive reports are encouraging, so I may well go that route. I've seen other reports about the failure of the E-Blue reader, so I'd advise avoidance.

Regards,

John

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