card reader?

Registered: Sep 23, 2012
Total Posts: 6
Country: United Kingdom


Can you recommend me a good reliable card reader for CF?

do you think it should be usb2 or3?

Thank you

Registered: Dec 14, 2005
Total Posts: 352
Country: United States

Lexar If you get USB 3 it is backwards compatible with USB 2.

Registered: Dec 22, 2010
Total Posts: 2673
Country: United States

I got the Kingston USB 3 reader, and have liked it fine. It was about ten bucks less than the Lexar, though I'd probably go with that one if you don't care about the money.

Registered: May 07, 2012
Total Posts: 1227
Country: United States

I have the same Kingston reader, pretty cheap and works nicely with my SD/CF cards.

Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 25717
Country: Canada

I like the Lexar USB 3.0

If you search this forum for threads with 'read' in the title, you'll find many threads on this topic. In my estimation, the Lexar USB 3.0 is the overall favourite.

Registered: Nov 07, 2005
Total Posts: 10210
Country: Australia

Even the Lexar USB 3 reader was unreliable at first. Some of my Sandisk cards would only work in USB 2 mode, for example. However, Lexar released a new firmware update.

USB 2 is way too slow for speedy downloads from modern, fast, high capacity CF cards.