Lexar's Dual-Slot Memory Card Reader Supports USB 3.0

Paul Lilly

Lexar Media decided to kick things up a notch with its media card reader line by introducing a new model capable of reading faster cards and thrusting data through the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. And as its name would imply, the new Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader supports two cards at once for card-to-card file transfers.

Lexar added Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) and SD Ultra High Speed-I (UHS-I) to the list of support cards in this latest reader. The Dual-Slot model also supports the same formats as before, including CompactFlash (CF) and SecureDigital (SD), and features a pop-up design to keep dust and debris out.

For those who are able to take advantage of the USB 3.0 interface, transfer times are significantly improved with a theoretical ceiling that's about 10x higher/faster than USB 2.0 (see Lexar's YouTube benchmark demo here ). And if you don't have a PC with a USB 3.0 port, Lexar's card reader is backward compatible with USB 2.0, it will just take longer to shuttle data to-and-fro.

The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader will ship in June for $50 MSRP.

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