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Epson Workforce DS-30

Epson Workforce DS-30
alaScore 85

285 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews of Epson Workforce DS-30. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson Workforce DS-30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Epson Workforce DS-30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Reviewers really like the size. The price is also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, size


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson WorkForce DS-30 Portable Business ScannerEpson WorkForce DS-30 Portable Business Scanner

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Epson WorkForce DS-30


The Epson WorkForce DS-30 portable scanner is limited to one-sided scans and a manual feed, but it's light, low-cost, and includes options to scan to the cloud.

Small. Light. Inexpensive. Gets power over USB cable. Can send files to Microsoft SharePoint, EverNote, and Google Docs

Simplex (one-sided) scans only. Manual feed only

Mar, 2012

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Epson DS-30 (B11B206201)


Bought this scanner to have on the road as I travel a lot for business. Great for expense receipts, business cards and fits in my computer case very well. The price is great, and the item is very light weight. USB powered no need for batteries or power...

no cons so far

Aug, 2014

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I wanted a small scanner that I could carry around, but didn't need it to be battery -powered, and I didn't want it to record to an SD card. I wanted to plug it into my computer, power it by USB, and have it just work, downloading scanned docs directly...

Very easy to use. Very good copies. Good document feed. "Just works" on my Mac. (An extra click is required to start up the driver.) No issues whatsoever. I thought the price was quite good, considering how good this device is.

Really, I've not encountered any.

Mar, 2014

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I Like it


really handy for a road warrior like me. I really like to do as little paperwork at home as possible. this device makes me much more efficient on the road.

Small!, Powers off of USB (from a laptop) with no issues. Takes good quality pictures and doesn't take forever to do it. has a nice carry case as well. papers routinely go through without getting chewed or fold in any way. TWAIN! meaning that it will...

Price, I was hoping for a device that simply is a document feed scanner was a little cheaper. (but they are all this way) Software, as most devices these days the manufacturer software is hugely bloated and very slow. I recommend using something like...

Jan, 2014

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Excellent Scanner


Works as advertised

Jun, 2013

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Best of the Best


every thing is just perfect, Im enjoying it

nothing, Best of the Best

May, 2013

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Easy to use


This item was easy to set up and use with windows !!!

May, 2016

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Does the trick!


Needed a scanner asap that would work at home and travel. This does the jobs nicely. Of course, it is a bit slow and can only do one page at a time, but that's OK for me. Easy to install software, nice "pouch" to carry/protect and a good price compared...

May, 2016

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Great Product


Love this scanner. Portable and works well. I purchased this for a specific project and I am very pleased with it.

May, 2016

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Epson scanner


Works great . I take it on the road all the time. Easy to pack and use. Great way yo keep paper work organized.

May, 2016

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Built-in display:N
Color of product:Black
Scan type:Sheet-fed scanner
Scanner Type:Sheet-fed

Energy Management

Input Voltage:5
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.3
Power consumption (standby):0.0125
Power consumption (typical):2.5

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):25 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):25 - 60

Other Features


Packaging Content

Bundled software:ABBYY FineReader Sprint 9.0\nPresto! BizCard 5 SE
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:35 - 270
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6, A8 / A4,A5,A6,A8
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Legal:Y / Yes
Letter:Y / Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Scanning media types supported:Card stock, Plain paper


Daily duty cycle (max):200
Light Source:RGB LED
Scan drivers:TWAIN, WIA
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF, TIFF
Scanning noise level:55
Sensor Type:CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Mini-USB B


Input Voltage:5
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.3
Power consumption (standby):0.0125
Power consumption (typical):2.5


ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):4.6
Color scanning:Y / Yes
Duplex scanning: No
Film scanning: No
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):13
Input color depth:16 / 48
Input colour depth:16
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 14
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output grayscale depth:8
Output monochrome depth:1

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS X 10.4.11 +
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.44 / 1.46
Package depth:5.51
Package height:2.36
Package weight:25.4
Package width:13
Weight:11.2 / 11.5