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Jun 17, 2011 14:49 |  #16

Just ordered the Delkin USB 3.0 reader! I'll post a general review when I get it in use.


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Jun 17, 2011 16:06 |  #17

ehong33234 wrote in post #12610975 (external link)
Just ordered the Delkin USB 3.0 reader! I'll post a general review when I get it in use.

It would be great if you could use a bench-test program to test the read/write speeds for us while you are at it.

Here is a free program that you could use: http://crystalmark.inf​o …stalDiskMark/in​dex-e.html (external link)

These are the kind of results you can get with a fast card and a fast reader....

(most NON-brand name cards don't seem to have write speeds that match their advertised read speeds)
(not so with Sandisk or Lexar)

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Jun 18, 2011 03:11 |  #18

Absolutely and thanks for the program!


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Jun 20, 2011 07:16 |  #19

Great thread! It's exactly the kind of info. I was looking for. Thanks, everyone! :)


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Jun 20, 2011 07:23 |  #20

msowsun wrote in post #12611335 (external link)
(most NON-brand name cards don't seem to have write speeds that match their advertised read speeds)
(not so with Sandisk or Lexar)

I think it's more accurate to say that Sandisk and Lexar quote their write speeds (which is, after all, the most important) while Duracell and, I assume, others quote the read speed - which is often higher but almost irrelevant.

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Jun 20, 2011 07:28 |  #21

I love my SanDisk firewire reader I was given at the Rowing World Championships. Super Fast, never had a fault


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Jun 20, 2011 08:59 |  #22

As a mac owner, would i benefit from buying a firewire cf reader? would it be faster than my usb 2.0?


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Jun 20, 2011 14:53 |  #23

nikesupremedunk wrote in post #12625020 (external link)
As a mac owner, would i benefit from buying a firewire cf reader? would it be faster than my usb 2.0?


I have a imac and have this http://cgi.ebay.com …ernal&hash=item​1e63e3a96b (external link), but i had to purchase a firewire cable that fits the mac. $20 from frys, if you could find a firewire reader that comes with the needed cable for your mac that would help


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Jul 06, 2012 16:12 |  #24

I have started shooting RAW format using a Canon 50D and a SanDisk Ultra 8GB card (30MB/s. I use a mediaGear card reader (model # MGKC-100). Computer is a Mac Power PC G5 with OSX 10.4.11 (no intel processor) When downloading images I might as well read Atlas Shrugged from cover to cover! Can I get more speed by upgrading my card reader and if so which one or should I upgrade the card also or is there any hope?




  
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Jul 06, 2012 16:47 |  #25

Yeah - look for any firewire reader you can find, or get a good USB2 reader, say from SanDisk, Lexar, Delkin, or the like.


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Jul 06, 2012 21:43 |  #26

this is what i use.... usb 3.0... it's fast!

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_USB_3_0_UDMA_R​eader.html (external link)

works with cf and sd cards




  
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Jul 07, 2012 06:00 as a reply to  @ tagakweens's post |  #27

I ended up with the Lexar dual slot reader that does CF and SD. It is updated to handle the UDMA 7 protocol for handling the 1000x cards.




  
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Jul 07, 2012 16:43 as a reply to  @ tagakweens's post |  #28

Thanks, but my computer does not support 3.0




  
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Jul 07, 2012 20:40 |  #29

I have the lexar dual slot USB3 and I am very happy. Really fast downloads.


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Jul 07, 2012 20:53 |  #30

even if you don't have USB3.0 its still backwards compatible.

for mac folk, the firewire800 version is the rarity you want to find. it's really fast if you don't have the latest macbookpro with usb3.0. of course, its near impossible to find at a decent price nowadays.


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