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Reliable USB CF readers?

 
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Dec 02, 2014 17:12 |  #1

Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations? Gonna need to switch from SD to CF when I upgrade to a 7D.




  
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Dec 02, 2014 17:26 |  #2

pwk wrote in post #17306183 (external link)
Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations? Gonna need to switch from SD to CF when I upgrade to a 7D.

Picked this one up at BB and have had no issues with it.

http://www.bestbuy.com …19092580748&sku​Id=3603026 (external link)


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Dec 02, 2014 17:43 |  #3

This one is very good, IMO

http://www.amazon.com …LRW300URBNA/dp/​B0050C9ZMC (external link)

Reads both SD and CF cards, and it's USB3.0 so very fast (if and when you have a computer that uses 3.0). It's very reliable.

Also, if you shoot lots and lots of exposures and use Photo Mechanic, you can read upload both the SD and the CF card simultaneously.


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Dec 02, 2014 18:03 |  #4

$10, and high rated: http://www.amazon.com …fRID=1GGB3HFKW1​KNKQAFK2C4 (external link)

I use a kingston version, also very reliable, but for some reason, the price has skyrocketed, so I wont post.


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Dec 03, 2014 05:39 |  #5

regarding the above, the new USB3.0 supported one: http://www.amazon.com …sr=1-1&keywords=cf+reader (external link)




  
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Dec 03, 2014 06:36 |  #6

TustinMike wrote in post #17306274 (external link)
This one is very good, IMO

http://www.amazon.com …LRW300URBNA/dp/​B0050C9ZMC (external link)

Reads both SD and CF cards, and it's USB3.0 so very fast (if and when you have a computer that uses 3.0). It's very reliable.

Also, if you shoot lots and lots of exposures and use Photo Mechanic, you can read upload both the SD and the CF card simultaneously.

+1
Had mine for about a year now, and its easily the best card reader i have used.
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Dec 03, 2014 14:59 |  #7

curious about the above, is there any specifics about reliability in the difference between that and the transcend i linked? the latter has never failed (although i've never known the true measure of how fast it is - certainly not slow)




  
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Dec 03, 2014 15:07 |  #8

thegunner wrote in post #17307629 (external link)
regarding the above, the new USB3.0 supported one: http://www.amazon.com …sr=1-1&keywords=cf+reader (external link)

I bought this USB3 reader about a year ago and it works great. Read/write speeds are only limited by the card it's reading.


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Dec 03, 2014 20:43 |  #9

I has Lexar USB 3.0 Dual card reader works flawless (CF/SD).




  
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Dec 03, 2014 20:59 |  #10

Robogenisis wrote in post #17309131 (external link)
I bought this USB3 reader about a year ago and it works great. Read/write speeds are only limited by the card it's reading.

fantastic to hear! i saw that it was literally 1/4 the price and was a bit concerned with the quality...




  
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Dec 03, 2014 23:37 |  #11

I also have the Lexar Pro 3.0 USB reader and I am happy with it.




  
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Dec 04, 2014 11:52 |  #12

I too use a Kingston USB3 reader. THis is a link to it on Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com …_detailpage?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link) I bought several of them two years ago, and have had no problems. They are plugged directly into a USB3 port on my my two computers. I distrust USB hubs, having had trouble with all of the ones I have tried.


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Dec 04, 2014 11:56 |  #13

Got a Transcend and never had a problem with it speed or reliability wise.


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Dec 04, 2014 20:45 |  #14

Charlie wrote in post #17306323 (external link)
$10, and high rated: http://www.amazon.com …fRID=1GGB3HFKW1​KNKQAFK2C4 (external link)

I use a kingston version, also very reliable, but for some reason, the price has skyrocketed, so I wont post.

I use this and I have no complaints, cheap and gets the job done.




  
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Dec 04, 2014 22:16 |  #15

lux.sit wrote in post #17310363 (external link)
I also have the Lexar Pro 3.0 USB reader and I am happy with it.

Same


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