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Jun 15, 2011 17:19 |  #1

I have a Transcend 32gb UDMA 400x compact flash card and downloading RAW images through the camera is not blazing fast. I don't expect it to be firewire fast but I'm not impressed with the download speed. Takes about 4 second per file, multiply that by 500+ images and I'm twiddling my thumbs for about 30 minutes.

I've read that CF card readers are actually much faster than importing from camera (mine is a Canon 5D Mark II) but which CF readers are you all finding to be reliable, fast and safe?

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Jun 15, 2011 17:34 |  #2

http://www.ebay.com.au …0344230482#ht_2​593wt_1139 (external link)

I bought one of these and it seems pretty good. Certainly much faster than my previous reader. I'd say perhaps 1 second or slightly less per 5Dc raw image.


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Jun 15, 2011 18:31 |  #3

There's a couple on this guy's blog post that would enable you to get all the speed you can muster from your memory cards, and they are future proof.


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Jun 15, 2011 18:32 |  #4

roopaw wrote in post #12599993 (external link)
http://www.ebay.com.au …0344230482#ht_2​593wt_1139 (external link)

I bought one of these and it seems pretty good. Certainly much faster than my previous reader. I'd say perhaps 1 second or slightly less per 5Dc raw image.

Amazon has this reader also.


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Jun 15, 2011 19:03 |  #5

Bought this, im happy with it. http://cgi.ebay.com …ernal&hash=item​1e63e3a96b (external link)


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Jun 15, 2011 19:52 as a reply to  @ V-Wiz's post |  #6

Get a Delkin USB3 reader. It can do both USB 2 and USB 3. It is also a multicard reader. If you desktop or laptop does not have native USB3, get an PCI card for the desktop or an expresscard for the laptop.




  
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Jun 15, 2011 23:00 |  #7

roopaw wrote in post #12599993 (external link)
http://www.ebay.com.au …0344230482#ht_2​593wt_1139 (external link)

I bought one of these and it seems pretty good. Certainly much faster than my previous reader. I'd say perhaps 1 second or slightly less per 5Dc raw image.

I bought that one from Amazon and have been very happy with it.


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Jun 15, 2011 23:08 |  #8

https://photography-on-the.net …=1041032&highli​ght=delkin


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Jun 16, 2011 06:54 |  #9

roopaw wrote in post #12599993 (external link)
http://www.ebay.com.au …0344230482#ht_2​593wt_1139 (external link)

I bought one of these and it seems pretty good. Certainly much faster than my previous reader. I'd say perhaps 1 second or slightly less per 5Dc raw image.

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Amazon has this reader also.

So have I - it's rubbish. It was even slower than the non-name supermarket USB2 reader I bought in an emergency once. I think it managed about 18 MB/s.

Get the Lexar UDMA if you want to stick with USB2.


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Jun 16, 2011 09:09 |  #10

Spend a few bucks more on a USB 3.0 reader... it will work with your USB 2.0 port and you will be future ready.


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Jun 16, 2011 09:27 |  #11

If you shoot both CF and SD, this is the way to go. I have several of these...1 for each work station and they are great.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …l_UDMA_Dual_Slo​t_USB.html (external link)




  
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Jun 16, 2011 10:33 as a reply to  @ Bob Sherwood's post |  #12

Would suggest you look at the Delkin. It is multicard capable. It is also USB 3 ...which is backwards compatible to USB 2. Don't purchase a USB 2 only reader.


http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …elkin+USB+3.0+C​ard+Reader (external link)




  
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Jun 16, 2011 13:15 |  #13

Wow, so much useful information, thank you all! I hadn't even thought of a USB 3.0 reader! If there are any other suggestions or comments, please reply. In the meantime, I will research these suggestions, thanks again...


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Jun 16, 2011 13:18 |  #14

Is there such a thing as a reader that has both FireWire and USB options built in? My laptop has FW but my home PC does not and I often dump onto one or the other when I'm in a pinch.


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Jun 17, 2011 07:41 as a reply to  @ ehong33234's post |  #15

If the laptop has an expresscard slot, put in an IOGear USB 3 card. Put a USB 3 PCI card in the desktop. Don't waste time and money on FW or USB 2. With USB 3 in both laptop and desktop, then you can fully use USB 3 cardreader and USB 3 HD like Passport for doing backups.




  
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