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Mar 17, 2012 14:43 |  #31

luciddreamer wrote in post #14103523 (external link)
Not trying to hijack the thread but this is closely related. Am I right in thinking that I can install a USB 3 card in my old PC? It's a generic intel Core 2, ~ 3-4 years old. USB 2 at this time.

Yep, you can, even in laptop.




  
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Mar 17, 2012 14:45 |  #32

Thanks, I was thinking so but wanted some confirmation before ordering one.


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Mar 17, 2012 15:14 |  #33

luciddreamer wrote in post #14103540 (external link)
Thanks, I was thinking so but wanted some confirmation before ordering one.

Open your PC box and make sure you have an available express card slot. Check out this video. This is the card I put in my PC.
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=N6KVLAZKiZI (external link)

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Mar 17, 2012 19:13 |  #34

WA Tiger wrote in post #14092197 (external link)
Here is the top 10.......apparently...​..what do people have and why, also what are they like??

http://card-reader-review.toptenreviews.c​om/ (external link)

That list means absolutely nothing. They have "reviews" for lots of things, and their "ratings" are useless.


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Mar 18, 2012 05:02 |  #35

MOkoFOko wrote in post #14104496 (external link)
That list means absolutely nothing. They have "reviews" for lots of things, and their "ratings" are useless.

Ok for your benefit I will say it again, I was actually after what card readers people were or are using.......the top 10 was not meant to be as stated but I can't change the thread title.

I have said this twice now.....I know what "reviews" are like...

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Mar 18, 2012 07:45 as a reply to  @ WA Tiger's post |  #36

Probably still unsurpassed. The Lexar Professional UDMA FireWire 800 CompactFlash Card Reader. Blazing fast. Reliable. Discontinued.

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When empty, there is a sealing flap to stop gunge getting into the reader. The (blue when active) button shows both read activity and acts as an eject button. It's Firewire 800 (I think there's an inferior 400 device now). Being Firewire, there are two ports at the back so theoretically, you can daisychain up to six of these.

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Mar 18, 2012 14:50 as a reply to  @ Simon_Gardner's post |  #37

NB, it appears that the Lexar, the comparable SanDisk Extreme FireWire and three others all used the same OXFW912 FireWire controller from Oxford Semiconductor and that went out of production so all those Firewire 800 card readers disappeared. The Lexar now seems to be changing hands for over $200 used.


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Mar 19, 2012 04:10 as a reply to  @ Simon_Gardner's post |  #38

So out of the current card readers discussed what is the best and fastest....

Lexar
Trancend
Delkin
Sandisk Image Mate

Or are there others that are better??




  
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Mar 19, 2012 04:42 |  #39

WA Tiger wrote in post #14111674 (external link)
So out of the current card readers discussed what is the best and fastest....

A second hand SanDisk Extreme FireWire or second hand Lexar Firewire 800.

There is also the still extanct Delock (external link) but by all accounts there are compatibility problems with various OSs.

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Mar 19, 2012 05:07 |  #40

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A second hand SanDisk Extreme FireWire or second hand Lexar Firewire 800.

There is also the still extanct Delock (external link) but by all accounts there are compatibility problems with various OSs.

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Mar 19, 2012 10:52 |  #41

DJ JIGGLER wrote in post #14101527 (external link)
So you like the Transcend one? i need another one for my laptop and my laptop has usb 3.0 slots..


I have been using Link (external link)

I dont think i can go back to usb 2.0 readers

I do very much. Price was right and its way fast enough for me. Plus its compact in size which I prefer.


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Mar 19, 2012 15:40 |  #42

WA Tiger wrote in post #14111674 (external link)
So out of the current card readers discussed what is the best and fastest....

Lexar
Trancend
Delkin
Sandisk Image Mate

Or are there others that are better??

See the link in my signature, a review of different USB 3.0 readers. In terms of speed the readers are almost all the same, you need to choose based on function, price or build quality.


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Mar 19, 2012 15:59 |  #43

I had a Lexar FW 800 card reader like previously posted but it died and nothing I could do would revive it. It is in a drawer somewhere. Hate to throw $75 away. :-(

Since switching to the Delkins USB 3 reader, I have been very happy (as I posted previously). If you folks don't need the speed, USB 2 is probably OK, but when I bring home 1900 RAW images from a day of shooting, speed is what I want...and get. I can't provide a specific number but I would guess this past year I have easily exceeded way over 100,000 images downloaded via the Delkins reader with no problems encountered.


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Mar 19, 2012 20:02 |  #44

I had a Fuji 5in1 $10, broke quickly. Then I bought Duane-elec 5in1 $10 from J&R 2 years ago, still works. Actually, all laptops and PCs come with card readers. Thus, looks like USB drives will go the way of ZIP and the floppy soon. I mean really, why pay an extra $10 for 8gb if I could now buy a 4gb SD for $3.99?




  
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Mar 19, 2012 20:46 as a reply to  @ Gomar's post |  #45

FYI, USB 3.0 readers in a USB 2.0 port gives you an improvement in speed of about 10% in my testing.


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