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Mar 24, 2012 21:07 |  #61

I have a Sandisk ImageMate that I have used for more years than I can remember. It is USB 2 and is quite slow, but it just keeps working. It is the number 1 CF card reader that I use and will right up until it dies. :)


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Mar 25, 2012 06:26 |  #62

Damian75 wrote in post #14144074 (external link)
I will let you know, if they release thunderbolt ones I might part with the FW ones.

I don't think that is likely but if it does happen, I won't want the Firewire readers any more either. For me, speed of transfer of large numbers of file is a big plus. Alongside reliability.


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Mar 25, 2012 10:32 |  #63

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #14148973 (external link)
I don't think that is likely but if it does happen, I won't want the Firewire readers any more either. For me, speed of transfer of large numbers of file is a big plus. Alongside reliability.

My understanding is there are a couple in the pipeline and should be out sometime this summer. I love thunderbolt I like being able to dock my MBP with one cable and the speed on the pegasus raid is crazy fast. Daisy chained to the 27" thunderbolt display I get my display, ethernet, and storage all from one connection.


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Mar 25, 2012 10:42 |  #64

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #14118005 (external link)
I used to. That is my G4 Macbook had a PC Card/CardBus slot [6] in the side into which I had installed a Compact Flash reader.

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Yep, back in the day when cardbus was still a popular format most laptops had a slot like that. I still have one of those readers and it was quicker than anything I've seen up to this day, but I havent tried USB3 yet.
My current MacBook Pro only has a SD card slot, useless to me because I don't use SD cards.




  
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Mar 26, 2012 09:11 |  #65

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My understanding is there are a couple [of Thunderbolt card readers] in the pipeline and should be out sometime this summer.

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Can’t wait. I just had to upload 800 RAW files in mid shoot of a Passerine via Firewire 800 and they took 6 minutes which is 5½ minutes too long in my book.

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May 20, 2012 06:31 |  #66

Just picked up an extra Lexar Firewire 800 reader for £49.99 [US$79.11]. It works perfectly.


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May 20, 2012 06:46 |  #67

I did not see any reference to any of them being UDMA 7 compliant. My Lexar USB 3 Dual-Slot Reader is UDMA 7 compliant. For now, that may only matter to folks who shoot with 5DIII or 1DX as those bodies can do UDMA 7. But UDMA 7 will likely creep into the next generation of 7D.

In any case, I would not spend money on a reader that is not UDMA 7 or where the maker has not posted firmware upgrades to UDMA 7.




  
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May 20, 2012 06:56 |  #68

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I did not see any reference to any of them being UDMA 7 compliant. My Lexar USB 3 Dual-Slot Reader is UDMA 7 compliant. For now, that may only matter to folks who shoot with 5DIII or 1DX as those bodies can do UDMA 7. But UDMA 7 will likely creep into the next generation of 7D.

In any case, I would not spend money on a reader that is not UDMA 7 or where the maker has not posted firmware upgrades to UDMA 7.

The 7D is already UDMA 7 compliant with a firmware upgrade. http://www.lexar.com …day-are-udma-7-compatible (external link)

The Canon EOS 7D, EOS 50D, EOS 1D Mark IV and the EOS 5D Mark II can be UDMA 7 enabled though a firmware upgrade.


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May 20, 2012 10:28 |  #69

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The 7D is already UDMA 7 compliant with a firmware upgrade.

I can't remember exactly when I did the Firmware upgrade to 1.2.5 but it's been out for over a year.

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May 21, 2012 12:45 |  #70

Does anyone use a card reader installed in a hard drive bay? I have an extra 5.25" bay available and want to put in a card reader since I perpetually lose my external ones. I'm a college kid so my living situation changes yearly, and keep managing to lose small electronic trinkets in the process. I've got a desktop that I use for photo editing and would rather just have the card reader always right there. I realize I could just Google this and find a list of products, but I'm curious to know if anyone has used any and has a particular recommendation.


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May 21, 2012 13:55 |  #71

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Does anyone use a card reader installed in a hard drive bay? I have an extra 5.25" bay available and want to put in a card reader since I perpetually lose my external ones. I'm a college kid so my living situation changes yearly, and keep managing to lose small electronic trinkets in the process. I've got a desktop that I use for photo editing and would rather just have the card reader always right there. I realize I could just Google this and find a list of products, but I'm curious to know if anyone has used any and has a particular recommendation.

My experience is they tend to not work for very long. No idea why that is, but I gave up on the built in readers. Your mileage may vary.


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May 22, 2012 10:03 |  #72

You used to be able to find internal card readers for sale at Newegg. They may even have ones that connect to USB 3 headers.....but more likely to slow USB 2.




  
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May 22, 2012 17:57 |  #73

Last PC I built I picked up a multi reader at Fry's Electronics. It fits a 3 1/2 in bay.


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May 24, 2012 18:31 |  #74

ben_r_ wrote in post #14092586 (external link)
Yea I dont think that list means anything. Based on what criteria did they chose any of those readers? What program did they use for speed tests? What all other readers did they test? Id say that link is pretty much worthless.

I didn't see any speed tests!


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May 24, 2012 21:16 |  #75

I use the Lexar Pro USB 3.0 supports UDMA 7


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