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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:32 am 
Well I have about the slowest method right now (putting Card in printer, then files go out to a external drive).

I just got a internal 1.5TB. So that should save me some time by itself.

But I'm wondering what is the best/fastest reasonable method to read the cards.

I thought of getting a internal card reader to put in the blank floppy slot, but wasn't sure if the transfer rate will be any faster than a external USB 2.0 card reader through my USB slot.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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USB 2.0 has a raw data rate at 480Mbps.

Firewire rate is 800Mbs

The through rate for internal card readers will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer which will be reflected in the price.

I suppose it should be a simple matter of comparing the stats from one to another.

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Faster...faster...faster!!

Why does everything have to go faster nowadays?
Was a time I had to wait at least a week for pics to come back from developing.

My puter has a built in reader and goes plenty fast enough for me.

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kpr wrote:
Faster...faster...faster!!

Why does everything have to go faster nowadays?
Was a time I had to wait at least a week for pics to come back from developing.

My computer has a built in reader and goes plenty fast enough for me.


that's what we do LOL. the setup I have now takes about 17-24 min to load 4GB card. Some times I have a few so yes I was Speed lol. I guess If I were a little more efficient I wouldn't need as much speed.


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Get yourself a nice fast USB2 card reader - and of course make sure the card is quick too! If both are quick, then you can transfer data pretty sharpish.

If you have an older computer, obviously also ensure your USB ports are running at top speed - some don't support USB2 properly.


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csmonte wrote:
the setup I have now takes about 17-24 min to load 4GB card.


:shock:

Ok that IS quite slooowwwww.
I'm 4gb too and I think full it only takes about 5 mins or about the sametime it takes to get a tea.

Agree with Gordon...Faster card/faster reader should do the trick.
Not sure what type multi reader is built in to my HP G70 it has a "few" bells and whistles so probably a half decent one.
Actually for what it cost I'm surprised I can't program it to go out and take pics for me...lol

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