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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:02 am 
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I was going to buy a FireWire CompactFlash Card Reader and lo and behold they appear to have fallen off the face of the earth in favour of the slower USB2.0.

The ones I can find seem to be north of a hundred large, too costly.

Did all the companies that made these things issue a discontinuation press release while I was sleeping?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:23 pm 
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FireWire kind of died, the new standards are eSata, USB 3.0 (not very common) and Lightpeak (not available)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:48 pm 
nobody use it anymore unless its really needed.

3.0 is getting popular nowadays but still standard usb is 2.0 :).


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:37 pm 
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Lexar used to sell a fast CF card reader which exploited the latest UDMA cards - but it uses Firewire 800, so to get the most from it you'll need a firewire 800 card. I think they're discontinued now, so ebay's your best bet.

PS - they now do an express card to CF card for laptops which looks quite good:

http://www.lexar.com/products/lexar-pro ... tegory=213


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