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Re: Memory Cards



I bought this CF & XD card reader off Ebay for 2.93 delivered:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Seems to work very well and comes with a USB cable.

Reads all sorts of other cards too!



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Although I have found the the UDMA ones are a real boon when it comes to downloading a full 8th card to the computer

( just as long as you have a UDMA reader too)
Good point. The importance of the reader and how it is connected needs to be explained. USB 2.0 is simply not fast enough to really benefit from these fast cards. You need FireWire 800 and even then that's not unleashing the full potential. ExpressCard interfaces are good, and USB 3, and eSata - if you can get compatible readers, are the best.

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Good point. The importance of the reader and how it is connected needs to be explained. USB 2.0 is simply not fast enough to really benefit from these fast cards. You need FireWire 800 and even then that's not unleashing the full potential. ExpressCard interfaces are good, and USB 3, and eSata - if you can get compatible readers, are the best.

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Maybe this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-3-0-2-0-Hi...item2a117aaffd

I must admit to being completely ignorant regarding card speeds. Is there a thread here which explains it all? Or elsewhere?

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Re: Memory Cards

Interesting article here on Card writing speeds on Olympus camera's.

http://wrotniak.net/photo/43/card.html

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The importance of the reader and how it is connected needs to be explained...
And even USB 2.0 readers are not all giving the same speed.

I had a USB 2.0 reader, one of those cheap Chinese no brand thingies you get on eBay for under 5 postage included. Then I bought the Belkin model here:



Once it arrived, I tested both my readers to see whether there was any transfer speed differences once connected to the PC. I tried with a CF card, a MMC card and a SDHC card.

In all cases, the Belkin proved to be faster, and by quite a margin. We're talking about 30% transfer speed increase or so.

So like most things in life, you have to pay more for quality.
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Re: Memory Cards

What sort of price is the Belkin ?
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What sort of price is the Belkin ?
A tenner.

Google: F4U003NG

Amazon 9.99 delivered - click on '28 new' when you've found the reader there.

How about this one too? - Clicky:
Amazon Amazon



BUT... you need a USB 3 computer port to get the speed advantage!


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The original price was 25. You can find them for 15 now, and even less used or on eBay.
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Re: Memory Cards

Play.com associate showing same for 9.10.

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/773896...&ob=Price&fb=1
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Play.com associate showing same for 9.10.

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/773896...&ob=Price&fb=1
Same seller as Amazon, but cheaper, well done!

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Re: Memory Cards

Thanks to your Google reference it was a piece of cake - first hit was Play.com
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