Anyone used a Sata-CF Reader?

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  1. ^catalyst

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    As the title suggests, anyone got any experience using one??

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  2. Dropbear

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    are you seriously that impatient?
     
  3. Michael H

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    If you have high speed cards, why not try and get the best performance? If I am downloading 15GB of RAW, I would like the fastest.
     
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    He's on it.

    Also, being fast and integrated is good, don't like loose card readers.

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    Might be interested in one of these but damn they are expensive.........I need to increase my CF read speed as the old Ritmo is about to give up the ghost !!!
     
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    do they even exist ??? maybe try UDMA Firewire 800 CF ? or you mean those SATA to CF adaptors ?
     
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    Anyone know who distributes Lexar in .au?

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    Isn't the limiting factor still going to be the card read speed?

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    I guess though there is a large difference between ~5 mins and ~1 min when copying a full card
     
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    ^catalyst

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    The card speed will always come in to it, but reducing all the possible bottlenecks is a good idea :)
     
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    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14727

    tell me that isnt cheap!
     
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    Yep good price

    Just need to sort out the hot swap issues I keep reading about
     
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    Might as well ask this question here.

    What transfer rates are you guys getting with Ultra III cards. I've got a 8gig Ultra3, and when i copy files to my HDD they usually transfer at 1 or 2 megs a second. Would a wicked card reader make much difference to this? The reader i have at the moment is a generic 4-in-1. I mean, for a 50% increase in transfer speed, i wouldn't bother, for a 300%, i feel i'm mad not to, if it's only $50 or so :)

    Thanks guys

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    Do you mean Extreme III?
     
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    Yea, extreme III, my bad :)
     
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    So, the Extreme III should go near 20MB/s. So, yeah. A good card reader is a must.

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    The new Extreme IIIs are rated at 30MBs.
     
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    Does that mean with a decent card reader i should expect to be able to transfer at near 30MBytes a sec? I'm transferring to a 1TB Seagate drive.

    What card reader do u guys recommend? The sandisk extreme 3 reader, or is there something better i should look at?

    Isaac
     

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