FireWire card readers?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by timbloom, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. timbloom
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    timbloom

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    Anyone aware of any (good) firewire memory stick readers, and if it would really make a speed difference?
    I am not aware at how fast these cards can transmit data

    The ones that I have seen online seem to be from no-name companies that I wouldn't trust with plugging into my precious mac.
     
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    They're basically all the same, I think. Good memory cards can sustain a few MB/sec. USB can sustain a little over 1MB/sec in comparison. So it's up to you whether the speed boost and reduced CPU usage during transfers will be worth it...
     
  3. timbloom
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    I was hoping that it would do a little better than just double the speed, for the price I would just rather use my cable to connect directly to the camera and deal with it. I thought flash memory could be a lot faster than that, oh well, guess I was wrong.
     

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