FireWire card readers?

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

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2002
    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.
  2. macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    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. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2002
    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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