I'm a photographer... What are some good choices for CF card readers for the MBP?

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  1. xtremeslr, Nov 17, 2010
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    xtremeslr macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2010
    Hi guys,

    I just bought my first MBP after using PC's all my life. I'm still trying to understand everything. For now I'm trying to find a good solution for importing my image files with my CF card reader. I have a Sandisk USB card reader that works fine on my PC but when I try the same reader on the MBP the image files load very slowly.

    What are some good choices for CF card readers for the MBP?

    I know thatLexar and Sandisck both have a Firewire 800 reader and I'm leaning towards that, they are pricey but might be worth it which will lead into my second question. I transfer my images to an external Firewire800 drive so I would need two FW800 connections to dump the images onto the external simultaneously. Is there an adapter that will give me two FW800 on the MBP?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I don't know any good CF card readers, but Firewire is able to daisy-chain devices and most external enclosures or HDD using FW400 or FW800 have two ports, thus one cable from the HDD to the MBP, the other cable to the CF card reader.
  3. Hisdem macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2010
    Boca Raton, FL
    What MBP did you get? If it's a 17 incher you could get an ExpressCard CF reader, which will be much faster than a FW one.
  4. miata macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2010
    Silicon Valley, Earth
    I have the SanDisk Extreme Firewire unit and it works very well.

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