Macbook Pro doesn't recognize high speed CF card. Is it a joke???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by haring, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. haring, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011

    haring macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2011
    I have a brand new Macbook pro. Three weeks old. I have tried to download my photos from my Extreme Pro 90MB/s Sandisk card but the computer doesn't recognize the USB reader. If I change the card and I put a cheap CF card the computer reads it without any problem. I have tried with both 8GB and 16GB CF cards. My pc and my older mac reads the high speed CF card but not the latest MacBook Pro.
    I am wedding photographer and I use professional grade high speed CF cards. I think it is a big joke if the Macbook "PRO" wouldn't read professional grade Cf cards.

    I have tried everything. The macbook pro only likes the cheap cf cards. I guess the macbook is not really a "PRO"!

    I bought the computer for destination weddings to back up and view photos after the wedding day but so far it is totally useless for me!!!

    What's going on??? HELP!
  2. Transeau macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2005
    Alta Loma, CA
    So you have a brand new - previous generation Macbook Pro... (You said 3 weeks old, the 2011 model was released 2 weeks ago)

    I'm confused by the problem - You have "fast pro" CF cards and "cheap" CF cards, and different readers for each?

    Maybe more detail would help...

    CF cards have two modes for pulling the data off, USB and ATA. The direct USB readers work fine with OS X. The USB-to-ATA readers that are "Designed for Windows" are not supported as they require dedicated Windows drivers.

    You aren't going to see a speed difference when pulling the pics off - USB is USB. If you are plugging it into a USB port, you are limited to that speed.

    If you have professional equipment, then I would first question why you don't have a CF-to-1394b interface.
  3. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    That's too bad.

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