Which is faster, USB 3.0 or SD?

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  1. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I have a go pro, and I take a lot of video on it. I would like to speed up the transfer of the video to my computer. Would a USB 3.0 card reader be faster than the built in card reader in the MacBook Pro? I use class 10 Sandisk MicroSD cards with a MicroSD to SD adapter.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    I'd venture that the limiting factor will be the SD card itself and not which interface your card reader uses.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It'd be the same.

    But if possible, use UHS-II cards instead. They'll be really fast.
     
  4. richwoodrocket thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I figured it would be the same. Thanks.
     

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