CF download using PCMCIA slot?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by john, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. john

    john Guest

    Hi everyone,

    How does downloading my images via the PCMCIA port on my laptop compare to
    USB 1 and 2 please when using the appropriate adaptors?

    Regards,
    John.
     
    john, Feb 23, 2004
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  2. I'm not quite sure what you are getting at.

    I have to use a card reader in my USB adaptor plugged into a PCMIA
    slot on my Mac Powerbook because it is just pre USB but it just
    behaves like an external drive and the images simply appear on the
    card as ordinary jpegs. I use Graphic Converter to do whatever is
    required simply because my OS version is not compatible with the
    camera software. On a more modern machine, laptop or pc the card would
    still appear as an external drive but the camera software could do the
    downloads.
     
    Henry Springer, Feb 26, 2004
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  3. john

    john Guest

    Hi Henry,

    I'm sorry my post was a bit vague, but what I was getting at was in terms of
    download speed. I know that USB2 is about ten times faster than USB1, but
    how does PCMCIA compare to that?

    Regards,
    John.
     
    john, Feb 27, 2004
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  4. john

    Andrew K-V Guest

    HI,

    I find PCMCIA to be a little slower than USB 1.0. If you have a new laptop
    and get a CardBus PCMCIA reader they are very fast. i think Delkin make
    them.

    Andrew
     
    Andrew K-V, Feb 27, 2004
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  5. john

    john Guest

    Many thanks Andrew, I'll look into that.

    Regards,
    John.
     
    john, Feb 27, 2004
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