Question About: Memory Card Reader

Discussion in 'Photography' started by GassMan, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. GassMan

    GassMan Guest

    Can anyone suggest which Memory Card Reader to use for the Sandisk
    Extreme III 4.0GB Card?
    Thanks
     
    GassMan, Oct 2, 2007
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    ray Guest

    FWIW - all USB 2.0 card readers are going to work about the same. If you
    want faster transfers, try a firewire reader - if you can find one, or a
    pcmcia unit.
     
    ray, Oct 3, 2007
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    Koekje Guest

    GassMan enlightened us with:
    I'm very happy with my firewire CF reader. It's over 5x faster than my
    USB 2.0 reader.

    Koekje
     
    Koekje, Oct 3, 2007
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    SanDisk ImageMate 12 in 1 (Model #20-90-03029
    works for me
     
    Frank Arthur, Oct 3, 2007
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    May Guest

    I agree with Koekje, Firewire is the way to go. Not only is it good
    for speed, it also allows for larger file transfer with loss of data.
     
    May, Oct 4, 2007
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    Rob Morley Guest

    But USB is great for file transfer with loss of data. :)
     
    Rob Morley, Oct 4, 2007
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    May Guest

    OOps I meant to say without loss of data. I stand corrected.
     
    May, Oct 4, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    I don't know about the speed (cuz I never owned FireWire), but for many
    years using USB card readers I haven't lost any data yet. Matter fact, I
    started with Serial then Floppy Adapter (Olympus came up with Floppy Adapter
    to read its memory card) and never have any data loss issue.

    Right now I have (3) 8GB and around (4) 4GB, and several 1-2GB cards (as
    well as card from around 4MB and up).
     
    Joel, Oct 4, 2007
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    May Guest

    I have had a loss of data on a few occasions but I am not sure if it
    was more a compatibility issue. I use a mac & the camera cards were
    for use with a camera who's only settings were windows. IPhoto does a
    good job most of the time on converting those files but for some
    reasons one import session came out all wrong.
     
    May, Oct 4, 2007
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    Rob Morley Guest

    USB packets incorporate CRC checksums, so there should never be data
    loss in a properly functioning system - if a packet is corrupted it
    should either be corrected or re-sent. Incorrectly implemented hardware
    or software could allow errors in USB as in any other system that uses
    similar principles, as could hardware faults or software corruption.
    I've heard of cases where incorrect USB implementation has been ignored
    by Windows PCs but picked up by MacOS, which makes it seem that there's
    a fault with the Mac while it's actually the software and Windows that's
    broken.
     
    Rob Morley, Oct 5, 2007
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 18:09:50 -0400, GassMan wrote:
    :
    : > Can anyone suggest which Memory Card Reader to use for the Sandisk
    : > Extreme III 4.0GB Card?
    : > Thanks
    : >
    :
    : FWIW - all USB 2.0 card readers are going to work about the same. If you
    : want faster transfers, try a firewire reader - if you can find one, or a
    : pcmcia unit.

    I bought a Sandisk reader at B&H for less than $20. Works great.

    Don't buy a firewire reader unless you're sure your computer has a firewire
    port. Most don't.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Oct 5, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    I don't know about Windows PC but I am using WinXP (and Vista) and it
    doesn't require any specific software (or it use generic USB driver for just
    about all standard USB devices). Yes, under Win98 and other user will have
    to install specific USB driver for each USB device

    If no communication between USB device and Windows then it means some
    communication problem, either USB connection or software conflict (if it
    requires specific driver or software). Otherwise I don't see how USB can be
    an issue to tens of millions of Windows users around the world.
     
    Joel, Oct 5, 2007
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