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    Graywolf  7964 forum posts United Kingdom
    9 Dec 2010 - 3:46 PM

    Is it possible to get a compact flash card reader using firewire 400 or 800. If so could anyone recommend one please.

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    Freefall e2 Member 11675 forum postsFreefall vcard United Kingdom
    9 Dec 2010 - 4:47 PM

    You can get them but they're not popular (or cheap). Quick search of google (search for: firewire card reader) should provide sources. Sorry, can't recommend one - I use USB 2.0

    hollkj e2 Member 9186 forum postshollkj vcard United Kingdom
    9 Dec 2010 - 5:55 PM

    Yes - I'm using a sandisk extreme firewire CF reader. Supports both 400 / 800. Mine's connected to a PCIe firewire800 card and with a good speed CF get around 38mb/sec off it.

    Freefall is right though in that they are not cheap - 70 ish, but if you have a lot of large capacity cards the extra read speed is useful. The readers can also be stacked so if you can afford a few of them can download concurrently.

    Be interesting to see if any USB 3 readers start hitting the market soon. There are also SATA to CF readers which are meant to be faster still but I've no experience of these.

    9 Dec 2010 - 5:58 PM

    I use a Lexar reader. Perfect.

    NeilS e2 Member 7893 forum postsNeilS vcard United Kingdom
    9 Dec 2010 - 6:07 PM

    Lexar linkhere

    jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Dec 2010 - 7:29 PM

    Another vote for the Lexar reader look for the UDMA reader though, think there's a slower one. From memory it was about 50 well worth it.

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