A&P What's faster for compact flash to PC transfer

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  1. scirio

    scirio Active Member

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    My really old (circa ~2001) CompUSA brand PCMCIA CF Adapter (read/write)

    OR

    any newer, quality, USB2.0 CF card reader/writer

    :dunno:
     
  2. whatever

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    yea fire wire..

    but USB 2.0 with proper drivers will move it plenty fast
     
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    scirio Active Member

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    so a direct PCMCIA is slow? :eek3: I thought there would be nothing faster! It's just that this thing CRAWLS and or do you just not know about the PC card? Because USB2.0 is 80Mbps faster than firewire and always has been...
    Firewire died a long time ago, except for MiniDV usage

    (IMO)
     
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    oo well shit i use the pcmia ready myself :rofl: could be your hard drive too bro..

    if I record to my large raid array direct it spikes to 80% process useage and fucking FLYs
     
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    Yeah my pcmia works pretty well...seems faster than my USB 2.0 was before it broke.
     
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    pcmcia max data xfer rate is bursting to 132mbps, usb 2.0 is bursting to 480mbps.
     
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    who cares about burst
     
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    people with at least half a brain...

    If one has significantly higher burst than the other, then odds are the sustained xfer rate is also higher. (unless there is another limiting bottle neck in the system.. ie: hd speed)
     
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    I don't know....I find the pcmia is faster on my laptop.
     
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    drivers drivers drivers is key ;)
     
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    I just hook my camera up to my laptop... lightning fast compared to a card reader
     
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    firewire 800 extreme reader ftw
     
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    the only pcmcia worth a damn is a 32bit cardbus one. the normal cheapie ones are slow as shit.
     
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    FW800, THE REST OF YOU ARE FAGS l
     
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    please elaborate

    Why? If firewire is 400mbps and USB2.0 is 480mbps, how is firewire ever better???
     
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    Its firewire 800, which is 800mbps.

    And a cardbus 32 pcmcia is also very fast. Its what I used on PC, now I use the express 34 slot on my Macbook. Its as fast as any FW reader and a lot smaller and easier to carry around.
     
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    HUGE UGH GIF l
     
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    wow

    usb is all potential, if you could avg a third of that it would be a miracle. firewire is constant
     
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    I see, good to know. But I can only take advantage of fw800 if my laptop has a fw800 port which it does not, it has the smaller port which on ly does 400 amirite? I'm just assuming, educate me.
     
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    u r rite.


    the limiting factor usually isnt whether its USB2 or FW400/800, they are all very fast. check benchmarks if you are buying a popular one to make sure you arent getting a lemon. you will also want to make sure you are using reasonable cards.
     
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    2GB Sandisk Ultra II
     
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    should be fine. fake ones are slower.
     

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