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| p.1 #6 · Fastest way get photos from card to computer? |
I bought this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820162030 and replaced the built-in reader (which was USB 2). The card reader uses 1 USB 3 source and the front USB 3 port uses a separate source.
from my Lexar CF Pro UDMA cards (600x & 1000x) i get
- Download (from CARD to PC) between 70 to 110 MB/s
- I don't usually go the other way, but a test Upload (from PC to CARD) was ~60+ MB/s
(i just clicked on the "More details" thing on the "Copying..." dialog and looked at the speed. There are other tools to get more accurate results, but after downloading 1 wedding I know it is WAY better than the old USB 2 reader.
Thanks for the suggestion. That looks like a nice reader but I'm not sure I'm willing to give up 2 rear USB 3.0 ports for it. I have a external hard drive and another hard drive dock that I want to have on hooked up. I'll have to check my transfer speeds to get a baseline and see where I might be able to get to based on your numbers.
Here is another internal USB 3.0 reader option.
I just built a new computer in July, and ended up going with this reader because you can plug it in to a USB 3.0 header on the mother board. Unfortunately it uses an adapter to convert two USB plugs to a single header plug, and the USB cords are pretty thick. So there is a lot of weight and stiffness hanging off a not all that great connection at the header. I had a fair amount of trouble with this, and ended up having to get the cables zip tied at just the right place in the computer to take any stress off the header connection. Once I did that it seemed fine. But even still every so often, the thing stops working until I restart the computer. Maybe I got a bad one, or maybe they are all like this.
Anyway, just wanted to give some feedback on this other option in case you end up considering it.