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Tranfer Speed difference between a Card Reader, and just a camera

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BigMike, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    OK, so this weekend, I am taking a LOT of pictures. I have a 1gig microdrive, and transferring it from my camera takes 30-45 minutes. The only reason I haven't gotten a card reader yet is because I don't have USB2. Through USB 1.1, will it be faster to transfer using a card reader?
     

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  2. JRB

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    If I say it will be the same, will I seem cooler to you???
     
  3. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Loco, you are already cool to me :)
     
  4. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    wow, that sounded REALLY gay didnt it?
     
  5. JRB

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    Yes - but I don't think there is anything wrong with that. My camera downloads pretty quickly with USB 2.0, so I don't know that a card reader would help. Seems like you still have to transfer, unless you have a mac with osmosis or something.
     
  6. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    if you just have usb 1.1 the difference in speed will be negligible. buy a usb 2.0 card for $20 and slap that card in a usb 2.0 reader (or substitute firewire for usb 2.0 if you swing that way)

    oh, and microdrives are notoriously slow. if you're sticking w/ the microdrive forget the usb 2.0 idea and just wait. :D
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Well poo on the microdrive then :)

    And I can't get a usb card, because I need it for my laptop :D

    and I do have firewire, but....... they dont make firewire card readers. I've looked everywhere for them.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    you can always go and get yourself a polaroid camera.... you can take 24 pics and it takes only 5 minutes to develop.. its the new rave !!! :thumb:
     
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