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07-02-2008, 10:54 PM
Sandisk has a new Extreme III USB reader for Compact Flash
I picked it up as it was cheap (24$) and rated @ 30Mbps, and now that I have a few extreme cards, using the older extreme Usb reader, that tops out @ 18mpbs kinda stunk :P
So I tested it and here are the results
Reader -4Gb Extreme 4 - 12 gb Extreme 3
OLD Usb reader - 11mbps - 11Mbps
Extreme USB 2.0 - 18mpbs - 17mps
Extreme III Reader - 25mpbs - 17mbps

So really, it has not increased my download speed on the 12gb card :P
But again -- this is a Bench mark program, ill need to time the actual downloads to see if it helps, but it does make sense, since the 12gb is limited to 20Mbps, and the older USB 2.0 reader was limited to 18Mbps...

07-03-2008, 02:25 AM
Sweet, I should really get one of those. I think I only get about 10mbps and it tests my patience.

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07-03-2008, 07:22 AM
I wonder what the cameras transfer at :lol:

07-03-2008, 08:04 AM
Thats the software I use to test it.
Unfortunately, the version I have will only compare 2 drives.. not 3 :P

07-03-2008, 07:17 PM
i use my camera, the 40D is so much faster than the XTi.

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07-03-2008, 07:21 PM