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    Hi guys,

    Any recommendation on good SD card reader that can support SDHC class10 and its price?
    Or any el cheapo all-in-one reader can do the job?

    Thanks.

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    The el cheapo card readers may state "USB 2.0" on the box, but actually only work at USB 1.1 speeds. Best bet is to get a nice Sandisk reader.
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by leiso
    Hi guys,

    Any recommendation on good SD card reader that can support SDHC class10 and its price?
    Or any el cheapo all-in-one reader can do the job?

    Thanks.
    My experience is that cheapo ones dont last long.......

    Better to get a mid range price reader......

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    I bought a Hotway 55-in-1 card reader.
    Supposed to be able to go up to 20MB/s for SDHC and 28MB/sec for CF UDMA.
    So far may Transcend Class 4 can do nearly 16MB/sec on this reader.
    Sandisk Ultra and Kingston 266x CF can do around 25MB/sec.
    So it is quite close to the stated specs.

    Below $20 at SLS.

    For faster readers, you need USB3 or firewire I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Event_Horizon View Post
    I bought a Hotway 55-in-1 card reader.
    Supposed to be able to go up to 20MB/s for SDHC and 28MB/sec for CF UDMA.
    So far may Transcend Class 4 can do nearly 16MB/sec on this reader.
    Sandisk Ultra and Kingston 266x CF can do around 25MB/sec.
    So it is quite close to the stated specs.

    Below $20 at SLS.

    For faster readers, you need USB3 or firewire I think.
    Nope, because even USB 2.0 will never be saturated by the card. So FW/Lightpeak or USB 3.0 will not make a difference.
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Nope, because even USB 2.0 will never be saturated by the card. So FW/Lightpeak or USB 3.0 will not make a difference.
    No USB 2.0 connection could ever come close to the 480Mbps theoretical maximum throughput, making data transfer at around 320Mbps (40MB/s) - the actual real-world maximum.
    The lower end (cheaper) readers don't even come close to the real world max, averaging 20MB/s to 25MB/s.
    The best cards today are rated to do 45MB/s - 90MB/s. I suspect some of the memory card's rated speed is achieved using CF to SATA adaptor type devices which can benefit from the SATA2.0 greater throughput.

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    Try the Sony Multi-card reader. Using USB 2 but fast enough.
    Quite cheap too. About $15. I bought mine from Giant, but also saw it in some neighbourhood computer shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woeilee
    Try the Sony Multi-card reader. Using USB 2 but fast enough.
    Quite cheap too. About $15. I bought mine from Giant, but also saw it in some neighbourhood computer shops.
    Sony got card reader??

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Sony got card reader??
    Why not?

    Multi-card Reader : Storage Media and Batteries : Sony Singapore

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Sony got card reader??
    It's quite a decent one too, and affordable.
    Alpha

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