Mass Order: Lexar Firewire CF Card Reader


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Darren

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Anybody interested in joining in mass order for Lexar (premium US branded) Firewire CompactFlash Card Reader?

Especially those digi-SLR users who need to transfer GBs of data to the PC - USB1.1 is just too slow nowadays.

Estimated cost will be $145-150 (vs. $175 at Boon & Co.). The more ppl join, the cheaper it will be.

Post your name here and I will compile.
 

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Errmm.. Darren, it looks like the same MIT Firewire card reader that everyone is selling...
 

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Err...
Relax leh Darren... go easy on the kid!!!


Btw, what the diff between a 4-pin and 6-pin IEEE1394 connector? Anyone can enlighten mi?
 

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Not if it's the same overpriced reader from Lexar.
 

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Originally posted by Bluestrike
Err...
Relax leh Darren... go easy on the kid!!!


Btw, what the diff between a 4-pin and 6-pin IEEE1394 connector? Anyone can enlighten mi?
6 pins provide power, IIRC. That's the proper implementation of 1394. 4 pin is SONY's version, which as we know Sony, eheheh :p
 

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Originally posted by YSLee
Not if it's the same overpriced reader from Lexar.
erm... since i dont frequent SLS, the only FireWire card readers I know are from Cathay and Boon & Co. and they are definitely overpriced.

Appreciate if you could share some info ;)

p.s. - Bluestrike : aiya, me kidding with YS only mah - didnt see my ;p ;p at the end of the post meh?
 

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Originally posted by YSLee


6 pins provide power, IIRC. That's the proper implementation of 1394. 4 pin is SONY's version, which as we know Sony, eheheh :p
OIC.....
hhhwhhehhehee thanks!
BTW, our PC port, how we know it 6 or 4-pin? or is it standard one?
 

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They're all made by Datafab(Taiwanese company). Everyone else puts their stickers on it and doubles the price.

I got mine for SGD$88 at Maxim last year. Unfortunately they're out of stock - I just called them.

The exact model is this one:

MDCF-FW


Did not even need to install any drivers. Win98SE recognised it as a plug and play device and it appeared automatically as a removable drive.
 

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Originally posted by StreetShooter
They're all made by Datafab(Taiwanese company). Everyone else puts their stickers on it and doubles the price.
Well, well, well, what do you know - learn something new everyday.

BUT!! It doesn't change a thing, I am now contacting Datafab to see if we can buy direct from them... heh heh... there are more than one way to skin a cat, as they say.

So, please, still post here if you are interested.
 

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Originally posted by Darren


Well, well, well, what do you know - learn something new everyday.

BUT!! It doesn't change a thing, I am now contacting Datafab to see if we can buy direct from them... heh heh... there are more than one way to skin a cat, as they say.

So, please, still post here if you are interested.
so Darren, any luck on it?
 

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Missed this thread the last time. I'm definitely interested. Keep me posted too
 

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Originally posted by cheangv
Missed this thread the last time. I'm definitely interested. Keep me posted too
yeah so am i... since i think it's only a matter of time (and saving up money) before i get a DSLR. keep me in the loop too...
 

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Unfortunately, the company (Datafab) we tried to contact in Taiwan sort of never respond after a few emails, so gave up already. They did respond with "Yes, we have - how many you want?" and when we say "Btwn 100-500", then no reply liao :dunno:

Anyway, a very reliable source *cough*yslee*cough* has informed me that Alan Photo has the FireWire CF Card reader in stock at ard $85-90.

So, sadly, I have to call off this MO and we can all go give AP some biz.
 

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Originally posted by Darren
Unfortunately, the company (Datafab) we tried to contact in Taiwan sort of never respond after a few emails, so gave up already. They did respond with "Yes, we have - how many you want?" and when we say "Btwn 100-500", then no reply liao :dunno:

Anyway, a very reliable source *cough*yslee*cough* has informed me that Alan Photo has the FireWire CF Card reader in stock at ard $85-90.

So, sadly, I have to call off this MO and we can all go give AP some biz.
K K K ....
Look like AP going to see a horde of us soon........
hehhehehheeee................
 

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