While this is not specific to this forum (and I did post at dpreview), the size of my D2x raw files makes this story relevant here...
Of course, it's possible that I may be the only member of this forum who was this out-of-touch, but just in case...
I had been using the built-in cf card reader on the front panel of my pc, and it was taking me up to 30 minutes to transfer a 1G card.
I finally bought a Lexar firewire reader (about $35-45) yesterday, and dumped a full 1G Extreme III in just over a minute last night. I understand that the USB 2.0 reader is almost the same speed.
Duh. I just feel stupid for waiting so long to upgrade.
#1. "RE: Card reader revelation" | In response to Reply # 0fundy Registered since 13th Nov 2002Wed 03-May-06 09:11 PM
Yep, it's amazing what us Humans will do.
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#2. "RE: Card reader revelation" | In response to Reply # 0reuben Nikonian since 21st Jan 2004Wed 03-May-06 09:44 PM
Welcome to the 21st century. Nice to have you with us.
In hindsight, it's always amazing what we used in the past.
I used to work at NASA. We put a man on the moon with a 96kbps data rate. USB 2.0 is 480Mbps (in theory). Amazing, eh?
#3. "RE: Card reader revelation" | In response to Reply # 0Goodbean Registered since 05th Jan 2005Thu 04-May-06 03:34 PM
This is funny......some time ago I bought, at the time, about the most powerfull pc you could get...came with a card reader built in the front that could read every memory card ever made. At the time, this was the first PC I ever had with USB 2.0. Tons of USB 2.0 ports all over it, firewire, wireless, the works. So I use card reader on the front....unassuming....until I plug the camera itself to download the pics. Those downloaded at what seemed like light speed.....come to find out the stupid card reader is USB 1.0 I felt like a idiot. Ever since then, I'm a USB 2.0 expert!