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Firewire CF card reader vs USB 2.0 - which is faster?


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Hello,
I have a USB 2.0 card reader and I believe that it is faulty. It is taking longer than usual to download my CF cards..so I am looking to buy a new reader.
I have noticed that the firewire card readers are far more expensive than the USB 2.0 readers.
Is the Firewire reader that much faster?
Would should the average download times be of a 2GB CF card with a USB2.0?
How about with Firewire?

What is a good price for a firewire card reader these days?
thx,
Micah
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I have found that Firewire anything is usually faster than the USB2.0 equivalent, but in this case, your camera card may be the limiting factor. It doesn't matter if your link is super speedy if the card itself is slow. My advice? Go for the USB2.0 one.

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