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    Advice on macbook purchase
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    How fast are your SD cards?
    Itís fairly likely that USB2 will be faster

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    The cards are UDMA-7 800x 120mbs compact flash cards and I have a usb 3.0 Lexar card reader. I have a 2012 Mac Mini that I use for photo editing but wanted to use the laptop to import images on when I'm away from home.

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    Advice on macbook purchase
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    That model has an sd card slot so put your card straight in. If it’s a micro sd you will need an adapter but they cost pence, unless it came with one. If you have usb cable for your camera, that is another option; connect cable to one of USB ports.

    Updated. Last two posts not in view when I answered. Compact flash card needs an adapter but you still have the camera cable route.
    Last edited by badshoehabit; 12-15-2017 at 06:16 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeB80 View Post
    The cards are UDMA-7 800x 120mbs compact flash cards and I have a usb 3.0 Lexar card reader. I have a 2012 Mac Mini that I use for photo editing but wanted to use the laptop to import images on when I'm away from home.
    According to EveryMac HERE, your 2011 MBPro has two USB 2.0 ports, which have a maximum transfer rate of 480 Mbps (as quoted below); your Lexar card reader will operate at USB 2.0 standards - so, appears that your compact FCs are going to be the bottle neck at 100 Mbps. I've used only SD cards w/ my digital cameras - not sure if 'faster' CF cards are available, unless you are happy w/ the transfer speeds obtained w/ your current setup? Good luck - Dave

    The now-aging USB 2.0 standard can theoretically transfer data at a very high 480 megabits per second (mbps), or 60 megabytes per second (MBps). Thatís impressive, but not as much as the newer USB 3.0, which can handle up to 5gbps (640MBps)óover ten times as fast as the 2.0 maximum. (LINK)
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    Another update. Sorry to be all over the place with this but I found another ad and was wondering what the opinions were on this one.

    15" MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 500GB SSD. $600

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