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phila

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Apple Thunderbolt to FW800 adapter test
« on: September 09, 2012, 02:28:53 AM »

I just bought the adapter thinking it would speed up transfers from a Lexar FW800 card reader to my 2011 MacBookAir. Unfortunately it is slower than using my existing Lexar USB2 card reader!  :'(

A quick test with a 16GB Lexar 300X CF card with 2.8GB (133 CR2 files) of images:

FW800 = 80 seconds

USB2 = 95 seconds

Still it does give me a separate backup "system" in case something goes wrong with the USB side of things...

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Re: Apple Thunderbolt to FW800 adapter test
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 02:03:46 PM »

80 seconds is faster than 95 seconds..I think (?)

still it should be 2x faster at least- with this 50MB(?) card
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