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Old Mar 12, 2004, 6:21 AM   #1
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Default USB2-reader or PCMCIA-adapter?

I'm thinking of buyin either one of them, which one would you recommend speedwise?

A USB2-reader (preferable multifunctional, with slots for CF and SD, although I'm using SD more) or

A PCMCIA-adapter for in the laptop? I know you can't put CF and SD in it, but then i'd go for SD only.

WHich one is faster? A PCMCIA-adapter looks much better of course. NOthing clinging on the laptop etc.
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Old Mar 12, 2004, 8:22 AM   #2
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The average adapter is much slower than a USB 2 reader. (I have one of those adapters.)

There is a new type of adapter that is much faster than a USB 2 reader, I believe, but I believe you'll need a relatively new (within the last 2-3 years) laptop to take advantage of it. I could be wrong on that point, so others here... please correct me!

All the PCMCIA adapters that I've heard of take a CF card. Then you can get an adapter to make the other types of cards fit. I bet you could put an SD card into one.

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Old Mar 12, 2004, 5:18 PM   #3
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USB reader.

Not even close.

I have adapter for my laptop which sometimes is "seen" and sometimes is not "seen".

USB would be "portable" between your desktop and laptop.

Good luck
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I've never had my PCMCIA adapter not work, but maybe I'm lucky.

Unless you shell out the money to buy the fast adapter, get a 2.0 USB one. And even then, it sounds like the adapters don't always work.

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