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Old Nov 21, 2003, 11:11 AM   #11
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Again, I must say that when use with DSC's for capturing still images, a "faster" card is not going to inctrease performance. The serial interface used is based on one speed. You decision should be based on size and cost.
However, if you use an external reader to transfer the contents of the card to your PC, you will notice the difference.
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Old Nov 21, 2003, 12:15 PM   #12
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However, if you use an external reader to transfer the contents of the card to your PC, you will notice the difference.
Of course it will!
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Old Nov 21, 2003, 12:50 PM   #13
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So true.
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 2:42 PM   #14
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Does anybody know what the big difference between the MMC and the SD card is?..... :roll:
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 2:56 PM   #15
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Does anybody know what the big difference between the MMC and the SD card is?..... :roll:
I read somewhere that the SD cards were faster, but don't quote me. I don't remember where I saw it.
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 3:24 PM   #16
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It's mentioned here:
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...?p=77541#77541
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 10:12 PM   #17
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Using an external card reader will not necessarily allow you to see any speed increase in using the larger faster cards. You see, most readers are designed around the 2 mb standard and of those most use USB 1.1 Basically those SD cards use a "serial" interface.

The newer / larger / faster cards also offer a parallel interface which is used when compatible hardware ispresent. In part, that's how part of the speed increase is obtained. So, you card reader would have to use USB 2.0 and use parallel design.

I've also seen some info that suggests that the file size may also be a factor in the overall speed performance.
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 12:19 AM   #18
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Using an external card reader will not necessarily allow you to see any speed increase in using the larger faster cards. You see, most readers are designed around the 2 mb standard and of those most use USB 1.1 Basically those SD cards use a "serial" interface.

The newer / larger / faster cards also offer a parallel interface which is used when compatible hardware ispresent. In part, that's how part of the speed increase is obtained. So, you card reader would have to use USB 2.0 and use parallel design.
There is no longer USB 1.1. It has been officially renamed to USB 2 "full speed" (12Mbps as opposed to the 480Mbps "high speed").
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 11:02 AM   #19
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Perhaps, but how many PC's are using what was called 1.1? I have 4 right here and three more at home :-)
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 11:12 AM   #20
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USB is a very vague "standard". I see so many situations where software or hardware using USB says that it requires Win98 or better, when that is simply not true in 99.9% of the situations. Microsoft released a USB supported version of Win95 that has always worked for me in every situation that "requires" Win98 or better.
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