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Old September 25th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #61
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More info from sonnet on the Qio card reader. now available for pre-order I see.
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https://secure1.sonnettech.com/index...429475723053f1

A "new thread" started by the first guy who gets his hands on the Qio, and reports of transfer speeds would be great.

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Old September 26th, 2009, 04:01 AM   #62
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Here in the UK creative video also have it on their web site:https://www.creativevideo.co.uk/publ...ber=sonnet_qio
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Old October 28th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #63
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Bump,

Not too far away now..... I have the PCIe version for my Macpro tower on pre-order.
Would make a nice christmas present.

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Old October 29th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #64
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I would see the compatibility with a Windows OS (Vista 64) first ... before I think about acquiring one Xmas present for myself.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 12:47 AM   #65
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Hello Tingsern Wong,

How can (Windows OS (Vista 64) be that much different for a "card reader" than plain old Vista ?
being mainly Mac I didnt think that windows boxes were that involved ?.

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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #66
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Hi Tom,

Plain old vista has 2 versions - 32 bits and 64 bits. I use the 64 bits version. This is no ordinary card reader. It has a PCIe card - and you need device drivers for that to work under Windows platform. Therefore, I rather wait for more reports of compatibility with that platform first - before taking the plunge.

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Old October 29th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #67
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Hi TingSern Wong,

no doubt someone will get the Qio and try it in the same sys as you have and make a report on some forum somewhere. (maybe you could do it and report findings, or just send it back if it dosen't work)
If Sonnet guys do the job they do on the rest of their range of gear , it should be a winner.

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Old February 22nd, 2010, 12:25 PM   #68
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What is that P2->EC adapter that can be used with Nexto NVS2500?
Can it be purchased alone, how much & how fast would it work with regular Vista laptop?
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 04:36 PM   #69
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There are standalone adapters that are similar to the Nexto; Addonics and Rosewill make them. I have the Rosewill, cost me $25 from Newegg with free shipping, and it works fine.

But, of course, for some reason those adapters simply will not work on Apple computers -- even if you run Windows on the Apple.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 09:54 AM   #70
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Re: Affordable P2 Card reader?

Time to revive an old topic. My research shows the Amtron PCD-TP-110CS CardBus card reader does not support Hot Plug/Hot Swap with P2 cards.

This means you have to reboot to read another card after you have ejected the first card.

Is this still the case? What are user experiences?

The Panasonic AJ-PCD2 is certainly a lot more money. But rebooting after every card is silly.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #71
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Re: Affordable P2 Card reader?

I just broke down and bought an AJ-PCD2G as an alternative to my duel adapter set up. Unit works nicely but its speed is about 20 to 25% slower than the duel adapter set up based on quick tests. Does seem to let you mount and dismount cards better.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #72
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Re: Affordable P2 Card reader?

Cripes, this is an old thread n subject, might as well add my five cents to it.

I ended up cancelling my order for the Qio, as I found out just prior to delivery that the transfer times were no better than transfer times from the camera.
So, I waited for the PCD2 Panasonic USB reader and our Aussie dollar to match the US dollar, and now I use that. A credit Panasonic having listened to their users and created the single slot reader , even if most think it's over priced.
I did go thru a phase of using a 17" Powerbook with PC card slot, (Now up for sale) but since have sprung for a 2011 17" i7 2.3quad MBP it's encode times are unbelievable, and having three USB slots is great,

Will be interesting if someone ever builds a "Thunderbolt to P2 card reader", now that might take transfer times to new heights, but till then it's steady as you go.

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Old August 20th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #73
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Re: Affordable P2 Card reader?

Yes a thunderbolt card reader.. this is the new Xmas list to Pana Santa.. so will probably happen about 2020 or there abouts.. nexto 2525 with P2 slot looks the faster /least hassle at the moment.. ?
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 07:18 PM   #74
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Re: Affordable P2 Card reader?

A few years later, and I still haven't found anything better than my Dell D410. Netbook size, 6 hour battery, PCMCIA slot, 320GB hard drive, gigabit internet (wire it into your edit machine's network, share the drive - voila, network card reader), and offloads/verifies A-series cards at about a minute per gig... E-series cards at a little over half that. I think you can now get them used for maybe $120 or less.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #75
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Re: Affordable P2 Card reader?

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Yes a thunderbolt card reader.. this is the new Xmas list to Pana Santa.. so will probably happen about 2020 or there abouts.. nexto 2525 with P2 slot looks the faster /least hassle at the moment.. ?
This offering is close , but not close enough for us (PC slotted) P2 users.... but still interesting that products are being designed and manufactured, if they can do it for an expresscard adapter that will not set sales records, why not make one for P2 cards, come on Sonnett, Have a go.
suggested retail price $149.95 . It would be no good for me on my 17" MBP it already has the expresscard slot.

Sonnet - Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter

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