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Old November 12th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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Sonnet Qio card reader

Is anyone using the Sonnet Qio card reader? I would like to know how well it works.

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Old November 12th, 2009, 11:12 AM   #2
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It has not arrived yet - maybe December or January...
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Old November 12th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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I see that now. I'm going to keep my eye on it. Seems nice.
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Old November 12th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #4
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Why is it that everything connected with P2 seems to take FOREVER to come out? Kind of like the HVX200, HPX170, all of the larger P2 cards, the QIO, etc. I love the P2 but man, do we have to be super patient to use P2.

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Old November 13th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #5
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Hi Dan,

Yes I think your correct about patience. the "P" in P2 may just signify "Patience".
I'm sure others will have opinions on this..
Lets hope we can have some bench tests on the Qio prior to Christmas. Mine is on Pre Order.

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Old November 13th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #6
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Guess - Panasonic just tell about what they are working on, on day one. I do not remember for how long I have been waiting fo the AG-HMR 10 and camera - but it's about a year and it has changed design through that time. Whats with the Sonnet thing - Heard that they are not quite satisfied with it yet. Maybe it has something to do with the release of the new P2 cards that other non-Panasonic P2 readers also have problems with.
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Old November 13th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #7
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Hi Bob,

Sonnet - Qio: Professional Universal Media Reader/Writer Plus Four eSATA Ports
Probably late delivery as far as i know sonnet have packed alot into this multi-card reader, and as I found out with my own efforts towards getting a P2 card reader up and running, OS changes like Apple SL and new windows, must have been a nightmare to deal with.
Sonnet are now saying on their site delivery may be prior to christmas. Lets hope.

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Old November 14th, 2009, 09:24 AM   #8
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Panasonic AJ-PCD35

Panasonic's AJ-PCD35 is lightening fast in terms of file transfer and comparing its specs to those of the Sonnet, it's more than twice as speedy and, of course, twice as costly. You get what you pay for but, then again, the extra speed may not benefit everyone.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:42 PM   #9
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Hopefully the QIO is beng delayed to include USB3 and/or a Light Peak port. Of course I'm assuming the next Macs will have one of those ports as well, which may be a leap of faith on my part.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #10
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You mean like how Apple jumped all over Blu Ray for the Macs? Always on the cutting edge (NOT).

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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #11
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Hopefully the QIO is beng delayed to include USB3 and/or a Light Peak port.
Why wait for USB3 when Sata offers the speed today...?
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Old December 8th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #12
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https://secure1.sonnettech.com/index...ca82de1d4278b5

Qio Reader,
(Pre-Order; Avail. mid-January)

Oh well, yet more patience...

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Old January 20th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #13
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Here is an interesting machine on UK e-bay for P2 file management:P2 Workflow Tool with Panasonic AJ-PCD20 (Broadcast) on eBay (end time 21-Jan-10 17:00:06 GMT)
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Old January 21st, 2010, 01:54 AM   #14
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Still nobody with the Sonnet Qio?

Looking forwards to hearing how this reader stands up in the real world.

Regards the Ebay auction, I cannot help thinking that the owners of something so specialized would have missed its arrival...
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Old January 27th, 2010, 02:08 AM   #15
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Looks like not too much longer to wait.... Mac Version shipping very soon...

Who's going to be the first to test drive the Qio, and post some results ?....

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