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Old March 30th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #16
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Re: Fastest SxS card reader

Yes I did. No luck. Is there SxS driver? Customer support agent at SIIG says its plug and play card, and all drivers updated from OS when card is installed. But all my MxM cards work fine with it.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #17
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Re: Fastest SxS card reader

The MxM card uses USB 2.0 interface which is also supported by your reader, and is P&P indeed.

In order to use the SxS PCIe interface, you need to install the driver; you can find it at Sony web site.

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Old April 7th, 2011, 03:51 AM   #18
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Re: Fastest SxS card reader

Has anyone tried this?
Sonnet - Qio: Professional Universal Media Reader/Writer Plus Four eSATA Ports

It looks like an awesome option for offloading cards.

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Old April 7th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #19
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Has anyone tried this?
Sonnet - Qio: Professional Universal Media Reader/Writer Plus Four eSATA Ports

It looks like an awesome option for offloading cards.

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First off, it does not work on Windows.

Secondly, it costs almost $1000.

And lastly, it has many bugs and issues from what I have read.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #20
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Re: Fastest SxS card reader

Well heck, Steve, apart from that, what's wrong with it? ;-)
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Old April 8th, 2011, 06:19 AM   #21
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First off, it does not work on Windows.

Secondly, it costs almost $1000.

And lastly, it has many bugs and issues from what I have read.
$1000 is not too bad considering all it supposedly does.
If it could offload 2 cards simultaneously, or move data off the card directly to a raid drive at an extremely fast rate, it could be worth it for well funded, but timeline driven job.

Of course...if it doesn't work, then the price doesn't matter.
...and I would need it to work with Windows anyway.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #22
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Re: Fastest SxS card reader

I believe Sonnet are working on new drivers for the PC and updated drivers for the Mac to resolve some of the bugs. I'm hoping to get one to review after NAB.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 10:46 AM   #23
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Andrew, I agree.

The only reason I know about its bugs and issues is because I want one so I can offload multiple SxS and CF cards (from nanoFlash). I don't like waiting forever for a 64GB CF card to download especially when my 32GB SxS is done in a few minutes.

Do you know of ShotPut Pro? This software will offload cards to multiple drives all at the same time.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #24
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Re: Fastest SxS card reader

I've been using the NEXTO 2500 for very fast SxS card uploads, but it's much slower with the CF cards. I stopped by the NEXTO booth at NAB, and apparently their new 25xx series (replacing the 2500) units have considerably faster CF transfer speeds - plus at least one of them will transfer to two drives simultaneously at top speed using an esata link between the drives.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 03:39 AM   #25
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Re: Fastest SxS card reader

Sony's reader is $270.

Sony SBAC-US10 SxS Memory Card USB Reader/Writer SBAC-US10 B&H

There are reviews posted on B&H's website and they look positive. If I had to get one that's probably what I'd end up springing for.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 03:29 PM   #26
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you can find older 15" MBPs with expresscard slots for around $400-$500 US.
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