« on: December 30, 2013, 11:52:50 AM »
For CF cards, I use a FW800 or ExpressCard/34 reader, for SD an ExpressCard/34 reader. Faster transfer rates, and the cards are more portable than the camera (the cards can go in my work satchel, the 1D X won't fit ).
But, the main reason I use an external reader is because the card needs to come out of the camera - it serves as a backup until the images on it are copied to multiple external drives in two separate physical locations.
+1...Same method as Neuro. I have 3 external HDs. I'm happy with this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/867611-REG/Lexar_lrw025urbna_Multi_Card_25_in_1_USB_3_0.html