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Re: Importing images method...???
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2013, 06:45:50 PM »
USB 3 card reader is faster for me.  I don't have firewire on my PC
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Re: Importing images method...???
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2013, 07:39:25 PM »
Copy images, never move.  Make sure your copy is good, and then make sure you have a backup of that location.  Only then, format the card to make it squeaky clean.

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I load many cards as copy and paste after a trip and keep the originals until I am done with all the PP and copy / backup the final images.  Only then will I delete or reformat the card.
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Re: Importing images method...???
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2013, 10:02:03 PM »
I've used a card reader ever since I first went digital many years ago.  I've gone through a lot of them.  I hate waiting so I always get the fastest card reader I can find and try to use fast cards as well.  Never had any problems with bent pins, but I do try to be careful when inserting CF cards.

The SATA card readers were my favorite until USB 3.0 came out.  That was around the same time that I upgraded my computer case and could no longer use the SATA reader that fit into a floppy drive slot.  Most new cases don't make any provision for floppy drives and all the drives that fit in 5.25 inch optical drive slots were still USB 2.0 the last time I checked.

I am now using this Kingston USB 3.0 reader.  I haven't done any speed tests, but it seems pretty fast and I haven't had any problems.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139641

I tried a couple of USB 3.0 readers from SYBA that ran really slow.  Some sort of defect I guess.  Sent the first one back and the replacement was no better. 
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Re: Importing images method...???
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2013, 10:20:00 PM »
I know I add an extra step... but what I do when I am pulling over photos from the CF card is I drag and drop to a external hard drive via the usb cable, and then I import into Lightroom 4 from the drive.

But if I am moving photos from a SD card, I take it out and I put it in the SD slot in my computer and drag and drop into the external and then again... import to lr afterwords.
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Re: Importing images method...???
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2013, 12:12:29 AM »
Copy images, never move.  Make sure your copy is good, and then make sure you have a backup of that location.  Only then, format the card to make it squeaky clean.

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I load many cards as copy and paste after a trip and keep the originals until I am done with all the PP and copy / backup the final images.  Only then will I delete or reformat the card.

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Re: Importing images method...???
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2013, 12:44:45 AM »
Lexar USB3 reader. I've heard horror stories about both import methods, but I like the speed of the USB3.

Yup, when I've got a full 32GB card, my Lexar USB3 is far, far faster. Even going beyond the USB2 vs USB3 speed boost, connecting to the camera means it needs to use PTP protocol which adds additional overhead to request and receive each individual photo. Plus the camera needs to have enough battery left to power the camera for the whole time it's downloading.

Lexar USB3 CF/SD reader. Copies to local HDD and NAS.

My only gripe is that it seems that both the ExpressCard/34 USB3 adapters I have have screwy device drivers. The first will often BSOD on USB attachment, the other will not talk to the Lexar reader :(