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RunAndGun

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Re: New FW 800 CF Reader Available
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2012, 09:46:02 PM »
You are using the Lexar Express Card CF? With MacbookPro 10.7+?  How much ram in the MacBook? Has your system ever kernel panicked (locked up) from using the card?

10.6(Snow Leopard), 8 GB RAM.  I don't believe I've ever had a kernel panic because of the card reader.  I do get an inordinate amount of kp's just picking up then sitting back down my MBP while it's on/running.  Even VERY gently on something like a bed(not that I'm setting down hard anywhere else).  Apple has checked it out and can't find anything "wrong".  I told them about it when they replaced my battery in the fall and they ran a diagnostic and even had them reseat the RAM, but it still does it.

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Re: New FW 800 CF Reader Available
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2012, 09:46:02 PM »

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Re: New FW 800 CF Reader Available
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2012, 01:33:51 PM »
I had the Sandisk reader previously.
This new one is cheaper and a tad faster and I haven't had a single KP in Lion 10.3.

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Re: New FW 800 CF Reader Available
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2012, 03:13:35 PM »
Speaking of unexplained FW disappearances...
Has anyone seen FW800 seagate goflex DESK adapters?

No way will I pay $60-95 when i got one for $20 last year.
Might as well just pay 10 times more for Thunderbolt (13x w/ cable).

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Re: New FW 800 CF Reader Available
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2012, 03:36:48 PM »
I have also recently purchased this.  Very very fast.

One useful FYI: the speed of your compact flash cards will be the new bottleneck.  If you're using something like 30MB/s or slower cards, its no faster than USB2 (did side-by-side... around 30MB/s compact flash cards are barely saturating the USB2 interface, so you see about the same transfer speed using FW800 because the card is the limiter, not the USB2).  My 90MB/s cards screamed though... very much worth the upgrade.

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Re: New FW 800 CF Reader Available
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2012, 03:36:48 PM »