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Pro 9 multi card reader speed

by dirtnapper / March 20, 2006 12:33 AM PST

I have an Atech Pro 9 multi card reader USB2. Transferring a full 512 cf from it to the HD takes 3mins 10 sec., which seems slow. I got hold of a Compusa generic card read, usb2, and it transfers the card in 51 sec. With the Pro 9 I have tried a couple of different cables, since I thought the cable might not be usb2 with the same results. I also tried different usb2 ports and the usb2 pins on the board and still 3 mins. I also tried both on my Dell laptop with the same results. Can I assume that the Pro 9 is not really usb2, or am I missing something.

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(NT) (NT) Why not use the Compusa model?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2006 12:37 AM PST
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I plan to
by dirtnapper / March 20, 2006 12:52 AM PST

I plan on it, but, I would like to return the other one since I paid a lot more for something it does not appear to be and just wanted to have my facts. Thanks.

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Here's one marketing angle.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2006 1:11 AM PST
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Let's say they have an USB 1.1 card reader and they need to move them out.

Since the card reader works on USB 2.0 it would be "not a lie" to put "USB 2.0 compatible" on the product. They didn't tell it was USB 2.0 speed.



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by dirtnapper / March 20, 2006 10:13 AM PST

I did also think about that. But, it does says it is usb2.... maybe just a defective unit/and or cable!? I did send an email to Atech...waiting. Thanks.

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If you write "it is USB 2..." that does not mean ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2006 10:24 AM PST
In reply to: Marketing

That it attains USB 2.0 speed but merely works on USB 2.0 or is compatible with...


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by dirtnapper / March 31, 2006 9:19 PM PST

Finally got an answer, although not one I like, but they state that it is the controller , 'So, the problem is that the old controller inside does not support your new high speed card.' I have tired a number of cards, never found one that got the usb2 speed, go figure.

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Nice stock answer to deflect support calls.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2006 9:31 PM PST
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Sorry, you did the right things by testing it elsewhere and trying another reader. I'm finding such readers for less than 20 bucks so my so-so reader was given away and I have a nice speedy one.


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