Summary: I shoot on location and need a small, reliable reader to download images quickly, often with clients watching over my shoulder. This reader is FW800, and using 300X (HDMA) cards easily meets my needs.
Summary: I bought this product when I purchased some SanDisk Extreme IV CF cards. My old card reader was really pokey in uploading pictures to my computer, and I would often just walk away and get a coffee or something when it started. No need for coffee here. This reader uploaded my files in record time. This is my second copy, as my first one was not recognized by my computer and B&H sent me a replacement.
Summary: I have always found Firewire connections to be faster than USB connections, whether it's card readers or external hard drives, and this reader is no exception. In connecting this reader to my PC, the computer seems to take a couple of milliseconds longer to recognize it than it does USB readers, but I don't consider that to be a serious drawback because the PC is still relatively quick in seeing it.