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Subject: Re: CF cards apparently not dead yet
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On Thursday, 30 November 2017 03:02:01 UTC, PeterN  wrote:
> On 11/29/2017 9:55 PM, nospam wrote:
> > In article<ovnquv0fjr@news3.newsguy.com>, PeterN
> > <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote:
> > 
> >>>> It depends on your camera. If your camera cannot support higher speeds,
> >>>> save your money.
> >>>
> >>> higher speeds help when copying photos to the computer, whether or not
> >>> the camera can fully utilize it.
> >>>
> >> It depends.
> > 
> > only if you're mayayana stuck using winxp and slow usb2 will it matter.
> > 
> > for the rest of the world, the card speed is the limiting factor, not
> > the computer.
> > 
> 
> Additional time to download a card, is not an important area of 
> photography, unless you are a photo journalist.

It can be, especaily if you've come back from a holiday with umpteen cards that need putting on a
computer, it's amazing just how slow USB2 is compared to USB3 once you're used to USB3.
Tonight I'll be off-loading ~8GB from card to computer, it usually takes a couple of minutes on USB3
 with USB2 it's more like 15mins+