Is 400 KB/sec a normal speed for a PCMCIA slot? It seems slow to me, I
have the feeling that using the USB cable that came with the camera is
faster than the PC Card adapter.
I am using Windows Vista on a Lenovo T61 notebook.
Any help would be appreciated!
> Is 400 KB/sec a normal speed for a PCMCIA slot? It seems slow to me, I
> have the feeling that using the USB cable that came with the camera is
> faster than the PC Card adapter.
The adapter you have should be capable of as much as 1500 KB/sec.
Which is not great compared to the CF card itself, but is better than
what you're actually getting. I can't explain why the performance
you're seeing is quite that bad, maybe there is an issue with the
Vista PCMCIA driver. PCMCIA cards like this one are 16-bit devices,
they have a fairly low maximum performance and require the undivided
attention of the CPU while they're moving data.
Delkin and Lexar sell 32-bit CardBus CF adapters that should perform
much better, and can move data without involving the CPU directly.
Here's a comparison, in this case they see 4-6 MB/sec from a CardBus
adapter, versus 1.2 MB/sec for a PCMCIA adapter.
Thanks, Dave. I ordered the Delkin Card. Hope it works better!