Old Reader: Sony MRW62E Multi-Card Reader/Writer
New Reader: Lexar LRW024URBNA 24-in-one
Not all card readers are created equal…duh.
I just upgraded the card reader on someone’s machine from an old 2007 Sony to a new 2011 Lexar and boy was the speed difference noticeable! Please note, this speed test wasn’t meant to be a scientific measurement and your own testing may vary, but on a new iMAC we ran the two readers side-by-side at the same time and here is how they did:
The Lexar transferred 284 full-size Jpeg files from a Canon 7d, 1.9 GB worth, in 1min 2sec flat. That was an improvement of almost 3x over the Sony. Dang.