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I have a running hackintosh with a Gigabyte Z77X-UP5-TH board as the foundation. Things are fine right now but I need a fast (very fast) media reader to transfer pictures from my camera compact flash cards.

The cards are UDMA7 Lexar 1000x 64gb so I would prefer a Media Reader that is connected to the board using USB3. So there is these models...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820176023

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820223119

Does anyone has experience with such a media reader? Do they work on hackintosh?

Thx for the input.
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I wrote about this last week.

I highly recommend the Lexar dual-slot UDMA reader. I use this with my OS X machines, and I've measured it reading off my Lexar 1000x 32 GB card at 120 MB/s. It's not an internal drive-bay unit, but I still recommend it. Read the post I link to above for more details.

Also in this post I mentioned a reason to stay away from readers such as some of the drive-bay ones with shallow CF slots. Quite apart from unknown speeds, you may be putting the health of your cards and camera at risk.
 
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Thank you for the great information. I'll order a Lexar reader today. You've been great help :)
P.S. Nop, I don't want to put my cards at risk hehe.
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