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Bryan DiCerb
I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 17, 2010 at 7:10:46 pm

What do you know??? It worked!!!! I installed the drivers, plugged it in and I'm up and running!!!

I am dumping a P2 card now and I plugged in a second card and NO kernel attack!!!!

My Duel Adapter now has it's permanent home in the trash can.

Thank you Sonnet for finally giving me a way to import quickly without using my camera.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 17, 2010 at 7:19:13 pm

How fast is it? What machine are you on? Do you have drives attached as well?


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Bryan DiCerb
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 17, 2010 at 7:23:10 pm

Not really sure how to check speed. 31 gig card was going to take est. 21 minutes to transfer to my laptop. I quit dumping though so not sure how long it would have really taken. I'm dumping now to a USB2 drive so not sure if that helps to figure out speed.

Is there a program out there I can do a transfer speed test with?

I don't have a SATA drive to check. That would be pretty sweet if it dumped straight to the SATA without going through the computer.

Computer is a Mac Book Pro 2.33 Core 2.... Several years old running 10.6.2 snow leopard.



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 17, 2010 at 7:43:06 pm

[Bryan DiCerb] "Is there a program out there I can do a transfer speed test with? "

I was just looking for an informal test like, a full 32GB cards takes xx minutes using xx software to do a verified transfer.

Jeremy


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Steve Eisen
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 17, 2010 at 10:24:34 pm

If you use ShotPut Pro, it will tell you how long the offload takes. You can also use the clock on your MBPro.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Noah Kadner
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 17, 2010 at 10:36:14 pm

Thank goodness Duel loses this duel! ;)

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Michael Sacci
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 18, 2010 at 4:40:10 am

USB2 will slow things done, FW800 should double your download speed and eSata should be even faster than that.



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Tom Klein
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:38:49 am

I'm surprised that Sonnett has not had some independant transfer tests done with the QIO, it would put many out of their misery and perhaps lead to sales ?.

cheers
Tom K

olinevideo.com.au


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Bryan DiCerb
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 18, 2010 at 12:01:37 pm

Yeah... I think we all know that.

I have a firewire 800 here and a full 32 gig card. I just haven't had the time to mess with it. Part of the whole work thing getting in the way of play. I'm sure I'll have a 30 minute render at some point today though.



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Kai-Uwe Bonnke
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 19, 2010 at 8:57:53 am

I have a Sonnet Qio on loan. I have a MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 15".

I have tried different configurations and this is what I experienced.

I have 2 eSATA Hard drives hooked up to the Qio. I have 2 R-Series 32 GB P2 cards in the Qio.

If you transfer 2 P2 Cards at the same time to different Drives, or even the same drive roughly 42 min to transfer both cards. Had a look at the Data transfer speed. A single card gets transfered at 23 MB/s., 22min., As soon as 2 Cards are transferring, it drops down to 10 MB/s., 42 min.

Tried something else. Hooking a FW800 to the Laptop and 1 eSATA drive to the Qio, same deal.

This doesn't make any sense because on the Sonnte Qio page, read perforamnce for 2 P2 cards is speced at 50 MB/s. One card is speced at 25 MB/s, which I came close to, and 2 cards speced at 50 MB/s, I only saw 10 MB/s. Go figure???

I don't know if the E-Series of P2 cards will behave differently. I don't have access to E-Series Cards.

In comparison the Duel Adapter transfers a R-Series 32 GB card in 18 min. Deul Adapter with a FW800 Drive. Transfer speed, hold onto your hat is, 32 MB/s. Guess what I am sticking to. Sad to say, Duel is king. The cash ain't worth it.


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Bryan DiCerb
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:10:21 pm

Considering that when I finally got my duel to work, it only worked 50% of the time and it crashed my computer the other half, I'll take this guy any day of the week. Personally for me speed isn't anywhere near as important as actually working. When I get the opportunity to mess with it next week, I'll hopefully be able to try and see what speeds I get as well.

How did you measure the data throughput? Is that just with Disk Utility or something?



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:13:03 pm

[Kai-Uwe Bonnke] "A single card gets transfered at 23 MB/s., 22min., As soon as 2 Cards are transferring, it drops down to 10 MB/s., 42 min. "

42 minutes for 64Gigs of data?


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Bryan DiCerb
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:29:29 pm

That's the same as what I got the other day when I posted writing to just the hard drive on the laptop.



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Tom Klein
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 19, 2010 at 11:54:28 pm

Sounds to me like that's the best the QIO will do, Still if it works it's an improvement on what's out there for the price, But for us poor cousins here downunder, the cost of the Qio compared to say a cheap windows laptop is a no brainer.
Still it will fit nice into many facilities because of the variant of cards it can read, and when/if P2 evolves into something else it will be all academic anyway.

Tom K

olinevideo.com.au


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Kai-Uwe Bonnke
Re: I got my Sonnet QIO Card Reader
on Mar 20, 2010 at 8:34:43 am

[Kai-Uwe Bonnke] "A single card gets transfered at 23 MB/s., 22min., As soon as 2 Cards are transferring, it drops down to 10 MB/s., 42 min. "

42 minutes for 64Gigs of data?

Transfering 2 32 GB Cards at the same time.


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