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Default Re: For all those looking for a BIOS update to read SDHC - 11-21-2008, 06:57 PM

Originally Posted by earlyadopter
So, bottom line, Sandisk Extreme III card + Sandisk USB MicroMate reader = Fastest SDHC boot solution?
Could be so, but I would want to see some real world testing:


"As far as we know, effective rate reaches at 40MBps or 320Mbps for bulk transfer on a USB 2.0 hard drive with no one else is sharing the bus. Flash Drives seem to be catching up too with the some hitting 30MB/s milestone. For all we know, USB interface could become become the bottleneck for flash drives as early as 2008."

40MBps for a USB drive vs. 6MBps for a class 6 SDHC card.

If you spring for a Sandisk Extreme III card then you could test it in the slot and in a USB reader. ... _pr_sims_i

I am not fond of dongles, and this would be a big dongle. Could it all be packed inside the Mini9?

I would be interested in figuring out which 16 GB SDHC class 6 cards max out the performance of the built-in slot.
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