Lexar Professional UDMA FireWire® 800 Reader

What is the difference between FireWire 800 and FireWire 400?

FireWire 400 is known in the industry as 1394a. FireWire 800 (known as 1394b) is the latest new standard, and offers twice the transfer-rate speed as traditional FireWire 400.

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What kind of performance can I expect from the new Lexar Professional UDMA FireWire 800 reader? Is it faster than the FireWire 400 readers?

FireWire 800 doubles the throughput of the original FireWire 400 interface with transfer speeds up to 800 Mb/sec.

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Are the connections / ports the same for the FireWire 400 and FireWire 800?

FireWire 400 devices use a 6-pin or 4-pin connector while FireWire 800 devices use a 9-pin connector. Existing FireWire 400 devices can be plugged into either type of port with the appropriate cable. FireWire 800 devices can achieve FireWire 800 speeds only when connected directly to a FireWire 800 port.

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Will my older Lexar 40x 512MB CompactFlash card work in my new Lexar Professional UDMA FireWire 800 Reader?

Yes, the reader is backwards compatible to the older generation of Lexar CF cards.

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What is the difference between a UDMA CF card and a standard CF cards?

UDMA is a new CompactFlash protocol that allows CF cards to transfer information faster than the previous protocol (PIO Mode 5 and 6).

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I use a Nikon D100 Pro series camera. Will it take advantage of the UDMA technology?

No it will not. To determine if your camera can take advantage of the UDMA technology check with your camera manufacturer.

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What is the best way to achieve the blazing-fast transfer speeds capable with Lexar readers?

In order to achieve the fastest possible throughput make sure to use the Lexar Professional UDMA FireWire 800 reader and a Lexar Professional UDMA 300x CompactFlash card.

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