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The SanDisk ImageMate with the USB 2.0 interface easily wins the test of reading one hundred files, 1MB each, with all the four memory cards. With three cards the advantage of this reader is most conspicuous – this device really provides the maximum performance with fast media. The no-name “9 in 1” card-reader from an unknown manufacturer takes the second place – closely following the leader. The Apacer Mega Steno MG820 has high results with three media, but slows down with the Transcend 45x. In the latter case many card-readers are just limited by the performance of the card itself, though.

The two no-name “7 in 1” models prove to be the slowest in this test. The SanDisk Ultra ImageMate is again the third from the end, but the gap between it and the last pair is wider here.

The use of the 10 files x 10MB pattern brings nothing new to us. The SanDisk ImageMate with the USB 2.0 interface is the winner again, followed by the no-name “9-in-1” reader. Among the rest of the devices, the two that install into the 3.5” bay and the Apacer Mega Steno MG820 look favorably enough. The least efficient are the two no-name “7-in-1” readers. The second card-reader from SanDisk – the Ultra with the FireWire interface – is just slightly better than them.

 
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