Uploading pictures from camera to computer.

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  1. trapspeed

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    I have a Rebel XT and am using a USB cable that plugs into the camera to upload pics to my computer. I'm noticing it takes 10+ minutes to transfer 100 or so pictures. I get the initial popup asking if I want to select the pics or just download them but after that nothing else happens. Maybe 10 minutes later the Picture Viewer will pop up out of nowhere.

    Is there a faster way to transfer my pictures to my computer?
     
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    sandisk makes a product called transfer mate. cost was around $20. i use it and it is way faster.
     
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    Are you using USB 2.0 or 1.1?
     
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    Standard USB port on my motherboard. I'm guessing 2.0?
     
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    I'll check that out. Thanks!
     
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    How old is your computer? Because I believe if it is from older than 2004 it may possibly have a 1.1 USB.
     
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    Yeah get a card reader. Then you don't need the dumb cord. :)
     
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    It's newer than 04. I'm 90% sure it's 2.0.

    Which card reader do you guys recommend that's pretty cheap? I can't find anything called "Transfer Mate."
     
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    LOL well it seems a logical name doesn't it. Maybe you should market it that to Kingston and other SD makers:)
     
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    Pretty much any card reader will work. I paid $20 for mine at Staples. I don't know the model, but it's a Sony with a brushed-aluminum looking top plate.
     

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