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    Macbook Pro doesn't recognize high speed CF card. Is it a joke???

    I have a brand new Macbook pro. Three weeks old. I have tried to download my photos from my Extreme Pro 90MB/s Sandisk card but the computer doesn't recognize the USB reader. If I change the card and I put a cheap CF card the coputer reads it without any problem. I have tried with both 8GB and 16GB CF cards. My pc and my older mac reads the high speed CF card but not the latest MacBook Pro.
    I am wedding photographer and I use professional grade high speed CF cards. I think it is a bog joke if the Macbook "PRO" wouldn't read professional grade Cf cards.

    I have tried everything. The macbook pro only likes the cheap cf cards. I guess the macbook is not rally a "PRO"!

    I bought the coputer for destination weddings to back up and view photos after the wedding day but so far it is totally useless for me!!!

    What's going on HELP!

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    Re: Macbook Pro doesn't recognize high speed CF card. Is it a joke???

    Are you using the same card reader when testing on the other computers? Some older readers are compatible with newer speedy cards.

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    Re: Macbook Pro doesn't recognize high speed CF card. Is it a joke???

    Are you sure it is the computer and not the card reader that can't handle these cards?

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    Re: Macbook Pro doesn't recognize high speed CF card. Is it a joke???

    My Sandisk firewire 800 CF reader reads 90MB/S cards on my 2010 Macbook Pro just fine. I think it's your reader.

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    Re: Macbook Pro doesn't recognize high speed CF card. Is it a joke???

    The issue is the card reader, not the computer. Cheap ones won't be compliant with the latest and greatest cards.

    Suggest the Sandisk Extreme (as per recommendation above) or otherwise sticking with Sandisk or Lexar's pro series of card readers.

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    Re: Macbook Pro doesn't recognize high speed CF card. Is it a joke???

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Are you using the same card reader when testing on the other computers? Some older readers are compatible with newer speedy cards.
    The same.

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    Re: Macbook Pro doesn't recognize high speed CF card. Is it a joke???

    Quote Originally Posted by dougpetersonci View Post
    The issue is the card reader, not the computer. Cheap ones won't be compliant with the latest and greatest cards.

    Suggest the Sandisk Extreme (as per recommendation above) or otherwise sticking with Sandisk or Lexar's pro series of card readers.

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    Thanks Doug!
    My PC desktop happily reads my card in every type of USB card reader. I am just a bit disappointed about the MacBook "PRO"...

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    Re: Macbook Pro doesn't recognize high speed CF card. Is it a joke???

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    My Sandisk firewire 800 CF reader reads 90MB/S cards on my 2010 Macbook Pro just fine. I think it's your reader.
    I will get one. Others recommended it as well.

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