Since it seems that everyone has abandoned the FireWire 800 port when it comes to card readers, i went ahead and made my own.

Mac doesn't seem to be interested in USB 3.0 the new MacBook Pros have the FireWire 800 port, and well, I'll be damned if I'm gonna sit there and wait for USB 2.0 to transfer my canon 7d photos to my hard-disk...

Step 1: What You Need

So its really quite simple.

You need:
1. FireWire 800 2.5 inch HD enclosure
2. a CF to SATA converter

both of these things are easy enough to find on the inter-webs.

in my case, I have an extra LACIE drive and I picked up an adapter in Akihabara (i live in Tokyo) you can get an adapter on Amazon
Dude, thank you so much. No way am I going to spend $180 for the SanDisk card reader.

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