I am saving video footage to a hard drive from camera cards. I will be doing this quite extensively. I have a last gen Macbook and I'll be copying data off the card to to the drive. I only have USB 2.0 ports in this.
The Macbook doesn't have a slot for the camera card, so I'll be using a USB card reader.
What will be the approximate data transfer rate. Let's say I'm transferring 10 GBs. How long will it approximately take. How long would it take if I had a Macbook Pro with an adapter to go Thunderbolt to Firewire 800?
I'm trying to decide if I need to upgrade my laptop, or if I can make due with the Macbook.