Originally Posted by Al_Nowak
I tried to offload a 2 Gig compact flash card to the harddrive using the MS Import function. Total estimated time using a PCMCIA interface - an hour and a half. Un - @#$%^& - believable!
With that type of performance, I assume you were also using a budget 16 bit PC-Card adapter instead of a 32 bit CardBus adapter in the slot. (Nobody has referred to them as PCMCIA in a very long time.) (PC-Card and CardBus are both obsolete now and have been replaced by ExpressCard slots in higher end machines. They won't trickle down to the budget stuff for a little while.)
Also, the Import function in Vista Photo gallery is broken. It is replaced if you install Windows Live Photo Gallery, which makes it slightly less broken. To do that, you need to first install SQL 2005 Compact Edition. Joy! Of course, the real question: Why you are trying to use a half baked OS add-on to manage your photos? That is what application software is for. If you want your photos copied off of your card, you drag-and-drop in Explorer.