We needed to test some samples of Biwin Semiconductor (HK) Company Limited's 300X CompactFlash Cards. In the interst of trying something new we decided to try change test platforms. Rather than use our iMac, we used a Xubuntu Linux desktop and our high performance Delock 91694 FireWire CF CompactFlash Reader FireWire 800/IEEE 1394B UDMA. The great news is that the FireWire reader works just fine under Linux, and we were able to complete our benchmarks tests on these non-DLSR grade CompactFlash cards.
We ran Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on our test machine, am Intel Core2 6300 @ 1.86GHz with 2GB RAM. The reader was our Delock 91694 FireWire CF CompactFlash Reader FireWire 800/IEEE 1394B UDMA. We used Disk Utility 3.0.2 to create the benchmarks. Here are the benchmarks for the Binwin cards.