My SanDisk Extreme FireWire Reader also stopped working recently,
so I decided to try all Hoodman products.
I got both their RAW FireWire CF Reader
in addition to their RAW USB2.0 Reader
just in case any of the ports on my computers decide to go south.
The cables are not detachable (adding to reliability?),
and a 800 to 400 gender adapter is included with the FireWire Reader.
I even got a couple of their 8GB 100MB/s 675x CF cards
to use with my Canon 5d2,
and should have a chance soon to use them with a digital back.
What's curious is "SLC inside
" is imprinted on the flip side of the card.