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    Default Problem downloading photos from SDHC card

    I bought a new card reader and have tried to download images from Panasonic SDHC (8gb) card without success. The PC was unable to detect the removable disk, and when it is able to detect it I still could not transfer the pictures. I then tried to transfer images from my 2 other SD cards and the transfer worked perfectly.

    Conclusion: Card reader ok; Panasonic SDHC memory card faulty.

    However, just out of curiosity I tried downloading the Panasonic card images again using another spare card reader and the transfer worked smoothly!

    So, to conclude that the Panasonic memory card is faulty is also not correct.

    Has anyone in CS encountered a similar situation before, and if so, how did you resolve it? Would appreciate members help.

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    Cheap card reader? Then you have your culprit. Probably the reader circuitry is so cheap it cannot provide the card with the correct/necessary current.
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    Well, it's a Challenger house brand and costs me $18. What is the average price of a "good" card reader and can you suggest a brand, please? My spare one is Lexar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hope107fm View Post
    Well, it's a Challenger house brand and costs me $18. What is the average price of a "good" card reader and can you suggest a brand, please? My spare one is Lexar.
    Challenger house brand is cheap China rubbish that's overpriced.

    As recommended in the numerous previous threads about card readers, the Sandisk readers are excellent, full USB 3.0 speed and cost about 60-70
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    There are many issues that can complicate matters. Driver issues (your card reader may be using a generic driver), issues with the card or the card reader. In any case, as long as it works...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post

    Challenger house brand is cheap China rubbish that's overpriced.

    As recommended in the numerous previous threads about card readers, the Sandisk readers are excellent, full USB 3.0 speed and cost about 60-70
    Thanks Rashkae. I shall read the threads on card readers.

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    My SGD$5 no-brand made in China card reader, bought from Indian shop at SLS can read SDHC.

    My Epraizer 62-in-1 made in China card reader (cannot recall price maybe SGD$15) now can get cheaper - can read SDHC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    My SGD$5 no-brand made in China card reader, bought from Indian shop at SLS can read SDHC.

    My Epraizer 62-in-1 made in China card reader (cannot recall price maybe SGD$15) now can get cheaper - can read SDHC.
    I guess you are lucky. I also got a new no-brand name reader (before I received Rashkae's reply) and had the same problem with the Panasonic card. The issue seems to be only with this particular card.

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    Default Re: Problem downloading photos from SDHC card

    Some (older) card readers can only read SD cards with low capacity <2G. Must ensure that the card reader you bought can read SDHC or later version of SD cards.

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    Default Re: Problem downloading photos from SDHC card

    only after using the Sandisk card reader, I realise I should invest on good card reader long long ago, it is so much faster and error free.
    since I download thousands and thousands of images, the money really well spent.
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    Yes, you should invest in a SanDisk card reader for problem free transfers.

    I used a no brand direct from AliExpress multi card reader which works fine when I transfer JPEGs, shifting RAW files was problematic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    only after using the Sandisk card reader, I realise I should invest on good card reader long long ago, it is so much faster and error free.
    since I download thousands and thousands of images, the money really well spent.
    Hi Catchlight,
    Wht do u mean by so much faster? U mean if same speed reader faster?

    Is there a particular Sandisk reader u guys talking abt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saberlancer View Post

    Hi Catchlight,
    Wht do u mean by so much faster? U mean if same speed reader faster?

    Is there a particular Sandisk reader u guys talking abt?
    It means that the reader is really full USB 3.0 and you will notice how much faster it can copy your images than some cheap $10 reader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post

    It means that the reader is really full USB 3.0 and you will notice how much faster it can copy your images than some cheap $10 reader.
    Ahhh, u guys mean those cheap usb3, nt really usb3..ic

    Anyone using pcie usb3.0 card on usb2 mobo?
    Tinking of getting one cause PC no usb3..

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    Quote Originally Posted by saberlancer View Post

    Ahhh, u guys mean those cheap usb3, nt really usb3..ic

    Anyone using pcie usb3.0 card on usb2 mobo?
    Tinking of getting one cause PC no usb3..
    Yeah they work well.
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    I'm using a $40 usb 3.0 card reader that i got some time back at SLS. I also have a 2.0 variant, also from SLS. The difference is very noticeable.

    But the price you pay sometimes doesn't matter

    The USB 2.0 one that I'm using, it's $12 and I've been using it for close to 3 years and no fault yet, compared to a $30 one my friend gave me around the same time. That one broke down quickly.

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    Default Re: Problem downloading photos from SDHC card

    Recently bought from Danga City Mall, 2 SDHC card readers for a total of 8RM. That is SGD$1.67 each. Tested and proven with SDHC card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saberlancer View Post

    Ahhh, u guys mean those cheap usb3, nt really usb3..ic

    Anyone using pcie usb3.0 card on usb2 mobo?
    Tinking of getting one cause PC no usb3..

    Please avoid the USB3 pcie card using Taiwanese chipset, go for the one with NEC chipset.

    I have both. The Taiwanese chipset card always hang & cannot detect my D800. Pissed off, so bought another 2 port one with NEC chipset - works beautifully.
    Last edited by boxerfan; 18th July 2013 at 09:08 PM.
    D800 | N 50/1.8G | N 24-70/2.8G | T 150-600VC | S 35/1.4DG

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxerfan View Post

    Please avoid the USB3 pcie card using Taiwanese chipset, go for the one with NEC chipset.

    I have both. The Taiwanese chipset card always hang & cannot detect my D800. Pissed off, so bought another 2 port one with NEC chipset - works beautifully.
    Wah how to tell when buying..?
    This info displayed on box?
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    Look for something like that:


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    Communication controller: NEC(Renesas) UPD720201
    Bus: PCI Express x 1
    Connector: USB 3.0 A type x 2, and 2*10 pin for 2 port Internal USB3.0 port



    (Above from eBay - where I bought my 2nd card; if I recall <$30 with free shipping)
    D800 | N 50/1.8G | N 24-70/2.8G | T 150-600VC | S 35/1.4DG

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