Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23

Thread: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

  1. #1

    Default Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Hi, as above, and whats the pricing like? Any recomendations on brands? Just got a laptop (acer 5672) it has an internal muticard reader, but with out the ability to read cf card, and my usb 8in1 muticard reader is acting up, thus needing a new reader for my CF card.
    <<To be updated>> / Vivitar S1 70-210 f3.5

  2. #2
    Senior Member Canew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    2,229

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    I bought my PCMCIA CF card reader for $12 from Make Fine Computer (S) Pte. Ltd., #04-24, Funan The IT Mall.
    The reader is permanently in my PCMCIA slot.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Ok, thanks for the info. will walk around there then.
    Any others know where to get cardbus readers?
    <<To be updated>> / Vivitar S1 70-210 f3.5

  4. #4

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    PCMCIA vs Cardbus CF Adapter is very very different thing. In term of speed and also price.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    PCMCIA vs Cardbus CF Adapter is very very different thing. In term of speed and also price.
    Yes, i am well aware of that. As i would be using 2GBs and 4GBs CF cards, i think i would need a faster card reader.

    Thanks for your concern
    <<To be updated>> / Vivitar S1 70-210 f3.5

  6. #6

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    I got my Lexar cardbus CF card reader from Alan Photo in Sim Lim for around $60-70 IIRC. Not sure if they still have stock though. It's really a lot faster than my usb2 card reader. =^/

  7. #7

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Just called, they only have the SD version @ $70/=

    The following shops all dont have.
    - MS Color
    - East Gear
    - Alan Photo (SLS)
    - Cathay Photo
    - Storage Studio
    Hmmz.. any where i could find them?
    Last edited by Raptor1; 8th May 2006 at 12:59 PM.
    <<To be updated>> / Vivitar S1 70-210 f3.5

  8. #8

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    pardon me but what is the difference? i'm interested to know, because i do have a pcmcia cf card adaptor which well, doesn't work too fast on my powerbook. and i do want something fast and portable.

    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    PCMCIA vs Cardbus CF Adapter is very very different thing. In term of speed and also price.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Its the same as a pcmcia card adapter, just faster. Think a normal kingston CF card compared with a Lexar 80x CF card.
    <<To be updated>> / Vivitar S1 70-210 f3.5

  10. #10

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vii_haven
    pardon me but what is the difference? i'm interested to know, because i do have a pcmcia cf card adaptor which well, doesn't work too fast on my powerbook. and i do want something fast and portable.
    From the hardware point of view:

    PCMCIA : 16 bit interface
    CardBus : 32 bit interface

    Of course, you will get faster transfer rates with the Cardbus version. And off course, you pay more too. So far, I have heard of 2 brands, Buffalo and Lexar. Buffalo probably has to be imported, Storage Studio in SLS does not bring them in any more; Lexar - you might be able to get it at EastGear, AP or the more bigger stores. However, this does not comes cheap.

    Appearance wise, all cardbus interface cards will have an additional copper grounding strip(?) near the interface connector. This strip has a row of protruding littl dots (nipples?).

  11. #11

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Can't seem to find any place in SG that sells the cardbus readers

    Thinking of getting 1 from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=172282

    Anybody want to join in? Share the shipping cost.
    <<To be updated>> / Vivitar S1 70-210 f3.5

  12. #12

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor1
    Can't seem to find any place in SG that sells the cardbus readers

    Thinking of getting 1 from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=172282

    Anybody want to join in? Share the shipping cost.
    I have a buffalo cardbus reader... much faster than the 16bit ones... I'll need another one for the other notebook though..

    I'll join in to get one more...

  13. #13

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Check pm.
    Thanks for those that helped. I made my order already.
    <<To be updated>> / Vivitar S1 70-210 f3.5

  14. #14

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    The OEM is ASKA... ^^ The rest are just relabeled ASKA OEMs... ^^

    Last edited by oeyvind; 8th May 2006 at 10:26 PM.

  15. #15

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    so where can we get this aska cardbus cf reader? and how much is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    The OEM is ASKA... ^^ The rest are just relabeled ASKA OEMs... ^^


  16. #16

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    JAPAN, see link!

  17. #17

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    oops. didn't see that the picture was linked. =) Thanks!

  18. #18
    Senior Member +evenstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Singapore / United Kingdom
    Posts
    5,655

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    The OEM is ASKA... ^^ The rest are just relabeled ASKA OEMs... ^^

    i've one of these, but the IBM version...rather troublesome if u want to read CF cards cos u have to align it properly before u can slot it in
    eat. drink. shoot

  19. #19

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    you mean.. lexar cardbus reader is an aska oem? hmmz.. how much does this aska sells anyway.
    <<To be updated>> / Vivitar S1 70-210 f3.5

  20. #20

    Default Re: Where to get CF PCMCIA or Cardbus Reader ?

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    i've one of these, but the IBM version...rather troublesome if u want to read CF cards cos u have to align it properly before u can slot it in
    Since when IBM has a Cardbus version? I only know they have 8-bit adapter for their old microdrives.
    Last edited by oeyvind; 9th May 2006 at 08:22 PM.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •