Recommend good card reader?


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Gymrat76

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Need a nice, external card reader which can take CF I/II/SD etc (7 or 8-in-1). Needs to be USB 2.0, is of a reliable brand and make (won't risk damaging my CF cards on an inferior product), is compatible across any platform and with Lexar WA cards. Please provide model/make, place of purchase and price, if possible. Thanks!

BTW, I dont' mind paying more for a good quality and reliable product (after all, why risk a $400 CF card on something of suspect quality, right?) :)
 

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Gymrat76 said:
Need a nice, external card reader which can take CF I/II/SD etc (7 or 8-in-1). Needs to be USB 2.0, is of a reliable brand and make (won't risk damaging my CF cards on an inferior product), is compatible across any platform and with Lexar WA cards. Please provide model/make, place of purchase and price, if possible. Thanks!

BTW, I dont' mind paying more for a good quality and reliable product (after all, why risk a $400 CF card on something of suspect quality, right?) :)
challenger superstore at funan got a lot of brands available. from no-name brands (ard $40+) from china to branded ones like iomega ($70+). either there, or can try places like memory world, chamoxa (i think dats how the shop's name is spelt) or PC mart - all at funan. walk ard and compare prices?

i got mine from mscolor. winward 8-in-1 USB 2.0, early this year. cost abt $75.
 

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Try Belkin, a USB 2.0 multi-card reader at about $50 plus. I got one recently from SLS. Fast and reliable.
 

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top universal (SLS, #04-22) is having a promo on a hyundai 8-in-1 card reader for $29 (with GST). just saw it at hardwarezone.com. ;)
 

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wow thanks, so many different recommendations, dunno which one to buy :bsmilie:
 

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Transcend 7in1.... im using one now....got leather case...looks cool ...hee
got 3 version....0memory, 128mb internet and 256mb internal

bought it last year.... $50+....
 

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nightwolf75 said:
top universal (SLS, #04-22) is having a promo on a hyundai 8-in-1 card reader for $29 (with GST). just saw it at hardwarezone.com. ;)
I got mine from flashcard-bestbuy.com. cheap and fast :)
Only complain is, it is a bit big....maybe due to its built-in with usb cable.
 

himitsue

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hi,

Any comment abt this silicon power's card reader for CF cards?
Also would like to ask abt Sanyo charger and rechargable batteries.
Are they good and lasting?
 

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what is a memory card? a temporary hard disk to store pictures from SD card?
 

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AJ ordering from B&H the lexar card reader I think, check with him.
 

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Nowadays those taiwanese readers like dunno what Silicon Power, Pocket Reader and $20-30 stuff are quite fast. I could get in the region of 6MB/s from my USB 2.0 (brand : Pocket reader 8-in-1) with Lexar 80X 2nd edition. The new ones are fast, i have an older USB 2.0 (brand : Pocket Read also) one which goes only like 3MB/s with the same card.

I suppose the $70 readers like Sandisk Image mate would be faster, up to the individual lor. For download to notebook and image tank the fast reader also no use as there is a limit for 5400rpm HDDs. :)
 

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mine is a PQI USB 2.0 multi card reader from Harvey Norman some time ago. abt $20 to $30. no problem using it.
 

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zekai said:
any brand will do.... this is after all a very low tech device. dun need to pay for branding.
ditto. my not-so-cheap 6-in-1 cost me 50 bucks probably a year back, but on the bright side, it's power by a SMSc chipset. i dont look for consumer branding, i look at the chipset.
 

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