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gr7797
01-18-2005, 12:13 PM
does it really matter what kind of card reader someone gets, saw one at bestbuy for $45, but then on newegg.com there are some that are alot cheaper such as PQI, PPA, Lexar etc. also heard of the $10 one at Aldi? Also what is the difference between a card reader and a reader/writer, does this mean if I get a reader that i wont be able to crop and alter photos and save them back to my SD card, will be using with canon SD200?

gr7797
01-19-2005, 12:27 PM
anybody have an answer? Do I need reader, or reader/writer?

c2ironfist
01-20-2005, 12:11 PM
I had a thread going some one told me something I forgot lol but it answered my question..

But I'm still looking for a cheap card reader so.. I'd like to find out as well

gr7797
01-20-2005, 12:17 PM
c2, what???

c2ironfist
01-20-2005, 12:42 PM
I'm also waiting for the same answer you want.....

I remember in my last thread the person just told me that a Card reader isn't necessary unless you want to transfer your pictures anf files quicker thats it.. and not deal with wires and stuff to hook your Camera up to your PC

But other then that I'd like to have answers to the same questions you posted :)

D70FAN
01-20-2005, 01:07 PM
does it really matter what kind of card reader someone gets, saw one at bestbuy for $45, but then on newegg.com there are some that are alot cheaper such as PQI, PPA, Lexar etc. also heard of the $10 one at Aldi? Also what is the difference between a card reader and a reader/writer, does this mean if I get a reader that i wont be able to crop and alter photos and save them back to my SD card, will be using with canon SD200?

First answer is no. Suplemental answer: Don't buy peripherals at Best Buy.

Card reader is synonymous with reader/writer. I haven't seen one yet that just reads, as USB is a bidirectional control. Just make sure that it is USB2.0High Speed (480Mb/sec).

The newegg offerings are ok. The unit below works pretty well for me (I have several different "made in china's" and they all work fine).

http://www.softwareandstuff.com/DRV10536.html

c2ironfist
01-20-2005, 01:15 PM
Awsome George thanks

now a 2nd question... what are some good prices are these things what ball park price are we looking at for a decent card scanner?

Wow just lookeda the link.. and man thats a good price

I saw some that had the same feature for 50$ at Futureshop and Best Buy

Glad you posted that ^_^

D70FAN
01-20-2005, 03:13 PM
Awsome George thanks

now a 2nd question... what are some good prices are these things what ball park price are we looking at for a decent card scanner?

Wow just lookeda the link.. and man thats a good price

I saw some that had the same feature for 50$ at Futureshop and Best Buy

Glad you posted that ^_^

Before I moved to the Sanoran Desert, I lived in Silicon Valley, and bought a lot of good "junk" from Surplus Computers store (used to be software-and-stuff) in Santa Clara. A great place for wandering, it's basically a warehouse full of neat geeky stuff. I still buy from them via the web (no tax). Not always the best price on everything, but always competitive, and occasionally they throw in free shipping.

The two other good sources for memory and peripherals are Computer Geeks in Southern California and newegg.com. Fry's Electronics is still the champ for a lot of computer stuff and it's a local brick-and-mortar store.

http://www.computergeeks.com/

CC, Best Buy, Ultimate, and etc. rarely see my shining face, unless I'm really desparate. I'm always disappointed in their prices, and their existance is living proof that P.T. Barnum was right. ;)

It's always great fun to have a "junk-shop", or two... or three... to fall back on. :)

c2ironfist
01-20-2005, 08:51 PM
thanks for the links I'm gonna save them.. :D

gr7797
01-21-2005, 03:25 AM
Dido, Thanks for the reply George.

webshooter
02-11-2005, 09:13 PM
does it really matter what kind of card reader someone gets, saw one at bestbuy for $45, but then on newegg.com there are some that are alot cheaper such as PQI, PPA, Lexar etc. also heard of the $10 one at Aldi? Also what is the difference between a card reader and a reader/writer, does this mean if I get a reader that i wont be able to crop and alter photos and save them back to my SD card, will be using with canon SD200?

Once you have altered the pic on your 'puter, and saved it back to your card, the camera will probably not reopen it in the viewscreen. Also, remember, there is a serious chance of "locking" up a memory card during download-by-wire if the batteries quit. The images are recoverable, but now you're back in the software market again!

pappekak
02-12-2005, 05:56 AM
does it really matter what kind of card reader someone gets, saw one at bestbuy for $45, but then on newegg.com there are some that are alot cheaper such as PQI, PPA, Lexar etc. also heard of the $10 one at Aldi? Also what is the difference between a card reader and a reader/writer, does this mean if I get a reader that i wont be able to crop and alter photos and save them back to my SD card, will be using with canon SD200?

Here is a great SD card reader I bought for my camera.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000189W0A.01-AM734QD646WQW._SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

It is small, inexpensive, and can be used as flash USB drive :) Very cool and a great price.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000189W0A/qid=1108215903/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-6947605-4027902?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846