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jayaprakashr
04-08-2005, 12:10 AM
Hello guys,

Wanted to know if the sd card ( used in the digital camera) will directly fit in the PC slot or do i have to buy a Card reader ?

Im planning to buy a cannon digital camera x50 which uses SD memory card and i own a Dell inspiron 8600 Notebook, my notebook does have a PCMICA slot...but im not sure if this is too big for the SD memory card, as i've seen the PC slot is quite big compared to the SD memory card which is so small...

My pc slot description :

Connectors: One Type I or One Type II card
3.3 and 5 V cards supported
Warm-swap Capable

Regards
jay

jeisner
04-08-2005, 12:23 AM
You would need something like this (http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/i-o-data-multi-pc-card-reader-review.html)

Better off and cheaper to buy a little usb sd card reader I think!

kornhauser
04-08-2005, 10:24 AM
Agreed. The PCI card adapter runs about $100.00. A universal adapter for the a mutli-card reader (Wal-Mart has one that you can use 12 in 1) for $20.00 that you connect to the USB port. That's what I have. Love it.

ssidlov
04-08-2005, 01:04 PM
Hello guys,

Wanted to know if the sd card ( used in the digital camera) will directly fit in the PC slot or do i have to buy a Card reader ?

Im planning to buy a cannon digital camera x50 which uses SD memory card and i own a Dell inspiron 8600 Notebook, my notebook



Jay,

The PC slot on a laptop is generally for PC CARDS which would add things like, a firewire port, higher speed USB ports, networking (modems, cell phone carrier connection, wireless networking and GSM devices) and storage devices such as removable scsi, flash and micro drives. I've even seen IDE contollers put into PC slots.

Although you can purchase a PC Card that is capable of reading the SD cards, you will find that a USB based reader will be much more affordable (and will be able to be used on any desktop with USB connections). Here's a link for a PC Card reader: http://pqimemory.com/products_USBAdapters.asp you would need the 4-in-1 to read your card.

If you travel a lot and want a compact device that can read lots of different cards (all except the XDs), I would suggest a PQI Travel Flash Reader. This is a very thin, flat 8-in-1 reader ( 4.25" x 2.63" x 0.63" ), and runs about $19-25. http://pqimemory.com/products_USBReaders1.asp It is hi-speed USB 2.0 device (480mbs) so it will read/write the cards as fast as they are capable. I have an older PQI Travel for USB 1.1 which I think is the greatest.

D70FAN
04-08-2005, 04:45 PM
Jay,

The PC slot on a laptop is generally for PC CARDS which would add things like, a firewire port, higher speed USB ports, networking (modems, cell phone carrier connection, wireless networking and GSM devices) and storage devices such as removable scsi, flash and micro drives. I've even seen IDE contollers put into PC slots.

Although you can purchase a PC Card that is capable of reading the SD cards, you will find that a USB based reader will be much more affordable (and will be able to be used on any desktop with USB connections). Here's a link for a PC Card reader: http://pqimemory.com/products_USBAdapters.asp you would need the 4-in-1 to read your card.

If you travel a lot and want a compact device that can read lots of different cards (all except the XDs), I would suggest a PQI Travel Flash Reader. This is a very thin, flat 8-in-1 reader ( 4.25" x 2.63" x 0.63" ), and runs about $19-25. http://pqimemory.com/products_USBReaders1.asp It is hi-speed USB 2.0 device (480mbs) so it will read/write the cards as fast as they are capable. I have an older PQI Travel for USB 1.1 which I think is the greatest.

Here is one that reads xD cards as well.

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

This is a real store in Santa Clara, CA. I used to frequent this place a lot before moving down here to the desert.

jayaprakashr
04-10-2005, 09:07 PM
Thanks guys,
Special Thanks to "ssidlov" & kornhauser and all of the others who have just replied this post. The information was very impormative and has cleared my confusion.....

Thanks eveyonw once again
Jay

ssidlov
04-11-2005, 08:53 AM
Here is one that reads xD cards as well.

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

.

This is a very cheap solution, my one objection is that the USB cable is not integrated with the device like the PQI Travel Cards. I have enough cables to carry! Thankfully, only one of my relatives has a camera (Cannon? or Olympus?) that has an XD card.....