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Old 07-13-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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Preferred brand for external SD card reader


So, now the SD card reader of my laptop has been damaged.

I would like to know your preferred brand for external SD
card reader
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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Not preferential to any particular brand. Suggest you stay with something relatively cheap which has the device support you want. Also my preference is the USB compatible devices. Also sometimes the less expensive unit will last better than a more expensive unit.

Also as a side note ... sometimes Flash and SD cards can go bad, and if this is the case your card reader may be working. Have you tried more than one card in your Lap Top reader with the same results?
 
Old 07-13-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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Buy from a trusted brand. I bought a cheap one from an unknown brand and it gets I/O failures once in a while. I bought a replacement from a larger brand and it doesn't do that.
 
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Well, I've only bought and used one: a Belkin multicard reader/writer. It's got slots/ports for SD, MicroSD, CF, MS, M2, and SmartMedia cards. I've only used it to read/write SD and MicroSD cards, mostly for my Raspberry Pis. It seems OK. Can't remember how much it was, but pretty cheap.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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My vivitar usb to multi card reader is my main go to adapter for older laptops that have no card readers. It even works on my
4 multi port pcmcia usb 2.0 cardbus where the laptop only has usb 1.1 ports.

I have no ties to vivitar or any one else computer related or the link I am posting. You asked.

http://www.continentalphoto.com/item...FSdo7AodlhAAXw
 
  


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