USB "thing" available cheap


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JimL

The USB card reader described below looks impressive. Is it really a piece
of junk feature wise?

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Mini All-in-1 Memory Card Reader Blue Compatible with: Secure Digital:
miniSD (with adapter), microSD/TransFlash (with adapter), Compact Flash: CF
I, CF II, CF Ultra II, MicroDrive, xD Picture Cards, Memory Stick: Memory
Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Multimedia Card: MMC I, MMC II,
RS-MMC, HS-MMC

Thanks
 
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VanguardLH

JimL said:
The USB card reader described below looks impressive. Is it really a piece
of junk feature wise?

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Mini All-in-1 Memory Card Reader Blue Compatible with: Secure Digital:
miniSD (with adapter), microSD/TransFlash (with adapter), Compact Flash: CF
I, CF II, CF Ultra II, MicroDrive, xD Picture Cards, Memory Stick: Memory
Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Multimedia Card: MMC I, MMC II,
RS-MMC, HS-MMC

You never bothered to actually specify WHAT device (brand and model) on
which you want information. You only listed a bunch of functions.
 
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JimL

VanguardLH said:
You never bothered to actually specify WHAT device (brand and model) on
which you want information. You only listed a bunch of functions.


Ah, you figure I should have asked about what brands people like instead of
what it does?
 
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Paul

JimL said:
Ah, you figure I should have asked about what brands people like instead of
what it does?

Would SDHC support be a good thing to have ? That handles
the larger SD devices. I don't see that in the list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital_card#SDHC

It really depends on what you really need, as to whether it
is a good deal or not. A weakness on some units, is the
sockets provided for all the different standards. For example,
there are some units, that claim to support 56 different
kinds of devices, and you can imagine that to do that,
the sockets on the front panel must be abused in some way.

Sometimes, a dedicated unit, supporting just one standard, and
having a USB cable on the end, is of more use than a captive
device sitting in a 5.25" drive tray. The memory socket may be
more robust, and the device can also be unplugged
when not in use. Some people use devices like that, to
support whatever format their camera uses for storage.

Paul
 
J

JimL

Paul said:
Would SDHC support be a good thing to have ? That handles
the larger SD devices. I don't see that in the list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital_card#SDHC

It really depends on what you really need, as to whether it
is a good deal or not. A weakness on some units, is the
sockets provided for all the different standards. For example,
there are some units, that claim to support 56 different
kinds of devices, and you can imagine that to do that,
the sockets on the front panel must be abused in some way.

Sometimes, a dedicated unit, supporting just one standard, and
having a USB cable on the end, is of more use than a captive
device sitting in a 5.25" drive tray. The memory socket may be
more robust, and the device can also be unplugged
when not in use. Some people use devices like that, to
support whatever format their camera uses for storage.

Paul


Thanks. It doesn't actually sound much like I'm all that interested. I
suppose in use they all act pretty much like hard drives. I can plug my
camera into USB without an adapter...

Do any of these things act like memory in use?
 
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Paul

JimL said:
Thanks. It doesn't actually sound much like I'm all that interested. I
suppose in use they all act pretty much like hard drives. I can plug my
camera into USB without an adapter...

Do any of these things act like memory in use?

Not that I'm aware of. They should be handled via
USB Mass Storage class, and behave like hard drives.

Paul
 
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