The Mini DigiDrive is compatible with computers with USB and running Windows Windows 98SE,
Me, 2000, XP, Mac OS 8.6 or higher, Linux kernel 2.4 or higher. It is powered directly from
the USB port, no external power supply required and comes with a 3-foot USB cable. The unit
itself is slightly smaller (3.75 x 3.18 x 0.6 inches) than a mouse so it's great for
travelling with your laptop too.
The four card slots on the Mini DigiDrive appear as removable drives so you can easily move data between different types of flash memory devices. Shown here in the "My Computer" folder as the removable disks F, G, H and I.
The installation was quick and easy on my Pentium 4 2000MHz machine running Windows XP.
You load the software drivers first and then plug in the card reader
and after the usual "detecting new hardware" routine it is ready to be used.
Unlike some of the multi-card readers, the Mini DigiDrive allows you to read / write data between all four card slots simultaneously. This gives you the ability to interchange any type of data to any type of flash card.
A year ago a single-slot card reader capable of reading only one type of memory card
cost about the same if not more than the Mini DigiDrive.
If you'd like to buy one then visit the
Addonics web site
They also have a $49 internal version called the
Internal DigiDrive II that fits into a standard 3-1/2 inch drive bay. And for those that
want almost the same capabilities in their laptop should check out the
$59 DigiAdapter 4-in-1 PCMCIA adapter for SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Secure Digital or
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