Intermart PCD-30USB External USB PC Card Read/Write Drive

With the introduction of Windows 98 and the iMac we now have a new kind of card reader to consider. Several manufacturers are coming out with USB (Universal Serial Bus) card readers which promise true Plug-N-Play installation as well as hot-swap and incredibly fast 12Mb/sec transfer rates. Here's the Intermart USB reader, smaller than a pack of cigarettes and it works great. I installed the software and then just plugged it in and Windows 98 saw it immediately and loaded the drivers. Under My Computer there was a new entry called "Removeable Drive E" and all of my files were easily copied, read or deleted from the memory card.Windows 95 users must be using the newer "Release B" of Windows 95 and have installed the USB support files from Microsoft before it can be used.I opted for the regular PCMCIA card reader so I could read both SmartMedia and CompactFlash cards with the

Delkin eFilm Reader-18

Delkin Devices eFilm 6-in-1 Reader/Writer (aka Reader-18) is a Windows XP-ready, USB device to transfer digital content from a variety of media. This universal reader accepts six different types of digital media in one compact dual-slot design, eliminating the need for a consumer to purchase multiple readers for their varying digital devices such as MP3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, cell phones, and PDAs.The 6-in-1 Reader-18 can read and write to any flash media from any digital device and is upgradeable for future formats. The dual-slot design accepts all types of media including CompactFlash (CF) Type I and II, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia (SM), SD Card (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC) and Memory Stick (MS). The upper slot accomodates the CF Type I and II devices, the lower slot handles SM, SD, MMC and MS cards.The Delkin 6-in-1 reader is available now with a suggested retail price of $69.99.   It works with

Dazzle 6 in 1 Reader

SCM Microsystems, Inc. Dazzle 6 in 1 is the industry's smallest (same size as a mouse) Windows XP-ready, USB device to transfer digital content from a variety of media. This universal reader is the first to accept six different types of digital media in one compact dual-slot design, eliminating the need for a consumer to purchase multiple readers for their varying digital devices such as MP3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, cell phones, and PDAs.The Dazzle 6 in 1 can read any flash media from any digital device and is upgradeable for future formats. The dual-slot design accepts all types of media including CompactFlash (CF) Type I and II, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia (SM), SD Card (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC) and Sony Memory Stick (MS) - note that there is a problem reading Lexar Media 128MB Memory Stick modules. The upper slot accomodates the CF Type I and II devices, the lower slot handles

Mini DigiDrive 7-in-1 Flash Card Reader

The Addonics Mini DigiDrive is a multi-slot flash card reader. It is powered from the USB port and accomodates CompactFlash Type I and II, IBM Microdrives, SmartMedia cards, Secure Digital or MultiMedia cards and Memory Sticks. The unit is USB 1.1 / 2.0 compliant and true Plug & Play / hot swappable with Windows ME or XP.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

Atech Flash Technology PRO II Flash Card Reader

The Atech Flash Technology PRO II is a multi-slot flash card reader that can be used as an external device or it can be mounted internally in a 3-1/2 inch drive bay. It is powered from the USB port and can accomodate CompactFlash Type I or II cards including IBM Microdrives, SmartMedia cards, Secure Digital or MultiMedia cards. The unit is USB 1.1 compliant and true Plug & Play and hot swappable with Windows ME or XP.The AFT PRO II is compatible with personal computers equipped with USB and running Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows XP or Mac OS 8.6 or higher or Linux. 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 small (4.02 x 4.92 x 1.0 inches) so it's great for travelling with your laptop too. The three card slots on the

BUSlink 6 in 1 Data Banker

BUSlink's USB 6 in 1 Data Banker is the perfect solution for today's digicam users, no matter what type of flash memory card your camera uses this card reader / writer can handle it. The four slots can accomodate CompactFlash Type I or II cards including IBM Microdrives, SmartMedia cards, Memory Stick modules and Secure Digital or MultiMedia cards. The unit is USB 1.1 compliant and true Plug & Play and hot swappable.This card reader / writer is also perfect for users with MP3 players, PDA's and mobile phones as well as digital cameras or camcorders. Anybody that transfers or stores data on flash memory cards or Microdrives will love the Data Banker. I purchased mine fromOnlyUSB.com for just $49.99, that's less than what I paid for just a SmartMedia PCMCIA adapter a year ago.The Data Banker is compatible with personal computers equipped with USB and running Windows 98SE, Windows ME,

MicroTech ZiO! USB Card Readers

The MicroTech ZiO! USB card readers are perfect for transfering data to and from digital cameras, MP3 players, digital camcorders or cellphones using CompactFlash Type I or II, 3.3v SmartMedia, MultiMediaCard (MMC) or Memory Stick flash memory cards.Only slightly larger than the media it reads, the $29.95 ZiO! is the world's smallest flash memory card reader. It weighs less than an ounce, and plugs directly into the host computer's USB port. No external power source is required, the ZiO! is bus-powered. Compatible with USB-equipped Macintosh (OS 8.5 or higher) and Windows 98/2000 PC computers. Each ZiO! card reader is packaged with a one-meter USB extension cable so it can be used easily with PCs with rear-mounted USB ports. The CompactFlash ZiO! handles any size Type I or II solid state card as well as the IBM Microdrives.The SmartMedia ZiO! handles 3.3v SmartMedia cards up to 128MB.The MultiMediaCard ZiO! handles both MMC and SecureDigital cards.The

SanDisk ImageMateTM USB CF Card Read/Write Drive

 Is it a mouse or a card reader ? At first glance you may ask the same question but rest assured that it is indeed a flash memory card reader. This is the SanDisk ImageMate USB CompactFlash card reader -- it only resembles a mouse ...Most modern computers are now fully capable of supporting the new, high-speed USB (Universal Serial Bus) peripherals and SanDisk has updated their popular ImageMate CF card reader to work on the USB port.Installation was a breeze on my AMD-powered PC running Windows 98. All that was required was to unpack the ImageMate and plug it in to the USB port. Windows 98 "saw" the new device and prompted me to insert the driver CD disc. A few seconds later it identified the ImageMate and loaded the appropriate drivers and I now had a new drive icon showing up in the My Computer window.I took a 80MB SanDisk CF

USB Universal Card Reader

The Lexar Media USB Universal Card Reader is a flash memory card read/write drive for Windows or Macintosh PCs. It can be used with CompactFlash Type I (with supplied adapter), SmartMedia (3.3v only) or full size PC cards. Optionally it can read CompactFlash Type II and Memory Stick media when inserted into their appropriate PCMCIA adapters. The Universal Reader requires no power supply, it gets its power directly from the USB port. It is "iMac'ish" purple in color and a quite copact with dimensions of 5(D) x 3-1/4(W) x 1(H) inches. It is supplied with a 1-meter attached USB cable and a CompactFlash to PCMCIA adapter. For maximum flexibility the Universal Reader has two card slots, the upper slot is a full size PCMCIA slot and the lower slot is reserved for SmartMedia cards. It is shown here with a CompactFlash (CF) card in the PCMCIA adapter. Only one card slot can

AcomData Multiflash USB Flash Card Reader/Writer

The $100 Multiflash USB Digital Media Reader/Writer solves the problem of not having the right flash memory card reader, it's compatible with six of the most popular media formats. The Multiflash reads or writes data from CompactFlash Type I and II cards including IBM Microdrives, SmartMedia cards, MMC and Secure Digital cards and Sony Memory Sticks -- without the need of additional adapters.No matter what digital camera or MP3 player you might own, you will be able to easily transfer its data to your computer. This is the perfect answer for today's digital photo labs that have to deal with all types of flash memory cards brought in by their customers. It's also perfect for people like me that have multiple cameras using different types of media.The Multiflash Reader is available from MicroWarehouse (www.microwarehouse.com) and Fry's (www.frys.com) for about $100. It should also be available soon at Best Buys. Drivers are included for

Delkin eFilm Reader-5 SM/CF/CF2 Card Read/Write Drive

 The new Delkin eFilm Reader-5 is a dual card reader for both 3.3v SmartMedia and CompactFlash (Type I and II) flash memory cards. It is a USB read/write device for Win98/2000 PC or USB-enabled Macintosh users that need to transfer data from multiple types of storage media. The Reader-5 is about the same size and shape as an ordinary computer mouse and requires only the USB connection for operation. Installation was a breeze on my AMD Athlon-powered PC running Windows 98. All that was required was to unpack the eFilm Reder-5 and plug it in to the USB port. Windows 98 "saw" the new device and prompted me to insert the driver CD disc. A few seconds later it identified the card reader and loaded the appropriate drivers and My Computer now had two new "removable" drive icons. Even though there are two card slots on the eFilm Reader-5, only one can be used

SM/PC Card Read/Write Drive

 The Chase Technologies' Swift Syncro is a dual card reader for both 3.3v SmartMedia and PC (Type I or II) flash memory cards. It is a USB read/write device for Win98/2000 PC or USB- enabled Macintosh (OS 8.51+) users that need to transfer data from multiple types of storage media.The Swift Synco is just slightly larger than an ordinary computer mouse and requires only the USB connection for operation. It directly accepts *any* 3.3v SmartMedia card or PC Card (Type I or Type II) without need for an adapter. Included is a CompactFlash Type I to PCMCIA adapter. To read CompactFlash II, MultiMediaCard, Memory Sticks or the IBM Microdrive you will need the appropriate PCMCIA adapter.Installation is simple, just plug it into the USB port. Windows 98 "sees" the new device and prompts you to insert the driver CD disc. A few seconds later the card reader becomes part of your resources

SM-R1 USB SmartMedia Flash Memory Card Reader

 FujiFilm USA sent me the new MX-2900 camera for evaluation and also in the box was their new SM-R1 SmartMedia card reader. At first I ignored it as I already have PCMCIA drives in all of my computers. Then I noticed that it was a USB port version and decided to give it a try on my AMD K62-300 desktop machine.According to the box it came in the SM-R1 is designed for both the 3.3v and 5v SmartMedia cards in any capacity up to the newest 32MB size. Your computer must be Pentium running Windows 98 with a USB port or a Macintosh PowerPC G3 with Mac OS 8.1 to 8.5. It didn't say but I would have to imagine that it will also work with the new iMac computers too but don't quote me on this...The installation was quick and simple, fire up Windows 98, stick in the driver CD-ROM, plug

Microtech USB CameraMate Flash Card Reader/Writer

The MicroTech USB CameraMate flash card reader/writer is a small device that connects to any USB-enabled Windows 98/98SE, ME or 2000 PC or Macintosh computer.The USB CameraMate was the first card reader available with a CompactFlash Type II slot to accomodate the new IBM Microdriveswithout the need of the PCMCIA adapter.It also has a SmartMedia slot and accepts either 3.3v or 5v cards.Here's the CF Type II slot in action with the IBM Microdrive -- the data throughput is about a megabyte per second or faster. See the chart below. The SmartMedia slot reads any size SM card (both 3.3v and 5v) and the data transfer rate is almost as fast as with CF cards. MicroTech DPCM-USB Features:Provides transfer rates of up to 1.2MB/sec.Dedicated CompactFlash and SmartMedia slotsSmartMedia supports 3.3v and 5v cards up to 128MBCompatible with all existing CompactFlash cards (3.5mm)Support for new CFII digital film format (5mm)Mechanical CompactFlash ejectorSpring-loaded SmartMedia ejectorHot-swappable USB connector