Internal card reader USB2 for xD cards

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Max Spiller, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Max Spiller

    Max Spiller Guest

    Apacer make an internal (same size as a floppy drive) multi-format (7
    in 1) USB2 card reader which is available in Australia. But I can't
    establish whether it will take Olympus xD cards - Apacer won't answer
    emails unfortunately.

    This would be a very neat, inexpensive ($A65) and fast way to read
    cards (no cabling) - does anyone happen to know? I would be eternally
    grateful.... :)

    Max
     
    Max Spiller, Aug 31, 2003
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  2. Max Spiller

    Ken Guest

    Which model are you looking at Max? The Apacer AP-C7CRP41 takes everything
    but xD:

    Compact Flash Type I and II (CF)
    MicroDrive
    SmartMedia (SM)
    Memory Stick (MS)
    Memory Stick Pro
    Secure Digital (SD)
    MultiMedia Card (MMC)

    The other option may be to get a second adapter to convert the xD card into
    a more common memory type to use in conjunction with the Apacer 7-in-1?

    Olympus themselves make a xD to CF adapter which is model number: MACF-10 -
    this supports up to 512MB but for the price, around AUD$100, I'd keep
    looking

    <http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q="MACF-10"+site:%2
    Eau>

    Mittoni (www.mittoni.com.au) sell a xD to SM adapter which could be useful
    to you, except it only does sizes up to 128Mb.

    If you don't need a reader for anything other than the xD but you do want
    internal may I suggest looking around for an internal PCMCIA/CardBus drive
    and an xD->PCMCIA adapter as a potentially cheaper option?

    Good luck with your quest.

    KC
     
    Ken, Aug 31, 2003
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  3. Max Spiller

    Max Spiller Guest

    KC, thank you very much for that - I was afraid that would be the
    answer.

    Looks as though I would be better to wait a while until Apacer update
    their multi-format model - the xD card is obviously very new.
    Certainly a multi-format reader would be the best to have, lots of
    friends drop in here!

    I really appreciate your reply, thanks again.

    Max
     
    Max Spiller, Aug 31, 2003
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  4. Max Spiller

    Genuine Guest

    Genuine, Sep 1, 2003
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  5. Max Spiller

    Max Spiller Guest

    G, it looks good but no good for me as it doesn't appear to support
    the Olympus xD card. I have emailed Verbatim Australia to confirm
    that.

    If it suits you however I am sure you could get it from
    www.cougar.com.au. I have found them excellent for online sales.

    Thanks for the input,

    Max
     
    Max Spiller, Sep 2, 2003
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