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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:52 am    Post subject: Card reader recommendations? Reply with quote

Two questions really

- does the iMac USB port deliver enough current to spin up an IBM Microdrive? I have one that whirrs a little but never shows up in Finder - any suggestions? Does OS X recognise these drives?

- I have an integrated card reader in both my Shuttle PCs but what can I buy for the iMac that looks good? There doesn't appear to be much around. I have a perfectly functional Lexar card reader but it's a portable so I'd like to find a desktop/shelf model.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry...missed this one...

I have the old LaCie 8-in-1 Card Reader (USB 2.0), an original 340MB IBM MicroDrive, and a Core Duo mini. It mounts just fine. I can shoot pics with my Nikon D1 and insert the MicroDrive and voila..it's right there on the desktop. It works directly into the mini or into one of the USB ports on my Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire 6-Port Hub for Mac mini.

Not sure about matching readers for the iMac...I will look around for you.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have the 340Mb microdrive - I haven't used it for a couple of years and it was fine before that (it's been on the shelf in its case) - so I'm wondering where the problem might lie? I'll look for the LaCie. Thanks for the feedback.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LaCie just released a new model...looks quite nice:

LaCie Imatumi Media Reader

-USB 2.0/1.1 - bus-powered

-Card formats:
Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Magic Gate
SD Memory Card
MultiMedia Card
SmartMedia (3.3V only, except 1M, 2M Media)
CompactFlash I
CompactFlash II
Microdrive
xD-Picture Card (Conventional card, Type M)

-MSRP: $24.99
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks but that looks like a portable? I have a Lexar like that but wanted something that would sit on a desk or shelf something like the upright Belkin hubs or similar that would complement my iMac Wink oops aesthetics creeping in there...

Thanks anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I've found what I want but can't find it in the UK! Frustrating...

http://tinyurl.com/fzqjl
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