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This portable 13-in-1 multi-card reader is a small device specifically designed for fast, easy data transfer and exchange using multiple types of memory cards (such as MMC and SD) without the need for an adapter.
Make the most of your MMC cards, SD cards, memory sticks, and other memory devices.
Easy To Use
It's easy to use! You simply plug it into the USB port on your PC, Mac, or notebook computer using the included cable and go! There is no need to install anything and its high-speed data transfer rates of up to 480 Mb/sec are lightning-fast.
This media card (MC) reader supports the following memory cards:
CompactFlash Card Type I/II
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick PRO
Memory Stick PRO Duo
MMC (MultiMedia Card)
Secure Digital Card
Windows 98/98SE, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP
Mac OS 9.0 or later, OS X
Linux Kernal 2.4 or later
People who own many digital devices nearly always have a card reader, and for very good reasons. This article is for people who aren't sure about card readers. We'll start by explaining what they are.
A card reader plugs into your computer. It allows you to read and write from various memory cards, such as MMCs (MultiMedia Cards) and SD (Secure Digital) cards. Early card readers were clumsy. The ones on the market today are easy to use.
A card reader acts just like a removable drive. Typically, the way you use it is you put your card in the reader and then plug the reader into a USB port. Windows then recognizes the reader and assigns one or several drive letters to it.
You can then read and write to the drive through your computer's file interface. You can then do any of the other file management functions permitted by your computer's file interface (Windows Explorer).
We have encountered users who do not know what this file interface is. If you are such a user, you are at a huge disadvantage. You need to spend a little time to become familiar with Windows Explorer. This is a wonderfully useful tool that has been in every version of Windows from the first one.
Do not confuse Windows Explorer with Internet Explorer. One is for exploring your computer via Windows, the other is for exploring the Internet.
Beginning with Windows 2000, Microsoft buried the Windows Explorer icon in the Start Menu rather than putting it in some place that makes sense. Actually, the best situation would be to have Windows Explorer come up as your default screen.
Because of this very bad decision by Microsoft, you do not (by default) have ready access to the main tool you should be using to manage your files and thus all of the photos, documents, and other information on your computer.
To fix that, right mouse click on the Windows Explorer icon and drag a copy to several places, such as the QuickLaunch bar, the main Start Menu, and the Desktop.
The Windows Desktop is a poor place to store shortcuts. One reason is because Windows has to redraw each one of them any time you access the Desktop; this waste of limited computer resources has such negative effects as increasing your bootup time. There are other reasons too, but that one is enough for most people. Why Microsoft has tried to make the Desktop the locus of computer operations is something that defies logic.
You need to set your Explorer view to "File Details" so you can see the file date and other crucial information. This is how you prevent working with the wrong files.
You need to set your Explorer up to show the file extension. This is how you can tell what file you have. Get rid of those large, obnoxious icons that tell you essentially nothing. You can find the appropriate settings by looking through the menus in Explorer.
With Windows Explorer set up correctly, you can use your Card Reader to maintain files between your various devices, drives, folders, and subfolders. It's much like managing a 5-drawer paper filing cabinet, but faster and easier.