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Old Mar 9, 2008, 7:14 PM   #21
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JimC, I have probably checked out more card readers at this point than I want ever to do again, LOL!

My take on this is that the manufactures/distributers/etc are trying to get rid of current stock so you can basically get "a card reaer" really cheap. Merit on line is even giving free shipping on $10.00 ones, that should be a telling story. For what it's worth, Lenspro probably has the best bang for the buck one going and they state it is Linux compatible.!
I'll take what I've learned and stick it in my memory bank till it becomes necessary, I just have this feeling that something else is coming down the pipeline, soon.

Mean while I'll work on the filters and a bag.


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Old Mar 9, 2008, 7:41 PM   #22
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For what it's worth, Lenspro probably has the best bang for the buck one going and they state it is Linux compatible.!
Most card readers work fine with most Linux distros (normally, they are USB Mass Storage Compliant).

I've got a couple I use with both Linux and Windows.

One is an older Sandisk, and my latest reader is this cheapo Rosewell from newegg.com. Note that this brand doesn't have the best of reputations, though. lol I haven't tried to see if it's performance is any better or worse than others around, and it doesn't have the best construction quality. But, it seems to work OK with cards I've tried so far (which do not include SDHC cards). I've tried SD (but, I only have 1GB SD cards), Memory Stick and CompactFlash in it, and it works fine with both Windows and Linux (at least SimplyMEPIS 7.0, based on Debian stable; and PCLinuxOS 2008 Digital PHotography Edition).

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820223093

Note that I do not know for sure if it works with SDHC . But, the manufacturer's specs show SDHC support.

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