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Old Dec 12, 2003, 8:16 PM   #1
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Default SanDisk ImageMate CF and Delkin Devices Efilm Pro

Has anyone successfully read a Delkin Devices Eflim Pro CF card with a SanDisk Reader? The card works fine in my printer reader, but the SanDisk Reader balks when I try to read from it. I thought I had a faulty reader and returned it for a new one, but the same thing occurs. Unfortunately I don't have another card to try in the SanDisk at the moment.

The computer (XP PRO) identifies the reader, assigns it a drive letter, and says to install a disk when I attempt to read it when empty. When I install the CF card, it goes a bit bananas and disappears from the file directory. Most strange. As stated earlier, the same card works flawlessly in the printer slot (HP).
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Old Dec 13, 2003, 10:17 AM   #2
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I have no problems reading a Delkin Pro 640MB CF card in a SanDisk 8-in-1 USB2 reader.

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Old Dec 13, 2003, 11:18 AM   #3
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Microsoft had some USB problems using some devices with Windows XP that were solved with the Service Packs.

You may want to download and install SP1a.

Here is the link:

http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/p...p1/default.asp
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Thanks Steve. I'm planning on buying another CF card in the near future. Perhaps then I'll know if it's a faulty reader (hard to believe that I got two faulty ones, but stranger things have happened).
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some of the older sandisk readers have had issue with some card controllers. so much for a universal product. most others work fine. and so do the newer sandisks.
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Old Dec 17, 2003, 10:43 AM   #6
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Follow up to the problem. I contacted Sandisk via email and discussed the problem. They came back and asked for some information from me. After I told them, they responded with "sounds like a conflict between the card and the reader" End of story!

Guess what company I am NOT going to look at when I buy additional memory cards! (Hint: it's not Delkin that I'm unhappy with)
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Old Jan 22, 2004, 12:52 AM   #7
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I have just had issues with 2 dual slot card readers (SM+CF) not reading Sandisk CF cards. The card readers were both Sandisk model SDDR-75. I thought it odd that a Sandisk reader would not read a Sandisk CF card. I contacted Sandisk support and they are exchanging them for 2 6in1 readers at no cost to me. Sandisk is well aware of the issue with the SDDR-75 dual slot card reader that they created for themselves! Incidently the SDDR-75 readers read/wrote Lexar and Dane Elec CF cards perfectly!

If the Sandisk readers that you have are in fact model SDDR-75 readers, I would suggest that you contact Sandisk and firmly inquire as to why their readers are not compatibloe with their own cards?

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