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Old Oct 20, 2002, 10:15 AM   #1
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Default SimpleTech CompactFlash PC Card Reader - Is this good?

I am looking for a CF reader for my Canon S300. Thought of buying one that could be used with my Thinkpad T-21 running Win2K Pro. I think PC card readers might be faster than USB 1.0 readers and much easier to install. Buy.com has STI-CFAD reader for $6.46 with free shipping & handling.

http://www.buy.com/retail/computers/...37&loc=492

Any reviews/suggestions on using this/ different readers?

Any one else think buying USB reader is better than PC card readers (other than it could be used with a stadard and portable systems)?
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 4:29 PM   #2
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Here's another way to look at it:

Normally, PCMCIA slots are found on laptops and only a limited number can be found on desktops.

Today, most computers (laptops and desktops) have USB. Thus, you would gain more flexibility with a USB reader for your CF than a PCMCIA reader.
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 6:33 PM   #3
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This is a combo for $15.


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...u=L61-3188%20P
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 6:43 PM   #4
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The combo from Tigerdirect looks good.

After waiting for feedback until monday, I went ahead and ordered STI-CFAD and just received it. It's pretty cool. I simply plugged it in the PCMCIA slot and inserted the 64 MB CF card and boom I could use it. My Thinkpad T21 instantly recognized it and I could copy, paste the pictures to my local disk. No waiting for the USB readers / standard cable to download the pictures.

Thanks for all the reponse.
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