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Old Oct 23, 2002, 5:42 PM   #1
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Default Dont have USB - Advise please

I am buying a camera soon(not yet decided wich one),but I dont have USB on my comp (P II 450,Windows ME). What are the options to upload photo's from the camera to the harddisk?
Any help will be appriciated,cheers.
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 6:20 PM   #2
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There are some parallel port card readers. I think Sandisk makes them but look around for that. There are also floppy drive adapters but not for compact flash.
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 6:28 PM   #3
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You could install a USB card in your
computer. The prices are coming down.
This will give you more options down the
road.

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Old Oct 23, 2002, 7:21 PM   #4
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a pci based usb 2.0 card is in the $25-$30 range. a usb 1.1 card is about $20-$25. then you'll have usb
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Go USB pci card! Lots more scope for future addons!

Some older PCs with onboard USB, often need BIOS or board software upgrades. If you get a card, with it's own software, you might escape this other problem.
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Old Oct 24, 2002, 7:33 AM   #6
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You can use a PC-MCIA adapter (you may already have a slot). I've got a USB connection on my camera and PC, but I find it's a lot simpler to take the memory card out of the camera and plug it in to the adpater.

This makes the contents of the card visible to the operating system as a removable disk drive.

Some camera suppliers sell these adapters, they also come with "stand alone" printers such as the Epson 895.
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Old Oct 24, 2002, 12:28 PM   #7
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I would use the pci usb port in the your pc. Go to: http://www.computers4sure.com/produc...info=Tech#tabs. This device sells for $9 and $6.50 shipping.
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