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Old 11-21-2008, 05:48 PM
oystercatcher oystercatcher is offline
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Default need a micro sd hc card reader

frys was having a sale on kingston 4GB micro sd hc cards 9.99 each
so I bought one and have tested it using the context menu
copy which appeared to work but I haven't listened to the
files yet and plan on getting a reader to avoid any file
corruption issues.

I saw on an earlier thread that the kingston 9-1 reader should
work. I went to the kingston web site and I see the mobilite 9-1
card reader and also the media reader 19-1. There was one
reviewer on the mobilite that complained it did not read micro sd

Anyhow I am thinking to get the media reader but would like to
know what other alternatives people have used ( pc internal, etc. )
It needs to work with linux (fc8 here)

thanks
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:35 AM
rtech rtech is offline
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I have the Kingston 9-1 reader. Not sure it's the same one you are talking about (mine is white & comes with a small USB cord), but it works great with my microsd cards. That's the only way I move stuff to the cards.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:42 PM
oystercatcher oystercatcher is offline
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greetings,

not good at delayed gratification, went to frys today and checked prices
on 8 GB and larger but still too expensive compared to the 4GB.
I bought the media reader for 19.95 and have done some simple
testing with it at home with the 4GB micro sdhc.

I copied multiple 500 MB directories over to the card mostly
language lessons. I cant provide any comparison data but
if I was copying files to the smaller micro sd via the sansa
and usb cable it would have to be much slower.

There are a plenty of reviews on amazon about this device
kingston part num. FCR-HS219/1
No problem with my linux system fc8 the cards can be inserted
into the reader and they are automatically mounted and a
nautilus window opens.
The file system is vfat and probably someone could corrupt
the file system by ejecting the card while copying files.
I called kingston tech support and the technician I spoke
with stated that the media reader should work with all
sizes of micro sdhc.

frys was also having a sale on the little usb dongle for microsd
I think for 10 dollars with 1 GB microsd included.

Unfortunately frys was already out of the 4GB cards as I was
prepared to buy another, although a bit smaller than a dvd
I can use dvd's as backup media to free up some disk space
and be reasonably certain everything will fit on the micro sdhc.
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