Question about R4DS' Included microsd reader

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  1. Tightosp
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    I really hate for this to be my first legit post outside of introductions.

    I just got my R4DS+1gb Kingston (japan) from realhotstuff today. I tried the included micro sd reader and it refuses to read my micro sd card. Windows XP installed the drivers for it ok and it shows up under my computer, but when i have the micro sd card inside it says "insert disk into drive e"

    Can someone please tell me what's going on?

    hopefully it's just the reader..

    Thanks.
     
  2. Icarus

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    Forget it, don't even use that reader. IF you have a laptop with and SD reader, use the SD adapter that comes with the micro sd and use that. Or just get a new MicroSD reader. I think that was the thing what corrupted my MicroSD card. I'll never use the reader that came with R4..
     
  3. Zombie_Mario

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    What color is the usb reader that came with the R4? Mine is silver/black and works perfectly.
     
  4. Icarus

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    Mine was a green one, green [kinda seetrough] plastic.
     
  5. Zombie_Mario

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    Some people say the earlier R4's came with a different set of usb readers that crapped out.
     
  6. Icarus

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    The very first ones were blue and roundish on the edges. The second one which I have was a green, cube like reader. And the third one, they have the silver readers.

    He might have a defective one too, who knows. This stuff is made in China so I would expect anything, honestly.
     
  7. hollabackitsobi

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    I got a silver one that works perfectly. I didn't have to install anything, just popped it in and got to work. Just make sure you stop the device when you're done, or it might mess up.
     
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    my black one works fine
     
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    i got a silver one, with a black curbed end.

    I guess a lot of these mess up.
     
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    Mine's blue seethrough and seems to work perfectly fine.
     
  12. PuyoDead

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    I also have the silver/black one, and it's still working perfectly.
     
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    I had a black one... worked perfectly... then I lost it T_T along with a 1GB MicroSD.
     
  14. Tightosp
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    I think it might be my micro sd card. I bought a sd card reader and it won't read it in there either.
     
  15. Zombie_Mario

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    Atleast you figured it out. That being said.... you could get another MicroSD card from newegg for an affordable price.
     
  16. Tightosp
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    Yeah. I'm going to have to contact RHS to see what they have to say about refunds or replacements.

    thanks for the help guys.
     
  17. CSD

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    Good luck.


    Aw, jeez, I hope you had your saves backed up.
     
  18. roguetrip

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    I got a Silver/black reader that works great, i've used a kingston 2gb (japan), and a Patriot 1gb (bought from newegg.com) and both have worked great!
     
  19. retman

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    I don't see why people hate the Micro SD card reader/writer which comes with the R4DS.

    Mine is perfect and there is no fault in it.

    The R4 team changed the Micro SD card reader/writer over time and the latest one is what roguetrip and me has. Sliver and black very tough little thing. The latest one is great, i have had no problems with it and the writing speed is fine.
     
  20. pristinemog

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    I can vouch for this reader. I've been using it since I've had my R4 from late December last year. The reader it came with overheated and died within 5 minutes of plugging it in. I used the SD reader in my computer for a little while but it was so slow to write that I went out and bought that microSD reader. No problems since.