R4DS MicroSD Reader

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  1. mcp2
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    I got my R4 a couple of days ago. The MicroSD reader is grey and has a black lid. Is this a good reader? Does it bugger up like the other ones?
     
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    I think it's one of the bad ones, not totally sure though.

    Anyway I would not use any of the readers, a new high quality SD reader is very cheap at the moment.
     
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    OK, thanks, I'll go shopping for one next week.
     
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    Its an GREAT! one
    It works perfect and the max read/write speed of the microsd!
     
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    I use the one that came with the R4, no problems so far (got R4 about 2 months)
     
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    The one you recieved with your R4 (Metal Housing, Black Cap) is great! It works fine and just like Hit said it reads and writes accordingly to your max read and write times of your microsd card. I have used it with both Sandisk 1GB and PNY 1GB cards and it has never caused a problem.
     
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    I haven't had a problem with this reader at all, and it looks good. The only quirk is that HD Tach recognizes it as USB 1.1, and not 2.0 like it states on the casing.
     
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    I haven't had a problem with this reader at all, and it looks good. The only quirk is that HD Tach recognizes it as USB 1.1, and not 2.0 like it states on the casing.
     
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    I've got the translucent blue one, with a yellow/green LED. Never had a problem :S It fell apart once but easily clipped back together. Has 'T-FLASH' on the front and Hi Speed USB Certified tm. Whats the difference between each of them?
     
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    That makes three that I know of then: the orange one in the pictures, the one you mentioned, and the metal one.
     
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    The difference is just the readers being made from different manufacturers. The early card readers aren't the greatest quality and have been reported to be unreliable and in rare instances have shorted(because of shoddy build quality) and stopped working.

    But the R4 team seems to have made a deal with a better company cause the newer readers are actually pretty nice quality wise.
     
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    Well that settles it, I'll be using the card reader. Thanks for the replies [​IMG]
     
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    I've got the same one as the original poster and no problems whatsoever. It can be slow at times but I guess MicroSD cards can only go up to a certain speed.
     
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    Just used it and it's great, it's faster than using a MicroSD to SD adapter and sticking that in my computer.
     
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    It sounds like you have the same one I have, which works alot better than any other microSD reader I have
     
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    I got the metal one with the black cap with my R4, and I haven't had any problems with it. It's pretty fast when plugged into a USB 2.0 port. I tried it on an older USB 1.1 hub that I have and it was super slow.
     
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    It's the blue ones that have problems. The silver ones work perfectly (in my experience)

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    The black dual diamond transparent one works very well. Reads and write faster than using a sd reader. No problem yet.
     
  19. Rayder

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    Well, my PC has one of those 50 billion in one card readers in it, so I use that, but the one that came with my R4 is the black semi-transparent one with the 2 pyramids on it and a white frosty transparent cap. Over the pyramids, it says USB 2.0 TransFlash. When I did try to use it, it worked.

    How is that one working for most people? Is it good or crap?

    Like I said, I use the onboard card reader on the PC, so I don't know if the one that came with my R4 is one of the ones that will short out or what.

    EDIT: Never mind, bobrules answered it as I was posting.