Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Peripherals

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-25-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
kranky
Elite Member
 
kranky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Swissvale, PA
Posts: 20,047
Default Need a USB card reader for Windows 7 64-bit

Anyone have a recommendation?
__________________
Asus P7P55D EVO i7-860 PNY 1GB 9600GT 12GB 2x WD 640GB Black Corsair HX650 PSU Lian Li PC-B10
kranky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
bruceb
Diamond Member
 
bruceb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wayne, New Jersey
Posts: 7,176
Default

This is an external reader ... just plug it into a USB port
Should work in 64 bit OS with no issues

http://sandisk.com/products/readers-...r?tab=features
bruceb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 07:36 PM   #3
mpilchfamily
Diamond Member
 
mpilchfamily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,559
Default

You shouldn't have any problem with any card reader on Win7. They all use the same drivers that are already built into the OS's list of driver.
mpilchfamily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 08:52 PM   #4
F1N3ST
Diamond Member
 
F1N3ST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,750
Default

I'd get the cheapest one off Newegg!
__________________
Q9550 3.4Ghz | 2x2GB, 2x1GB, DDR2-800 | TP35D2-A7 | X-fi Xtremegamer | EA650 | GTX260 655/2100 | Caviar Black 750GB
Quote:
Originally Posted by bignateyk View Post
There's a fine line between superman dick and whiskey dick. Maybe he was a hero?
F1N3ST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2009, 02:32 AM   #5
ecom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 479
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by F1N3ST View Post
I'd get the cheapest one off Newegg!
Horrible idea. As with many things, even for a card reader you get what you pay for.

Difference between a cheap and higher priced card reader could be as much as 3MB/s vs 20 MB/s from my experience. Bother are USB 2.0 high speed. Cheap one was ~$5, the Kingston was $13.
ecom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2009, 02:45 AM   #6
crat3rs
Junior Member
 
crat3rs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3
Default

This 3 are all compatible with Windows 7 64-bit

Gemplus GemPC Smart Card Reader from Lenovo
Gemplus GemPC USB Smart Card Reader from Lenovo
Gemplus ExpressCard Smart Card reader from Lenovo
crat3rs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2009, 06:59 AM   #7
kranky
Elite Member
 
kranky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Swissvale, PA
Posts: 20,047
Default

Thanks everyone. I was puzzled because I hadn't seen any card readers that said they were Windows 7 64-bit compatible and I didn't want to order one just to find out it didn't work.
__________________
Asus P7P55D EVO i7-860 PNY 1GB 9600GT 12GB 2x WD 640GB Black Corsair HX650 PSU Lian Li PC-B10
kranky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2009, 07:42 AM   #8
bruceb
Diamond Member
 
bruceb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wayne, New Jersey
Posts: 7,176
Default

USB is USB ... as long as your computer and OS have the USB drivers you are fine. Only thing with the Sandisk I linked to, is it has a Picture transfer button on it, that runs with software Sandisk provides with it. This button is not needed in any way or form. I prefer Sandisk since they seem to be very reliable for an external unit and they are not costly (around $30)
bruceb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2009, 08:21 AM   #9
kranky
Elite Member
 
kranky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Swissvale, PA
Posts: 20,047
Default

What threw me off was I had a USB card reader on my old XP PC (it was 5 years old). I attached it to my new PC and... nothing. Don't remember if it had drivers on the old PC but Windows 7 never even noticed when I plugged it in to the new PC. I know the USB port is good so that made me wonder about a new one.
__________________
Asus P7P55D EVO i7-860 PNY 1GB 9600GT 12GB 2x WD 640GB Black Corsair HX650 PSU Lian Li PC-B10
kranky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2009, 10:18 AM   #10
corkyg
Moderator
Peripherals
 
corkyg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 24,111
Default

Some readers only register if they contain media when you plug 'em in or when media is inserted after the plug in.
__________________
CorkyG - Tucson, AZ

In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it.... Emile Zola
corkyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2009, 10:29 AM   #11
kranky
Elite Member
 
kranky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Swissvale, PA
Posts: 20,047
Default

In my case, nothing happened even after putting in the media. I plugged the reader in first, then put in the media. Guess it's just too old.
__________________
Asus P7P55D EVO i7-860 PNY 1GB 9600GT 12GB 2x WD 640GB Black Corsair HX650 PSU Lian Li PC-B10
kranky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2009, 02:01 AM   #12
cystech
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1
Default Stanley Model 111 Smart Card Reader

Quote:
Originally Posted by crat3rs View Post
This 3 are all compatible with Windows 7 64-bit

Gemplus GemPC Smart Card Reader from Lenovo
Gemplus GemPC USB Smart Card Reader from Lenovo
Gemplus ExpressCard Smart Card reader from Lenovo
Add:
Stanley Global Model 111 - works on Windows 7 32 and 64-bit as well.

cheers,
Randy
cystech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 10:48 AM   #13
readymix
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 222
Default

kingston mobile-lite works for me in 7/64 and vista and xp
readymix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.