Need a USB card reader for Windows 7 64-bit

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  1. kranky

    kranky Elite Member

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    Anyone have a recommendation?
     
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    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.
     
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    I'd get the cheapest one off Newegg! :D
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    kranky Elite Member

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    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.
     
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    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)
     
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    kranky Elite Member

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    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.
     
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    Some readers only register if they contain media when you plug 'em in or when media is inserted after the plug in.
     
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    kranky Elite Member

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    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.
     
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    Stanley Global Model 111 - works on Windows 7 32 and 64-bit as well.

    cheers,
    Randy
     
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    kingston mobile-lite works for me in 7/64 and vista and xp