PCMCIA card reader for MS pro duo HG?

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PCMCIA card reader for MS pro duo HG?

Postby fem » Sat Nov 13, 2010 07:41

Does anybody know of a PCMCIA card reader that works with high-capacity/speed MS Pro Duo cards (16GB HG)?

The idea is to keep my work on the 16GB MS pro duo, and use inside the built-in card reader in the UX, and then plug it into the PCMCIA card reader in another laptop (X505).

I am aware of USB solutions; I am looking for an “internal” solution for the X505 (hence the PCMCIA), but I only found 32-bit cards for SDHC or CF, not MS. All the ones I found do not support high-capacity/speed MS.

Edit: Maybe this Delkin will work although it is dated back in 2004...
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Postby cimino » Sat Nov 13, 2010 13:08

If you can't find one, I could make you one by embedding a high speed USB memory stick adapter inside a PCMCIA USB hub card. PM me if you're interested.

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Postby fem » Sat Nov 13, 2010 16:06

Thanks cimino. I also found this from Viking that a user review confirms it works with a 4GB Memory Stick Pro Duo...

And this PCMCIA-to-ExpressCard adapter, though it will end up a protruding ordeal: adapter + express + MS!
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Postby ceehoppy1st » Sat Nov 13, 2010 19:42

How about this one? http://www.lindy-usa.com/46-in-1-pcmcia-card-reader/70924.html
From the specs it seems to do it all. Might need a MS pro duo to MS adapter.
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Postby fem » Sat Nov 13, 2010 19:47

Fantastic! Although pretty optimistic specs, eh? I'll give it a try...
Thank you! :)
(it's not just Google - I spent 5 hrs googling and came up with all sorts of other adaptors that don't work- apparently, it also takes the touch of a pro ;) )

Edit: got it ;)
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Postby fem » Fri Nov 19, 2010 04:43

Update:

The Lindy card (part no 70924) works with both SDHC and MS Pro Duo HG, both tested at 16 GB capacity (on Win XP; no drivers required). :) Thanks to ceehoppy1st for digging that out!

The card fits nearly flush with the PCMCIA slot of the X505 (“nearly”, because there is ~1mm protrusion), and the SDHC card inserts completely. However, the MS Pro Duo requires an adaptor, and thereby protrudes by ~1.5cm… :( The adaptor inserts almost until fully covering the letter “D” of the “Memory Stick Duo Adaptor” (written on top) and requires some hard pushing-in (initially, I did not insert it completely). So, I cannot use it as per my initial idea, but still, this card is a great compatibility upgrade for legacy laptops.

On a side note, the Sony USB SD/MS card reader (MRW68E-D1) also works with the above cards, and DOES NOT require an adaptor for MS Duo! ;) Sweet… But note that due to its width, it disables the second USB port on the X505 (and any other laptop with two USB ports close to each other).
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Postby computercowboy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 16:34

you could get a small USB extension cable
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Postby sportfisio » Fri Nov 19, 2010 17:26

cimino wrote:If you can't find one, I could make you one by embedding a high speed USB memory stick adapter inside a PCMCIA USB hub card. PM me if you're interested.


I can warranty you he can! And you will be satisfied! ;)

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Postby fem » Sat Nov 20, 2010 02:46

Oh, I have no doubt about that! :) I will PM cimino to inquire…
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Postby fem » Sat Nov 20, 2010 02:52

computercowboy wrote:you could get a small USB extension cable


I use a USB swivel adaptor. It's much better than the cable because you don't have things hanging when mobile! ;)

Like the one from Belkin or Lindy.
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