Solved What is the difference between card readers? Tags: USB Card Reader SD Card Reader Memory Card Components Last response: June 18, 2014 8:43 PM in Components Share CristianDortona June 18, 2014 8:05:09 PM As I was looking for a card reader, I've figured out that there are 3.5 card readers and 5.25 card readers, but what's the difference between them? More about : difference card readers Reply to CristianDortona cin19 June 18, 2014 8:40:13 PM That format (3.5" or 5.25" ) don't matter, you want to pay attention on the connector, is it USB2.0 or USB3.0? because usb3.0 is faster than the USB2.0, but you may pay more $$ for it. Here is one review ( old one) http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Card-Reader-C... Reply to cin19 m 0 l Best solution Cons29 June 18, 2014 8:43:20 PM disregarding the specs (just sticking with your question), the difference would be where the card reader would be installed (or where it would fit) 3.5 is the floppy disk slot, the 5.25 is the optical drive slot. Do note that some 5.25 bays have adapters to fit 3.5 also. hth Reply to Cons29 Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedWhat's the difference between dedicated / Pci Lan card & on board / built in one Forum SolvedWhat's the Difference between a low & high end card??? Forum SolvedWhat's the difference between these two graphics cards? Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between these 2 graphic cards? Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between these gpu cards? Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between these two cards... Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between these two graphics cards Forum Solvedwhats the difference between these two nvidia gtx 970 video cards Forum SolvedWhats the difference between these cards? Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between the onboard audio and a sound card Forum Solvedwhat is the difference between these three cards. Forum SolvedWhat's the difference between these two graphic cards? Forum SolvedWHat's the difference between these Three graphic cards? Forum SolvedWhat's the difference between these cards? Forum Solvedwhats the difference between these two graphics card and which one is better? Forum SolvedEVGA GTX 760, what is the difference between these 3 cards? Forum Graphics question - not sure what the difference is between these 3 cards... Forum SolvedWhat Is The Difference Between These Two Cards (EVGA 760 Dual ACX Cooler vs EVGA 760 ACX Cooler) Forum Whats the difference between different makes of the same card. I.e. Gtx 980 Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between these 2 graphic cards? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !