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will internal card readers be able to be used like a normal?

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April 12, 2006 11:31:59 AM

I was wondering if internal card readers act like a floppy drive? I wanna use it as an alternative for my raid floppy when installing windows XP so that my sata raid hdds can be set up.
April 12, 2006 12:08:20 PM

WTF is a RAID floppy?

April 12, 2006 12:27:11 PM

RAID floppy? Nice, I've got 18 floppys in RAID, I use them to try and approach the awesome speed of my 4x CD-ROM drive.

But no, I think card readers require a driver.

And I just got what you meant by RAID floppy. Okay, no, I don't think so, just use your RAID floppy, dude, it'll only eat up about 3 minutes of your life. Unless you OC your floppy, or use it in RAID
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April 12, 2006 12:32:00 PM

no dudes i meant that when you install win xp on a raid 0 hdds yxp setup will need the files that came from the mobo for raid setup. What i asking is that can xp setup be able to read from the card reader just like a floppy when i install xp on raid drives?
April 12, 2006 12:35:47 PM

thank wusy. Hmm! that's a bother i thought card readers could act like floppy drives. Well in terms of what i posted earlier. But thanks btw
April 12, 2006 12:59:05 PM

I'm not sure Windows will find and allow you to use your card reader in place of your floppy drive during installation. I was in the same boat a few weeks ago, so I put the card reader in place and I temporarily installed a floppy drive. I didn’t plug the card reader into the motherboard until after I was sure everything was running, so I can’t for sure say that Windows won’t use it during installation, but removing the floppy drive after finnishing the Windows install was very easy.
April 12, 2006 1:12:39 PM

Ok, I believe I understand this guy's question now...

DURING the Windows installation is a media card reader an accessible drive or does it become an accessible drive AFTER the installation completes? Anyone?
April 12, 2006 1:24:45 PM

yeah! that's what i meant by it. Sorry for making you guys confused with my question earlier wehehehe! I found out that i coukdn't be accessible during the bluescreen setup of win xp huh! what a bother! I wanted to negate from an old media such as the floppy but i seems i still need it for raid setup purposes.
April 12, 2006 1:35:53 PM

yeah! but will xp setup be able to read from it when it asks for the raid drivers in the xp installation?
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April 12, 2006 2:21:01 PM

If I remember correctly, it's not a matter of the windows install detecting the card reader, but that the windows install program *only* checks the floppy drive for additional drivers.
April 12, 2006 2:47:57 PM

internal card readers=USB2.0=no go

My imagination tells me someone has cracked it to read drivers from drives other than floppy. Most likely optical drive.

This concerns me as I've finally given up on a floppy in my system... nor does my laptop have one.
April 12, 2006 4:37:58 PM

Internal card readers , as any other USB installed device, will only be recognized by system after windows (or any other OS supporting USB) install. Will not working before OS install. After install will be recognized as internal drive diffent from floppy or any other drive installed. Cannot be used as raid , as controler for raid do not control USB port. If you want to have a faster data media, memory cards are better than floppy... but if you want to be safe , make a back you in raid 0 hd system... or get 2 memory cards... they will be safer than any set of floppy you can do in "raid"....
April 12, 2006 11:33:05 PM

Just slipstream the drivers into another xp install cd. Problem fixed.
April 13, 2006 7:05:26 AM

I didn't mean to get the card reader to work, just the drivers :)