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Anonymous
March 14, 2005 9:30:30 PM

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I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.

So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention other
brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all in one"
units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely identical, so I'm
hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion -- for both brand and
specific model.

Thanks,
MaryL

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Anonymous
March 14, 2005 10:12:27 PM

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MaryL wrote:
> I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
> years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
> two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
> from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.
>
> So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention other
> brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all in one"
> units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely identical, so I'm
> hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion -- for both brand and
> specific model.
>
> Thanks,
> MaryL
>
>
Mary,
I suspect that your reader WILL handle those 1GB cards. Nothing to
lose by trying.


--
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Anonymous
March 14, 2005 10:13:48 PM

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MaryL wrote:
> I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
> years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
> two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
> from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.
>
> So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention other
> brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all in one"
> units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely identical, so I'm
> hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion -- for both brand and
> specific model.
>
> Thanks,
> MaryL
>
>
Mary,
I suspect that your reader WILL handle those 1GB cards. Nothing to
lose by trying.


--
Ron Hunter rphunter@charter.net
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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 4:04:35 AM

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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:30:30 -0600, "MaryL"
<carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:

>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
>years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
>two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
>from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.
>
>So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention other
>brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all in one"
>units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely identical, so I'm
>hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion -- for both brand and
>specific model.

Lexar FireWire CompactFlash reader, model RW019 is what Ron Galbraith
uses in his tests.

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=600...


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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 7:47:38 AM

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I have had several card readers, all of which failed.
In my experience Sandisk was the absolute worst, two dead out of the box,
Sandisk refused to honor any warranty.
There is absolutely no reason why a working card reader cannot read a 1 gb
CF card. If your reader is USB1 it may take a long time to download several
hundred jpegs but that should be the only problem.
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 8:18:54 AM

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"MaryL" <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message news:<B0qZd.37739$3z.25304@okepread03>...
> I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
> years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
> two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
> from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.
>
> So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention other
> brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all in one"
> units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely identical, so I'm
> hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion -- for both brand and
> specific model.

Assuming your talking about USB 2.0 card readers only and not
considering internal, firewire, PC card, etc, then the primary
difference would be multi card readers and CF card readers. Obviously
with a multi card reader, if you ever need to use another card you
can. If you do not intend to carry around your card reader, this is
what I would recommend. On the other hand, if you do intend to carry
your card reader around a lot then consider a CF only card reader
which would be smaller (although not as small as a SD card reader for
which this is a more significant issue).

As for brands, I would say just go with anything that is cheap, does
what you want and that you can get from somewhere with a resonable
returns policy.

However, as others have said, your reader should have no problem with
the 1 gb card unless it's a type2 and your reader is only type 1
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 10:50:14 AM

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Nil Einne wrote:
> "MaryL" <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message news:<B0qZd.37739$3z.25304@okepread03>...
>
>>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
>>years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
>>two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
>>from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.
>>
>>So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention other
>>brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all in one"
>>units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely identical, so I'm
>>hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion -- for both brand and
>>specific model.
>
>
> Assuming your talking about USB 2.0 card readers only and not
> considering internal, firewire, PC card, etc, then the primary
> difference would be multi card readers and CF card readers. Obviously
> with a multi card reader, if you ever need to use another card you
> can. If you do not intend to carry around your card reader, this is
> what I would recommend. On the other hand, if you do intend to carry
> your card reader around a lot then consider a CF only card reader
> which would be smaller (although not as small as a SD card reader for
> which this is a more significant issue).
>
> As for brands, I would say just go with anything that is cheap, does
> what you want and that you can get from somewhere with a resonable
> returns policy.
>
> However, as others have said, your reader should have no problem with
> the 1 gb card unless it's a type2 and your reader is only type 1
I have both a multi-format reader, and a CF reader. There is little
practical difference in their sizes. Both will fit nicely into a shirt
pocket.


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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 4:10:21 PM

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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:12:27 -0600, Ron Hunter <rphunter@charter.net>
wrote:

>MaryL wrote:
>> I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
>> years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
>> two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
>> from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.
>>
>> So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention other
>> brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all in one"
>> units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely identical, so I'm
>> hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion -- for both brand and
>> specific model.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> MaryL
>>
>>
>Mary,
> I suspect that your reader WILL handle those 1GB cards. Nothing to
>lose by trying.


My Imagemate handles them just fine.
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 4:35:39 PM

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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:30:30 -0600, "MaryL"
<carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:

>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
>years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
>two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
>from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.
>
>So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention other
>brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all in one"
>units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely identical, so I'm
>hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion -- for both brand and
>specific model.

I've used a (very cheap) Sandisk ImageMate SDDR-91 USB device on
Transcend 1Gb cards for the last 6 months or so with no problems at
all.

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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 12:57:00 AM

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In article <l79e31ht6hibgork7b1du5ju7c6j29jq50@4ax.com>, olc-
caNOSPAM@cox.net says...
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:12:27 -0600, Ron Hunter <rphunter@charter.net>
> wrote:
>
> >MaryL wrote:
> >> I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
> >> years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
> >> two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
> >> from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.
> >>
> >> So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention other
> >> brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all in one"
> >> units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely identical, so I'm
> >> hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion -- for both brand and
> >> specific model.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> MaryL
> >>
> >>
> >Mary,
> > I suspect that your reader WILL handle those 1GB cards. Nothing to
> >lose by trying.
>
>
> My Imagemate handles them just fine.
>
And mine doesn't. SanDisk 1GB Extreme III cards lose synch with my PC,
and the window for the device simply disappears. I have to unplug
and reconnect the ImageMate to try again, and usually get the same
result. The more images on the card, the more likely it is to have
problems. 2 or 3 images *may* work; a dozen or more almost certainly
won't.

Amazingly, while the USB 2.0 ImageMate has problems with this card,
the USB 1.1 ImageMate does not. But the USB 1.1 ImageMate is not
exactly fast.....

I'm open to recommendations also.

Diane
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 12:57:01 AM

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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 21:57:00 GMT, Diane Wilson <diane@firelily.com>
wrote:

>In article <l79e31ht6hibgork7b1du5ju7c6j29jq50@4ax.com>, olc-
>caNOSPAM@cox.net says...
>> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:12:27 -0600, Ron Hunter <rphunter@charter.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >MaryL wrote:
>> >> I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
>> >> years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
>> >> two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
>> >> from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.
>> >>
>> >> So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention other
>> >> brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all in one"
>> >> units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely identical, so I'm
>> >> hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion -- for both brand and
>> >> specific model.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks,
>> >> MaryL
>> >>
>> >>
>> >Mary,
>> > I suspect that your reader WILL handle those 1GB cards. Nothing to
>> >lose by trying.
>>
>>
>> My Imagemate handles them just fine.
>>
>And mine doesn't. SanDisk 1GB Extreme III cards lose synch with my PC,
>and the window for the device simply disappears. I have to unplug
>and reconnect the ImageMate to try again, and usually get the same
>result. The more images on the card, the more likely it is to have
>problems. 2 or 3 images *may* work; a dozen or more almost certainly
>won't.
>
>Amazingly, while the USB 2.0 ImageMate has problems with this card,
>the USB 1.1 ImageMate does not. But the USB 1.1 ImageMate is not
>exactly fast.....
>
>I'm open to recommendations also.
>
>Diane


I have no Extreme III cards but the Image 8-in-1 USB 2.0 and the old
regular Imagmate both read everything I own including the Ultra II
cards
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 1:01:00 AM

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In article <KNtZd.21857$OU1.3192@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>,
apquilts@pacbell.net says...
> I have had several card readers, all of which failed.
> In my experience Sandisk was the absolute worst, two dead out of the box,
> Sandisk refused to honor any warranty.
> There is absolutely no reason why a working card reader cannot read a 1 gb
> CF card. If your reader is USB1 it may take a long time to download several
> hundred jpegs but that should be the only problem.
>
>
>
More than likely, it's not the size of the card, it's the speed.
USB has never impressed me for robustness, and I can easily believe
that a timing problem would knock down the device driver.

Diane
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 1:22:03 AM

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"MaryL" <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
news:B0qZd.37739$3z.25304@okepread03...
>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number
>of years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have
>ordered two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received
>information from them that my current card reader probably will not handle
>those cards.
>
> So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention
> other brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all
> in one" units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely
> identical, so I'm hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion --
> for both brand and specific model.
>
> Thanks,
> MaryL
>

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I should have been more specific and noted
that I do need a USB device (not firewire). I would like something as
"portable" as possible because I will also want to use it with my laptop
computer when I travel. I will first try the suggestion several of you made
and try my old ImageMate with the new cards. Barring that, you have given
me some good ideas of where to look. Incidentally, the ImageMate is USB1,
and my computers are both USB2. Nevertheless, it has worked well with these
computers -- but my largest card (until now) was 128MB.

Thanks, again.
MaryL
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 4:45:50 AM

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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 22:22:03 -0600, "MaryL"
<carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:

>
>"MaryL" <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
>news:B0qZd.37739$3z.25304@okepread03...
>>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number
>>of years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have
>>ordered two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received
>>information from them that my current card reader probably will not handle
>>those cards.
>>
>> So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention
>> other brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all
>> in one" units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely
>> identical, so I'm hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion --
>> for both brand and specific model.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> MaryL
>>
>
>Thanks for the advice, everyone. I should have been more specific and noted
>that I do need a USB device (not firewire). I would like something as
>"portable" as possible because I will also want to use it with my laptop
>computer when I travel. I will first try the suggestion several of you made
>and try my old ImageMate with the new cards. Barring that, you have given
>me some good ideas of where to look. Incidentally, the ImageMate is USB1,
>and my computers are both USB2. Nevertheless, it has worked well with these
>computers -- but my largest card (until now) was 128MB.
>
>Thanks, again.
>MaryL
>


Most of the Imagemates are no USB 2.0 and are very compat for travel.
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 4:02:36 PM

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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:30:30 -0600, "MaryL"
<carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:

>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number of
>years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
>two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
>from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those cards.

This is not correct according to what I just received from Sandisk:

"SanDisk Response: (03/16/2005 01:48)
Hello,

Thank you contacting Sandisk Technical Support.

The ImageMate SDDR-91 should work with the Extreme III 1 GB and larger
CF cards.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reply to this
e-mail or contact our technical support department toll free at
866-SANDISK (866-726-3475). Our technical support team is open Monday
through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30PM (GMT+1). Have a Great Day and thank
you for choosing SanDisk!

Regards,
Jack E."
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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 4:02:37 PM

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"John A. Stovall" <johnastovall@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:30:30 -0600, "MaryL"
> <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:
>
>>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number
>>of
>>years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
>>two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
>>from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those
>>cards.
>
> This is not correct according to what I just received from Sandisk:
>
> "SanDisk Response: (03/16/2005 01:48)
> Hello,
>
> Thank you contacting Sandisk Technical Support.
>
> The ImageMate SDDR-91 should work with the Extreme III 1 GB and larger
> CF cards.
>
> If you have any further questions, please feel free to reply to this
> e-mail or contact our technical support department toll free at
> 866-SANDISK (866-726-3475). Our technical support team is open Monday
> through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30PM (GMT+1). Have a Great Day and thank
> you for choosing SanDisk!
>
> Regards,
> Jack E."
>


Interesting. Here's the response I received from SanDisk (via their eBox
printed reply):

SanDisk Response: (03/14/2005 02:31)

Hello, Thank you for contacting SanDisk Technical Support.

You may need to purchase a newer card reader because the SDDR-31 may not
read a capacity of 1GB CF.

Best Regards,

Jean

SanDisk Technical Support

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reply to this e-mail
or contact our technical support department toll free at 866-SANDISK
(866-726-3475). Have a Great Day.
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 4:02:37 PM

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"John A. Stovall" <johnastovall@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:2gbg31te86387pcfihaldahn7ao1btbd2l@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:30:30 -0600, "MaryL"
> <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:
>
>>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number
>>of
>>years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
>>two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
>>from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those
>>cards.
>
> This is not correct according to what I just received from Sandisk:
>
> "SanDisk Response: (03/16/2005 01:48)
> Hello,
>
> Thank you contacting Sandisk Technical Support.
>
> The ImageMate SDDR-91 should work with the Extreme III 1 GB and larger
> CF cards.
>
>

I just took a look at the SDDR-91 ImageMate. That is a USB 2.0 device and
is a much newer model than mine. I am using (and will try it with the new
card before replacing it) #SDDR-31-01. My card reader is USB 1.0 and was
purchased in 2001.

MaryL
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 4:02:38 PM

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On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 09:05:52 -0600, "MaryL"
<carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:

>
>"John A. Stovall" <johnastovall@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>news:2gbg31te86387pcfihaldahn7ao1btbd2l@4ax.com...
>> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:30:30 -0600, "MaryL"
>> <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:
>>
>>>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number
>>>of
>>>years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
>>>two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
>>>from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those
>>>cards.
>>
>> This is not correct according to what I just received from Sandisk:
>>
>> "SanDisk Response: (03/16/2005 01:48)
>> Hello,
>>
>> Thank you contacting Sandisk Technical Support.
>>
>> The ImageMate SDDR-91 should work with the Extreme III 1 GB and larger
>> CF cards.
>>
>> If you have any further questions, please feel free to reply to this
>> e-mail or contact our technical support department toll free at
>> 866-SANDISK (866-726-3475). Our technical support team is open Monday
>> through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30PM (GMT+1). Have a Great Day and thank
>> you for choosing SanDisk!
>>
>> Regards,
>> Jack E."
>>
>
>
>Interesting. Here's the response I received from SanDisk (via their eBox
>printed reply):
>
>SanDisk Response: (03/14/2005 02:31)
>
>Hello, Thank you for contacting SanDisk Technical Support.
>
>You may need to purchase a newer card reader because the SDDR-31 may not
>read a capacity of 1GB CF.
>

You have a different model.


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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 4:02:38 PM

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On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 09:25:25 -0600, "MaryL"
<carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:

>
>"John A. Stovall" <johnastovall@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>news:2gbg31te86387pcfihaldahn7ao1btbd2l@4ax.com...
>> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:30:30 -0600, "MaryL"
>> <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:
>>
>>>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number
>>>of
>>>years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
>>>two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
>>>from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those
>>>cards.
>>
>> This is not correct according to what I just received from Sandisk:
>>
>> "SanDisk Response: (03/16/2005 01:48)
>> Hello,
>>
>> Thank you contacting Sandisk Technical Support.
>>
>> The ImageMate SDDR-91 should work with the Extreme III 1 GB and larger
>> CF cards.
>>
>>
>
>I just took a look at the SDDR-91 ImageMate. That is a USB 2.0 device and
>is a much newer model than mine. I am using (and will try it with the new
>card before replacing it) #SDDR-31-01. My card reader is USB 1.0 and was
>purchased in 2001.

Amazon has them for 14.95.



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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 4:04:22 PM

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On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 01:45:50 -0500, Oliver Costich
<olc-caNOSPAM@cox.net> wrote:

>On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 22:22:03 -0600, "MaryL"
><carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:
>
>>
>>"MaryL" <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
>>news:B0qZd.37739$3z.25304@okepread03...
>>>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number
>>>of years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have
>>>ordered two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received
>>>information from them that my current card reader probably will not handle
>>>those cards.
>>>
>>> So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention
>>> other brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all
>>> in one" units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely
>>> identical, so I'm hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion --
>>> for both brand and specific model.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> MaryL
>>>
>>
>>Thanks for the advice, everyone. I should have been more specific and noted
>>that I do need a USB device (not firewire). I would like something as
>>"portable" as possible because I will also want to use it with my laptop
>>computer when I travel. I will first try the suggestion several of you made
>>and try my old ImageMate with the new cards. Barring that, you have given
>>me some good ideas of where to look. Incidentally, the ImageMate is USB1,
>>and my computers are both USB2. Nevertheless, it has worked well with these
>>computers -- but my largest card (until now) was 128MB.
>>
>>Thanks, again.
>>MaryL
>>
>
>
>Most of the Imagemates are no USB 2.0 and are very compat for travel.

The Imagemate SDDR-91 setting by my keyboard as I type is a USB 2.0.


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"It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name
of the public interest, to be placed under contribution,
drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolised, extorted from,
squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance,
the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined,
vilified, harrassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed,
disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned,
shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to
crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonoured.
That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality."

"General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century"
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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 4:04:23 PM

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On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 13:04:22 GMT, John A. Stovall
<johnastovall@earthlink.net> wrote:

>On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 01:45:50 -0500, Oliver Costich
><olc-caNOSPAM@cox.net> wrote:
>
>>On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 22:22:03 -0600, "MaryL"
>><carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"MaryL" <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
>>>news:B0qZd.37739$3z.25304@okepread03...
>>>>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number
>>>>of years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have
>>>>ordered two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received
>>>>information from them that my current card reader probably will not handle
>>>>those cards.
>>>>
>>>> So, does anyone have any suggestions? SanDisk alone -- not to mention
>>>> other brands -- has a number of card readers (some for CF only, some "all
>>>> in one" units). The descriptions for some units sound absolutely
>>>> identical, so I'm hoping someone on this group can make a suggestion --
>>>> for both brand and specific model.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> MaryL
>>>>
>>>
>>>Thanks for the advice, everyone. I should have been more specific and noted
>>>that I do need a USB device (not firewire). I would like something as
>>>"portable" as possible because I will also want to use it with my laptop
>>>computer when I travel. I will first try the suggestion several of you made
>>>and try my old ImageMate with the new cards. Barring that, you have given
>>>me some good ideas of where to look. Incidentally, the ImageMate is USB1,
>>>and my computers are both USB2. Nevertheless, it has worked well with these
>>>computers -- but my largest card (until now) was 128MB.
>>>
>>>Thanks, again.
>>>MaryL
>>>
>>
>>
>>Most of the Imagemates are no USB 2.0 and are very compat for travel.
>
>The Imagemate SDDR-91 setting by my keyboard as I type is a USB 2.0.
>

I need to proof read. I should have said almost all Imagemates are now
USB 2.0
>
>******************************************************************
>
>"It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name
> of the public interest, to be placed under contribution,
> drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolised, extorted from,
> squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance,
> the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined,
> vilified, harrassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed,
> disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned,
> shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to
> crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonoured.
> That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality."
>
>"General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century"
> Pierre Proudhon
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 3:15:27 PM

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In article <7rlg31p6npnp8sglc45nki6pkjce1km8ed@4ax.com>,
johnastovall@earthlink.net says...
> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 09:05:52 -0600, "MaryL"
> <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:
>
> >
> >"John A. Stovall" <johnastovall@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> >news:2gbg31te86387pcfihaldahn7ao1btbd2l@4ax.com...
> >> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:30:30 -0600, "MaryL"
> >> <carstan101@yahoo.comTAKE-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:
> >>
> >>>I have a SanDisk ImageMate (CF card reader) that I have used for a number
> >>>of
> >>>years. It has been reliable and reasonably fast. However, I have ordered
> >>>two 1G CompactFlash cards. I contacted SanDisk and received information
> >>>from them that my current card reader probably will not handle those
> >>>cards.
> >>
> >> This is not correct according to what I just received from Sandisk:
> >>
> >> "SanDisk Response: (03/16/2005 01:48)
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> Thank you contacting Sandisk Technical Support.
> >>
> >> The ImageMate SDDR-91 should work with the Extreme III 1 GB and larger
> >> CF cards.
> >>
> >> If you have any further questions, please feel free to reply to this
> >> e-mail or contact our technical support department toll free at
> >> 866-SANDISK (866-726-3475). Our technical support team is open Monday
> >> through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30PM (GMT+1). Have a Great Day and thank
> >> you for choosing SanDisk!
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Jack E."
> >>
> >
> >
> >Interesting. Here's the response I received from SanDisk (via their eBox
> >printed reply):
> >
> >SanDisk Response: (03/14/2005 02:31)
> >
> >Hello, Thank you for contacting SanDisk Technical Support.
> >
> >You may need to purchase a newer card reader because the SDDR-31 may not
> >read a capacity of 1GB CF.
> >
>
> You have a different model.

I have both the SDDR-91 (USB 2.0) and the SDDR-31 (USB 1.1). The SDDR-91
consistently has severe problems with the Extreme III 1GB card. The
SDDR-31 has not yet had any problem with the same card, although the
number of photos on the card is probably only around 25 or so, at the
moment.

SanDisk's help desk doesn't seem to be familiar with the problem.

Diane
Anonymous
March 20, 2005 10:35:32 AM

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Ron Hunter <rphunter@charter.net> wrote in message news:<jMBZd.2603$q25.774@fe02.lga>...

> I have both a multi-format reader, and a CF reader. There is little
> practical difference in their sizes. Both will fit nicely into a shirt
> pocket.

Hmm that's interesting. Is your multi card reader particularly small
or your CF reader particularly large? Most multi format readers I have
seen (which isn't many) have 4 holes or so and therefore have quite a
large width and are quite thick. Maybe about the length of a CD case
and half the width and about 2 cd cases thick. Whereas the one CF only
card reader I have seen is perhaps about 1.5 match boxes in length and
width and perhaps about 1 cd case thick which is logical for a CF card
reader since you don't really need that much.

Does suggest size it is a good area to look at though if you care
about it (i.e. if you need to take it around)
!