Cables Unlimited Card Reader ExpressCard 34mm - IOC-9750

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I got this to try out the hitherto unused ExpressCard slot on my old Dell Inspiron B130 laptop. It had a nice rebate that made it the cheapest possible ExpressCard device that I could actually use. It came with no instruction manual. It turns out it NEEDED one. I tried plugging it in, name label up, and could not tell if it "seated" in the slot. I pulled it out and tried just putting an SD card in the reader. I could see that the flash card had to go in upside down with respect to the "top" name label in the card reader (the side with the colored label and arrow). I tried for quite awhile, but the card was never recognized by the laptop. Then I tried inserting the reader upside down, with the flash card upside down in the reader (thus the flash card was facing up) and it worked. Either my Dell ExpressCard slot is built upside down, or the reader's labels are applied to the wrong sides. I think the latter is true. It works with both my SD card and a Sony Memory Stick Pro that is inserted. Without a flash card inserted, the reader is flush with the edge of my Dell and thus is unobtrusive if left in all the time. Overall, I recommend this, if you know the orientation secret.

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Like the other reviewer stated, the labels are applied are on the wrong side. So you need to insert the card reader upside down. The flash card orientation will be correct. So far, I used SD (non SDHC) and XD cards and it reads and writes without any issues. My only gripe is that it does not allow my MacBook Pro to sleep correctly. For the price (with the rebate) I can’t complain. I’m almost positive this is a rebadged card reader from Koutech.

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Up is Down

by Richard Adams on 2/27/2008

I got this to try out the hitherto unused ExpressCard slot on my old Dell Inspiron B130 laptop. It had a nice rebate that made it the cheapest possible ExpressCard device that I could actually use. It came with no instruction manual. It turns out it NEEDED one. I tried plugging it in, name label up, and could not tell if it "seated" in the slot. I pulled it out and tried just putting an SD card in the reader. I could see that the flash card had to go in upside down with respect to the "top" name label in the card reader (the side with the colored label and arrow). I tried for quite awhile, but the card was never recognized by the laptop. Then I tried inserting the reader upside down, with the flash card upside down in the reader (thus the flash card was facing up) and it worked. Either my Dell ExpressCard slot is built upside down, or the reader's labels are applied to the wrong sides. I think the latter is true. It works with both my SD card and a Sony Memory Stick Pro that is inserted. Without a flash card inserted, the reader is flush with the edge of my Dell and thus is unobtrusive if left in all the time. Overall, I recommend this, if you know the orientation secret. Read More

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Neat and cheap BUT

on 8/4/2008

I had the same problem about orientation of the card. I fixed? it by removing the label and putting it on the opposite side! The BUT above refers to a problem the card has with my Macbook Pro. The card is flush with the side of the computer when it is inserted. I thought that would be a good place to store it so a memory card could be plugged in without going hunting for the reader in my computer bag. When I closed the computer screen to put the computer to sleep, I got to see the sleep/wake cycle start. It took a few minutes to find the problem was the card reader. The MBP just got no rest if the card was in. Card works fine but lives in the accessory pouch in the MBP bag. Read More

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Product Overview

This easy to install and configure ExpressCard from Cables Unlimited adds a memory card reader/writer to any newer laptop, with a 54mm universal or 34mm ExpressCard slot. This simple and reliable card is compatible with most of today's compact memory cards, used with phones, cameras, mp3 players and more.

Specifications

Manufacturer Cables Unlimited
Mfg Part# IOC-9750
SKU 205073826
UPC 724580630289
UPC 14 00724580630289
Features
Product Type Flash Reader / Flash Reader
Interfaces 1 x ExpressCard/34 / 1 x ExpressCard/34
Brand Name Cables Unlimited / Cables Unlimited
Media Supported Reduced Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) / Reduced Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) / microSD Card / microSD Card / MMCplus / MMCplus / MMCmobile / MMCmobile / miniSD Card / miniSD Card / Memory Stick / Memory Stick / xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card / Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO / Memory Stick PRO / MultiMediaCard (MMC) / MultiMediaCard (MMC) / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Secure Digital (SD) Card / Secure Digital (SD) Card / Memory Stick Micro (M2) / Memory Stick Micro (M2) / Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) / Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Manufacturer Cables Unlimited / Cables Unlimited
Product Name Card Reader ExpressCard 34mm / Card Reader ExpressCard 34mm
Manufacturer Part Number IOC-9750 / IOC-9750
Limited Warranty 1 Year / 1 Year
Host Interface ExpressCard / ExpressCard
Tech Specs
Host Interface ExpressCard
Interfaces 1 x ExpressCard/34
Product Type Flash Reader
Manufacturer Part Number IOC-9750
Manufacturer Website Address www.cablesunlimited.com
Manufacturer Cables Unlimited
Product Name Card Reader ExpressCard 34mm
Brand Name Cables Unlimited
Additional Information Platform: x86 Based, 32 bit Laptops (Intel / AMD) System Requirements: MS Windows 2000/XP or Vista Supports USB2.0 Data Speeds (480mbps)
Form Factor External Hot-swappable
Media Support RS-MMC / microSD / MMCplus / MMCmobile / miniSD Card / Memory Stick / Memory Stick Micro (M2) / Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) / xD-Picture Card / Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO / MultiMediaCard (MMC) / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Warranty 1 Year
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