Questions tagged [card-reader]

A device that allows a computer to access memory cards such as SD cards.

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Can a microSD card with an USB adapter be used to flash a BIOS?

Does it act the same way a USB flash drive does? And would it work with the option to update the BIOS via the current BIOS or the new feature motherboards have where a BIOS can be updated without a ...
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Is it now typical for USB SD card readers to ignore the write protect switch (lock protect tab)?

I recently bought a few USB 3.0 SD card readers, and they ignore the SD card's write protect switch (lock protect tab). I performed the testing in Windows. I doubt it matters, but the card readers are ...
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Can I emulate usb smart card reader

I have a smart card reader and a smart card to access my company's private network. Since the remote login only works on Windows/Citrix but I like to have a Linux computer, I successfully run Citrix ...
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Windows 11: Extremely slow file transfer to CFexpress card via Thunderbolt 4 USB-C

Problem Description My Windows 11-based laptop is driving me nuts. I am trying to copy over to a CFexpress card about 8'500 photo files (JPEG). The average file size is around 13.87Mb. When I start ...
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Issues with SD card reader

I have a DELL VOSTRO SSF PC with a frontal SD card reader. When I attach my SD card, the drive unit is normally shown in windows, but I cannot change the letter of the unit. The change letter button ...
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Debian: Card Reader device is available only for superuser

I have an ASUS laptop with Realtek Card Reader RTL8411B. I must install Debian with kernel version 4.15.3 - there is no any other option. The first problem was in standard rtsx_pci driver which seems ...
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Can I use an old internal multicard reader as a USB device?

I got rid of an old computer that had an internal multicard reader (13-in-1, 19-in-1, I'm not sure). It has a blue rectangular connector with 9 small square holes. I'd love to adapt this to be able ...
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Smart Card Reader (CAC) operation - what deauthorizes session?

We are planning to shock test a USB smartcard reader (CAC reader) for a DoD application, and need to know more about what indications to look for. Our only real concern is that the user remains logged ...
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select command in smart card and status word

I use smart card and I upload different applet on the Smart Card. Q1:**When I Select one applet with PyApdu.exe and after select another applet without reset connection with card reader **SW=9000 ...
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How do I fix my SD card reader on my computer that always says the device is locked for read only?

When I insert a micro SD card into a SD adapter to read it in the SD card reader on my Dell desktop it says the drive is read-only whenever I try to copy files to it. The LOCK switch on the SD adapter ...
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How to access the micro SD card reader on raspberry PI

I am trying to access micro SD card reader plugged in with a 64GB card but unable to access via Raspian. pi@raspberrypi:/ $ lsusb -t /: Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=dwc_otg/1p, 480M ...
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USB device fails because of extension cable but only on one PC

Recently I bought an eID reader (Vasco/OneSpan Digipass 905). I've since tested the device on several computers (all identical Windows 10 machines), and it works fine on each of them. Because of the ...
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Is it possible to have Windows automatically assign/remove drive letters for internally mounted card readers?

I have two internal USB multi card readers, each of which expose four removable disks. Windows automatically assigns drive letters to these mounting points even when no disk is attached: This PC: ...
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Can't format or erase flash card neither on Linux nor on Windows [closed]

I have brand new flash memory card (MicroSD), which I am connecting to the computer via relatively old, but USB3 card readers. I've tried two different card readers. One card reader says card "is ...
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Can't Delete/Edit Files on SD Card [duplicate]

I have a Dell laptop (Inspiron 15 5559) and I can't Edit/Delete from the sd card reader. I've moved the readonly switch to both places, I've tried different cards and is the same, what could be wrong?...
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Does [MicroSD Card] + [USB Reader] = [USB Memory Stick] for Windows installatoin media?

On Microsoft's "Create Windows 10 Installation Media" page, it says that in order to create the installation media I need: A blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space or blank DVD (and DVD ...
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Micro SD is not getting detected in PC only

I've SanDisk Micro SD class 10 of 16GB.I've formatted and installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS for Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 systems (iso image) using Rufus like follows from windows10. Due to some ...
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Internal SD Card Reader disconnects randomly

I bought a new PC (Lenovo U3170) but it seems that built-in SD card reader is broken, but I looked better, and i determined its not, because I copy pasted 1GB of files and during the transfer it was ...
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Internal card reader fails after upgrade to Windows 10 - "Device could not be migrated"

I have just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, everything went smoothly except for one thing: My internal card reader mostly stopped working - it doesn't recognize any card that I can insert into ...
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Rufus killed USB card reader

This was really odd, I haven't found anything like this on the web. I tried to create a bootable microSD card with PNY microSD USB card reader using Rufus 2.2. It was set to check the device for bad ...
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Are microSD cards essentially the same inside the shell as a flash drive?

I use a 64 GB Class 10+ microSD card with the computers' built-in card reader (sometimes requires a microSD to SD adapter), in place of a pen drive. This allows me to connect the card to devices ...
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Is it safe to use letters A and B for drives? [duplicate]

My computer (a modern one, with Windows 8.1) is equipped with a DVD drive and a SD card reader. I'm considering assigning letters A and B to DVD and card reader. I know well that those letters were ...
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Asus UX31E Windows 8.1 64 bit Card Reader Issue

Card Reader (Realtech) of my zenbook does not work properly. I've installed windows 7 64 bit's driver published by Asus for my device : not working Realtek's own driver from its website (for win 8 ...
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SD card reader not working on Debian

I'm using Debian for about 6 months and my card reader never worked. I tried several solutions I found online with no luck. How can I make it work? Here's the output generated by lspci 00:00.0 Host ...
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usb multicardreader detected, but device not shown/available, Ubuntu 12.04

I have problems with my usb cardreader in Linux Ubuntu 12.04 . I think the device is detected by the operating system, but not shown in category devices and therefore not available. I have checked ...
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Complete beginner needs advice/help on how to install an RFID reader

So the powers-that-be recently decided that I would lead a project we have that has to do with reading RFID tags, however I have no experience or knowledge to as where I should begin. All I know is ...
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How to clean an SD Card slot?

As I was taking out the dummy SD card on my new Chromebook, a small piece broke off of it and is now stuck inside the slot. I have tried removing using various cleaning methods including: Putting ...
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Disabling Laptop (PB TJ-75) faulty card reader Linux

My problem comes from that my laptop [PB TJ-75] has a faulty Alcor card reader. It’s 100% sure, the device is dead and unusable whatever the OS is. It cannot be disabled in BIOS [latest: Vendor: ...
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Why can a SD card be faster on an external USB reader rather than on a builtin SD reader?

I have a Sandisk SDHC 4GB Class 2 memory card, and I have benchmarked its reading speed with Palimpsest Disk Utility, under Linux and with my Acer Travelmate 5720G laptop. These are the speeds when ...
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Converting HID Input to Keyboard Emulation (Card Reader)

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read this question. I'm a web developer, I have a customer trying to use one of my applications which collects swiped data. Usually, customers use Keyboard ...
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Test USB-connected SD card reader

I'm running a Linux system, so I'm asking a solution that can run on Linux, better if via terminal on a command line. I have a laptop with an integrated SD card reader, which is connected to ...
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Reading P2 card with standard PC Card (PCMCIA) reader

I have a Panasonic professional video camera which uses P2 cards. Looking for a way to connect them to the computer without using the camera, I found that the only P2 reader in the market is the one ...
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How do I attach this multi card reader to my motherboard?

I have an old mutli card reader taken from a Fujitsu Seimens Scaleo P. I am trying to attach it to my Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V. I have tried to attach this to the COM port on my motherboard - it doesn't ...
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Do SDXC cards need a special card reader, or is software support sufficient?

Can a card reader that accepts SD and SDHC cards support SDXC cards with the appropriate software support, or is a card reader specifically designed to accept SDXC cards needed? I'm looking for an ...
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INtegral card readers have drivers installed but do not show on my computer

I recenlty fixed a computer powerbutton and accidentally unplugged a sd card reader and did not know where was at (didnt knw if it was usb or firewire/ after i found out, i guess i installed it on a ...
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Disable cardreaders on Lenovo T500 in BIOS

I have a lenovo T500 that I'm trying to do a DBAN on (formatting program) it stalls cause it can't handle the card reader in the lenovo.. I was suggested by people on the DBAN forum to go find the ...
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Will I be able to install OS from USB if I buy a card reader?

This may sound silly, but an external device could probably convert interfaces from USB to CD. So will I be able to install OS from USB if I buy a card reader?
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Memory Stick Duo reader does not work in Windows 7

After I upgraded to Windows 7, the Memory Stick PRO Duo driver does not work; the card simply is not detected at all. I searched for the driver but could not find any. Does anyone has a solution to ...
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External card reader not working after upgrade to Windows 7

Following an upgrade from XP to Win7, my external card reader is no longer working. I've tried the answer here and have Googled around for a solution. Unfortunately, the consistent answer seems to be ...
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Recover SDHC card used in an SD card reader

A while ago when SDHC cards were fairly new and all the office computers had only SD card readers, I made a 4 GB Class 6 ADATA SDHC unreadable and unformattable by trying to get it to work in SD card ...
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How do you connect a card reader?

I bought a Velocity micro case which came with a card reader built in. I installed a Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H and can't find a place to plug it in. Do most motherboards have this option? Or did just get ...
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Asus F5N laptop built-in card reader driver problem

I have an Asus F5N X50N-AP011C. I have manually installed Windows 7 x64 on it, replacing the original Windows Vista. It also automatically installed a card reader driver, but it can no longer read xD ...
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What are some good USB-2.0-powered SDHC/SD card readers?

I'm looking to get a camera bag reader for SD/SDHC cards so that I can avoid having to plug the camera itself in to the computer. I'm aware of the SanDisk MicroMate. My only concern with that one is ...
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Memory card reader won't read 2GB Compact Flash memory card

I have a 2GB Compact Flash memory card that won't read in my memory card reader. The reader will read my 512MB and 32MB cards and my digital camera will read and write my 2GB card. I bought the card ...
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How to use the 4-in-1 card reader on my Lenovo x100e?

My Lenovo x100e laptop has a "4-in-1" card reader that's supposed to handle SD/SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick and MS Pro, but I can't insert my SDHC card (a "SANDISK SECURE DIGITAL EXTREME SDHC 16GB 30MB/S")....
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Hard drive dock w/usb and esata connectivity

If I buy a SATA hard drive dock that also has a card reader, and 2 extra USB ports on the front, and I connect my MacPro to it via the new SATA PCIe Sata card I installed, will the ESATA connection ...
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SmartCard reader

I have a Dell D620 which has a builtin smart card reader. How do I read from and write to a smart card using a smartcard reader? What are the best/free available softwares that I can use? Any ideas? ...
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Linux install in flash card

I can't understand why Linux on flash card needs an install, does it simply copy certain file to certain location in flash card? I mean, plan it in a response file, then one program read the plan in ...
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Grub hangs at "Starting up ..." when USB flash card reader is plugged in (on Ubuntu Hardy)

I have a PC with Ubuntu Hardy installed. The machine boots fine unless my USB flash card reader (one of those N-in-1 readers by MediaGear) is plugged in at startup. If the reader is plugged in, the ...
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Removable Disk Drives Not Appearing

OS: Vista, SP1 My SD/MMC drive does not appear anywhere (MyComputer, Disk Manager). In My Computer the only available drives ar C:\, D:\ and J:. I can no longer view any removable disk drives. When I ...
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