[TriLUG] Semi OT: SD card reader for old laptop

Jack Hill jackhill at jackhill.us
Tue Jun 25 17:27:21 EDT 2013

On Tue, 25 Jun 2013, matt at noway2.thruhere.net wrote:

> A relative of mine ran into the common (?) issue of an older PC and the
> inability to read/write SD cards even though it supposedly has a reader.
> From what I recall, the issue has to do with the standards and the
> hardware changing several years back.  I was thinking of suggesting a USB
> based SD card reader, which seem to go for as little as $10-$20 these
> days.
> Does anyone have experience with them?  Do they work and are there any
> particulars or gotcha items to watch out for with them?

I have an "all in one" usb card reader that works without problems or 
special setup. However, I've never had problems reading SD cards, so I 
can't say if I just got lucky or if most of them are good.


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