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Universal Internal Flash Media Card Readers:

Flash Media Reader interfaces include: IDE, PCI & USB 2. We recommend the USB 2.0 interface on today's new PC's with WinXP Pro OS. Some of the Products below can be found both as OEM and Retail packaging. Which one is best? Depends upon you needs.

We prefer an all inclusive Solution to encompass 1394 FireWire & USB 2.0 Front Bay Access Ports. Atech Flash and Soyo cover those areas well. The ideal Soyo unit is not shipping yet. This List is just a start - Enjoy! GB

  1. www.addonics.com: DigiDrive-Flash Memory Reader from Addonics - Both IDE & USB 2.0 interfaces. See: Internal DigiDrive USB 2.0.
  2. www.adimicro.com - Alpha Digital Inc.: USB Bay Readers & Bay Drives. Sketchy details on website.
  3. www.antec-inc.com - Antec: Datachute PC Card Reader, Internal PCI
  4. www.Apacer.com: Embedded Card Reader USB 2.0
  5. images/bullet2.gifwww.AtechFlash.comAtech Flash Pro 9 In 1 External / Internal Flash Reader Plus FireWire - USB 2.0 - They do NOT respond to email!!!
  6. www.Bafo.com: Bafo Internal 6 In 1 USB Flash Memory Card Reader - Unable to locate product on Bafo site. Many On-Line Sales sites attribute this product to Bafo. Who knows!?!
  7. BYTECC: Front Panel IO - Memory Readers
  8. www.CablesUnlimited.com: Cables Unlimited Card Reader Internal 3.5" 6-In-1 USB - This unit is found in more PC locations than any other. Used in SystemMax PC's.
  9. www.CoolMaxUSA.com: Embedded 6 in 1 Card Reader. Product is good. Flash Media read from USB 2.0 interface plus has one USB 2.0 port on front of bay. Website poorly done with broken links and none descriptive Info. Very good OEM product.
  10. www.DataFab.com: Internal - Datafab-Innovative Technologies For Portable Storage - IR3-USB2 3.5" Bay Internal 6 in 1 Flash Card Reader/Writer with 1394 FireWire & USB 2.0. 
  11. www.Delkin.com: eFilm Reader / Writers - Delkin Devices 6-in-1 Media Internal Reader Writer - Reader - 20 uses USB 2.0 Interface.
  12. www.ecsusa.com - Elitegroup Computer Systems Co., Ltd. -- USA: ECS 3.5" Bay Plastic 6-in-1 Internal USB Media Card Reader - USB 1.1 interface. Peripherals: Internal USB Card Readers
  13. www.EnlightCorp.com:
  14. www.hiroinc.com - Hiro Inc.: HIRO 8-IN-1 Internal Card Reader and Writer 5.25"
  15. www.In-Win.com:
    1. iAPP Card Reader
  16. www.kanguru.com - Kanguru Solutions 6-in-1 Internal Card Reader
  17. www.Koutech.com Koutech Systems -
    1. F2205 - 6-in-1 Front Panel Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Flash Card Reader/Writer.
    2. images/bullet2.gifF7210 - 10-in-1 USB 2.0 Front Panel Internal Card Reader with USB Hub / FireWire Repeater / Audio Ports / SATA Ports. Requires 5.25 Drive Bay! 
  18. New Product Listing! www.Mitsumi.de/english/produkte/7in1mediadrive.shtml - New Product! 7 in 1 Internal Media Drive... Floppy Drive + Flash Media Reader in one unit! Demonstrated to Resellers @ Intel ICC Fall 2003. Appears to be similar design comparable to the Y-E Data Device below only better price ($25.00 OEM). OEM units include Mini-CD for installation. Interface: Floppy + USB. Have not verified whether USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 yet! 
  19. www.OmniFlashProducts.com: OmniFlash Retail Flash Drive Kits (USB 2.0 and IDE).  Nothing here works on this site! OmniFlash Products - Support Good luck!
  20. www.SoyoUSA.com: Soyo Bayone USB 2.0 & Smart Card Reader - They also make MotherBoards. Two Units listed each include Front 1394 & USB 2.0 ports.
    1. BayOne AVI Plus Flash Reader/Writer
    2. images/bullet2.gifBayOne UFO USB 2.0 Flash Reader/Writer: Adds Clear CMOS front access.
  21. www.welland.com.tw: Welland Industrial Super Panel UCR-525 USB 6-in-1 Memory Reader/Writer for 5.25 Drive Bay includes 1394 & USB 2.0.
  22. www.YEData.com: Y-E DATA Internal 7 in 1 Digital Media Reader/Writer + Floppy with USB 1.1 interface for Flash Media - Essential for your Digital Darkroom! Available in Retail packaging ($69.00) from www.OfficeDepot.com.

 

Sources To Purchase From:
  1. Directron.com - Deep Discounts Direct!
    1. Card Reader:
  2. www.NewEgg.com:
    1. newegg.com: Hardware > Card Reader/Adapter.
  3. www.xpcgear.com:
    1. Flash Memory Card Readers & Flash Memory:
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