SIIG ExpressCard 34 11-in-1 Media Card Reader

Testing Continued

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 07/08/2006
Author: Matt Krei (FragTek)
Hardware Acquired: Newegg

Testing Continued

The SIIG Media Reader boasts it's ability to be used without the need of any drivers. Sure enough this holds true for both Mac OS X and Windows XP Pro. Unlike some other media card readers that add multiple drives even when no card is inserted this one does not. This is a huge plus, I couldn't stand my older readers that would add an extra ~6 drives even when no card was inserted. This is true for both Windows and Mac OS X.

A few seconds after inserting a flash card in to the reader an icon appears on the desktop (in Mac OS X) linking to the files on the media card. Under Windows you get a device icon that appears in My Computer (sorry, no pictures of the card being used in a Windows environment, but it definately does work and has been tested).

SIIG ExpressCard Media Reader

Transfer speeds are fast, very fast. You can easily max the read/write speed of your flash memory card using this adapter unlike using a USB cable to attach your camera to the computer. I was able to copy, add, and delete files from the memory card instantaneously while using it in the SIIG media card reader.
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Most Recent Comments

01-07-2006, 12:02:57


I've got in my hands the first ExpressCard/34 memory card reader which I will be reviewing later today or tomorrow. For those who didn't know ExpressCard is the latest advancement in PC card technology created by the makers of the PCMCIA standard. This new PC Card is MUCH smaller and allows great transfer rates. You can get the ExpressCards in two different formats, 34mm or 54mm widths depending on what your notebook is equipped with. My MacBook Pro is equipped with a 34mm slot in this instance.

The SIIG memory card reader is the very ExpressCard reader on the market and I am pleased to be able to review it for OC3D so keep your eyes peeled for the review!

More information can be found for the new ExpressCard design at

Information about the SIIG card reader can be found HERE.Quote

02-07-2006, 23:12:43


03-07-2006, 03:46:55

Nice Fraggles look forward to it Quote

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