SIIG ExpressCard 34 11-in-1 Media Card Reader
Published: 9th July 2006 | Source: Newegg | Price: |
Author: Matt Krei (FragTek)
Hardware Acquired: Newegg
There's not a whole heck of a lot when it comes to the specs for an item such as this. Here is what SIIG has listed on their homepage:
-Compatible with SD, miniSD, MMC, RS-MMC, xD Picture card and various types of Memory Stick memory cardsCompliant with USB Storage -Class specifictaions
-No driver required!
-Hot-swapping feature allows you to attach/detach without powering down your system
-Notebook or desktop system with an available ExpressCard slot
-Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003
Notice it doesn't say anything about the compatibility among other OS's such as Mac OS X or Linux. I know for certain that's 100% compatible with Mac OS X and I'm fairly certain it would be the same way with a good Linux distro.
The card is compatible with the most commonly used flash memory cards/sticks. One type of memory that's missing from the stick which is rather important is CompactFlash. However I can definately see the reasoning behind why there is no support for CF with this card, it's simply to small. CF cards are simply too wide for the 34mm ExpressCard standard, I imagine that once a 54mm ExpressCard media reader hits the market it will include support for CompactFlash. This is something to keep in mind if you do a lot of professional photography as all DSLR's use CF as their primary storage media.