Flash card reader in CD drive slot

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    1999TL New Member

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    Do they make a card reader that goes in the CD Drive slot of a tower? I have 5 empty slots on my pc case and I guess I should just put a card reader in there. My 24" monitor has a card reader but the damn thing doesn't read micro sdHc
     
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    doh! thanks. should have tried that search.
     
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    hmm can't tell if any support microSDHC using an adapter to SD.
     
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    From what I've done and used it never made a difference. I've used an adapter for my phone before to get my 8 gig micro card to work with the bigger cards.
     
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    I've been interested in buying one of these, but they're all usb powered. Do you have to trail the usb cable internally to reach the usb ports on the back of the pc case?
     
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    Get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...m_re=atech_card_reader-_-20-176-016-_-Product

    ...and install it with this adaptor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...m_re=drive_bay_adapter-_-11-993-007-_-Product

    ...or you can put it in a 3.5" bay and not need the adaptor. Either way, this is the best card reader I've found; everyone in my family has one now, and it reads microSDHC natively.

    The card readers come with special USB cables that plug into USB header pins on the motherboard.
     
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    I know, but with the card reader I linked, you don't need the adaptor. One less thing to lose.
     
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    reader looks good. Just wish I didn't need a damn adapter for it.
     
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    Yeah, the adaptor is kinda cheesy. I have one in a 3.5" bay, though, and it works splendidly and looks good doing it. Is a 3.5" bay not an option for you? Most computers come with at least one 3.5" bay that's open to the outside.
     
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    Nope, I have that snail Lian Li case remember. No 3.5 slot.
     

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