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SanDisk ImageMate 12-in-1 USB 2.0 Flash Memory Card Reader SDDR-89-A15

by SanDisk
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  • Sandisk ImageMate 12-in-1 Reader/Writer accepts the following memory types - 1. CompactFlash Type I, 2. CompactFlash Type II, 3. SD SecureDigital Card & SDHC, 4. miniSD, 5. MultiMediaCard, 6. RS-MMC, 7. Memory Stick, 8. Memory Stick PRO, 9 Memory Stick Duo, 10. Memory Stick PRO Duo, 11. SmartMedia, 12. xD-PictureCard and xD-PictureCard Type M
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 7 x 3.2 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00064V6RG
  • Item model number: SDDR-89-A15
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

The ImageMate 12 in 1 Card Reader/Writer is a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Multi-card Reader/Writer that connects to your computer's USB 2.0 port. USB 2.0 provides superior performance to transfer pictures, music, video and data between flash memory cards and your computer.Because USB 2.0 devices are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports, the ImageMate 12 in 1 Card Reader/Writer will work with all existing USB ports. The ImageMate 12 in 1 provides the ability to write data to and read data from flash memory without connecting your digital device (digital camera, handheld computer, digital music player, etc.) directly to a computer.Sandisk ImageMate 12-in-1 Reader/Writer accepts the following memory types - 1. CompactFlash Type I, 2. CompactFlash Type II, 3. SD SecureDigital Card & SDHC, 4. miniSD, 5. MultiMediaCard, 6. RS-MMC, 7. Memory Stick, 8. Memory Stick PRO, 9 Memory Stick Duo, 10. Memory Stick PRO Duo, 11. SmartMedia, 12. xD-PictureCard and xD-PictureCard Type M

Customer Reviews

Might as well spend the money, and have one that reads everything.
TexasRiverPirate
I use this with both Windows XP and Mac OS X, both were able to recognize the device without drivers and it worked just as it should.
G. Lee
It is so easy and can read all of the current memory cards...I used it immediately to get photos from a friend's digital camera!
GeminiPeace

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

185 of 191 people found the following review helpful By K. Yee on December 4, 2004
I've been searching for a USB 2.0 flash card reader that doesn't need stupid drivers (I'm a bit obsessive about keeping my system clean) for the longest time and have finally found it!

When plugged in, the device shows up as 4 separate drives. Transfers are painless and you can also transfer between multiple flash card formats w/o copying to your hard drive first (though I haven't had a need to do this).

If you do install the drivers, there's a button on the reader that transfers files automatically. I haven't installed the software for this, so I don't know where the files go :-)

Thanks, Sandisk! Shame on Dazzle for making their 8-in-1 reader require drivers; my old USB1.1 Dazzle didn't need drivers so I thought their new USB2.0 reader was safe to buy. Tried the Lexar reader next and had the same problem. But now I'm happy again...
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125 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Clower on June 6, 2005
This is a superb portable/dockable/easy-to-use multi-memorycard reader. Out-of-the-box it installs effortlessly (true plug-and-play) and supports 12 different types of media. I've swapped images, music, and files between several machines running Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and even OS X without having to install any drivers. It comes with a convenient docking station that can be attached your home system, for example, AND another USB 2.0 cable that can be used on the road with your laptop. Personally, I use it all the time for mini-storage and to trasfer various things between many systems using SD, Compact Flash, and a few other types of cards. It supports the media for my digital camera, digital video camera, and those of most my friends--so, it makes sharing very simple as well. You don't have to worry about plugging in your friends' cameras, installing drivers for each camera, then fidgeting with the camera until you can get pictures off it. All you do is insert the memory card and access it like a normal diskette. The drive doesn't require much to operate and is very small, so you can take it anywhere.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By LGM VINE VOICE on April 4, 2005
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Overall this is a great flash reader, but you need to be careful if you use both a USB 2.0 PC adapter card for a laptop and a high capacity flash memory card.

I was going to return this to Amazon because at first I couldn't get it to work with my Sandisk Ultra II 2gb card when connected to my laptop via a USB 2.0 PC Card. I have 3 other CF cards of 512mb capacity each, 2 by SimpleTech and 1 by Transcend, and all these would work fine with the ImageMate. But for some reason, the 2gb card would not show up. After much experimentation, I tried connecting a small USB power cord to the USB 2.0 PC card, and finally the Ultra II card worked fine. The cord I used came with the PC card when I bought it, and one end plugs into the card below the 4 USB ports and the other end plugs into my computer's native USB 1.1 ports.

Apparently, the ImageMate reader requires a little more power than a laptop PC card adapter can supply on its own to read a higher capacity CF card -- at least the Sandisk Ultra II 2gb card. At first I thought it was a flaw in the ImageMate, but I tried a Lexar 2.0 reader on the same USB 2.0 PC card without the extra cord, and the same thing happened -- it could read lower capacity CF cards but not the 2gb Sandisk Ultra II. When I used the extra cord, the Lexar could read the card just fine.

So you only have to worry if you're using a higher capacity card on a hub or PC card that might not supply enough power. If your PC card came with a supplementary power cord, use that. If not, then go buy a PC card adapter that comes with such a cord. If you're using lower capacity CF cards or your computer's native USB ports, you won't have to worry.

The speed of this reader is pretty fast. I tested it against the Lexar 2.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Youssef J. Habbouche on May 30, 2005
Sandisk released another great reader with the ability to read any memory media format available.

What I like:
1- Portable light sturdy construction. I use it to move large files of data on a CF memory without carrying a laptop.
2- Fast data transfer with USB 2.0 connection.
3- Easy to install. Plug and play with Windows 2000 or XP (I have not tried other operating systems)
4- Stands vertically or horizontally. I was afraid it might not be stable when standing vertically, I was proven wrong. It is very stable even when you are installing/removing memory cartridges; non-slip rubber is used to prevent sliding.
5- Reads 12 different memory media. I can use my camera's CF memory, my other camera's memory stick and my Palm's SD memory all with the same device.
7- Elegant black and silver design that looks great on any desk.
8- Each slot has its own LED (small light) which indicates that the memory media has been inserted properly.

The only drawback:
1- It comes with 2 cables, one for the cradle (vertical position) and one for the reader itself (horizontal position). The cable for the horizontal position is really short, around 9inches, to be used other than directly near your desktop/laptop.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Steven L. Goldstein on January 22, 2005
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This reader works perfectly. Plug and play set up. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars is that the cables may be too short for some people. For example, if you keep your PC on the floor but you want the reader on the desktop, the cable may not reach. I didn't have this problem, but other people will.
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