2014 Electronics Holiday Gift Guide
2 new from $9.99

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Sony MRW620/U1/181 Internal 17 in 1 Memory Card Reader/Writer
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Sony MRW620/U1/181 Internal 17 in 1 Memory Card Reader/Writer

by Sony

Available from these sellers.
  • Internal 17-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writerwith Black and Ivory Colored Faceplates
  • Microsoft Vista, Windows XP Home and Professional Compatible
  • Includes Drive Letter Recognition Software
2 new from $9.99

Accessorize Your Tech Gear

Accessorize Your Tech Gear
Check out the latest accessories for your cell phone, tablet, camera, and more. Learn more

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: MRW620/U1/181
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Weight: 0.60 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year limited

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.5 x 8 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001AI6CNK
  • Item model number: MRW620/U1/181
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 16, 2008

Product Description

Transform your obsolete 3.5" floppy bay in your Windows desktop PC into a useful memory card reader. With the ability to read and write 17 popular memory card formats including Memory Stick/Duo/Pro/Micro, SD, MiniSD™, Xd™, Compact Flash (types I/II), MicroDrive™, MultiMediaCard™, RS-MMC™ and SmartMedia™, the MRW620/U1/181 internal reader/writer enables you to access memory cards used in electronic devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones, camcorders, MP3 players and digital picture frames. This reader/writer connects to your PC via internal USB connection and adds a standard USB port on the front panel. It also comes with black and ivory colored faceplates so you can easily match to the casing of your PC.

Customer Reviews

Wish this pretty and useful device had worked; too bad it was trash.
Gail/Gerry
The reader fits nicely in my Ultra X-blaster case (3.5" drive opening) and the connection cable was more than long enough to reach the motherboard USB header.
Arnold
I would highly recommend this memory card reader to those looking for an internal solution.
WG

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Jason McManus on February 18, 2010
Verified Purchase
Ordered this card reader for a clients custom build. Card readers are always a tricky sort of thing, and there seems to be a lot of "YMMV" with just about every CR under the sun! That said, this one seemed pretty solid, and while it doesn't read every format under the sun it does read all the major ones and the extra USB connection is a nice addition.

Fits in the clients Antec Sonota III 500 case without issue.

Uses an internal motherboard USB port, which IMHO is great. Of course this means you'll want to make sure you have an open USB header prior to ordering; ESPECIALLY if you have a computer from one of the huge OEM's (Dell, HP, Gateway, etc)! The 'two cables into one plug' approach is a little sloppy - one for the USB port and one for the card reader itself - am sure the engieers could've come up with something cleaner, but it does the job.

Copying between cards works just fine. Scrounged up an old CF & SM and transferred data between them without issue. Front USB port works fine too.

So what's the quirk? When installing a fresh copy of XP I didn't notice that the card reader had been assigned drive letters C: D: E: & F: until after XP was installed. The optical drive was G: and the HDD was H:. No huge loss, just disconnected the CR, formatted and reinstalled the OS again and connected the CR later, but it's worth mentioning just in case you're installing everything from scratch. If you're adding this to an existing system you shouldn't have anything to worry about. (It's possible that a BIOS setting would've resolved this issue too.)

**** WANT CUSTOM ICONS IN 'MY COMPUTER' UNDER WINDOWS XP? ****

Despite what some folks have said, you *can* download some software from Sony and get the correct custom icons!
Read more ›
12 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
62 of 65 people found the following review helpful By M. Fernandez on November 11, 2009
Verified Purchase
I am a system builder thats had been looking for an internal memory card reader. At the local Fry's, there were plenty to choose from but all were from companies I had never heard of. Most said 3.5 Drive Bay but were off in their measurements by a few centimeters. I bought this internal card reader and found that it suit my needs. To top it off, this reader/writer was licensed by Sony- a company that had a physical address that made and licensed other electronic components. This card word in Windows Xp. It still worked nicely in Windows Vista. In Xp and Vista, in the "My Computer Window" all the seperate flash drives were listed. I wished that Windows would assign the appropriate flash card icon to each drive and not that standard gray drive icon. This would allow me to tell each drive apart.

In Windows7, which this card also works flawlessly, in the "Computer" window, none of the flash drives are listed until you insert a card. This makes it easier to tell which drive is what.

If a motherboard and a computer case has only a limited number of USB ports, this card will offer one extra port. That port can become very valuable and can only increase the value of this peripheral.

I am currently building a second system and I have this reader/writer installed. When I make my rounds for a third system, I will order another reader/writer.
15 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By 1st Time Reviewer on September 27, 2010
Verified Purchase
I do not normally leave feedback for products or write reviews but I feel compelled to for those of you that are hesitant to buy this because you are running Windows 7 64 Bit. I purchased one of these last year for a custom build and it installed no problems at all and has been working flawlessly since. Interestingly, the box read "Works with Windows Vista" but no mention of Windows 7. I just recently finished a new build and ordered a second unit. To my surprise, the box read "Works with Windows 7" (No mention of 32 or 64 Bit). I installed the unit and it also works flawlessly. There is no guarantee that it with work on every Windows 7 64 Bit system, but so far I am 2 for 2.

Build 1:
Motherboard: MSI P55-GD80
OS: Windows 7 Premium, 64 Bit
CPU: Intel i7 860

Build 2:
Motherboard: MSI P55-GD65
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 Bit
CPU: Intel i7 870
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By S. M. Gomez on April 7, 2010
Verified Purchase
It's a crapshoot if you're getting this for Windows 7 64-bit OS. When this unit is plugged into my motherboard (gigabyte 790xta-ud4), it takes a couple of minutes for my Windows 7 64-bit OS to start up. OS starts up fine (and much faster!) when I have this unit unplugged from the USB header. When my OS is finally started up, it does work though, surprisingly. I can confirm this by using my SD card and usb stick and being able to transfer files.

I contacted Sony Support to see if this unit is compatible with a 64-bit OS and got the following reply:
----
Dear Sony Valued Customer,
This unit will not support a 64 bit system. It will only be supported on a 32 bit system. So more then likely that is what is causing the issue.
----

I then asked if they plan on releasing firmware/driver updates for 64-bit systems and got the following reply:
----
Unfortunately, none of us technicians know about future updates for any of the drives we support. What we can advise you to do is check our website periodically for those updates. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
---

I still give it a 2-star because it does work after OS is started... just takes my OS 2+ minutes to start up, which is unacceptable.

Anyhow, If you're one of the unlucky ones who can't get this to work on a Windows 7 64-bit system, I would recommend contacting Sony just so that maybe with enough inquiries, they'll release driver/firmware updates for 64-bit systems.
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews