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Targus 32-in-1 USB 2.0 Flash Memory Card Reader TGR-CRD25

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  • No additional driver installation required for Windows ME, 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OSX v10.1.2 plus
  • Package includes: Card Reader, USB cable and instruction manual.
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The Targus Digital TGR-CRD25 Universal 25-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer is an all-in-one memory card reader that should finally put to rest the difficulty involved in looking for the right card reader/writer. This unit features high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity for superior data transfer speeds, and is backward compatible with all USB 1.1 ports so it will still work with your older systems. Easy to install, the TGR-CRD25 is truly plug-and-play, requiring no drivers to operate right out of the box, and being compatible with both Windows XP and Mac OS X operating systems.

This compact 25-in-1 card reader requires a Pentium class windows machine with USB support, running Windows 98SE or higher. For Macintosh, this unit requires USB support and Mac OS 9.2x or higher in order to operate. The Targus TGR-CRD25 is compatible with several BenQ cards, and dozens of i-mate, LG, Motorola, Nokia, PalmOne, Samsung, Sony Ericsson brand memory cards.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 1 x 1 inches ; 6.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
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  • ASIN: B000FPM7JW
  • Item model number: TGR-CRD25
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 21, 2006

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Lazare on April 1, 2009
I needed a card reader quickly one Sunday night, and so I looked at the web reviews for this card at national chain with a local brick and mortar store. Many of the reviews were negative, stating that the usb cable that came it was cheap. But because I had tons of extra cables that size, I didn't worry and picked one up anyway.

The reader worked fine for the first two uses (using the original cable), but then today it kept disappearing and then re-appearing under Windows XP. I removed and replaced my CF II card a few times to see if it would work, when suddenly I started to notice a burning smell. Sure enough the card reader was hot and was stinking of burned plastic.

I've never had a peripheral device start to burn before, but there's always a first time for everything.

In looking at this item here on Amazon, I noticed that it's branded Mercury, but listed as a Targus product. Mine is the same model but is branded Targus, so I don't know who the OEM really is in this case. Regardless, I'd stay far away from this card reader.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scarletdown on January 25, 2007
I bought one of these several months ago at Grocery Outlet, of all places. I must say, for $10, this was one of the best impulse purchases I ever made.

Contrary to what the specs don't say, this reader works great with Linux, provided you have udev (essentially the Linux PnP manager) installed. The three slots show as SCSI devices, so you mount them like you would any normal hard drive.

I have used this device on two different Linux systems: my desktop, which runs Debian (sid) - 32 Bit 2.6.18-3-k7, and my laptop running Debian (sid) - 64 Bit 2.6.18-1-amd64.

Additionally, I have also tested it on XP Pro. The device just worked without needing any additional drivers.

So far, I have used this reader with two different types of Media: CompactFlash (512MB from Kingston, 20MB from SanDisk, and 16MB from SanDisk), and a 32MB SanDisk SmartMedia Card. All worked flawlessly.

To the reviewer before me who claimed that SmartMedia does not work, perhaps you had a bum card or a defective reader?

The only confusing thing is the 25-in 1 claim. I don't have the original packaging any more, but I do seem to recall that the list of compatible media shown included several variations of CF and others. So I feel that calling this 25-in-1 was stretching things a bit for marketing purposes.

All in all, this was $10 well spent, and this card reader should be an integral part of any proper laptop support kit.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Crust on March 26, 2007
The purpose of this review is to clarify the SmartMedia situation with this reader. Basically this exact part number (TGR-CRD25) has come in a couple of different flavors. At some point in the past, this reader must have supported the media directly. However, it does not appear to anymore. The squarish version says it supports SmartMedia on the packaging, but mine does not. The rectangular version (which seems to be the current model) does not have SmartMedia support nor does it mention it on the package. So if you really need support for that memory type, you are probably taking a chance buying this reader since you don't know what version you will get. It works well for the media that it supports, but since the packaging and product are misleading, I only give it 3 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Barrett on January 6, 2010
Like other reviewers I needed a card reader in a hurry, so I bought this POS from a big box store. This reader is JUNK. I repeat, this reader is JUNK. Do not waste your money.

Like the title says, it works for short periods (few seconds) then it quits, then starts the process all over again. If you are really unlucky, it may quit, then start up again and REFORMAT the media you have installed, thereby losing all the photos you just took of your family reunion. Don't ask me how I know this. Anyway, to keep your sanity intact, go buy something else, not this junk.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MilkyW@y on July 21, 2007
The Targus® TGR-CRD25 is quickly recognized by my Gateway Tablet as an external drive, reading my SD memory cards well. I'm not sure now but, I think I got mine from Radio Shack® a while back. Yesterday I visited Targus' site searching for some specs and updates (if any) about the gadget and could not find it listed as one of their current or discontinued products. So, makes me wonder if it is really a Targus® product. Regardless, I really appreciate its portability. It works fine for me with my Memory Sticks, SD, and CF memory cards. I also use the 32-in-1 "DIGIPOWER" combo card reader/writer - 3 Port USB Hub with mood light (#DP-FHC11) with my memory cards but, the TGR-CRD25 is half the size and more convenient at some types of travels. This gadget could have benefited from more illustrative information for the user. I have so many gadgets that I can't tell now which of the USB cables I have came with it; a picture would have help. I now mark all my individual parts for reference.

Tip: Remember to align metal contacts when inserting your SD memory card...!

I use a smaller USB cable for convenience but, it is not the one supplied with my Targus TGR-CRD25.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yongbo Jiang on January 18, 2007
This might be the smallest card reader that you can find on the market. It's USB2, solid build quality, read all the cards except SmartMedia (I don't think you can still buy it).
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