internal compact flash drive?

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  1. Christ Reynolds

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    i'm looking for an internal compact flash card reader, its so inconvenient to have an external thing on my desk. plus, mine recently crapped out, so i have toi buy a new one. the problem is, i already have 4 IDE devices in my system, 2 cd based drives, and 2 hd's. anyone know of a drive i could use, or should i try to clear some space from my IDE ports? thanks in advance

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    While we are at it, does anybody know of similar device that can also read Cardbus cards ? I've probably seen 6-7 different "all in one" media readers, but none has a PC Card slot. The reason for PC Card slot?? 2GB Cardbus drives are now down to about $90 a piece (will not be surprised to see them in the $60 range in the near future), they will be great for makeing backup or just shuffling large amount of data bewteen desktop and laptops (such as photo/video files).
     
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    nick, you are my hero for the day. question for you, maybe i'm just overtired and i cant think of the answer...how can i use usb if its an internal device? on my mobo there are extra pins to connect front mounted usb slots, but none of them are connected, as i dont use them. would i connect a cable to those? if that works, i'm very excited about it. thanks again for the info.

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    Most Mobos have a USB pin on it used to add a USB port.
    Yes you connect the cable provided to the (i think its four pins) pins on your Mobo labled USB.
    Your welcome, i rememberd i saw a product like that somehere when you mentioned it. Seems like the perfect one for your needs [​IMG]
    Hope it works out!
     
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    ok i ordered it and installed it, and it works great, thanks for the suggestion. i needed to use my brain whilst installing it though, my mobo's usb ports (abit kg7) gave me trouble at first, had to break out the multimeter to make sure i wasnt going mad. sure enough, they were backward from everything else, and the thing works great now. although now, my floppy drive is constantly spinning, not sure why. i just unplugged it, for the frequency of my floppy use, its not a big deal. cheers

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