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confused234

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I really need someone to explain something to me.

I have a 13 in 1 media card reader (removable drives) then why does it only show 4 removable drives in my computer? How is this installed to show the 13?

Thanks for any/all help

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01 confused234
4th May 2006

I have a 13 in 1 media card reader (removable drives) then why does it only show 4 removable drives in my computer? How is this installed to show the 13?


You probably only have 4 Slots/Connectivity Places in this device – So common sense says that - you could only have/show 4 of these devices at one instance – To have more displayed – you would have to install all the different types – but you still may not be able to display them all at one time-

Another limiting factor is this is probably a USB Device and is only connected to 1 USB Port- And as you add & remove other media Cards to your PC – The drive assignments will vary – some will be added while others that are not connected/used at this instance – will be changed or dropped –

So if you were to have all 13 different devices – the only probable way to have all 13 to be displayed at 1 time would be to purchase 3 more of this – [13 in 1] – Load all 4 slots of each & connect to 4 different USB Ports. And even then I do not know if PC would be able to display all at the same time –

This was not designed to have all 13 devices on at the same time – But just to have the ability to read all 13 Devices – Not necessarily at the same time –

Another factor to consider – would be the – Current Draw – of the Card Reader & each Memory Card – You would probably have to use a Self Powered USB HUB Expander – to have all 4 slots connected to your PC [??] - [PC has USB Current Draw restrictions/limits]

Visit the website of your Card Reader & inquire there -

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Edited by Jack123, 04 May 2006 - 09:22 AM.

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Thank you Jack for responding.

Let me explain a bit ..... I had purchased a Dell computer with the 13 in 1 reader and when I went to my computer and looked under Devices with removeable storage it showed letters for each device (c; d-DVD; e-DVD; and then the rest were for the media reader card.) This time it doesn't show as many as the other one did

Well, thanks anyway.
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