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Old November 29th, 2004, 12:24 AM   #1
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Flash Cards and Memory Sticks

What is the difference between a flash card and a memory stick. Sounds like the same thing.
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Old November 29th, 2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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Memory stick is a proprietary format card (remember Beta tapes?) that only fit Sony cameras and a few select devices. Compact Flash cards fit many more products, and have much higher capacity.
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Old November 29th, 2004, 08:38 AM   #3
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Do I need a separate flash card reader or adapter for my PC or should they work in my PCI slot by themselves?
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Old November 29th, 2004, 09:48 AM   #4
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James, I would opt for an external USB 2.0 multi-format card reader.
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Old December 9th, 2004, 05:40 PM   #5
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I ended up getting a Sandisk 6 in 1 multi-card reader. It fits into my PCI slot on my laptop and reads most cards available. It's much easier to manage because of it's size.
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Old December 9th, 2004, 05:51 PM   #6
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Gotcha I didn't know you were referring to PCMCIA slots when you referenced PCI slots on your PC. I though we were talking about a desktop.

Anyway, congrats on the purchase!
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Old December 9th, 2004, 06:47 PM   #7
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Well, if I need to load to a desktop, I guess I'll have to use the cradle and/or the USB cable that came with the kit. The multi-card reader is a good thing to have if I need to look at images from someone else's camera with their memory card(s).
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