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5.25" cardreader?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by badbob, 3 Feb 2006.

  1. badbob


    Joined: 27 Jan 2006

    Posts: 7,298

    Looking for a 5.25" drivebay card reader. This Akasa looks great


    But I need XD and Smartmedia support also. I take it standard installation is external USB and firewire cable via a hole in the case then back inside? (bit messy) Do all motherboards feature the optional internal USB & firewire connectors? Any ones with a neater installation (no exteranl-internal routing) with those two flash supported slots?
  2. Energize


    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,942

    Location: England

    Just about all motherboards support allow you to connect them by the usb header. As for firewire, I havent seen many motherboards that have an internal connector for it, even though most cases do.
  3. MeatLoaf


    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,269

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    If you have an audigy or audigy 2 zs then theres a firewire header on the card itself.
  4. badbob


    Joined: 27 Jan 2006

    Posts: 7,298

    Don't need a soundcard, I have the original Soundblaster Live with the digital I/O bracket. Mainly need the front card reader XD/Smartmedia/Compact flash/Microdrive support.
  5. gib786


    Joined: 12 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,799

    Location: Leeds

    i have a internal firewire and usb slot on my k8n diamond mobo, used it to hook up the usb an firewire ports on the case and the card reader which is in the floppy drive bay