Solved disc card reader or smart card for windows 7

April 24, 2017 at 11:23:09
Specs: Windows 7
need card reader for smart media card (digital Olympus camera d-490 zoom)
for windows 7
present (d-linkdub-cr100 will not work with windows 7

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April 25, 2017 at 14:20:01
The D-490 Zoom is a very old digital camera, only 2.1MP. It's not nearly as good as the as the "worst" smart phone these days. Can't you just connect a USB cable between the camera & computer? No card reader needed, no special drivers or software needed.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_s...

EDIT: the camera is so old it doesn't have a USB port. It uses a serial cable. It would make more sense to buy a new camera than a USB SmartMedia Card Reader. SmartMedia has been dead for at least 10 years.

"SmartMedia cards frequently become corrupted and unusable when the cards are read / written in a card reading device. Affected SmartMedia cards will be unusable and the camera or device will be unable to format, read or write to the card. Data loss and a change in the capacity that the device displays are also signs of a low level format corruption or a corrupted CIS (Card Information System). The majority of these card format errors can be repaired and the data or photos can be recovered....with the proper software and equipment"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart...

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April 24, 2017 at 11:57:30
Don't know the item to which you refer... but are not all SD cards essentially compatible via any suitable usb adapter?

This discussion would appear to suggest so?

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/pos...

And this usb adapter might resolve your situation?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CKC8W...


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April 24, 2017 at 12:02:52
hi tx for reply ...but its a smart media card and not sd

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April 24, 2017 at 12:39:46
duplicate content. see following response

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April 24, 2017 at 12:45:08
mmm... as I say I'm (that) familiar with the whole range of memory cards around today; let alone the Olympus... Is there not a universal adapter (usb connected) for all cards, or at least those such as Olympus etc.?

I found this via a google trawl

https://www.amazon.com/SmartMedia-O...

I note it's no-longer available on Amazon, but perhaps eBay, or elsewhere via a google trawl?

Other option, can you not run the compatible driver (which presumably you) in the correct windows compatibility mode within win-7?

Also when I dun a google trawl I found several references to suitable current adapters,on eBay, and also Amazon appears to have one or two currently?

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April 25, 2017 at 14:20:01
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The D-490 Zoom is a very old digital camera, only 2.1MP. It's not nearly as good as the as the "worst" smart phone these days. Can't you just connect a USB cable between the camera & computer? No card reader needed, no special drivers or software needed.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_s...

EDIT: the camera is so old it doesn't have a USB port. It uses a serial cable. It would make more sense to buy a new camera than a USB SmartMedia Card Reader. SmartMedia has been dead for at least 10 years.

"SmartMedia cards frequently become corrupted and unusable when the cards are read / written in a card reading device. Affected SmartMedia cards will be unusable and the camera or device will be unable to format, read or write to the card. Data loss and a change in the capacity that the device displays are also signs of a low level format corruption or a corrupted CIS (Card Information System). The majority of these card format errors can be repaired and the data or photos can be recovered....with the proper software and equipment"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart...

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