Belkin USB card reader don't work

May 11, 2010 at 20:57:28
Specs: Linux i686
I've got a Belkin card reader[/url] which doesn't want to work. I've downloaded Belkin's most recent driver for this reader, an F5U248. Puter recognizes the reader. When I put a loaded, unlocked SDHC card in, it lights as though it were downloading, but after that, nothing happens. Opening the reader shows an empty card. Doesn't work with XP reader driver either.

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May 12, 2010 at 05:36:02
Your reader probably can't handle the large card. Look at the link below.

This is an excerpt from that link. "The format has proven very popular. Changes to the interface of the established format have made some older devices designed for standard SD cards (≤4 GiB) unable to handle newer formats such as SDHC (≥4 GiB). All SD cards have the same physical shape and form factor however, which causes confusion for many consumers".

May I ask why you need such a large card? What are you using it for?

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May 12, 2010 at 08:20:03
Apparently, the F5U248 first came out in 2003.

Lots of older card readers can't recognize memory cards that have a capacity of over 2gb, sometimes over 1gb.
I have two of them that can't read cards > 2gb, one newer one that can.

"When I put a loaded, unlocked SDHC card in..."

The F5U248 supports reading SD cards, but does not support reading SD HC cards.

No mention of SD HC cards in it's manual:

User manual

Another reference...
SD 1gb and 2gb limits; SD HC limits

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