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Is there an internal USB3 card reader that works on W 8 64

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1


    My Lenovo OEM reader works good in Win 8 Pro 64 bit. The computer originally came with Windows 7 64 bit. My card is listed as a Generic Multi-Card USB Device in device manager. It's using the Microsoft driver version 6.2.9200.16384 dated 6/21/2006. I would think your card should work. Did you make sure it was hooked up correctly? If it was then I would say either the USB header is bad or the reader is bad.

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  2. #12


    One of the reviews for this one:

    Koutech IO-RCM630 Card Reader - Newegg.com

    claims that the owner has it working in a Win8 X64 system.

    I'm using an external USB 3 reader from Vantec. Works. I don't know whether they make any internal USB 3 drives. (None are listed at Newegg from Vantec.)
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  3. #13


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    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    Quote Originally Posted by Stan911 View Post
    Hi There Alphanumeric.
    No, It does not have any driver, it is supposed to use the windows drivers, but alas, it does not. W
    hat I seek is the answer to the question "does anyone out there have an internal card reader (preferably USB 3.0) that is working on Win 8 64"?
    Thanks,
    Stan

    Your preference "USB 3.0" is useless for any card readers. Class 10 memory cards only have a maximum speed of 10mbps. Even the fastest class U1 (UHS-ultra high speed) is only 312mbps. USB 2.0 has a maximum speed of 480mbps. So you may want to forget about USB 3.0 for card readers and look for PCI options or 2.0 pin heads.
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  4. #14


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stan911 View Post
    Hi There Alphanumeric.
    No, It does not have any driver, it is supposed to use the windows drivers, but alas, it does not. W
    hat I seek is the answer to the question "does anyone out there have an internal card reader (preferably USB 3.0) that is working on Win 8 64"?
    Thanks,
    Stan

    Your preference "USB 3.0" is useless for any card readers. Class 10 memory cards only have a maximum speed of 10mbps. Even the fastest class U1 (UHS-ultra high speed) is only 312mbps. USB 2.0 has a maximum speed of 480mbps. So you may want to forget about USB 3.0 for card readers and look for PCI options or 2.0 pin heads.
    I agree.
    The speed says it all. Having used an external usb2.0 card reader, I can say it is very usable, no need for 3.0 if no decent ones + cards are available yet.
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    Wynnum Australia
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    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    I just got the same USB 2.0 internal card reader (no -r on model number). Attached it to the USB 2.0 mid-board connector 78 (9 pin) and it seems to work fine. I do notice you have to put the SD cards in upside down, at least to me it seems to be upside down. The CF cards seem to work fine right side up, and I do not have any other types.

    Just in case it might be relevant, in Device Manager, on some of the Hub devices, there is a reset hub option. Under Disk drives, I also show 4 Generic entries, one for each type of memory card useable in the reader.

    The 19 pin connectors are for USB 3.0, and you need a special plug to fit, which should come with a 3.0 unit.

    What media are you using as far as Class or X number or U class speed designation? I have one that is SDHC 16 GB 100x, but that is only 14.6 MB/s, which is well within the USB 2.0 speed range. As long as the speed of the card is less that 40 MB/s you will not see much of a gain with USB 3.0. There are some flash cards that would rival the speed of a hard drive, but they are fairly expensive.

    So, as an answer to your question, I would submit the Rosewill devices will work
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  7. #17


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    Win 8 /64


    First, to the Rosewill question, I had tried the USB 2.0 reader from Rosewill, Newegg site said that it WOULD work on Win 8/64, the documentation said that it would work as well. However, when installed it did not work, I called Newegg, they passed the problem to Rosewill and the Tech at Rosewill said that it is NOT compatible with Win 8/64. I found the AFT Pro-57U and have it installed on the 20-1 header, it seems to be running fine. The USB 3.0 request was in part because they also pass the port to the front, and given that my Mobo HAS the 3.0 header, I wanted to use it. The port read speeds do seem faster, even when using USB 2.0 devices. Given that almost ALL peripherals are now USB, I find that there's no such thing as too many USB ports. Hope this info saves someone from the rat hole I had to explore. Stan
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    One of the reviews for this one:

    Koutech IO-RCM630 Card Reader - Newegg.com

    claims that the owner has it working in a Win8 X64 system.

    I'm using an external USB 3 reader from Vantec. Works. I don't know whether they make any internal USB 3 drives. (None are listed at Newegg from Vantec.)
    that was my review. and was posted over 7 months ago. the koutech pcm630 works great in w8 x64, and w8.1 x64. It has the REALTEK RTS5176 chipset. I found the latest drivers from "station drivers". That driver is version 6.2.9200.30166 , date 27 Aug, 2013. There is a firmware upgrade as well, however, I have not completed that as of yet.

    In regards to the statements about usb 3.0 card readers, I purchased this unit because besides being a card reader, it also has a usb 3.0 port, so it adds an additional usb 3.0 port to the front of my case.

    I no longer have any usb 2 devices, haven't had any for almost a year now, so i cannot give performance comparisons, except to say i am extremely pleased with the usb 3 port performance, and the performance of the card reader as well. Performance varies widely from device to device, but on the usb 3 front panel port, my flash drives range from 70mbs to 120 mbs. For class 10 , uh1 sdmicro, it can be anywhere from 10mbs to 40mbs for the cards I own. the best performers have been from Gskill and Samsung.

    this unit currently sells for $30 on newegg, I got mine on a shell shocker for $22.
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