In-Win i500 6-in-one Card Reader

Discussion in 'User Reviews' started by Anti-Trend, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    If you're in the market for a USB 2.0 multi-card reader, for goodness' sake, stay away from the In-Win i500! I've never in my life used a worse card reader, including the 6-in-ones that come free with MSI motherboards. And it's worth mentioning that the MSI readers break quite easily.

    The trouble with the i500 is the fact that it is totally inconsistant. The device tends to 'flicker' between a state of normal operation and complete failure. I even went through the process of flashing the firmware and updating all the drivers, yet I continued to experience the same problems in both Windows and Linux. The drive magically dissapears from detected hardware, then returns (all at random intervals). When the drive does work, it works perfectly. When it doesn't work, it simply doesn't work at all.

    The bottom line: At a cost of about $25US, there are better internal card readers that cost less. After all, any card reader that works consistantly is better than the i500!
     
  2. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  3. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    No problem. I get to rant, you get to avoid worthless hardware. It's a fair trade. :good:
     
  4. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    I know which internal reader to avoid.
     
  5. DwnSthGaBoyz

    DwnSthGaBoyz Geek Trainee

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    something that crappy shouldnt even be aon the open market, sounds to me like a deice some kid designed in his basement and knew nothing about how to built a 6 in 1 card reader
     

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