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memory card reader

A peripheral device that reads and writes a memory card made of flash memory chips. First available as external devices for one type of card, readers were subsequently built into the computer to handle all popular formats. Also known as a "memory card reader/writer," "flash memory reader," "memory card drive" and "flash card drive." See flash memory. See also USB drive.


One of the First External Readers
This reader was made for CompactFlash and SmartMedia cards, which were popular years ago.







An Early Internal Reader
Sitting under the floppy disk drive, this old internal reader supported all popular memory card formats.







Fifty Different Cards
In 2016, this Vivitar reader was available at Staples with five slots for virtually every memory card that was ever made.
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