Card reader and flash drive

I got the rest of my order from NewEgg today. I ordered an internal multi-card reader and two of the 1GB SD card/mini USB card reader combos. Oddly enough, I got the two SD cards last week, but the three card readers shipped separately from the cards, despite the combo deal.

Anyway, there is good news here. First, the multi-reader, a RosewillRCR-100/101, works flawlessly with Kubuntu. Card inserts are detected correctly and writing is fairly fast, unlike with the reader built into my printer. Now I can fill up that 1GB card for my MP3 player without having to wait forever! This reader also gives me a front USB port, which I had been missing. (Due to an oversight in ordering the parts for my PC, my case has no front USB.)

In fact, it's even better than that. It turns out that my Edgy USB drive problem no longer occurs when I use the new front USB port. Apparently it only happens when I plug the pen drive into my Walmart-special Belkin external hub. I'm not sure why, but it was the cheapest USB hub they had on the shelf when I bought it, so I guess I can't be too surprised.

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