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X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-03-27, 17:19 PM

I read somewhere that using an SD/SDHC card in the built-in card reader of the X100e will leave so much of the card sticking out that it's inadvisable to leave a card in when you slip the laptop into a bag.


Is there any type of card that would be flush with the outside of the machine?  Perhaps a memory stick micro?

 

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-03-28, 13:34 PM

Does anyone at least know what sorts of memory cards will fit into the slot and be recognized by the controller?  I just can't find documentation anywhere, on the Lenovo site, Realtek's site, or in reviews.  I just don't want to spend money, for instance on a memory stick micro that I'd never use otherwise, only to find out it won't work or will stick out too much.  

 

I am able to take a measurement of how much an SDHC card will slide into the laptop, by measuring the amount left sticking out; but looking inside the slot, there is a narrower set of connections that go deeper, increasing the chance that some other memory format might be flush or nearly flush when fully inserted.

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-03-28, 16:28 PM

This is dissapointing. How much does the memory card stick out? Im planning on buying the dual core x100e in the future and always keep an SD card inside card readers.

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-03-28, 18:00 PM

I tried a Kingston card similar to this one, and was able to insert it so that about half of the word "Kingston" was showing (haven't taken a measurement in millimeters yet):

http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Class-Memory-SD4-8GB/dp/B000OF2F36/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1269799074&sr=8-1

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-03, 16:57 PM

It looks like the RS-MMC is the ticket (or at least one solution).  It appears to be just like an SD card, except half the length!  They were produced for cell phones.  They appear to be available in up to 4 GB capacity.

 

I plan to call tech support in the coming week to inquire further about this media reader, and why there's no information provided on it.

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-03, 20:18 PM

The tabook says MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Mem Stick Pro, Secure Digital.

 

I don't see any finer grained detail. Perhaps someone with an X100e could post the name of the reader in Device Manager, so it can be looked up on the Ricoh web site?

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-03, 20:28 PM

Thanks for that info.  I never thought of checking the tabook, and nothing appears in the other manuals.  I guess a memory stick micro probably wouldn't work, then.

 

As far as I can tell, the name of the device is "Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader".  Other Device Manager properties lead me to believe it is a Realtek RTS5121, for which there is no info on the Realtek website, or elsewhere that I can find.

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-04, 15:04 PM

One thing to bear in mind too, is there is no springloaded release in the drive like in the older models (X40s, X60s and I'm sure others.) The media is removed by simply pulling it out of the reader. So if you use too small of a card, you may not easily be able to get it back out of there.

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-04, 16:46 PM

That's a good point that I hadn't considered.  I have to think I could get any card out of there, but the question is whether I'd damage the card at all in the process.  I'm thinking, from the thickness of the slot, that there will be a little space above and below the card, but I won't know for sure until I get it.  I'll report back.

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-08, 8:35 AM

Hello,

 

A Secure Digital (SD) card sticks out about 11mm and a Memory Stick PRO Duo sticks out about 5mm.  I definitely would not leave a memory card in the slot that sticks out this far.  If you want to have a flash RAM card permanently attached (ReadyBoost, perhaps), then you might want to consider a USB flash drive, like the Buffalo RUF2-PS-RD or a Kawau C266 MicroSD card adapter (plus appropriate MicroSD card) .  They both look like they might be small enough to fit with inside a properly sized-bag while still installed in an X100e. 

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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