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Old 11-17-2008, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if someone makes a 5.25 inch hard drive bay that has memory card readers built into it? I only have 2 slots available and one is a 3.5 inch and one is 5.25. I want to be able to put 2 hard drives into those as well as the memory card readers. I am looking for one that can at least read SD, CF, and XD cards. Thanks for any help.

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Old 11-17-2008, 12:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ok first, they aren't 5.25 inch hard drive bays rather they are just plain 5.25 inch bays because 5.25 inch hard drives are obsolete and only optical drives use that much space. probably a memory card reader will fit into a 2.5 inch bay and it shouldn't be a problem finding one that reads those cards as there are 14 in 1 memory card readers which is really handy or you can get a portable one so you can take it anywhere you want.

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Default Re: 5.25 inch hard drive bay

Something like, Newegg.com - nMEDIAPC ZE-C68 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader w/ USB Port - Card Readers
and some creative cabling could net you what I think you're looking for.

Or just an external card reader, same price, just uses a usb port.
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Creative modification with a combination of this
KustomPCs.co.uk - Lian Li EX-23N A HDD Bay Silver
Newegg.com - nMEDIAPC ZE-C68 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader w/ USB Port - Card Readers

If you dont want to go crazy with a dremel then spacer brackets but they won't be as attractive KustomPCs.co.uk - HD Spacer Brackets 5.25" to 3.5"
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I saw this one in Best Buy the other day.. I believe it comes with a black face plate if you care about things looking the same as I do... Dynex® - Internal USB 2.0 Multiformat Media Card Reader - DX-CRD12
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