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AMC AICR-03-BG All-in-one USB 2.0 3.5" Card Reader

  • All-in-one
  • USB 2.0
  • Slots 4
  • Internal

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The AMC all-in-one card reader not only gives you fast, easy transfer of data between your flash media and computer, but between different kids of flash media, as well. The 4-slot reader is designed for easy installation in a 3.5" drive bay on your desktop computer, and gives you an extra USB 2.0 slot on the front of your computer.

The unit reads Compact Flash, Secure Digital, Multi-Media Card, SmartMedia, xD, miniSD, and RS-MMC media, and Sony Memory Stick media, and more. Please see specifications section for additional compatible media types. IT supports slot-to slot read/write functions, as well, so you don't need to upload to the computer before downloading to a second media card. Compatible with Windows ME, 2000, and XP, and MAC OS X (v. 10.2) and higher.

Drivers are available for use with Windows 98 and 2000, and Mac OS 9. With AMC’s all-in-one card reader, you won’t have to hassle with adapters for any of your media cards, and you’ll get fast, easy transfers every time!

  • newegg Fits 3.5" Drive Bay The AMC AICR-03-BG card reader can be easily mounted into any external 3.5" drive bay of your computer for added card reading capabilities.
  • newegg Compatible with Multiple Types of Memory Cards The AMC AICR-03-BG card reader provides an ideal solution for easy and quick access to multiple types of memory cards including SD, MMC, CF Type I & II, Microdrive, SM, xD, MS, and MS Pro and more.
  • newegg Convenient Front USB Port The AMC AICR-03-BG card reader features a convenient front USB port for easy access to your MP3 player, USB flash drive and other USB-compatible devices.
  • newegg High-speed USB 2.0 Connectivity The AMC AICR-03-BG card reader features high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity to your computer for an up to 480Mbps data transfer speed.

Learn more about the AMC (Arrow Micro Corp) AICR-03-BG

Model

Brand
AMC
Model
AICR-03-BG

Details

Type
All-in-one
Slots
4
Installation Type
Internal
Interface
USB 2.0
Compatibility
CF Slot : CF I, CF II, IBM Microdrive, Magic Store.
SM Slot: SM, XD, XD-H, XD-M, Micro-SD
MS Slot: MS, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO HS, MS PRO Duo HS, MMC Micro..
SD Slot : SD, SD1.1, SD2.0, SDHC, Mini SD, MMC, RS-MMC, MMC Plus, RS-MMC4.0.
Support - Compact Flash
Yes
Support - Memory Stick
Yes
Support - MMC
Yes
Support - SD
Yes
Support - SmartMedia
Yes
Support - xD
Yes

Features

Features
Allows One USB Port support external USB device
Support All cards without adapter.
Support lum-to-lum read/write operation.
Two active LED indicators of power and busy (read/write) equipped.
Support USB2.0 Hi-Speed (480Mbps) Model/USB 1.1 Full-Speed (12Mbps) Model.
USB powered; no external power required.
USB transfer rate : USB2.0 High-Speed 480MB/Sec
USB1.1 Full-Speed at 12MB/sec.
Card Data transfer rate : 700~4000Kb/s Max.
Internal USB Rev. 2.0 / 1.1. device
Color: Beige

REQUIREMENTS:
OS: WindowsME/2000/XP and Mac OS X; Windows 98/2000(SP1/SP2) and Mac OS 9 drivers are available.
IBM Compatible PC and Mac PC
USB Host card or USB Hub device

Packaging

Package Contents
Card Reader
Driver Disk
Screws
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

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  • Sean M.
  • 1/24/2009 8:36:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKeep Looking

Pros: Fit in the case, no need for drivers for XP and above, easy installation. Fast shipping. Easy ordering

Cons: No black faceplate.
On my MSI 7151 motherboard, I get a USB Power Surge error from Windows XP's System tray that rendered the device inoperable. I suspect this is a problem unique to my motherboard. See "other thoughts" for details.

Other Thoughts: I could not get all card ports to work due to the USB controller power surge problem. My motherboard would report that the card reader required "Unknown" power versus 100mA or 500mA like my other USB devices reported. I set the device manager to ignore USB errors on the USB Controller in hopes of bypassing the problem, but this simply suppressed the error message and the reader still did not work.

However, I was able to get the card reader's USB port to work on it by connecting only the top half of the plug to my motherboards USB terminals. I saw mention that someone clipped a wire to get theirs to work fully. I wish I knew which one.

In sum, I think you can find a good reader that has both black and white faceplates out there. Keep looking.

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  • Craig B.
  • 7/22/2008 7:35:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLook elsewhere

Pros: Reads many different types of cards. Has USB port on front. Cheap.

Cons: Poor quality USB device. Causes motherboard to take forever to initialize USB during POST. Windows 'looses' the device often, so you have to uninstall it from the device manager and reinstall or reboot. Slots are not enclosed so cards can be lost inside the reader if inserted at an upward angle.

Other Thoughts: More frustration than it's worth.

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  • Joel C.
  • 5/7/2008 1:28:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice cheap reader

Pros: Got the job done. Ubuntu recognized it immediately and presented me with half a dozen new "drives".

Cons: The lights are annoying.

Other Thoughts: This thing seems to collect really fine dust, hit it with some compressed air every couple months to keep things working right.

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  • john m.
  • 4/1/2008 9:14:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Really cheap internal card reader that fit into a floppy bay

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Easy to hook up and you don't need drivers for windows xp

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/18/2008 4:50:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWould have been a bargain

Pros: You've seen one card reader you have seen them all. I didn't expect a Lexar or Sandisk with a high throughput.

Cons: Won't fit!! Whoever thought this one out (or DIDN'T as it were) should be fired. So the only 3.5 slot on the case is at the top. It's where it should be. Who use floppies any more?

The cable is too short to reach the motherboard. Nobody has extension cables for internal USB. I could solder and shrink tube, but why. It doesn't come with a 5.25 adapter. Okay, so I have an old one of those. BUT, it doesn't come with a 5.25 faceplate either (what? 10-cents item?)

Other Thoughts: Somethings just aren't worth messing with. RMA time.

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  • David S.
  • 3/4/2008 4:01:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDesign flaw

Pros: Able to read many type of flash memory. Easy to install.

Cons: The SD slot and USB are adjacent to one another. If you have a wide USB drive, you can't have a SDHC card inserted (say goodby to Vista ReadyBoost) when using your USB drive. What were they thinking? All they had to do is turn the USB 90 degrees. Shame on me for not seeing it.

Other Thoughts: Determine how you'll use your cards/devices before you buy.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/4/2008 1:21:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhen you insert a card, it uninstals itself

Pros: Price

Cons: When you insert a card (SD or CF in my case), it causes the device to get uninstalled. Wait a minute, insert the card again, it re-instals itself!

CF card slot will allow you to loose the card inside the reader if you angle the card upwards.

Other Thoughts: I tried it with 2k & XP (same box, different bootable drives) and the same thing. Inserting a card causes the device to get uninstalled. If you then wait a minute and insert the card again, the device gets reconized again.

Figure that out if you can!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/9/2007 8:27:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOk I guess...

Pros: Reads just about any memory card on the planet! Has a front mounted USB port. Nice looking. Did not need the driver disk Vista recognized it right away.

Cons: Had to remove one wire form the plug to get it to work. Also it takes a loooong time for my MB to initialize the USB during it's POST, I thought about sending it back but I looked at the other card readers Newegg had and did not see many others the will real MicroSD with out the adapter.

Other Thoughts: It's an ok card reader for the price. Shows up as 5 removable drives?

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/20/2007 7:04:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Fit's nicely in a floppy drive slot. Works great so far as I can tell. There are two led lights. One to tell you the computer has power to it. The other that tells you a card is present in the drive.

Cons: Can't find any yet.

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  • Jerry J.
  • 3/18/2007 12:03:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great, but ...

Pros: The AICR-03-BG reads all common flash media cards, and some not so common one. The USB slot in the front is a thing of beauty. Easy install and it's a great looking card reader.

Cons: This card has two small indicator lights on the front panel, red & green. The red light on my reader is always illuminated. The green light illuminates when a card is inserted. The continuously illuminated red light is annoying, but it doesn't hamper proper operation. I like the reader, so I'm going to exchange it for another one. Hopefully, the problem is confined to only this reader and not the entire product line.

Other Thoughts: Motherboard: ASUS P4P800
Deluxe
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 / 2.6C GHz
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Memory: 2GB, 184 Pin DDR, PC-3200

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