External Media Cards
User Guide
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First Edition: June 2009
Document Part Number: 534275-001
Table of contents
1 Using SD Card Reader cards
Inserting a digital card .......................................................................................................................... 2
Removing a digital card ........................................................................................................................ 3
2 Using ExpressCards
Configuring an ExpressCard ................................................................................................................ 4
Inserting an ExpressCard ..................................................................................................................... 5
Removing an ExpressCard .................................................................................................................. 6
Index ..................................................................................................................................................................... 7
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Using SD Card Reader cards
Optional digital cards provide secure data storage and convenient data sharing. These cards are often
used with digital media–equipped cameras and PDAs as well as with other computers.
The SD Card Reader supports the following digital card formats:
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MultiMediaCard (MMC)
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MultiMediaCard 4.2 (MMC Plus, including MMC Plus HC)
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Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
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Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card
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Secure Digital High Speed (SDHS) Memory Card
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Inserting a digital card
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the digital card or the computer, do not insert any type of adapter into
the SD Card Reader.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the digital card connectors, use minimal force to insert a digital card.
1.
Hold the digital card label-side up, with the connectors facing the computer.
2.
Insert the card into the SD Card Reader, and then push in on the card until it is firmly seated.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected, and a menu of available options may
be displayed.
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Chapter 1 Using SD Card Reader cards
Removing a digital card
CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, be sure that you are not
accessing the digital card before removal.
1.
Save your information and close all programs associated with the digital card.
NOTE: Refer to the digital card user documentation for complete instructions on safe card
removal.
2.
Press in on the digital card (1), and then remove the card from the slot (2).
Removing a digital card
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2
Using ExpressCards
An ExpressCard is a high-performance PC Card that is inserted into the ExpressCard slot.
Like standard PC Cards, ExpressCards are designed to conform to the standard specifications of the
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA).
Configuring an ExpressCard
Install only the software required for your device. If you are instructed by the ExpressCard manufacturer
to install device drivers:
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Install only the device drivers for your operating system.
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Do not install other software, such as card services, socket services, or enablers, supplied by the
ExpressCard manufacturer.
Chapter 2 Using ExpressCards
Inserting an ExpressCard
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the computer and external media cards, do not insert a PC Card
into an ExpressCard slot.
CAUTION:
To prevent damage to the connectors:
Use minimal force when inserting an ExpressCard.
Do not move or transport the computer when an ExpressCard is in use.
The ExpressCard slot may contain a protective insert. To remove the insert:
1.
Press in on the insert (1) to unlock it.
2.
Pull the insert out of the slot (2).
To insert an ExpressCard:
1.
Hold the card label-side up, with the connectors facing the computer.
2.
Insert the card into the ExpressCard slot, and then push in on the card until it is firmly seated.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected, and a menu of available options may
be displayed.
NOTE: The first time you insert an ExpressCard, a message is displayed in the notification area
to let you know the card is recognized by the computer.
NOTE: An inserted ExpressCard uses power even when idle. To conserve power, stop or remove an
ExpressCard when it is not in use.
Inserting an ExpressCard
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Removing an ExpressCard
CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, be sure that you are not
accessing the ExpressCard before removal.
1.
Save your information and close all programs associated with the ExpressCard.
NOTE: Refer to the ExpressCard user documentation for complete instructions on safe card
removal.
2.
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Release and remove the ExpressCard:
a.
Gently press in on the ExpressCard (1) to unlock it.
b.
Pull the ExpressCard out of the slot (2).
Chapter 2 Using ExpressCards
Index
C
configuring ExpressCards 4
D
digital card
defined 1
inserting 2
removing 3
stopping 3
E
ExpressCard
configuring 4
defined 4
inserting 5
removing 6
removing insert 5
Index
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