Subject: Re: SanDisk media reader
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/20/2004 21:25:44
Thus spake Peter Seebach ("PS> ") sometime Today...

PS> I'm playing with an SDDR-75 media reader.  It's a CF/SmartMedia reader.
PS> usbdevs says:
PS> port 4 addr 3: full speed, power 100 mA, config 1, ImageMate CF-SM(0x0810), SanDisk Corporation(0x0781), rev 1.00
PS> dmesg says:
PS> umass0 at uhub3 port 4 configuration 1 interface 0
PS> umass0: SanDisk Corporation ImageMate CF-SM, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 3
PS> umass0: using SCSI over Bulk-Only
PS> scsibus0 at umass0: 2 targets, 2 luns per target
PS> sd0 at scsibus0 target 0 lun 0: <SanDisk, ImageMate CF-SM, 0100> disk removable
PS> sd0: drive offline
PS> sd1 at scsibus0 target 0 lun 1: <SanDisk, ImageMate CF-SM, 0100> disk removable
PS> sd1: drive offline
PS> This is with or without cards in it.

This looks like a familiar device.  Last I tried it (on my side gig),
it worked.  Had to reboot the machine to get it to work because it stopped
recognising removable media (no buffer space available) at some point.

PS> Anyone tried one of these and gotten it working?  If not, would anyone be
PS> interested in trying to make it work?  I don't really need it - I have other
PS> media readers - but I'd love to see it supported, just because it's one of
PS> the models they always have huge racks of lying around at stores.

Indeed.  Well, for what it's worth, I got one working at said side gig.

I ran into some interesting problems, though:

- I couldn't rip the image from the CF and vnd-mount it
- An image created with a vnd would not work on the CF.

...which was a real pity.

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