Author Topic: Question about card readers (SD, Mini SD, etc)  (Read 1138 times)

Martin Iturbide

  • OS2World NewsMaster
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3596
  • Karma: +34/-0
  • Your Friend Wil Declares...
    • View Profile
    • Martin's Personal Blog
Question about card readers (SD, Mini SD, etc)
« on: July 15, 2020, 09:29:40 pm »
Hi

I have a question I want to solve about the card readers that came included in some laptops to read SD cards commonly (some other formats also apply).

It seems that internally they came connected in this two ways:
- Internal USB
- PCI Express

I know that USB card readers are working with OS/2-ArcaOS with the USBMSD driver.

I just want to confirm that for the moment there is no way to make the PCI-e Card Readers works on ArcaOS or OS/2. Am I right?

Regards
Martin Iturbide
OS2World NewsMaster
... just share the dream.

Dave Yeo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3633
  • Karma: +77/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Question about card readers (SD, Mini SD, etc)
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2020, 12:15:38 am »
I know that USB card readers are working with OS/2-ArcaOS with the USBMSD driver.

Not always, I have one here that seems to only work read only.

Quote
I just want to confirm that for the moment there is no way to make the PCI-e Card Readers works on ArcaOS or OS/2. Am I right?

I guess it depends on the PCI-e cards interface to the system. Could present as a USB or even SATA interface, though probably proprietary. Have you ran PCI.EXE on it and googled the results?