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Old 08-17-06, 04:32 PM
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computer 'removable' drives

My dell 310 has 5 'removable' drives. I can't find anything in the manual explaining how to use these things. I have a C drive and a D drive ,a DVD drive,a DVD-RW and these 5 removable drives. does anybody know how to access them,use them,etc.?
Are they related to the 4 card readers in the machine?
I called Dell support and they sent me off trying to use the C&d drives for burning which was not my problem to start. A simple explanation about these "removable' mysterious drives, and use would be much appreciated.
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Yes, a USB card reader will be listed as some number of removeable drives. The number will depend on how many different types of cards the card reader can handle.
 
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Thanks. I knew i came to the right place!
 
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All of my "thumb drives" (flash drives) are acknowledged as removable drives.
 
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some share

You may see 5 removables when there are four slots in the card reader because two formats can share a slot: I think maybe xD and SD.
 
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Thanks. Your right. Another question has come up regarding these drives . i know i can read different cards,but can i also
write to them? I guess the cards would have to be blank,and i don't know why i would really want to do so as i have a DVD/CD drive and a DVD +/-rw drive. The computer is my second and has more features than my "old" so i'm still learning.
Thanks for your patience and help.
 
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You can read and write to the cards in there.

Each slot on the device assigns a drive letter (at least mine does)

You can read most cards you already have in something.

The primary use for the cards are for moving files between portable devices and your computer, even though most have USB anyway.

You could use them to temporarily back up or move around smaller files, provided the other computer has a similar "reader "
 
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Thank you. Great explanations from all.

My computer has all the items you refered to.

Now i have to learn how to write to them.
 
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