Can my laptop read CF cards?

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-01

Not sure if CF is a different type like SD, SDHC and xD. I was wondering if my laptop, a Dell XPS1730 with a 8 in 1 card reader will be able to read this memory card i am thinking of getting.

4gb Sandisk Extreme IV Compact Flash

Listed on the side of the laptop is "SD/MMC - MS/Pro - xD".

I have successully used SDHC and xD cards in it.

thank you
Question by:Valimai
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    Accepted Solution

    No, it's built-in card reader won't read compact flash cards, but you could always get a USB adapter for it that would.

    What it will read is:  

    " Secure Digital (SD)
    " SDIO
    " MultiMediaCard (MMC)
    " Memory Stick
    " Memory Stick PRO
    " xD-Picture Card
    " Hi Speed-SD
    " Hi Density-SD

    These are all a different size/shape from CF cards.
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    Assisted Solution

    ok...yes, Compact Flash is different. I looked up 8 in 1 reader for your laptop, and CompactFlash isn't supported. sorry!! (if CompactFlash was supported, you would have read a "CF" about the memory slots)

    Hope that helps!!
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    Expert Comment

    apologies to akahan, I took to long typing my comment :(
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    Thank you!

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