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Card Reader-Writer Memory Card Memory Card Adapter

PCI Bus PCMCIA & CardBus PC Card Drive (2 Slots)

Desktop PC


With this product, desktop computer users can enjoy the same PCMCIA functionality that a laptop PC provides.
Installing this PCI-to-PCMCIA controller card drives to a desktop PC is an economical method to add two standard PCMCIA CardBus PC Card slots to the back panel of desktop computerWith this product, a desktop computer can do what a laptop computer does!

[If a PC Card slot on the front panel of a desktop computer is preferred for
inserting or removing PCMCIA PC cards much more conveniently, please order PCD-TP-110CS.]  

This PCMCIA card reader-writer, using the highly compatible Ricoh R5C476II PCMCIA CardBus controller chipset, works with Microsoft Windows 98SE /ME /2000 /XP /Vista operating systems. Windows XP and Vista will detect this card reader and install the Windows built-in driver automatically. A disk containing the driver for Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000 is provided in the package.

For customers who live in an area without wired high speed broadband connection, this PCD-RP-202CS PCMCIA CardBus Card Drives allows you to use a laptop wireless PC card on your desktop computer for wireless mobile broadband connection internet access.

This PCMCIA CardBus PC Card Reader supports all Type I, Type II, & Type III 16-bit PC cards (such as ATA flash memory, hard drives, linear flash, SRAM, wired & wireless ethernet network/LAN and modem cards, etc.) and 32-bit CardBus PC cards (such as IEEE1394 and USB2.0 adapter, 3G wireless modem card, Panasonic DVCPRO P2 card, etc.).  PCD-RP-202CS also reads & writes other types of data storage cards such as CompactFlash (CF), MicroDrive, Memory Stick (MS & MS Pro), SD, xD, etc with the proper PCMCIA adapter.

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Availability: discontinued

PCD-RP-202CS is recommended for wired and wireless modem PC cards such as Verizon / Sierra AirCard, Novatel Merlin, Cingular EDGE, Kyocera Passport, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, AirPrime, ACS, Fiberlink, SK-Earthlink, Qualcomm, and other wireless PC card modems using CDMA, WCDMA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, UMTS, HSDPA, EV-DO (EVDO) technology, wired and wireless ethernet Network/LAN cards (IEEE802.11b, Bluetooth), I/O cards, and other types of PCMCIA cards such as CardBus (IEEE1394 and USB2.0) adapter, ATA Flash memory, Hard Disk Drives, Panasonic P2 card, Linear Flash, SRAM, ... etc. This model is also recommended for RayMarine GPS and radar products. This device also reads & writes other types of data storage cards such as CompactFlash (CF) card**, SSFDC SmartMedia (SM) card**, Microdrive**, Memory Stick (MS) and MS Pro**, MultiMediaCard (MMC)**, Secure Digital (SD) card**, xD picture card**, etc.. (** need a proper PCMCIA adapter).

This PCI-to-PCMCIA controller card allows the user to connect a PCMCIA PC card or CardBus card to the back panel of a desktop computer. Installing this PCI bus interface PC card drives is the most economical method to add PCMCIA PC Card slots to a desktop PC so you can enjoy the same PCMCIA functionality that a laptop PC provides. This high performance PCI Bus to PCMCIA 16-bit PC Card and 32-bit CardBus PC Card Reader/Writer (aka PCMCIA Card Drive, Socket Controller, or slot adapter) is equipped with two independent type II PC card sockets. The two slot design accommodates up to any combination of two Type I or Type II cards simultaneously or one Type III card.  It supports all kinds of type I, type II, or type III 16-bit PC cards and 32-bit CardBus PC cards. The rear access design make it ideal for Ethernet Network (LAN) Card (wired or wireless), Modem Card (wired or wireless) since it does not occupy desktop PC's drive bay.

This card reader/writer, using the highly compatible Ricoh R5C476II Chipset, works with Microsoft Windows 95 /98 /98SE /ME /2000 /XP /Vista/ 7 operating systems. No driver is needed when installed under Windows XP, Vista, & 7. Windows XP, Vista, and 7 will detect this card reader and install the Windows built-in driver automatically. 

Package Content

  • PCI Interface Board with PCMCIA sockets
  • Installation Disk (software driver for Windows)
  • User's Manual

System Requirements


  • Two type II rear access PCMCIA sockets support both 32-bit CardBus PC Cards and 16-bit PC Cards.
  • Complies with PCMCIA PC Card 95 / 97 / CardBus Standard Specification.
  • Support Windows 95 / 98 / 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista/ 7.   Windows NT driver is optional.
  • 3.3V, 5V, and 12V operation.
  • PCMCIA 2.1, JEIDA 4.1 compliant
  • Intel 82365SL register compatible, ExCA compatible
  • Complies with PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.2.
  • No need for any ISA IRQ Board.
  • Support IRQ steering, software driver provided.
  • ATA disk interface support.
  • Supports Type I, Type II, Type III 16-bit PCMCIA and 32-bit CardBus PC Card including ATA Flash Card, Hard Disk Drives, Panasonic P2 card, Linear Flash Cards (AMD, Intel, etc. chipsets), SRAM Card, Fax Modem Card (wired or wireless), Ethernet/LAN Card, Wireless Network/LAN card (IEEE802.11b, Bluetooth), I/O card, Cardbus PC card (IEEE1394 and USB2.0), etc.
  • Also support CompactFlash (CF)** Card, SSFDC SmartMedia (SM)** card, Microdrive**, Memory Stick (MS) & Memory Stick Pro**, MultiMediaCard (MMC)**, Secure Digital (SD)** card, xD picture** card.. etc. (** with a proper PCMCIA Adapter)
  • Supports all kinds of PC Card Hot-Swapping feature (insert or remove card without turning off the system).  Windows NT does not support hot-swapping. You may need CardWizardNT (released by SystemSoft) driver for Windows NT to make PC cards hot-swappable.
  • Power saving suspend mode support.
  • No external power required.
  • 1 year warranty and free technical support.


  • PCI-to-PCMCIA host bridge: Ricoh R5C476II PCMCIA CardBus controller chipset
  • PCI interface card dimension: 6" (152 mm) [L] x 3 9/16" (90 mm) [W]
  • Ambient temperature under bias: 0oC to 70oC
  • Storage temperature: -65oC to 150oC
  • Max. power supply on sockets:
    VCC at 3.3V for 1A
    VCC at 5.0V for 1A
    VPP at 3.3V for 250mA
    VPP at 5.0V for 250mA
    VPP at 12V for 250mA

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