A peripheral device that reads and writes a flash memory card. Typically connecting to the computer via the USB port, readers were first available for only one type of card. Today, readers are available for all popular memory cards. Also known as a "memory card reader," "memory card reader/writer," "flash memory reader," "flash memory reader/writer," "memory card drive," "flash card drive" and "flash card reader/writer." See flash memory. See also USB drive.|
The external reader at the top reads and writes CompactFlash and SmartMedia cards, while the internal drive at the bottom supports all popular flash memory card formats.