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ZiO Smart Media reader functions in 10.1.5 System
Back in January there was talk of the ZiO SmartMedia card readers not working with OS X 10.1.3 (see this hint and follow ups).

Last night I upgraded X to 10.1.5, downloaded the latest drivers from ZiO, and it all worked tickety-boo! I don't know which of these actually fixed the problem, but do I care?
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ZiO SM Reader problem
Authored by: Stuart Rogers on Jun 29, '02 02:22:18PM

Since submitting the ZiO SmartMedia Reader hint, I've found that unplugging the reader *sometimes* badly crashes my iBook. Removing it with OS X asleep is more reliable.

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I don't have the drivers installed..
Authored by: syko on Jun 29, '02 10:20:27PM

I have a Zio Smart Media and the last driver I had in there was from a 10.0X version I believe and it's been working great since 10.1.X.

Not sure what the newer drivers do, but I think OS X now has some of the software to use the card reader built in.

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Some don't need drivers...
Authored by: DanFrakes on Jun 29, '02 10:27:45PM

I have a MicroTech SnapShot Compact Flash card reader, purchased for $19.99 at CompUSA, and it's worked flawlessly in OS 9 and all versions of OS X without any drivers. Just plug it in a USB port, and it works. Put a CF card in, and iPhoto opens for importing (and it also shows up on the desktop as a mounted volume). Highly recommended.

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Zio CF reader
Authored by: robh on Jun 30, '02 10:48:05AM

A note for Zio Compact Flash readers plugged into dual processor G4s..

If you plug the card into the keyboard USB, it triggers kernel panics during card data access (read or write). Other USB ports, i.e. back of the tower or back of an Apple LCD, work fine.

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Zio CF reader
Authored by: syko on Jul 02, '02 12:40:32PM

My smartmedia works fine on my dual 533 on my kebyboard port, fyi

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