Is it possible to add a card reader to a Dell Optiplex 990 mini tower base unit using the spare drive bay?
Presumably a card reader would have to connect to a vacant connector on the motherboard?
By card reader, I mean one with multiple slots that can accept a variety of cards from digital cameras and other types of cards.
Buy an external usb card reader. Cheap and easy.
No, I do not want an external card reader, I want an internal fitted one if that is possible
There are quite a few internal media card readers listed as Dell upgrades. Does anyone know for sure which ones are definitely compatable with an Optiplex 990 Mini Tower?
This one is listed for Optiplex systems. It can't hurt to call or chat and confirm.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
GH483 - Cable Assembly for Flex-Bay Media Card Reader for Dell Computers
0GH483 Compatible with Dell Computers:
Dimension 9200, Dimension 9200 XPS 410, Dimension E520, Dimension E521, OptiPlex 740, Optiplex 740 Desktop, Optiplex 740 Mini-Tower, OptiPlex 740 MLK, OptiPlex 740e, OptiPlex 745, OptiPlex 745 Desktop, OptiPlex 745e, OptiPlex 755, OptiPlex 760, Optiplex 960, Precision T3400, Precision WorkStation 390, Precision WS390, XPS 410, XPS 420, XPS 430, XPS 730
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Thx for the list, however, that list of compatible Dell Computers does not mention the Dell Optiplex 990 Mini Tower
Thats because I cannot find ANY list that shows a Flex Bay for the 790/990
I chatted with Dell and they came up with a number G7V21.
I would be highly suspicious of this number as the person on the other end did not seem to be the brightest bulb in the package.
Dell Digital Media Card Reader Drive With Rails for
Dell Computers 5150C 620SFF 740 SFF 745SFF 531C 530C
13 in 1 Card unit
Fits selected Dell Dimension Dell Inspiron and Dell Optiplex
with Mother Board Plug Interface
Dell P/N:JJ162 & FD746 & TW036
Dell Digital Media Card Reader BlueTooth Drive With Rails Or Pins for Dell Computers
13 in 1 Card unit With BlueTooth
Fits selected Dell Dimension Dell Inspiron and Dell Optiplex with
Mother Board Plug Interface Inc XPS Systems & Precision Systems
Dell P/N:XR947 DU172
Dell Digital Media Card Reader for Dell Optiplex
19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Fits selected Dell Optiplex 740,760,780 960 Series
Dell P/N: 2VP58
Dell ca-400 Media Card Reader. No Cable.
Dell Digital Media Card Reader Drive 13 in 1 Card unit
Fits selected Dell Studio M/T card reader and includes flex bay cable T748G
Dell Digital Media Card Reader Drive 13 in 1 Card unit Inspiron
13-1 Media Card reader and cable for inspiron 545 546 Studio and Dell MT & LMT Machines
Dell P/N:CDM2D W812M
Dell Digital Media Card Reader Drive With Rails Or Pins for Dell Computers
Fits selected Dell Dimension Dell Inspiron and Dell Optiplex with Mother Board Plug Interface Inc XPS Systems & Precision Systems
TH661 HD273 M7502 KD104 XN068 GT399 WY345 C9152
Dell Media Card Reader for Studio XPS 7100
10 in 1 Media Reader Card Unit
Internal card reader for Inspiron 545/560/580 MT
Vostro 230 MT Card Reader Including Cable.
Model: I/O Interconnect R-680-070-215A-2
Dell Media Smart Card Reader Assembly including cable for Studio XPS 8000/8100
Also fits other Studio Models Check Part N0.
Dell P/N: H323J
Media Card Reader Board (inc. cable) for Studio XPS 435T/9000
(Note ths model fits into the existing carrier in your chassis )
Also fits other XPS Non Bezel Models Check Part N0.
Dell P/N:DM691-FS YR887
Card Reader with bezel for XPS 420 CAB-200 With Bluetooth