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[[File:KG2.jpg|Kingston MobileLiteG2]] YES. (Warning fakes exist)Kingston MobileLiteG2 - Card reader ( SD, MS PRO Duo, microSD, SDHC, MS Micro, microSDHC, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ) - Hi-Speed USB
  
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[[File:LRWM01USBEUA.jpg|Lexar Mobile Card Reader and Adaptor Kit LRWM01USBEUA]] NO. Lexar Mobile Card Reader and Adaptor Kit (LRWM01USBEUA)  
  
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[[File:SDDRK-121-A11M.jpeg|SanDisk SDDRK-121-A11M 3-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader]] POSSIBLY. SanDisk SDDRK-121-A11M 3-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
  
 
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[[File:FCR-MRG2.jpg|Kingston FCR-MRG2]] NO. Kingston FCR-MRG2, this DOES boot but the guid is NOT unique, although at first glance the guid looks valid, as it is neither all zero's or a number sequence.
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Lexar Mobile Card Reader and Adaptor Kit (LRWM01USBEUA)
 
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SanDisk SDDRK-121-A11M 3-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
 
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Kingston FCR-MRG2, this DOES boot but the guid is NOT unique, although at first glance the guid looks valid, as it is neither all zero's or a number sequence.
 
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Latest revision as of 07:25, 18 July 2014

unRAID can boot from a USB card reader rather than a flash drive. The advantage of this approach is that typical flash drive fails are of the memory and not the rest of the device.

As such a USB card reader may be a better device choice as it would allow for flash memory replacement without the need to source a new license key.

However the choice of the correct USB card reader is crucial as most do not have an unique GUID and are therefore not suitable for unRAID.

This page captures know information.

WARNING! many flash memory and reader fakes exist that on examination are identical in appearance and function but do not typically have a unique GUID.

More reading in this discussion thread http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=23008.0


Kingston MobileLiteG2 YES. (Warning fakes exist)Kingston MobileLiteG2 - Card reader ( SD, MS PRO Duo, microSD, SDHC, MS Micro, microSDHC, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ) - Hi-Speed USB

Lexar Mobile Card Reader and Adaptor Kit LRWM01USBEUA NO. Lexar Mobile Card Reader and Adaptor Kit (LRWM01USBEUA)

SanDisk SDDRK-121-A11M 3-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader POSSIBLY. SanDisk SDDRK-121-A11M 3-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader

Kingston FCR-MRG2 NO. Kingston FCR-MRG2, this DOES boot but the guid is NOT unique, although at first glance the guid looks valid, as it is neither all zero's or a number sequence.