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Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.00.2042.1 / 06 Aug 2000
The ImageMate is a type of memory card reader that is capable of hosting various types of flash memory card formats that are commonly associated with digital camera storage. These types of storage devices supposedly transfer data faster compared to conventional storage hardware components like hard drives. The device driver for the ImageMate allows it to be connected to virtually any type of computer system that has a vacant Universal Serial Bus interface port. This hardware component was designed to take advantage of the high speed data rate of the version 2.0 of the Universal Serial Bus interface. Like most hardware components that are hosted on this particular interface port the device driver also supports backward compatibility allowing the hardware component to be connected to older computer systems. The ImageMate is manufactured with individual slots for all supported flash memory card type. When successfully connected to the host computer system these slots appear as individual storage components.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
One particular type of flash memory card supported by the ImageMate is the MS Pro or the Memory Stick Pro. This particular memory card type is the result of the joint development initiatives between SanDisk and Sony to create flash memory cards with bigger storage capacities. The particular format also allows for faster data transfer capabilities with the speed essentially limited only by the device which hosts the Memory Stick Pro. According to some computer experts this particular type of flash memory card shows a 33% faster data transfer rate when compared with other flash memory card types. When hosted on the Universal Serial Bus interface port of the host machine via the ImageMate it is possible to attain the maximum data transfer rate of 480 Megabits per second with a possible drop of up to 320 Megabits per second. The data transfer rate is likewise affected by the current load of the host computer system as well as the computing power of the main processing chip. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ImageMate MS-PRO errors before installing any driver updates.