Targus TGRSD20 User Manual

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USB 2.0 Memory Card Reader/Writer


System Requirements


USB 2.0 Port for Hi Speed data transfer

Minimum Operating System Support


o Windows 98SE (driver installation required)

o Windows ME

o Windows 2000

oWindows Vista

oWindows XP

oWindows 7


oMac OS 9.2+, 10.2+

Unpacking Package Contents

USB 2.0 Memory Card Reader/Writer

USB Extension Cable

User’s Manual


What’s a USB port?

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) port is an easy way to connect a new device like the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer to your computer. Connecting a device to the USB port doesn’t require that you open your computer to install an add in card or set complicated switches. You just plug it in and get started.

How do I find the USB port?

The USB ports are often located on the front or back of your PC, or on a USB hub. On a laptop computer or a Macintosh, the USB port may be located on the side.

What’s the difference between Hi Speed USB 2.0 and full speed USB 1.1?

Hi Speed USB 2.0 supports the transfer of data up to 480 megabits per second (Mbps), and Full Speed USB 1.1 supports data transfer up to 12 Mbps. USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1 ports. The Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer supports both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.


Before connecting the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer to your computer, you may need to install a device driver.

You can skip this step if your operating system is Windows Vista, XP, ME, 2000,7, or Macintosh.

Install the Windows 98SE Driver

1.Go to www.targusdigital.com.

2.Click on “Support and Downloads” at the top of the page.

3.On the left side of the page click on “Driver Downloads”

4.Select your model card reader, and begin downloading the necessary driver. Please note: Driver is only required for Windows 98.


Connecting the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer to the USB port is simple. You don’t need to turn off or restart your computer when attaching the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer. Since the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer is powered by the USB connection, an AC/DC power adaptor is NOT needed.

Before connecting the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer, complete the device driver installation. See INSTALLING.

Use the USB cable to connect your card reader/writer to the computer directly.

When the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer is connected for the first time, your computer may display a message that the device is being installed (may vary slightly depending on your operating system).

Windows Disk Icons

When you connect the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer on a Windows operating system, a newly assigned removable disk icon drive letter representing the card slot will be shown in “My Computer”.

Macintosh Disk Icons

When you connect the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer on a Macintosh operating system, a removable disk icon labeled “untitled” representing the card slot will show on the desktop when a card is inserted.



The Targus USB 2.0 SD Memory Card Reader/Writer has one card slot which is only compatible with SD/SDHC Memory Cards.

Inserting Cards

To insert your SD memory card into the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer slot insert the connector end of the card with the card label facing up. DO NOT force the card into the slot.

Using it on a PC

Here is the way to create a Folder on your Desktop and Copy and Paste your photos to it.

1.How to create a FOLDER on your Desktop

A.Place your mouse pointer somewhere on the Desktop but not on an icon.

B.Click once with the right mouse button, move your mouse pointer over NEW then clickFOLDER with theLEFT mouse button.

C.This will create a NEW FOLDER on your Desktop. At this time you can name anything you like, i.e. My Pictures or My Photos, by typing the name in. When you are finished typing press theENTER key on your keyboard. Now the folder name is saved.

2.How to copy and paste your photos into a folder

A.Double click on the icon “My Computer”.

B.Double click on the removable disk drive (for the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer), i.e. E: or F: or maybe G: Now you should see a folder DCIM (that stands for Digital Camera Images).

C.Double click on the DCIM folder. Now you should see your camera folder, i.e. 100Olymp or 100Canon or 100Fuji.

D.Double click on the camera folder. Now you should see your pictures or picture file names (depending on what Operating System you are using).

E.Go up to the menu bar where it says “EDIT” and click “Select All”. You will see all of your picturesHIGHLIGHTED.

F.Go back to “EDIT” and now click“COPY”. Close or minimize this window.

G.Double click on the folder you created on your Desktop, go to “EDIT” then click“Paste” and you should see the pictures being copied to the folder.

H.To view your pictures, double click on the File name and the picture will open up.

Removing Card

To remove the card in Windows:

1.Double click on the icon “My Computer”.

2.Right click on the corresponding Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer drive icon.

3.Select Eject (this is not needed for Windows 98SE or XP).

4.Pull the card out of the slot.

To remove the card on a Macintosh

1.Drag the “untitled” icon into the Trash.

2.Pull the card out of the slot.


If a drive window is open or the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer is active, close any associated windows before attempting to remove the card reader/writer.


Use the hotplug icon in the notification area of the taskbar to safely stop the device before unplugging it. The notification area is on the right side of the taskbar where you usually see the time displayed.

These steps are not required for Windows 98SE or XP.

1.In the notification area, right click on the hotplug icon.

2.Select the device you want to unplug then click STOP.

3.When Windows notifies you that it is safe to do so, unplug the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer from your computer.


1.Drag the Targus USB 2.0 Reader/Writer “untitled” icon into the Trash.

2.Unplug the device.

Technical Support

Please do not attempt to fix the product by yourself. If you are experiencing any problems with your card reader/writer please do not return it to the store from where it was purchased. You can contact our technical support representatives and they will assist you with any questions you may have. For assistance operating your product please consult the User’s Manual or feel free to contact Targus Digital LLC technical support:

180 Maiden Lane

28th Floor

New York, New York 10038


E mail: support@targusdigital.com