Realtek 3-in-1 MultiCard Reader

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This Realtek MultiCard Reader is found on select ThinkPads, and supports MMC, SD and SDHC. In addition, with an appropriate adapter it can support miniSD and microSD

It is possible that SDXC may also works as they are identical to SDHC, however larger then 32GB SDXC by default uses the Microsoft exFAT filesystem which may be incompatible with the operating system in use.

  • USB 0bda:0159 Realtek Multi-Card Reader

Linux support

This is a USB device.


  • works through the generic USB storage driver


  • may work. Please confirm. Note however that larger then 32GB cards by default use the proprietary (patented) Microsoft exFAT filesystem which is not supported. The solution for such cards is to change filesystem, assuming that the devices the card is to be used with also support other filesystems.

Models featuring this Technology