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What does an SD card adapter do?


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#1 wdrbbq

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:25 PM

I have a Galaxy J7 phone. I bought this for it from Amazon: 

Abacus24-7 64GB micro SD Memory Card [SD Adapter] for Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, Edge, Alpha, A7, Galaxy S5, J7 V, Note 3, Note 4, Note 8, Note Edge, Galaxy S4 and other models.

 

This is the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FU582O0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

It's a micro SD card with a larger card labeled "Adapter". I've installed the micro card and transferred files, apps, and photos successfully. What is the larger Adapter card for? I can't find an explanation. People on Amazon say it's for a desktop or laptop. I have this HP laptop bumped up from 2 to 4 gigs, occupying both slots. Please could someone explain to me how I would use this?

 



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:32 PM

It lets you read the micro SD card in a standard SD card reader slot, whether on a laptop, or a PC bay with a card reader. Or it enables you to use the micro card in a device such as a standard camera or video recorder which uses a regular SD card.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:47 PM

First off, I had to laugh really hard at the "Top 5 things that never get done". 

 

When you say, "It lets you read the micro SD card in a standard SD card reader slot, whether on a laptop, or a PC bay with a card reader" are you saying that the larger one is also an SD card like the smaller one is, or are you saying you use the Adapter card with the micro somehow to enable you to read what's on the micro? In other words, you would use them both together somehow? 

Please forgive my ignorance. Aside from adding memory to this laptop, I'm unfamiliar with increasing memory in other devices. 



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:58 AM

Yes, you slide the micro SD card into the adapter, just so it can fit into where you'd normally use a standard SD card. So you can either use the micro card permanently in something that can only take the standard size, or temporarily read the micro card in, say your laptop, to transfer maybe pictures off into the laptop, or to load a lot of music files onto the card to use in a phone or MP3 player.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:23 AM

Ok. I get it now I believe. I think I found a card slot for the macro in the front of my laptop, well hidden. Thank you so much. 



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:55 AM

The SD card slot on most laptops will be on the base of the machine directly facing you if you're sitting in front of it.   It's usually an opening about 1" wide.  Some makers are kind enough to supply a "dummy SD card" that serves as nothing more than a dust protector in the slot, others don't.

 

I'm actually somewhat surprised that it hasn't become more common to provide a microSD slot, too, or instead of the standard SD slot.  Even though standard SD cards are a lot easier to handle, they seem to be going the way of the dinosaur in favor of microSD.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:15 PM

I think the slot on the front of this HP laptop is for an SD card. If it is, exactly how do I use the micro and the adapter together. Don't be afraid to dumb it way down for me. Thank you very much. 



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

Never mind. I went on YouTube and found a video on using a micro with a laptop and how to use the adapter card. Thanks everyone for your help and your patience. 



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:51 PM

You're welcome!

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