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Will A Microsd Card Work With My Emachine?


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#1 Heretic Monkey

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 02:42 PM

I'm looking to buy a bigger memory card for my phone, so i can store more pictures and transfer them easily from my phone to a computer via a card reader. My phone only accepts a microSD card, and my computer has the following specs:

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Integrated Input/Output Ports USB 2.0 x 7 • RJ45 Lan Port x 1 • PS/2 Mouse x 1 • PS/2 Keyboard x 1 • Parallel Port (ECP/EPP/SPP) x 1 • FireWire (IEEE1394a) x 1 • RJ11 Phone Jack x 1 (Input)

Expansion Bays 2 x 5.25" (External Access) • 1 x 3.5" (Internal Access) • 2 x 3.5" (External Access)

Expansion Slots PCI Express x16 x 1 • PCI x 3

Memory Card Slots Memory Stick • SmartMedia • Memory Stick PRO • Micro Drive Memory Stick • MultiMediaCard • SD Memory Card • CompactFlash Card type I

I got this from http://www.epinions.com/E_Machines_eMachin...1_Fl_PC_Desktop

It doesn't say specifically "microSD" as a supported format, but it does say Micro Drive memory stick...... i'm new to all this compact memory, and i'm confused as to whether or not a microSD card will work in my pc, or will i have to think of another transfer option?

Thanx in advance for any replies.

EDIT : I did a little more research and found out that there are such things as "microSD adapters" that you can plug a microSD card into and use it as a standard size SD card...... Do these usually come WITH the microSD card, or must they be purchased separately?

Edited by Heretic Monkey, 07 March 2007 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2007 - 02:54 PM

That adapter can be purchased seperatly (unless you get it in a specail package or something). As for it fitting in your comptuer, well.....can't be 100% sure :thumbsup: If I had to guess, I'd say yes. What you should do is buy the card and the adapter. If you don't need the adapter, you can return it for a full refund. However, it's not a bad idea to have that adapter so if you're on vacation or at a family or friends house, you can download the photos take that day (or any day) onto any computer with a usb port :flowers:
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 04:00 PM

However, it's not a bad idea to have that adapter so if you're on vacation or at a family or friends house, you can download the photos take that day (or any day) onto any computer with a usb port :thumbsup:

Oh, we're talking about 2 different types of adapters. I've seen some of those that are like "30 in 1" media readers that you can plug into the USB port, but that wasn't the one i was talking about. Sorry for the confusion. I was talking about a card about the same size as a standard SD card that you plug the microSD INTO, then put the adapter into the SD slot in the computer/printer/whatever. So basically, it just makes the microSD the same size as a standard SD so that it can be used in SD readers.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 04:16 PM

i bought a micro-sd card for my wife's phone. the docking card came with the micro-sd card and it interfaces fine with my multi-card reader. :thumbsup: i really don't think you should have a problem. i think the brand was Kingston, that came all packaged together. hope this helps.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 04:22 PM

Thanx blue. I was also looking at a kingston (specifically, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.as...12KR+%2D+Retail ). For some reason, it's not letting me link directly to the product page, but that's the image of what it's advertising. It's only $5.49 :thumbsup: It comes with an adapter which i hope will work with my reader(s).

Thanx for the help steve and blue.

Edited by Heretic Monkey, 07 March 2007 - 04:26 PM.





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