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drew bloomfield Jan 16, 2008, 07:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hey the subject says it all. i bought a 1GB SanDisk microSD card but i have no idea how to hook it up with my Dell Dimension 3000. can someone help?!


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Dublin_Gunner Jan 16, 2008, 07:48pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how do i hook my Micro SD card with my dimension 3000
You need a card reader. MicroSD also needs to be inserted into the SD card converter thingy to work in most card readers.

Alternatively, if you have a mobile phone which uses Micro SD, you could hook that up to your Dell and read/write that way

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Adam Kolak Jan 16, 2008, 08:09pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how do i hook my Micro SD card with my dimension 3000
It's possible your MicroSD card came with the converter for MicroSD to SD, I know my Kingston one that I use with my LG phone did. If not then you could probably purchase one somewhere or just buy another MicroSD card that comes with the adapter. As my Kingston 1GB MicroSD card was about $8 on Newegg and came with the adapter.

I have a Dazzle USB external memory card reader that I use to put files onto the MicroSD. So basically you are talking about Micro SD -> SD Adapter -> Memory Card Reader that reads SD cards. Some newer laptops (most Dells and HPs from the past few years I know do for a fact) have SD card readers built in. The Dimension 3000 is a desktop and does not have a SD card reader built in.

Some phones, as DublinGunner said, have a built in mini-USB port, so you could use that too if that is the case.


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drew bloomfield Jan 16, 2008, 08:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how do i hook my Micro SD card with my dimension 3000
yes mine came with an adapter thing but i have to buy a card reader? man that sucks.

Dublin_Gunner Jan 16, 2008, 08:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how do i hook my Micro SD card with my dimension 3000
Well where were you planning on sticking it in???? You cant put in a CD without a CD dirve etc lol

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Adam Kolak Jan 16, 2008, 08:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: how do i hook my Micro SD card with my dimension 3000
drew bloomfield said:
yes mine came with an adapter thing but i have to buy a card reader? man that sucks.

Yes, but don't worry they are not expensive. There are many under $20 USD and even some under $10 USD. I have a Dazzle one which is rather expensive ($35) but it has worked great for years and I have used it for a whole bunch of different computers (even an Apple once) and even my PS2 and Xbox 360.

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john albrich Jan 16, 2008, 09:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 16, 2008, 09:51pm EST

 
>> Re: how do i hook my Micro SD card with my dimension 3000
You can also buy a small dedicated USB2SD adapter that you then use like a thumb-drive, and can take it to any computer that has a USB port. The final device might be about 1cm x 2cm x 5cm or so.

It doesn't read any other memory card formats*...just SD, but it is more portable.

Your config then looks like this:

microSD=>
SDadapter=>
USBadapter=>USBport

The devices all "nest" inside each other, and there's usually a cap protecting the USB connector, so it's not like you end up with a long "dongle". It's looks kind of like a smushed thumb-drive.


*Sometimes the adapter also reads MMC memory cards.


edit to add-to optimize performance, also make sure you get a memory card reader that actually RUNS at USB2.0 speeds, not just claims compatibility with USB2.0 ports. I've come across USB1.1 memory card readers that because USB2.0 is downwards compatible with USB1.1 try to make the advertisement look like it supports USB2.0 transfer speeds...when it doesn't.


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