Question About Micro Sd Card Readers

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Kurobon, Jan 7, 2010.

Jan 7, 2010
  1. Kurobon
    OP

    Newcomer Kurobon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    47
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Okay anyone who knows anything about flash kits, and even joe public know about Micro Sd card readers or of their existence anyway. I've heard they don't last very long, sometimes arrive dead on opening the package and die out quickly is that true? and if so the reason being behind it? I have usb drives that have lasted me years that I've gotten for like $5...I'm sure its different tech but could someone sort out my questions for me please?
     
  2. Davess

    Member Davess On the list :D (Thanks Haflore)

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    693
    Location:
    __________________ Posts: 9326
    Country:
    Canada
    Depends on the kind you get,

    If it does brake, There like $5ish in canada, some even read like 5 other kinds of storage.

    I've had mine for 2 years now, works like a charm
     
  3. iwakura

    Member iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    1,161
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    Most that come with a flash cart suck. I highly recommend the mobilemate by sandisk to transfer files to your microsd (thanks to pharaohsvizier for the tip). It's $10, but you get reliability and much faster transfer rates.

    It feels amazing compared to normal ones.
     
  4. cman1783

    Member cman1783 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    159
    Location:
    Michigan
    Country:
    United States
    I, myself, just use a microSD to SD card adapter in my laptop. The microSD card readers that come with the AceKard 2i (the aluminum one) isn't half bad.
     
  5. zhuzhuchina

    Member zhuzhuchina GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    537
    Location:
    Shanghai
    Country:
    China
    in order to low cost , flashcard producer get low price usb card reader . so quality is low and easy have dead on arrival or die within weeks.
    blame price wars for this
     
  6. CannonFoddr

    Member CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    4,106
    Location:
    Sitting by computer
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Ironically, my 2nd MicroSD reader that came with a flash card has only just buggered up on me (the first didn't work when I got it) - those are the ones on the left

    [​IMG]

    The one on the right is what I use now (the Sandisk adaptor came with the MicroSD card when I brought it).
    It was originally brought for my Digital camera memory card since my PC card reader couldn't handle SDHC cards

    - I've had no problems with it since I got it - in fact I now have 2 of these (1@home & 1@work)...... & the price of it

    99p !!!!
     

Share This Page