How to Connect an SD Memory Card to a PC

Written by steven diggs, jr.
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Secure Digital (SD) cards are used in digital cameras and other handheld electronics to store data. These cards can also be used in computers as well with a few steps. Check whether your computer has an SD card drive. If yours does not have an internal one, then you can use an SD drive that connects through a USB port.

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  • SD card drive

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  1. 1

    Turn the SD card so that the metal connectors are facing downward.

  2. 2

    Find the computer's SD card slot. It is typically labelled "SD" and is a horizontal, rectangular hole. If your computer does not have an internal SD slot, obtain a USB card reader, and connect the reader's USB cable into a USB port

  3. 3

    Push the card into the drive until it fits tightly into place.

Tips and warnings

  • Access the card by going to "My Computer" under the "Start" menu.
  • Removing the card while you are accessing its files may corrupt the data.

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