How to Convert a USB Drive Into a Virtual SD Flash Card

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If you want to transfer data easily between your camera, your phone and your computer or tablet, you will need to find a way to convert a USB drive into a virtual SD flash card. A USB drive is a memory device that has a thick rectangle tip, while an SD card is a memory device that is flat like a credit card. These two devices are not interchangeable. To convert a USB drive into a virtual SD flash card, you can either buy what is now called a USD card that does both or you can purchase a converter.

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    Obtain a SD card that doubles as USB flash drive. SanDisk has created the SD Plus card that is compatible with all electronic devices with an SD card slot. It looks like a SD card with a built-in USB flash drive. Flip half of the card up and plug it into your USB port.

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    Obtain the Mobidapter USB flash drive adaptor. Remove the cap that protects the SD card on one end of the adaptor. Insert your USB flash drive in the other end of the adaptor. Plug the card in your phone or device using a card.

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    Obtain Buffalo's SD card that has a USB connector. It is called a RSDU card. Take off the small piece of cap on the RSDU card by sliding it, and plug it into your USB port.

Tips and warnings

  • At the time of publication, a USD card retails for £6 to £13 for 2 GB of space.
  • The Mobidapter will read any USB flash drive that has a capacity equal or less than 32 GB. It retails for less than £26. You can check if the device works by seeing a green light blinking when you insert the card in your mobile.

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