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Default Can you use a SD Stick (Memory Stick) - 08-28-2009, 10:23 PM

I have a memory stick that goes into the card slot in the Dell Mini 9, can i use this to boot windows up or mac os x? And how? Thanks
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Default 08-29-2009, 09:33 AM

No, you cannot. The Mini 9 cannot boot from the SD slot. Look instead for a small USB adapter for a MicroSD card, such as this one and keep it in a USB slot.


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Default 09-03-2009, 06:56 AM

Thanks holmes4. I ordered what you listed above Hope it works!
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Default 09-03-2009, 03:09 PM

I hope you also ordered a MicroSD card to go in it!


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Default 09-04-2009, 05:11 AM

Yip got the 8GB already
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Default Q: is Ubuntu gonna work with this? - 09-05-2009, 07:33 PM

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No, you cannot. The Mini 9 cannot boot from the SD slot. Look instead for a small USB adapter for a MicroSD card, such as this one and keep it in a USB slot.
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Originally Posted by http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25558
- Support system: Windows98/ME/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.0 and above
Sorry of this is a stupid question, but will this work with Ubuntu/linux? Maybe its just not mentioned because the website isn't familiar with Linux? Or will this uSDHC-->USB reader not work with Ubuntu (8.04, stock install)?

Another quick question... I am confused as to the relationship of microSD and microSDHC as regards the product you linked to (that website stated that the reader supported a maximum microcard size capacity of 32GB).

Can I get either microSD or microSDHC in the 32GB size? Or is it one or the other...

When I looked to Wikipedia for clarification, it was very ambiguous (surprise):

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Originally Posted by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroSD
As of September 2008, microSD cards are available in capacities from 64 MB to 16 GB...

Cards with sizes over 4GB are only available as SDHC cards.
So, if I want a 16 or 32 GB little card to use in the reader you linked to, does it have to be microSDHC?

Thanks!
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Default 09-05-2009, 08:14 PM

If you could get a plain microSD in the capacity you want - then fine, it'll work. HC readers are backwards compatible with standard SD cards. But you may as well get microSDHC, which is the high capacity version of microSD, in the same form factor. You'll need a microSDHC USB reader (the one linked in post number 2 is fine).


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Thumbs up Thanks!! HC it is.... - 09-05-2009, 09:36 PM

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If you could get a plain microSD in the capacity you want - then fine, it'll work. HC readers are backwards compatible with standard SD cards. But you may as well get microSDHC, which is the high capacity version of microSD, in the same form factor. You'll need a microSDHC USB reader (the one linked in post number 2 is fine).
Sweeeet!

Appreciate the details... I will follow that advice and go for the HC version: backwards compatible is Great.

Thanks alot for the quick response, gonna get that little fellow that is linked to in post#2 and a microSDHC. Those "readers" must be pretty low-tech given that they cost less than a cup of frou-frou coffee.
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Default 09-05-2009, 09:41 PM

Not low-tech, but very simple. A custom IC that is small and inexpensive to produce in large quantities, plus the shell. I paid around $8 for mine (in Japan).


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Default 09-06-2009, 05:21 AM

Thanks holmes4... I was puzzled only because the SanDisk version costs like $35 on Amazon, so their was a huge price discrepancy.

Amazon.com: Sandisk MicroMate Reader - for SD and SDHC memory cards: Electronics

One that I think looks pretty cool is the Elago nano... their sure aren't many reviews for them though, and I can't tell what is the difference between the EL-RD-012 and the EL-RD-011 ?!

ELAGO Nano Mobile Micro SD Reader-World Smallest (EL-RD-012,Black) | elago

ELAGO Nano Mobile Micro SD Reader-World Smallest (EL-RD-011,Black) | elago

Anybody have experience with these little cuties?
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