> What Is "SD Card Reader" & How To Use It

What Is SD Card Reader & How To Use It

1. What Is "SD Card Reader"

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As a new type of storage device based on semiconductor flash memory, SD (Secure Digital) memory card is produced to increase the capacity of digital devices. And it is favored and used by a lot of people due to its excellent characteristics of small size, fast data transfer and hot swap.

At present, SD card is the most common memory card on the market. It is now widely used in digital camera, DV, MP4, MP3, PDA and smart phone.

Well, SD card reader is a kind of device used specially for reading SD card. It's an external device with corresponding SD card slot and USB interface. Besides, it supports reading & writing data and allows the access to SD card files. Actually, card reader is designed to share information on SD card conveniently.

The size of SD card reader is close to that of common USB flash drives, so it's easy to carry around. What's more, the function of card reader with SD card inserted is basically the same with that of USB flash drive. For a computer, the card reader is similar to a USB floppy drive; the tiny difference lies in – what the card reader reads is a variety of flash memory cards while USB floppy drive only reads floppy disk.

Using skills: insert SD card into the corresponding slot on one end of card reader, and then connect the USB interface on the other end of card reader to computer. Only when the SD card is properly inserted into card reader and the card reader USB interface is properly connected to computer, can we succeed in accessing SD card and reading/writing data correspondingly.

2. How to Use SD Card Reader
Step 1: select "Recover from SD Card".

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Step 2: insert SD card.

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Step 3: select the inserted SD card to scan.

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Step 4: analyze the SD card.

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Step 5: check files to recover when scan is completed.

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3. What If We Don't Have a Card Reader
If you have no card reader to read SD card data on computer, you may as well consider buying one at Amazon (for reference only):